Gender
Female
Born
Nov 10, 1961
Port Washington, New York, USA
Composer Producer Arranger Conductor Musician
Also Known As
Jeanine Levenson
Relations
Wife of
Michael Rafter
  • CREDITS
    Caroline, or Change (Never Officially Opened - )
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017)
    • Produced by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalRevival
    Fun Home (Apr 19, 2015 - Sep 10, 2016)
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalOriginal
    Violet (Apr 20, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014)
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    A Free Man of Color (Nov 18, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011)
    • Original Music by Jeanine Tesori
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Shrek The Musical (Dec 14, 2008 - Jan 03, 2010)
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Caroline, or Change (May 02, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004)
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Thoroughly Modern Millie (Apr 18, 2002 - Jun 20, 2004)
    • New music by Jeanine Tesori
    • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Swing! (Dec 09, 1999 - Jan 14, 2001)
    • Music arranged by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDance RevueOriginal
    Twelfth Night (Jul 16, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998)
    • Original music by Jeanine Tesori
    PlayComedyRevival
    The Sound of Music (Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999)
    • Incidental music arranged by Jeanine Tesori
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Dream (Apr 03, 1997 - Jul 06, 1997)
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996)
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Who's Tommy (Apr 22, 1993 - Jun 17, 1995)
    • Associate Conducted by Jeanine Levenson
    • Keyboards: Jeanine Levenson
    MusicalOriginal
    The Secret Garden (Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993)
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Levenson
    • Associate Conducted by Jeanine Levenson
    • Keyboard: Jeanine Levenson
    MusicalOriginal
    Fun Home (Oct 02, 2016 - Dec 03, 2017)
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalOriginal
    Shrek The Musical (Jul 13, 2010 - Jul 31, 2011)
    • Music by Jeanine Tesori
    • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jul 15, 2003 - May 08, 2005)
    • New Music by Jeanine Tesori
    • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Swing! (Nov 20, 2000 - Jun 17, 2001)
    • Music arranged by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDance RevueOriginal
    The Sound of Music (Aug 24, 1999 - Jun 25, 2000)
    • Incidental music by Jeanine Tesori
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalDramaRevival
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (May 28, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997)
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Secret Garden (Apr 28, 1992 - May 22, 1994)
    • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Levenson
    MusicalOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

    2015 | Winner  | Fun Home
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
     

    Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

    2009 | Nominee  | Shrek The Musical
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
     

    Best Original Score

    2004 | Nominee  | Caroline, or Change
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
     

    Best Original Musical Score

    2002 | Nominee  | Thoroughly Modern Millie
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
     

    Best Original Musical Score

    1999 | Nominee  | Twelfth Night
    Incidental music by Jeanine Tesori

    Pulitzer Prize

     

    for Drama

    2020 | Nominee
    Jeanine Tesori (for "Soft Power")
     

    for Drama

    2014 | Nominee
    Jeanine Tesori (for "Fun Home")

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Music

    2020 | Nominee
    Jeanine Tesori (for "Soft Power")
     

    Outstanding Music

    2014 | Nominee
    Jeanine Tesori (for "Fun Home")
     

    Outstanding Music

    2009 | Nominee  | Shrek The Musical
    Music by Jeanine Tesori

    Outstanding Music

    2004 | Winner  | Caroline, or Change
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
     

    Outstanding Music

    2002 | Nominee  | Thoroughly Modern Millie
    Music by Jeanine Tesori

    Outstanding Music in a Play

    1999 | Winner  | Twelfth Night
    Incidental music by Jeanine Tesori
     

    Outstanding Music

    1997 | Nominee
    Jeanine Tesori (for "Violet")
Caroline, or Change (Never Officially Opened - )
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDramaRevival
Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017)
  • Produced by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalRevival
Fun Home (Apr 19, 2015 - Sep 10, 2016)
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalOriginal
Violet (Apr 20, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014)
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Free Man of Color (Nov 18, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011)
  • Original Music by Jeanine Tesori
PlayDramaOriginal
Shrek The Musical (Dec 14, 2008 - Jan 03, 2010)
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
  • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalComedyOriginal
Caroline, or Change (May 02, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004)
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDramaOriginal
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Apr 18, 2002 - Jun 20, 2004)
  • New music by Jeanine Tesori
  • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalComedyOriginal
Swing! (Dec 09, 1999 - Jan 14, 2001)
  • Music arranged by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDance RevueOriginal
Twelfth Night (Jul 16, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998)
  • Original music by Jeanine Tesori
PlayComedyRevival
The Sound of Music (Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999)
  • Incidental music arranged by Jeanine Tesori
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDramaRevival
Dream (Apr 03, 1997 - Jul 06, 1997)
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalRevueOriginal
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996)
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalComedyRevival
The Who's Tommy (Apr 22, 1993 - Jun 17, 1995)
  • Associate Conducted by Jeanine Levenson
  • Keyboards: Jeanine Levenson
MusicalOriginal
The Secret Garden (Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993)
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Levenson
  • Associate Conducted by Jeanine Levenson
  • Keyboard: Jeanine Levenson
MusicalOriginal
Fun Home (Oct 02, 2016 - Dec 03, 2017)
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalOriginal
Shrek The Musical (Jul 13, 2010 - Jul 31, 2011)
  • Music by Jeanine Tesori
  • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalComedyOriginal
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jul 15, 2003 - May 08, 2005)
  • New Music by Jeanine Tesori
  • Vocal arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalComedyOriginal
Swing! (Nov 20, 2000 - Jun 17, 2001)
  • Music arranged by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDance RevueOriginal
The Sound of Music (Aug 24, 1999 - Jun 25, 2000)
  • Incidental music by Jeanine Tesori
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalDramaRevival
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (May 28, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997)
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori
MusicalComedyRevival
The Secret Garden (Apr 28, 1992 - May 22, 1994)
  • Dance arrangements by Jeanine Levenson
MusicalOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2015 | Winner  | Fun Home
Music by Jeanine Tesori
 

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2009 | Nominee  | Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori
 

Best Original Score

2004 | Nominee  | Caroline, or Change
Music by Jeanine Tesori
 

Best Original Musical Score

2002 | Nominee  | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Music by Jeanine Tesori
 

Best Original Musical Score

1999 | Nominee  | Twelfth Night
Incidental music by Jeanine Tesori

Pulitzer Prize

 

for Drama

2020 | Nominee
Jeanine Tesori (for "Soft Power")
 

for Drama

2014 | Nominee
Jeanine Tesori (for "Fun Home")

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Music

2020 | Nominee
Jeanine Tesori (for "Soft Power")
 

Outstanding Music

2014 | Nominee
Jeanine Tesori (for "Fun Home")
 

Outstanding Music

2009 | Nominee  | Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Outstanding Music

2004 | Winner  | Caroline, or Change
Music by Jeanine Tesori
 

Outstanding Music

2002 | Nominee  | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Outstanding Music in a Play

1999 | Winner  | Twelfth Night
Incidental music by Jeanine Tesori
 

Outstanding Music

1997 | Nominee
Jeanine Tesori (for "Violet")

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