Famed As: Broadway Composer
About: Jeanine Tesori is a composer and musical arranger. Her first Broadway job was to arrange the dance music for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She wrote music for a long list of other productions including Shrek the Musical (which she won a Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for) and Fun Home. Tesori has also written music for films including Nights in Rodanthe and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning.
Quote: “I’m someplace where something is happening and I don’t want to be anywhere else.”
Contributor: Dominique Jolly