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Anna K. Jacobs

Anna K. Jacobs

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Anna K. Jacobs is a Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer, lyricist, and bookwriter. Her stage works include POP! (Yale Rep, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Studio Theatre; book/lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman), TEETH (NAMT, O’Neill; co-book/lyrics by Michael R. Jackson), ANYTOWN (George Street Playhouse; book by Jim Jack), HARMONY, KANSAS (Diversionary Theatre; book/lyrics by Bill Nelson), ECHO (Musical Theatre Factory), and STELLA AND THE MOON MAN (Sydney Theatre Company/Theatre of Image; play by Richard Tulloch, co-composed by Adrian Kelly), and she wrote music and lyrics for the movie musical, KAYA: TASTE OF PARADISE (NY Film Academy). She also contributed music and lyrics to the multi-composer song cycle, LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT (Berkshire Theatre Group). Currently, she is collaborating with playwright Anna Ziegler on a stage musical for Barbara Whitman Productions and Grove Entertainment, and with composer-lyricist Rob Rokicki on a movie musical for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

    Anna is the recipient of a 2018 Eric Salzman Award for New Music Theater Composition and the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. She holds an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU-Tisch, and is a former Sundance Fellow and Dramatists Guild Fellow. As an educator, Anna is passionate about helping the next generation of songwriters develop their voices and craft. She is the founding Artistic Director of the New York Youth Symphony’s Musical Theater Songwriting Program, and a founding faculty member of the Institute for American Musical Theatre’s Creators program.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Australia/NZ

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Bookwriter/Librettist
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger

    My Primary Instrument

    • Voice

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD