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A Tale of Two Cities photos © by Carol Rosegg

© 2015 by Jill Santoriello. 

ABOUT JILL

Jill with her Dad, Mom and brother Alex outside the Hirschfeld Theatre on opening night of "A Tale of Two Cities". 

Jill with "A Tale of Two Cities" producer Ron Sharpe on opening night.

With Tale cast members James Barbour, Catherine Missal and director Warren Carlyle. 

JILL SANTORIELLO is the award winning author of the Broadway musical "A TALE OF TWO CITIES" (2008 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. ) and "IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST".  "A Tale of Two Cities" also earned an Outer Critics nomination for the acclaimed performance of James Barbour as Sydney Carton, as well as 3 Drama Desk Nominations and a Drama League nomination. Prior to Broadway,  the  world premiere production of  "A TALE OF TWO CITIES"  enjoyed a sold-out run at Florida's  historic Asolo Repertory Theatre, winning numerous awards including Best Musical of the season.  Jill is one of only two women in history to write the book, music and lyrics for a Broadway musical.

 

Her newest musical "It Happened in Key West" will have its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre on July 4, 2018.  The show held a developmental lab last summer at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA. directed by the Fulton's Artistic Director, Marc Robin, who will direct in London. 

In 2009, Jill adapted the "A Tale of Two Cities" and served as Executive Producer for a PBS- special "A Tale of Two Cities - In Concert".  The program was narrated by veteran actor Michael York , filmed in the historic Theatre Royal in Brighton, England & featured many of the stars of the Original Broadway Cast.   

The   PBS  concert  adaptation  premiered  on WGBH  -  Boston in  late 2009. A DVD of the program "A Tale of Two Cities In Concert  featuring additional bonus  material  and including a new  song with lyrics  by  Jill   Santoriello and music  by Frank Wildhorn   has   been released in conjunction with the 2013 CD   "A Tale of Two Cities International Studio Cast Recording"  and is currently available online at Amazon.

“A Tale of Two Cities” makes its Channel Coast premiere at the Barrington Theatre in Dorset, September 27 through 29.  A fourth Korean production of “A Tale of Two Cities” is scheduled for February 2019 at the BBCH Hall in Apgujeong, Seoul.  “Tale” has been produced in Tokyo, Japan as well as Germany, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, Australia and the United States.  The show continues to win awards and acclaim around the world with two NODA Awards for Best Musical for productions in Solihull, England and Tredegar, Wales and numerous nominations. The professional, stock & amateur rights to perform "A Tale of Two Cities" are available for license through Samuel French.      

 

Publications include the Samuel French Acting Edition of the Broadway script as well as Vocal Selections by Alfred Publishing.

Other recordings include Jill's collaboration with Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winning writer John Patrick Shanley on the song "Riding a White Horse" to benefit  “Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project”.  Jill is proud to have joined Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Tom Kitt, Charles Strouse and many others in contributing material to the 17-song collection of lullabies to benefit breast cancer research.   Jill also wrote music and lyrics for the song “As Long As I Have You” which premiered at the American Cancer Society Hope Gala in Honolulu sung by her friend and cancer survivor Rebecca Robbins. 

Before the premiere of "A Tale of Two Cities", Jill spent thirteen years in original programming development at Showtime Networks. She has a BS in Journalism from Ohio University, is a 10-time Ascap Plus Award winner, a NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship winner and an alumna of the distinguished BMI and ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops.  

Current and future projects include "Pollyanna" and a musical version of the New York Times Best Seller  “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon.