Sharon Kenny

Guest Faculty

Sharon Kenny writes songs and the words that go with them.  She lives in New York. Kenny's solo projects include My Name Is SharonAdjectives & Nouns (EP), and Pianocentric.  They are available everywhere music is sold.  Her song "Hotel Heart" reached #68 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts.  Her music has cumulatively garnered nearly 10 million views on YouTube.


Sharon is the composer/lyricist to the musical Mrs. Hughes (book by Janine Nabers) which has been developed at New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatreworks Palo Alto, and the Yale Institute of Music Theatre.  Mrs. Hughes was recently named a finalist for the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award.  She is also currently at work on the musical In Vain (book by Cristina Pippa), which received a workshop at the U of M/Guthrie BFA program.  


She has participated in ANTFest (Ars Nova), The Johnny Mercer Songwriter's Project (American Music Theatre Project), Prospect Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Lab, and received a MAC nomination for her piece "Leaky Ceiling" (Best Comedic Song).  She has performed sold out shows to Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Gramercy Theatre.


Her songs have been prominently featured both nationally and internationally on television.

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