Celebrating Women Composers & Lyricists in musical theater – Open Mic

Our next monthly open mic will honor women composers and lyricists in musical theater. Looking for that one special song to sing at our upcoming Open Mic Soirée dedicated to Women Composers & Lyricists? You’ve come to the right place ! We’ve listed a few of our favorite ladies to help you in your selection. From writers of classics to upcoming composers, these women know how to write a good song… Who said it’s a man’s world?

Notre prochaine soirée open mic aura pour thème les femmes ayant composé ou écrit pour les comédies musicales. Si vous êtes en quête d’inspiration, vous êtes venu au bon endroit ! Nous avons fait une liste de nos auteures / compositrices préférées, des grands classiques aux jeunes talents.  Qui a dit que c’était un monde d’hommes ?

Women composers and lyricists in musical theater

Allee Willis (The Color Purple)
Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Hands on a Hardbody)
Ann Hampton Callaway
Beth Blatt (The Mistress Cycle, Princess Caraboo)
Betty Comden (On The Town, Bells Are Ringing, Singin’ In The Rain)
Brenda Russell (The Color Purple)
Carmel Dean (A Girl Called Vincent, Songs of Innocence & Experience)
Carolyn Leigh (Peter Pan, Little Me)
Charlotte Gauthier (Bel-Ami, La femme cachée de la Lune)
Christine Khandjian (Cabaret Jaune Citron)
Dolly Parton  (9 to 5)
Dorothy Fields (Peter Pan, Wildcat, Little Me, and How Now, Dow Jones)
Cindy Lauper (Kinky Boots)
Georgia Stitt (My Lifelong Love, This Ordinary Thursday)
Janine McGuire (Let’s Make Noise)
Jeanine Tesori (Violet, Shrek)
Jennifer Lucy Cook (Aurora)
Jenny Giering (The Mistress Cycle, Crossing Brooklyn)
Julia Meinwald (Le Fou, The Lonliest Girl In The World)
June Carroll (New Faces of 1952)
Kait Kerrigan (Party Worth Crashing, Tales From The Bad Years)
Laura Kleinbaum (Cleopatra)
Lisa Kron (Fun Home)
Lisa Lambert (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden)

Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, A Man of No Importance)
Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Dear Edwina, Ever After)
Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden)
Mary Rodgers (Once Upon A Mattress)
Micki Grant (Working)
Mindi Dickstein (Little Women)
Nell Benjamin (Bring It On)
Sara Bareilles (Waitress)
Shoshana Greenberg (Days of Rage)

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