Jeanine Tesori wrote the score for
Thoroughly Modern Millie, which
won 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards
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
for Violet, produced at
Playwrights Horizons. Violet
named Best Musical by the NY Drama
Critics Circle and the Lucille Lortel
Awards, and Ms. Tesori received an
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.
has collaborated with lyricists Dick
Scanlan, Brian Crawley and Alexa
Ms. Tesori is married to music
and composer Michael Rafter, and they
are the proud parents of Siena Rafter.