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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. 


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

Thoroughly Modern Millie

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

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