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Feinstein's 54 Below

February 27, 2023 9:30pm

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Joriah Kwamé is an artist based in NYC. He is most known for writing "Little Miss Perfect" by Taylor Louderman, which has grossed millions of views and inspired a Broadway-aimed musical of the same name. With Pasek and Paul, he co-wrote "Top Of The World" for the Sony Picture Film LYLE LYLE CROCODILE, performed by Shawn Mendes. Current commissions: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (SINISTER), Goodspeed Musicals (LITTLE MISS PERFECT). 1 of 4 writers selected to participate in the DreamWorks Emerging Writers Program. 2020 Johnny Mercer Songwriting project alum. ASCAP Cole Porter Award, Harold Adamson Lyric Award. 2022 Jonathan Larson finalist. 2022-23 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow for Musical Theatre. 

(Joriah Kwamé)

2.“Upgrade the Legacy”
from Anansi

(J. Quinton Johnson)

3.“Pain is a Gift”
from How To: You

(Brynn Williams)

4.“The Girl and the King”
from Dream: A New Musical

(Tiffany Francès)

5.“Passing Straight”
from Influencers: A Social Musical

(Troy Iwata)

6.“Losing You”
(Joriah Kwamé)

7.“The Mist Chose You”
from Sinister

(Taylor Iman Jones)

8.“Coming Out Alone”
(Joriah Kwamé)

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

(Brynn Williams)

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

(Shereen Pimentel)

11. “Lipstick and Mascara”
(Carolina Rial)

12. “Top of the World”
from Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

(Danny Quadrino)

13. “Winter”
from Sophia, Our Beloved

(Alyssa Wray)

14. "Mixed Signals"
(Joriah Kwamé)

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Music, Lyrics, Piano, Arrangements: Joriah Kwamé
Guitar, Arrangements, Orchestration ("Passing Straight"): Patrick Oberstaedt
Piano ("The Mist Chose You"): Ian Miller
Violin ("Winter"): Anna Nordmoe
Co-Writers ("Top of the World"): Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Co-Writer ("Mixed Signals"): Jacob Lindquist
Lighting, Sound: Chris and Ashley
Producer: Jen Sandler

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