Jill Santoriello

Composer Librettist Lyricist

Jill Santoriello wrote book, music and lyrics for “A Tale of Two Cities” (Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Broadway musical and 3 Drama Desk nominations.) and “It Happened in Key West” (London premiere 2018).  She is one of three women in history to write book, music and lyrics for a Broadway musical.  Jill adapted / co-produced the PBS television special “ A Tale of Two Cities – in Concert” starring Michael York and the studio cast recording and DVD.  The sold-out world premiere production, at Florida’s historic Asolo Theatre, won 10 Sarasota Magazine Awards including “Best Musical”. “Tale” has been produced in Japan, Korea, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Germany, the United States, and Canada.   Jill joined Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and others on “Over the Moon: Broadway Lullaby Project” to benefit breast cancer research, collaborating with Pulitzer/ Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley on the song “Riding A White Horse”.  A self taught musician, playing piano by ear, Jill is a 9-time ASCAP Plus Award winner and a recipient of artist grants from Florida and New Jersey.  Future projects include “Pollyanna”, “Outlander” and editing the upcoming Disney memoir, “The Golden yEars”. Website: jillsantoriello.com