Anessa Marie is a singer/songwriter, composer/lyricist for musical theater, music director, pianist, and orchestrator based in Astoria, New York. In 2019, Finding Beautiful, a new song cycle written with Danny Bristoll, premiered at NYMF. She is currently developing Edward, a new musical based on Christopher Marlowe's Edward II with Will Shishmanian. She is also currently writing "Ode to NYC" for piano and orchestra. She has performed at venues such as Signature Theatre, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Green Room 42, and Carnegie Hall. She regularly music directs concerts in the NYC cabaret circuit, and serves as Resident Music Director for Trans Voices Trans Cabaret, a bi-monthly cabaret featuring an all-TGNC identifying cast.
Recent theater credits: Miss Step (5th Ave- Reading), Hammer (NYU), Queering the Canon (Joe's Pub), Interstate (NAMT), The Office Musical Parody (Jerry Orbach), Finding Beautiful (NYMF, Signature Center), American Girl Live (Nat'l Tour), Into the Woods (OOTB), City of Light (SHE NYC), The Addams Family (Fordham), Canceled (Keen Teenz), Frankenstein (St. Luke's),
An openly transgender woman, Anessa also volunteers with The Trevor Project and is the founder of Beyond Gender Love Transcends, serving the TGNC community.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Vocal Arranger
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Music Copyist
- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Guitar - acoustic
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