Debra Barsha

Debra Barsha

Biography

DEBRA BARSHA won the Jonathan Larson Award for the score to Radiant Baby, (Public Theater) directed by George C. Wolfe. This past June, Radiant Baby was produced by TOHO and performed at Theatre Creation in Japan. Composer credits: A Taste Of Things To Come (Bucks County Playhouse/ The York Theatre), Boy Meets Girl (NY Theatre Barn), The Most Miserable Christmas Tree (NCT), Songs From an Unmade Bed (NYTW), Cookin’! (Amas), Sophie (JRT), NBC’s Policewoman Centerfold soundtrack, One-woman shows: Go To Your Womb and A Womb With a View (CAP21/Cherry Lane). Barsha originated roles and was the music director for the original off-Broadway companies of both Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding and Swingtime Canteen. Songs recorded by: George Clinton, Jackie Mason, Marty Balin and Rebecca Luker. Vocal arrangements: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s single Sacrilege, Awolnation’s single I Am, Lea DeLaria’s (Orange is the New Black) album House of Bowie. Conductor: Karen O’s Stop the Virgens! (St. Ann’s Warehouse/Sydney Opera House). Debra was the associate conductor for Broadway’s Jersey Boys. She also was the associate conductor for Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC Area
  • Southern California
  • Northern California

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)

Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
  • SAG/AFTRA

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her