Video Round-Up: The Music of Jeanine Tesori

With five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations under her belt, Jeanine Tesori is among the most accomplished and revered musical theatre composers in history. As we prepare for our first public performances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, we are taking a look back at some of Jeanine’s most iconic works from the musical theatre canon. 

 

Violet

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics: 
Brian Crawley
Book:
Brian Crawley (based on Doris Betts’s The Ugliest Pilgrim)
Off-Broadway Debut: 1997
Broadway Debut:
 2014 

 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
Dick Scanlan
Book:
Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan (based on the 1967 film)
Broadway Debut:
 2002

 

Caroline, or Change

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
Tony Kushner
Book:
Tony Kushner
Broadway Debut:
 2004 

 

Shrek the Musical

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
David Lindsay-Abaire
Book:
David Lindsay-Abaire (based on Shrek by DreamWorks Animation and Shrek! by William Steig)
Broadway Debut:
 2008

 

Fun Home

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics:
Lisa Kron
Book:
Lisa Kron (based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel)
Off-Broadway Debut: 2013
Broadway Debut:
 2015

*Photo of Jeanine Tesori by Matthew Karas


Jeanine Tesori’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will play the historic Winter Garden Theatre from January 30 – February 15, 2020.  Tickets on sale now.

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