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 is currently working on The Poorhouse Project, which will be developed with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance in 2021-22.
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.
Upcoming and Current Projects
Musical Theatre Radio interview
Katya's song "Coffee for Two", performed by Natalie Ballenger, will be featured on a new radio program, "In Between The Lines", on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, at 10am. Katya will also appear as a special guest on the episode entitled "It's Complicated", and will be interviewed by David Sisco and Laura Josepher about her writing process. To tune in, please click here: Musical Theatre Radio
Tin Pan Alley 2
Katya will be one of three featured writers in the August 2021 installment of the Tin Pan Alley Concert Series. To read more about the series and its mission, please click here. Come back for more details in Summer 2021.