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Jeanine Tesori

  JEANINE TESORI (Guest Artist) received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score with the musical Fun Home (lyrics, Lisa Kron). She has also written the Tony-nominated scores of Shrek (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire); Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center).  The National Theatre production of Caroline, or Change in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.  Her first musical, Violet, received the NY Drama Critics Circle Award.  She has received Drama Desk and Obie Awards, and was cited by ASCAP as the first woman composer to have "two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway."  She composed the music for the New York Shakespeare Festival's Mother Courage, directed by George C. Wolfe and translated by Tony Kushner.  Film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business and Wrestling With Angels.  She composed songs for the movie Shrek the Third and for the Disney DVD releases Mulan II, Lilo and Stitch II and The Little Mermaid III