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Abby Payne

Abby Payne

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Abby Payne has been a performer and singer/songwriter in New York City for several years, releasing four albums of original music and currently recording a fifth. Payne has also produced, created, and starred in several music videos and is a founding member of the Round Table, a female artist collective that seeks to create more community and opportunities for women. Her musical "The Gunfighter Meets His Match," for which she wrote the books, music, and lyrics, was selected for the 2018 New York Musical Festival. Portions of the show have also been performed at HERE Arts, Joe's Pub, and Playwright's Horizons (with the Musical Theatre Factory). In 2019, she was invited to join the Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and in 2020 she attended the HBMG National Winter Playwrights Retreat in Grand Lake, CO. In 2022, "Gunfighter" was one of three female-written shows featured in the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals. Payne performed her original cabaret "The Desert Rose Saloon Show" at 54 Below in 2023.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Bachelor’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Additional Skills

    • Playwright
    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP