Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, Shaina Taub is a New York-based songwriter and performer. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Public Theater and a signed artist with Atlantic Records.
As a songwriter, she is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Jonathan Larson Grant, the Fred Ebb Award, the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, the MAC John Wallowitch Award and was the ASCAP Foundation's Lucille and Jack Yellen Award. She has written songs for Sesame Street and the theme song for Julie Andrews' Netflix series Julie's Greenroom. She co-wrote the opening number for the 2018 Tony Awards, for which she and her collaborators Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban were nominated for an Emmy Award. Her songs have been performed across the country by Broadway stars such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald and Phillipa Soo.
Taub is currently writing Suffragist, a new musical about Alice Paul and the American women's suffrage movement in the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th amendment. As a performer, Taub has traveled the world as a vocalist, actor and musician.
A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, the Sundance Institute and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Taub serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, and is an alum of NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus and is an NYCLU Ambassador.
Genre: Folk, Theatrical
Location: New York