Katya Stanislavskaya is a musical theatre composer, lyricist, librettist, musical director, and educator. Her original works include full-length musicals RESIDENT ALIEN (Weston New Musical Award) and GOING SOUTH (Dixon Place, Gallery Players), theatrical song cycle WOMEN ON LOVE (54 Below, Planet Connections), and numerous short musicals and cabaret songs. Her works have been developed at the BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, New Dramatists, New Georges, Weston Playhouse, Astoria Performing Arts Center, New York Theatre Barn, and Western Carolina University. Her songs have been performed at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Ars Nova, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, York Theatre, and Prospect theatre by Broadway perfomers including Taylor Trensch, Wes Taylor, Grace McLean, Karen Ziemba, Malcolm Gets, Alyse Alan Louis, Amy Justman, and Theresa McCarthy. Honors include the Jerry Harrington Award (BMI), MacDowell Colony Residency, and Nautilus/New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio.
Katya has served as musical director, conductor, and/or pianist at New York and regional theaters such as ACT of Connecticut, Connecticut Rep, Barrington Stage, Prince Theater, and Arden Theater. She is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at SUNY - New Paltz, and was previously the musical theater program director at Western Carolina University and an adjunct/accompanist at Temple University, NYU, and Westminster Choir College.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Rehearsal Pianist
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