Julianne Wick Davis - Composer

Julianne Wick Davis won the Jonathan Larson Award in 2012 and was the 2018 recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for Outstanding Female Musical Theater Composer.  SOUTHERN COMFORT (music), with Dan Collins (book and lyrics) (NAMT 2012) received a production at The Public Theatre (NY Times Critic’s Pick, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Musical), production at Barrington Stage Company, reading at Playwrights Horizons, and developmental production at CAP21, (GLAAD Media Award, TimeOut NYC and NY Times Critic’s Pick).  She wrote the music for TREVOR with Dan Collins (book and lyrics) which received its world premiere at Writer’s Theatre, Chicago (Jeff Award for Outstanding New Musical).  Julianne also wrote the music for THE PEN for Inner Voices with Dan Collins (book and lyrics) which was also a NY Times Critic’s Pick. She wrote music and lyrics for WHEN WE MET which was selected for the O’Neill Musical Theater Conference, was a part of the York NEO Development Series, and received a developmental production at CAP21. Julianne is writing book, music, and lyrics for THE WILLARD SUITCASES based on the forgotten suitcases of the Willard Asylum for the Chronically Insane which will receive its world premiere at the American Shakespeare Center in Fall 2019.

She’s written the music for LAUTREC AT THE ST. JAMES with John Dietrich (book and lyrics) which was selected for the NAMT 2019 Conference.  Julianne was commissioned to write “At the Met” (music and lyrics) for Lonny Price’s Lincoln Center Originals, and she also wrote music and lyrics for two songs for Shakina Nayfack’s MANIFEST PUSSY.  Other commissions include the “Stillness of the Office” (music) with Maggie-Kate Coleman (lyrics) for Alexandra Silber’s After Anatevka at Symphony Space and Minetta Lane, which is now available on Audible. She is a Dramatist Guild Fellow, a York Theatre’s NEO 9 Emerging Writer, and a Sundance Fellow at UCross.  Julianne has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program where she is now an Assistant Arts Professor.  

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