Jenny Giering

Composer, Singer, Pianist, Yogi, Cook, Mom

long day's journey into night (INcidental music)

Play by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Ethan McSweeney

Produced by the Weston Playhouse Theater Company, August 24-September 3, 2017

THE TEMPEST (incidental music and songs)

Play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ethan McSweeney
Produced by Shakespeare Theater Company, December 1, 2014-January 11, 2015

Play by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Meredith McDonough
Produced by TheatreWorks/Palo Alto, January 15 – February 9, 2014

Silent Sky 
(incidental music)

Play by Timothy Findley
Directed by Barbara Gaines
Produced by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, December, 2011 – February 2012
2012 Jeff Award Nomination for Incidental Music

Elizabeth Rex (incidental music & songs)

Play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gary Griffin
Produced by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, January – March, 2011
2011 Jeff Award Nomination for Incidental Music

As You Like It
(incidental music & songs)

Book and lyrics by Laura Harrington

  • Commissioned by the Boston Music Theatre Project (Marilyn Plotkins, Artistic Director)
  • 2008 Kleban Prize for the Book of a Musical

Development history:

  • 2006 Workshop/Production at Suffolk University
  • 2007 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop
  • 2010 Reading as part of Bristol Riverside Theater’s America Rising Series

Production history:

  • Transport Group, October-November 2007 (Directed by Jack Cummings III, Orchestrated by Mary-Mitchell Campbell)
  • Pace University, March 2009
  • Beautiful Soup Theatre Collective, January 2011
  • Harvard Community Players, April 2012

Crossing Brooklyn

Book by Laura Harrington,
Lyrics by Jenny Giering & Laura Harrington

  • Commissioned by Premieres, Inc., Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director as part of “Inner Voices: Solo Musicals”


  • The Zipper Theatre, New York, May 2008 (Directed by Jeremy Dobrish)
  • Rough Cuts Series, Nautilus Music Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, July 2008
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, November 2008
  • Spirit in the House Festival, Nautilus Music Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, March 2009

Alice Unwrapped

Book and lyrics by Beth Blatt

  • National Art Song Award, January 1995
  • National Music Theatre Network Director’s Choice Award, September 2005
  • 3 Nominations 2008 Jeff Awards (Best Director, Revue - Kurt Johns; Best Production, Revue; Best Actress, Revue – Angela Ingersoll)


  • New York Musical Theater Festival, September 2005 (Directed by Joe Calarco)
  • Apple Tree Theatre Company, Highland Park & Chicago, IL, December 2007 and July 2009 (Directed by Kurt Johns)
  • Harvard Community Players, Harvard, MA, June 2008
  • Minnesota Fringe Festival, July/August 2008
  • Aria Entertainment’s Page to Stage Festival, London, UK, March 2014

The Mistress Cycle

Lyrics by Mark Campbell
Directed by David Schweizer

  • Drama Desk Nomination for Best Musical


  • New York Theatre Workshop, June 2005
  • Nautilus Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 2006
  • New Works Collective and Know Theatres, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
  • Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando, FL, 2009
  • Ringwald Theater, Ferndale, MI, 2009
  • Theatre Three, Inc., Dallas, TX, 2010
  • Provincetown Counter Productions. Provincetown, MA, 2010
  • Judith Wright Centre for Performing Arts, Sunnybank Hills, Queensland, 2011
  • Empire Theatre, Toowomba, Queensland, Australia, 2011
  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Gaslight Theater, St. Louis, 2011
  • Teatro del Hotel NH, Mexico City, 2012
  • Pride Film & Plays, Apollo Theater, Chicago, IL 2014

Songs from an Unmade Bed

Book and lyrics by Stephanie Fleischmann
Directed by Joe Calarco

  • Frederick Loewe Award and Workshop, May 2000
  • Cameron Mackintosh Development Award (New Dramatists’), May 2000

The Hotel Carter

Book and lyrics by David Javerbaum

  • Special Adjudicator’s Award for New Work, New England Regional Community Theater Festival, August 1996
  • Special Adjudicator’s Award for Excellence in Music and Lyrics, Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, March 1996


  • Harvard Community Theatre, Harvard, MA, Summer 1996
  • Bridewell Theatre Lunchbox Series, London, Spring 2003
  • Henlopen Theater Project, Rehoboth Beach, DE, July 2004
  • Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA, August 2005
  • Blue Spruce Theatre Company, Watertown, MA, November 2008

Still Life (one act)

Play by Catherine Filloux
Directed by Rachel Dickstein

  • Commissioned by Theatreworks USA
  • Workshopped at Theatreworks USA, April 2002

Arthur’s War (incidental music and songs)

Book and lyrics by Beth Blatt
Directed by Rob Ruggerio

  • Commissioned by Theatreworks USA


  • Toured for two sold-out seasons, 2001-2003

Island of the Blue Dolphins