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Anessa Marie

Anessa Marie

Biography

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 Reign, a new rock opera based on Christopher Marlowe's Edward II with Will Shishmanian. She is also currently writing "A New York Renaissance" for piano and orchestra. She is also composing the score for two soon-to-be announced film projects. 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 (TVTC), a bi-monthly cabaret featuring an all-TGNC identifying cast. She also works as a gender consultant in theatre, film, and TV.
She is the founder and director of Trans Chorus NYC, an ensemble comprised of TGNC singers and musicians to hold its first public performances in 2021. She also is a founding director with the Trans Theatre Ensemble, a New York based collective of TGNC playwrights and actors striving to produce TGNC centric theatre with the proper representation of TGNC individuals.
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),​

Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her