Janine McGuire is a New York City-based musical theatre composer, lyricist, and bookwriter. Along with writing partner Arri Lawton Simon, she has written the immersive musical EXPRESS (premiered at the New York Transit Museum and further developed at New York Film Academy), the TYA musical KIBBY THE SPACE DOG (commissioned by Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center), and is currently writing BORDERS (developed at The BMI Advanced Workshop, The Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, Goodspeed Musicals/The Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony, New York Theatre Barn, and The York Theatre). Earlier works include ROADTRIPPING (book, additional music/lyrics) and WAKE HER UP (music/lyrics). Her songs have been performed at venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Green Room 42, The Helen Mills Theatre, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Metropolitan Room, The Phoenix Theatre (Phoenix, AZ), Toshi’s Living Room, and The Triad.
Janine is a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop and an alum of the Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship. She has previously worked for Disney Theatrical Productions and with several arts nonprofits. Janine holds a B.A. in Music from Barnard College, Columbia University where she founded the extracurricular club NOMADS for the production of new student-written theatrical works.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Bookwriter
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD