Julianne Wick Davis

Julianne Wick Davis

Julianne Wick Davis (composer/lyricist/bookwriter) won the 2012 Jonathan Larson Award and was the 2018 recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for Outstanding Female Musical Theatre Composer. Julianne also received a 2020 Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook Series Award from the Kurt Weill Foundation and was named one of the Fifty Women to Watch in 2021 by the Broadway Woman’s Fund. TREVOR (music) with (Dan Collins, book & lyrics) based on the Oscar-winning film short received a full production at the Writer’s Theatre, Chicago, Fall 2017 and an Off-Broadway production in Fall of 2021. SOUTHERN COMFORT (music) with Dan Collins (book & lyrics) based on the Sundance award-winning documentary by Kate Davis; The Public Theatre, 2016 (NY Times Critic’s Pick, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Musical); Barrington Stage Company 2013; NAMT 2012 Festival of New Musicals; developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons 2010; developmental production at CAP21 in 2011 received a GLAAD Media Award and was a TimeOut NYC and NY Times Critic’s Pick. THE PEN for Inner Voices 2016 (Dan Collins, book & lyrics) was also a NY Times Critic’s Pick. She wrote the book, music, and lyrics for THE WILLARD SUITCASES, based on the forgotten suitcases of the Willard Asylum for the Chronically Insane; American Shakespeare Center production, Top 10 Theatrical Events of 2019 by the Washington Post; and featured musical in Broadway Close Up at Merkin Hall. Julianne wrote music and lyrics for WHEN WE MET with Dan Collins (book), 2012 O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, York NEO Development Series reading in 2013, developmental production at CAP21 in 2014, and featured musical in Broadway Close Up at Merkin Hall. She wrote music for LAUTREC AT THE ST. JAMES (John Dietrich, book & lyrics), NAMT 2019; Olney Theatre Applause Concert Series in 2022. Julianne also wrote music (Collins, book & lyrics) for the musical adaptation of the documentary, Harold & Lillian for Annette O’Toole and Michael McKean directed by Michael Greif, which was part of South Coast Repertory’s Pacific Playwrights Festival 2021. She was commissioned to write “At the Met” (music and lyrics) for Lonny Price’s Lincoln Center Originals, and “Wear You” and “Down a Thailand Drain” (words and music) for Shakina Nayfack’s MANIFEST PUSSY, as well as “The Stillness of the Office” with Maggie-Kate Coleman (lyrics) for Alexandra Silber’s After Anatevka at Symphony Space and Minetta Lane. She has contributed five songs to Songs in the Key of Me for Broadway Inspirational Voices’ outreach to the NYC Ronald McDonald House. Julianne is a 2011 Dramatist Guild Fellow, a York Theatre’s NEO 9 emerging writer, and a Sundance Fellow at UCross. She has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and is currently the Program Director for BerkleeNYC’s Writing and Design for Musical Theatre.

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