About Annie Pasqua
performance credits include Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum as well as an appearance on Good Morning America with Kenny G. Recently, she was a winner in VH1's "Song of the Year" International Competition. Annie started playing the piano at age four, taught by her mother, Susan and by age seven, Annie was composing
pieces for the piano. At 11, Annie began studying classical piano with Professor Morton Estrin, who also taught such notables as Billy Joel and Deborah Gibson.
In her senior year of high school, Annie Pasqua's composing skills would be nationally recognized with the PTA Reflections National Scholarship for her orchestral work Lullaby.
Attending NYU on a music scholarship, Annie Pasqua first began writing music for Tess, studying composition with Dr. Joseph Church, conductor and musical director of Broadway's Tommy and The Lion King. Annie also developed her film scoring talents, earning the Tisch School of the Arts Award for Best Film Score for her work on the film Portrait. Annie graduated first in her class from NYU, with a B.S. in Music Education and went on to receive her Masters in Composition from Queens College. Annie was accepted into the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theater Writing Workshop in Manhattan as a Composer/Lyricist, working with Skip Kennon, Richard Enquist, and Maury Yeston as a member of the advanced workshop. Annie Pasqua has also composed music for television, notably PBS’s JFK Remembered with Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt and the title theme for Act Two with Newsday as well as various promos for In Demand.
In addition, Annie Pasqua is a highly sought after musical director and in 2006, Annie musical directed Wallenberg for the New York Music Theater Festival. She later went on to work with show creators Laurence Holzman, Felicia Needleman, and Emmy Award winning director, Annette Jolles on That Time of the Year which recently completed a successful run at the York Theatre. In November 2008, Annie musical directed the Stars of Broadway Tribute to
Kelli O'Hara at the Tilles Center where she was pleased to present material from Tess as well as play for Ms. O'Hara herself. In January 2009, Annie and Jenna Pasqua featured work from Tess in the Prima Le Parole reading series at the Center for Contemporary Opera, directed by Kira Simring. In June 2009, Annie musical directed the staged reading of Greed!, a new musical written by Barry Libin, with musical arrangements by Annie Pasqua. Annie was honored to work with Tony nominee Randy Myler, who directed the production as well as with Broadway actors Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Ramona Mallory (The Fantasticks), Chris Hoch (Shrek), and Allsion Spratt (Curtains) among others. Read the BroadwayWorld article here
In June 2010, Jenna and sister Annie were proud to present a staged reading of their rock opera, Tess at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, where it received an overwhelming 7 nominations including Best Musical and Best Score.
In October 2010, Tess played a sold out extended run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and was named by the New York Post as one of the few musicals to have an Off-Broadway or Broadway future ahead of it. In April 2011, music from Tess was performed at the King’s Head Theatre in London to high praise.
In October 2011, Annie and Jenna were chosen as composer/lyricists for the prestigious Broadway in South Africa Benefit Concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom. In 2011 and 2012, Jenna and Annie were proud of present their original works for the Broadway’s Future concert songbook series at Lincoln Center. In January 2013, Annie and Jenna were honored to perform with Stephen Schwartz, Mark Shaiman, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and other notable Broadway talent for the From Broadway with Love benefit concert for the families of Newtown, Connecticut. In March 2013, music from Tess was featured at the From Page to Stage Gala at the Landor Theatre in London.
In May 2013, Annie and Jenna performed an entire evening of original works, for the Broadway's Future Composer Songbook Series at Lincoln Center.
In addition to Tess, Annie and Jenna Pasqua are currently writing book, music and lyrics to OCD: A Highly Infectious Musical and The Boyfriend Chronicles.
for more information, please visit
the official site of Tess, a new rock opera
based on Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
Music, Lyrics, and Libretto by Annie Pasqua and Jenna Pasqua
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