Jeanine Tesori

Details
Jeanine Tesori wrote the score for Thoroughly Modern Millie, which won 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical and earned her Tony and Grammy nominations. She also scored Nicholas Hytner's production of Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center Theater, for which she received a 1999 Drama Desk Award and her first Tony nomination. Ms. Tesori won wide acclaim for Violet, produced at Playwrights Horizons. Violet was named Best Musical by the NY Drama Critics Circle and the Lucille Lortel Awards, and Ms. Tesori received an OBIE Award for her music. For film, Ms. Tesori has written songs for Mulan II and Lilo and Stitch II, both due out from Disney next year. She has collaborated with lyricists Dick Scanlan, Brian Crawley and Alexa Junge. Ms. Tesori is married to music director and composer Michael Rafter, and they are the proud parents of Siena Rafter.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Fun Home Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 10/22/2013 Music
2 Fun Home Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater 10/17/2012 Music
3 Mother Courage and Her Children Delacorte Theater 08/21/2006 Original Music
4 Caroline, or Change Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 11/30/2003 Composer
5 Violet Playwrights Horizons 03/11/1997 Composer

Producer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Violet Playwrights Horizons 03/11/1997 Associate Producer
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Caroline, or Change Composer
2 WON 2013-14 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Musical Fun Home Music
3 NOMINATED 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Outstanding New Score Fun Home Music
4 NOMINATED 2014 Drama Desk Awards Nomination, Outstanding Music Fun Home Music
5 WON 2014 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Fun Home Music
6 WON 2014 OBIE Award, Musical Theater Fun Home Music
7 WON 1996-1997 OBIE Award, Special Citation 1997 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical 1997 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Musical Violet Composer
8 WON 1997 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Violet Associate Producer