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Leilani Patao

Leilani Patao

They/Them

Biography

Leilani Patao is a performer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. They are currently a junior at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and a Tisch Dean’s Scholar. As a composer, Leilani was most recently featured as a finalist for the Write Out Loud competition in 2023 with their song “Imposter Syndrome,” making their 54 Below debut. Leilani won the American Theatre Wing and National Endowment for the Arts’ Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge in 2020, and is currently an Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholar. Their most recent single, Make Believe is out now on all streaming platforms. @leilanijpatao

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Community Theatre
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter

Primary Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Guitar - electric
  • Ukulele
  • Voice

Additional Instruments

  • Bass - electric

Software

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

Additional Skills

  • Playwright
  • Actor-Musician
  • Singer/Performer
  • Film Scoring

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Current Student?

  • College

Person of Color?

  • Yes