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Feinstein's 54 Below

August 5th, 2022 9:30pm


Joriah Kwamé is a playwright/composer/lyricist based in NYC. In 2019, his career was launched when he won Tony Nominee Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD competition, for, "Little Miss Perfect”, which since has grossed over 15 million views online. He is a recipient of the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award and was one of six ASCAP writers featured in the ASCAP Songwriters: Next Generation showcase. He participated in the 2020 Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project. He has written pieces for The New York Film Academy, Prospect Theater Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and 54 Below. He was enlisted by Andrew Lippa to write a piece for San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ premiere song cycle Songs Of The Pheonix, alongside the likes of Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and Ingrid Michaelson. Alongside Pasek and Paul, he wrote a song performed by Shawn Mendez in the upcoming Sony Picture Film, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. He is a 2021 Jonathan Larson finalist.

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1.“Bedstuy Lament”
(Brynn Williams)

2.“Losing You”
(Joriah Kwamé)

3.“Flirting With Ambition”
from Sinister 

(Jay McKenzie)

4.“Coming Out Alone”
(Nico Oliveri)

5.“Tell Me”
(DeAnne Stewart)

(Isabelle McCalla)

7.“Little Miss Perfect”
from Little Miss Perfect: The Musical 

(Morgan Dudley)

8.“Black Girl Magic”
from Little Miss Perfect: The Musical

(Brynn Williams)

9.“Hide and Seek”
from Little Miss Perfect: The Musical

(Diana Huey)

10. “Cool”
from How To You 

(Joriah Kwamé & Terrence Johnson)

11. “Lipstick and Mascara”
(Christy Altomare)

12. “Sitting With Sondheim”
(Joriah Kwamé)

13. “Attention”
from Influencers

(Rachael Cell & Nico Oliveri)

14. “Endless” from How To You
(Terrence Johnson)

Music, Lyrics, Piano, Arrangements: Joriah Kwamé
Guitar, Arrangments: Patrick Oberstaedt
Slideshow design, Photography: Jacob Lindquist
Lighting, Sound: KJ Hardy & Amanda Raymond
Producer: Jen Sandler

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