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Stitt, Georgia

GEORGIA STITT makes her living as a composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger, and pianist. Her debut album, “This Ordinary Thursday” was released in 2007 on PS Classics featuring vocals by Sara Ramirez, Carolee Carmello, Susan Egan, Matthew Morrison, Kelli O’Hara, Faith Prince, Andrea Burns, Keith Byron Kirk, Jenn Colella, Lauren Kennedy, Cheyenne Jackson, Tituss Burgess and Will Chase. Georgia has written several musicals for the theater, including THE WATER, written with Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko, and BIG RED SUN, written with John Jiler. Georgia's non-theatrical commissions include several choral pieces, A Better Resurrection and The Promise Of Light , published by Walton Music, Let Me Sing For You, performed at The Kennedy Center, Echo, performed by the Women's Chorus at the University of California, Berkeley, and De Profundis, premiered by the International Orange Chorale in San Francisco, as well as a setting of a poem by Howard Schwartz, These Two, for string quartet and tenor. She contributed nine songs to the American Music Festival in Tono, Japan and served as composer-in-residence for the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City. At present she is developing a musical revue with composer/lyricist David Kirshenbaum. She has recently recorded Alphabet City Cycle, a song cycle for soprano and violin with lyricist Marcy Heisler, which was premiered by the New Voices Collective, of which she is a founding member.

Georgia worked as the Vocal Coach for the NBC TV show "Grease: You're The One That I Want" and as Production Music Coordinator for the Disney/ABC TV musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett. On Broadway she was the assistant conductor of the 2003 Little Shop of Horrors revival and was the associate conductor of the Encores! production of Can-Can starring Patti LuPone. Also on Broadway: AVENUE Q, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, THE MUSIC MAN, TITANIC, ANNIE, and the national tour of PARADE, as well as LEAP OF FAITH and THE LITTLE MERMAID. Off-Broadway: THE THING ABOUT MEN (Promenade Theater), STARS IN YOUR EYES (Cherry Lane Theater), AFTER THE FAIR (York Theater), THE WILD PARTY (The Public Theater), DO RE MI (City Center Encores!), THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Lamb's Theater) and TICK, TICK... BOOM! (Jane Street Theater). Regional: SOUTH PACIFIC (Hollywood Bowl), BABY and IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN! (Reprise), BROKEN SLEEP (Williamstown Theater Festival), AVENUE X (St. Louis Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Merrimack Repertory Theater), ANYTHING GOES and THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG (The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), BED AND SOFA (The Wilma Theater) and THE BAKER'S WIFE (Goodspeed Musicals). She has also served as musical director and arranger/orchestrator for The Broadway Divas in concerts in New York, California and Australia and was music consultant for the feature film "The Stepford Wives," directed by Frank Oz. In 2005 she served as an arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra (Keith Lockhart, conductor) in their 75th Anniversary Tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Tanglewood and Boston's Symphony Hall.

Georgia's work as an arranger, pianist, and coach can be heard on the Broadway Cares "Home For The Holidays" CD (Centaur Records) and on the cast albums of AFTER THE FAIR (Varese Sarabande), SHINE (Original Cast Records), DO RE MI and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (DRG). Her songs are included on Susan Egan's solo albums CoffeeHouse and Winter Tracks (LML Records). She received her M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing from New York University and her B.Mus. in Music Theory and Composition from Vanderbilt University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship, the Harold Arlen Award, and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition. With directors John Ruocco and Michael Jaeger, she teaches THE GYM, an ongoing professional musical theater performance class. Georgia lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown and their daughter Molly.