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Kat Cartusciello

Kat Cartusciello

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Kat Cartusciello is an NYC-based composer, sound-designer, and multi-instrumentalist who works as Jason Robert Brown’s music assistant. She currently has three musicals in development: Nima and the Jenn (written with Thalia Ranjbar,) which appeared on Ramin Karimloo’s podcast The Hang, and was selected for the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat (7/23); HardTack (written with Jessie Field), which was selected for the Catwalk Writers Retreat (8/23); and Then She Ran written Alex Becker: (Theater Accelerator (5/23) Scranton Fringe Festival (10/22) Feinstein’s 54 Below (2/22) New Studio on Broadway (11/21) AMDA (8/21)). Other Recent credits include musical The Tattooed Lady (Philadelphia Theater Company); podcast The Doctor is Dead (Apple Podcasts), interdisciplinary dance-piece 2.5 Breaths, (Chain Theater), and short-film Heirloom (Winner of Monmouth Film Festival & New York International Film Festival). Other original works include Village Song (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); and Walks of Life, (Blindspot Collective/La Jolla Playhouse). Kat has played bass guitar regularly at 54 Below since October 2021 (over 20 performances) including Wren Rivera’s Solo Show. She can also be heard playing bass on the EP Vaibu Mohan’s Pure Brown Noise, and played in the pit for Charlotte Lucas is 27 and Not Dead (Piper Theater Company). She is the recipient of the Max Dreyfus ASCAP Award and the Betty Green Fischoff Troupers Scholarship. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (May 2021), and her BA (Music) from Columbia University (Departmental Honors) in 2016.

    Professional Experience

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


    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Music Assistant
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Dance Arranger
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Sound Designer/Composer
    • Music Producer/Record Producer
    • Recording Studio Engineer
    • Live Sound Engineer

    Primary Instruments

    • Bass - Double/Electric
    • Clarinet
    • Violin - fiddle
    • Piano
    • Synthesizer
    • Violin
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Mandolin
    • Percussion


    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • Musescore
    • Pro-Tools
    • Sibelius
    • QLab

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer
    • Film Scoring
    • Arts Administration
    • Home Studio Whiz