Tom Kitt biography
At Writers Theatre: Next to Normal
Tom Kitt received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony Nom., Outer Critics Nom.), High Fidelity (Broadway), Bring it On, The Musical (co-composer with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway), The Winter's Tale, All's Well That Ends Well, Cymbeline (The Public's NYSF), From Up Here, The Madrid (MTC), Orphans (Broadway) and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons). Tom is also responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Green Day's American Idiot on Broadway and provided additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! Tom also received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, Bigger. And most recently, he composed songs for an episode of Royal Pains, which will air in July 2016. As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, his credits include Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), The Kennedy Center Honors, 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep) and Urban Cowboy. Current and upcoming musical projects include SpongeBob Squarepants, The Musica,; Freaky Friday, Magic Mike, The Visitor; Dave, Jagged Little Pill and Grease Live.
[Bio as of January 2018]