TIDTAYA SINUTOKE (ฑิตยา สินุธก)is an award-winning Thai musical theatre composer, writer, and musician based in New York City. As an immigrant from Thailand, educated and living in America, her music reflects a life-long multicultural journey. Her themes in writing are to write musicals that celebrate Asian/-American women and immigrant stories through combining contemporary musical theatre sounds with traditional world music tonality. Composition credits include: HALF THE SKY (The 5th Avenue Theatre's First Draft Commission & 20/21 Digital Season), SUNWATCHER (The Civilians R&D Group), and DEAR MR. C.
Tidtaya was awarded a 2017 Jonathan Larson® Grant, a 2020 Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award, and a 2020 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, presented by the Ziegfeld Club in partnership with New York Stage and Film. She was a recipient of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s First Draft Commission.
Her works have been developed and supported by the Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Kilroy's Honorable Mentions, Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals, Robert Rauschenberg Residency, EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence, the Kurt Weill Foundation, and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.
Tidtaya is a proud member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, Maestra, MUSE, and Thai Theatre Foundation. BM from Berklee College of Music; MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Photo by Kom Wongsawat
© 2021 by Tidtaya Sinutoke.