Jill is the award-winning author of the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities (Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Best Actor in 2008.) The show also earned 3 Drama Desk nominations and a Drama League nomination. Jill is one of only two women in history to write the book, music and lyrics for a Broadway musical.
Prior to Broadway, the world premiere production enjoyed a sold-out run at Florida’s historic Asolo Repertory Theatre, winning numerous awards including Best Musical of the season.
In 2009, Jill adapted and served as Executive Producer for the PBS special A Tale of Two Cities - In Concert. The program was narrated by veteran actor Michael York, filmed in the historic Theatre Royal in Brighton and featured many of the stars of the original Broadway cast.
A DVD of the PBS concert was released in conjunction with the CD A Tale of Two Cities International Studio Cast Recording, available on iTunes and Amazon.
A Tale of Two Cities makes its Southern England premiere at the Barrington Theatre in Dorset, September 27 through 29, 2018. A fourth Korean production of A Tale of Two Cities is scheduled for February 2019 at the BBCH Hall in Apgujeong, Seoul. Tale has also been produced in Japan, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, Australia and the United States. The show continues to win awards and acclaim around the world with a NODA Best Musical Award for a production in Tredegar, Wales. The professional, stock & amateur rights to perform A Tale of Two Cities are available for license through Samuel French.
Publications include the Samuel French Acting Edition of the Broadway script as well as Vocal Selections by Alfred Publishing. ther recordings include Jill’s collaboration with Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanley for Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project to benefit breast cancer research.
Before the premiere of A Tale of Two Cities, Jill spent thirteen years in original programming development at Showtime Networks. She’s a 9-time ASCAP Plus Award-winner, a NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship winner, alumna of the distinguished BMI and ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
uture projects include Pollyanna and a musical version of the New York Times Best Seller and hit Starz series, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
Visit Jill’s website at www.jillsantoriello.com.