Katya Stanislavskaya is a musical theatre composer, lyricist, librettist, musical director, and educator. Her original works include full-length musicals RESIDENT ALIEN and GOING SOUTH, theatrical song cycle WOMEN ON LOVE, and numerous short musicals and cabaret songs. Her works have been developed at the BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, New Dramatists, New Georges, Weston Playhouse, Astoria Performing Arts Center, New York Theatre Barn, and Western Carolina University. Her songs have been performed at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, Ars Nova, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, York Theatre, and Prospect theatre by Broadway perfomers including Taylor Trensch, Wes Taylor, Karen Ziemba, Malcolm Gets, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Alyse Alan Louis, Amy Justman, and Theresa McCarthy. Honors include the Jerry Harrington Award (BMI), Weston New Musical Award, MacDowell Colony Residency, and Nautilus/New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio.
Katya has served as musical director, conductor, and/or pianist at Prospect Theatre, New York Musical Festival, Connecticut Repertory Theater, Barrington Stage (MA), Arden Theatre (PA), Shawnee Playhouse, Act II Playhouse, and numerous colleges and universities. She is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at State University of New York- New Paltz. Previously, she was the Musical Theatre Program Director at Western Carolina University, and has taught and music directed at NYU, Temple University, CUNY-Lehman, University of the Arts, and Westminster Choir College.
Broadway's Future Songbook Videos
If you missed Katya's recent Broadway's Future Songbook concert, click on the link below to see some videos! Performers include Anika Larsen, Amy Justman, Denise Summerford, and more!
Katya will be in residence of at the Johnny Mercer Writers' Colony at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, where she will be working on her musical Resident Alien.