Stephanie Salzman is a multiplatinum, 4th generation New York songwriter, composer/lyricist who writes musical theater, for recording artists & opera/concert works. Her grandmother, great grandparents and uncles performed and wrote for the Yiddish stage. Inheriting her grandmother’s china collection and creative spirit, Stephanie grew up listening to pop and R&B, collecting vinyl and watching her composer/critic/producer father Eric Salzman – a pioneer in his field- create avant-garde music theater. His Merriam Webster quote: “There is a music for everybody” is a mantra in her life and work.
Commercial songs published by Power Pitch Music/BOK Music. Founded Power Pitch Music Studio to coach, record and develop record recording artists. Stephanie studied opera, composition with Leonardo Balada & Meyer Kupferman. MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program; BFA: Sarah Lawrence: LaGuardia H.S. She speaks French, plays tennis & resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter. Info: http://www.powerpitchmusic.com
CURRENT MUSICAL THEATER PROJECTS:
CROSSING OVER (co-writer: Deborah Brevoort): Two people from colliding worlds (Amish & gang world) meet while searching for their identities. USA Artists grant: ASCAP/Lied Center Inaugural New Musical Theater Festival; development at CAP21, NYC. THE MEDUSA PROJECT (co-writer Sylvana Joyce): A revisionist, feminist re-telling of the Medusa myth set in 1990’s LA during the rise of indie female singer/songwriters PSYCHIC (co-writers Joseph Trefler & Jonathan Keebler): A realistic (but mythical & magical) tale of a mother & daughters’ journey to a Fla. town of psychics to mend wounds. SIMPLE (co-writers Anne Huffines & Dan Pardo): A contemporary story about a family grappling with the push and pull of letting go and holding on. Reading, Westhampton, NYC LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES (co-writer Darrah Cloud): TYA; 2nd Stage Pallas Theater Winner, Wash. DC; Ronald Ruble Finalist; Caryl Crane Theater, Momentum Fest., NYC.
Whitney Houston; 3LW/Cheetah Girls (Multi-Platinum); Gretchen Espina (Philippine Idol), Faith Hill; Miki Howard (Grammy nominated); Toshi Kubota (#1 in Japan); Carl Anderson; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Soul Food, The Shield, Gameday etc.
ADDITIONAL MUSICAL THEATER CREDITS
A Woman Alone With Out-Of-State Plates (NYU; Director: Tom O’Horgan); Two Bare Arms (York Theater); Vignettes (Sanford Meisner, NYC);A Night Out With the Girls, nominated
for MAC Outstanding Original Revue; Sitting on the Edge of the Future (Amer. Music Theater Fest.);Odyssey/Lola Montez (CMU).
Multiplatinum (Whitney Houston & 3LW/Cheetah Girls; Grammy nominated; (Miki Howard); NAPM Songwriting Award; Anna Sosenko Foundation Award, Hammerstein/Tisch Scholarships, ASCAP; Meet the Composer; Penn Writers. For NY Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard reviews: Power Pitch Music