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Get to know Katya through her 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.  

Biography

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 Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at Boston Conservatory @Berklee. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at SUNY-New Paltz, 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

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

August 2023

Katya starts a new position as Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

June 2023

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

June 2023

Katya receives tenure at SUNY-New Paltz, and is promoted to Associate Professor. 

May 2023

Three of Katya's songs are 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 collaborates with the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory to curate and present the Hudson Valley Musical Theater Writers' Salon. The concert features local professional composers & lyricists and performers. 

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

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