Author + Composer

Photo: Cherie B. Tay

Kat Sherrell channeled her love of writing words and music first into a blog about memorizing a pop song every day for a year (2010), then a habit-forming haiku project (2011-present). Her first published book is Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). A sampler of the past century of Broadway, Experiencing Broadway Music guides the reader through theater music from the Ziegfeld Follies through Hamilton.

Kat’s collaboration with playwright Natalie Wilson - Nat & Kat - began with writing standard arrangements and some original music and lyrics for politically-tinged cabaret Vote With Your Venus (2008) and sci-fi cabaret for young audiences Nat & Kat’s Adventures With the Time-Traveling Piano (2009). Nat & Kat’s full length musical Sweethearts of Swing features Kat’s original lyrics and big band swing music.

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Photo: Alex Colby

Photo: Alex Colby