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Anna K. Jacobs

Anna K. Jacobs

Biography

ANNA K. JACOBS is a Brooklyn-based composer/lyricist and sometimes-librettist, and recipient of the 2018 Eric Salzman Award for New Music Theater Composition and 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. Her musicals include POP! (Yale Rep, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Studio Theatre), HARMONY, KANSAS (Diversionary Theatre), TEETH (O’Neill Musical Theater Conference), ANYTOWN (George Street Playhouse), ECHO (The Gallery Players), STELLA AND THE MOON MAN (Sydney Theatre Company/Theatre of Image), and the short musicals CAGE MATCH and MAGIC 8 BALL (Prospect Theatre Company). She also wrote music and lyrics for KAYA: TASTE OF PARADISE, a movie musical commissioned by the New York Film Academy and featuring Okieriete Onaodowan. Currently, she and playwright Anna Ziegler are collaborating on a new musical for Barbara Whitman Productions and Grove Entertainment. She holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU-Tisch, is a former Sundance Fellow and Dramatists Guild Fellow, and has been an Artist in Residence at Ars Nova, New Dramatists, Musical Theatre Factory, Goodspeed, and Barrington Stage Company.

Anna is also a passionate educator. She is the Director of the New York Youth Symphony's Musical Theater Composition program, and recently joined the faculty of Temple University's MFA program in Musical Theater. She is also on faculty at The New School and Dramatists Guild Institute.

Experience

  • Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Australia/NZ

Expertise

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

Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her