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

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

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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 Fellowship, 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 Events

A Little New Music Spotlight Series

Katya was the featured artist during the April 20th, 2021 installment of A Little New Music: Spotlight Series. She talked about her writing process, past and upcoming projects, and presented reprises of songs from Going South and Resident Alien, and premiered a brand-new song, performed by Amy Linden. 

Voices of Hope: Carnegie Hall

On April 26th at 5:30pm, Katya's song "Time on My Hands", performed by Amy Justman, will be part of the Voices of Hope concert series. The series is co-produced by Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Library of Performing arts, and directed by John Znidarsic. To tune in, please register here.

#WomenWhoWrite on 10glo

An interview with Katya and her song "Me & My Cup" were featured on Gabriella Balsam's #WomenWhoWrite blog series, as part of Women's History month. The series is part of 10glo, a new streaming platform for new musical theatre. Please check out the interview and listen to the song.

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.

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