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Anessa Marie

Anessa Marie

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    ANESSA MARIE is a composer/lyricist, music director, pianist, and orchestrator based in NYC. Her song cycle, Finding Beautiful (written with Danny Bristoll), debuted at NYMF in 2019. She is currently writing Reign, a rock musical based on Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, with Will Shishmanian. Other musicals currently in development include A First Glimpse of Light and [email protected]$%able, both of which she is also writing the book.

    Anessa also has a passion for education and ensuring the arts live on, and has served as a guest artist with NYU, Pace University, Fordham University, CAP21, LIU-Post, Broadway for Arts Education, The International College of Musical Theatre, The Growing Studio, Musical Theatre Factory, etc. She has served as a mentor/music director for The American Theatre Wing’s Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge, and her arrangements and orchestrations can be heard on the 2021 and 2022 albums.

    Broadway: Chicago (K2/Accordion Sub), Aladdin (K1 Sub); Regional/Off-Broadway: A Beautiful Noise (Music Assistant, Emerson Colonial), The Griswold’s Broadway Vacation (AMD/Reh. Pianist), Joy (AMD/Rehearsal Pianist), Wonderboy (Orchestrations, 5th Ave), The Golden Record (Arranger/Orchestrator), Into the Woods (MD, OOTB), The Gunfighter Meets His Match (Goodspeed Musicals, MD/Vocal Arrangements), Far From Canterbury (Barnstormers, World Premiere, MD), Rule of Three (Prospect Theatre Company, MD), Miss Step (5th Ave- Reading, MD), ​Hammer (NYU Tisch, MD), Queering the Canon (Joe's Pub, MD),​ Interstate (NAMT, MD), The Office Musical Parody (Jerry Orbach, MD), Finding Beautiful (NYMF, Signature Center), American Girl Live (Nat'l Tour, MD), City of Light (SHE NYC, MD), The Addams Family (Fordham, MD).

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    My Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage
    • Sibelius
    • QLab

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASMAC
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD