“Re-Creation” - song written for Celeste Mergens
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Georgia Stitt (composer/lyricist) is currently writing the original musicals Snow Child (for Arena Stage), Blue Ridge Sky (with Hunter Foster), and Juliette et Romeo (for Let It Show Productions in Moscow), as well as an as-yet-untitled oratorio for choir and soloists. Her other shows include The Danger Year; Big Red Sun; Samantha Spade, Ace Detective; Mosaic; and The Water. She has released three albums of her music: This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt, Alphabet City Cycle (featuring Kate Baldwin) and My Lifelong Love. Her choral piece with hope and virtue (using text from President Obama's 2009 inauguration speech) was featured on NPR as part of Judith Clurman’s Sing Out, Mister President cycle, and her most recent orchestral piece, Waiting for Wings, co-written with husband Jason Robert Brown, was commissioned by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and premiered there with conductor John Morris Russell. Georgia has degrees from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She is on the Board of Directors for The Lilly Awards Foundation and she is the Founding Director of MAESTRA, an organization for women theater composers and conductors. Other fun credits include being the music director of the recent Off-Broadway revival of Sweet Charity (starring Sutton Foster), music supervisor of the Anna Kendrick/Jeremy Jordan film The Last Five Years, writing arrangements for Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday party, serving as the vocal coach for America’s Got Talent, and playing a nun in The Sound of Music Live! on NBC with Carrie Underwood and Audra McDonald.