Anessa Marie is a singer/songwriter, composer/lyricist for musical theater, music director, pianist, and orchestrator based in Manhattan. In 2019, Finding Beautiful, a new song cycle, premiered at NYMF. She is currently developing Reign, a new rock opera based on Christopher Marlowe's Edward II with Will Shishmanian. She is also currently writing "A New York Renaissance" for piano and orchestra. She is also composing the score for two soon-to-be announced film projects. She has performed at venues such as Signature Theatre, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Green Room 42, and Carnegie Hall. She regularly music directs concerts in the NYC cabaret circuit, and serves as Resident Music Director for Trans Voices Trans Cabaret (TVTC), a bi-monthly cabaret featuring an all-TGNC identifying cast. She also works as a gender consultant in theatre, film, and TV. She is the founder and director of the Phoenix Trans Chorus of NYC.
Broadway: Chicago (Keys 2/Accordion Sub); Regional/Off-Broadway: A Beautiful Noise (Music Assistant, Emerson Colonial), The Griswold’s Broadway Vacation (AMD/Reh. Pianist), Into the Woods (MD, OOTB), The Gunfighter Meets His Match (Goodspeed Musicals, MD/Vocal Arrangements), Far From Canterbury (Barnstormers, World Premiere, MD), Rule of Three (Prospect Theatre Company, MD), Miss Step (5th Ave- Reading, MD), Hammer (NYU Tisch, MD), Queering the Canon (Joe's Pub, MD), Interstate (NAMT, MD), The Office Musical Parody (Jerry Orbach, MD), Finding Beautiful (NYMF, Signature Center), American Girl Live (Nat'l Tour, MD), City of Light (SHE NYC, MD), The Addams Family (Fordham, MD).