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Getting to know all about me
(through my work and interviews)


Katya's new song "Ukraine", written at the start of Russia's invasion, was performed by Rita Markova and Seth Rudetsky on the Stars in the House's 10-hour telethon to benefit Ukraine. The star-studded telethon took place on March 26, 2022, and can be viewed below.

In November 2021, Katya was a guest on the Original Cast podcast. Listen to her and host Patrick Flynn discuss THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Yiddish, parenting, and writing.

Three of Katya's songs were featured in this installment of the Tin Pan Alley 2 Concert series. The songs are performed by  Sarah Ziegler, Laura Darrell, and Amy Justman.  

Katya talks with ALNM about her writing process, and showcases songs from Resident Alien, Going South, and a brand-new song from  Women on Love.

Katya Stanislavskaya is a musical theatre composer, lyricist, librettist, musical director, and educator. Her original works include full-length musicals RESIDENT ALIEN, GOING SOUTH, and THE USEFUL CITIZEN; 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,  Temple University, 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, 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, two MacDowell Fellowships, Johnny Mercer/Goodspeed Writers' Grove, 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, ACT of CT, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage (MA), Arden Theatre (PA), 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.

Recent and upcoming events

July 2023

Katya music directs The Muppet Cabaret at Pendragon Theater in Upstate NY. 


June 2023

The first act of The Useful Citizen will receive a staged reading at the Florida Festival of New Musicals

May 2023

Three of Katya's songs were included in  Curtain Up, a musical theater concert at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia, including an opening number written specifically for this concert. 

April 2023

Katya music directs Batboy at SUNY-New Paltz. For tickets and more information, please visit this link.

January 2023

Katya is recognized for her work as music director for Songs for a New World and The Useful Citizen at SUNY-New Paltz through the Regional Broadway World Awards. 

December 2022

Katya collaborated with the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory to curate and present the Hudson Valley Musical Theater Writers' Salon. The concert featured local professional composers & lyricists and performers. 

Katya discusses her teaching, mentoring, and scholarship as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at SUNY-New Paltz

In this radio interview, Katya discusses her writing process and presents "Coffee for Two" from Women on Love.

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In this blog, Katya is interviewed about negotiating her teaching, writing, and music direction.

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