TIDTAYA SINUTOKE (ฑิตยา สินุธก)is an award-winning Thai musical theatre composer, writer, and musician based in New York City. Originally from Thailand, educated and living in America, her music reflects a life-long multicultural journey. Her writing celebrates 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 (NYFA's City Artists Corps Grant).
Tidtaya was awarded the 2017 Jonathan Larson® Grant, the 2020 Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award, the 2020 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, the 2021 International Theatermakers Award and the 2021 Fred Ebb Award. She was a recipient of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2018-2019 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, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and the American Opera Project.
She 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
© 2022 by Tidtaya Sinutoke.