Sara Wordsworth is a New York City-based musical theatre lyricist, librettist, writer, performer, and teaching artist.
She's the co-writer/creator of IN TRANSIT, Broadway’s 1st a cappella musical (Circle in the Square, 2016; Off Broadway at Primary Stages, 2010) and co-producer of the IN TRANSIT Original Broadway Cast Recording (Hollywood Records).
For Disney, she’s written large-scale stage adaptations of FROZEN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN (Disney Cruise Line), as well as FROZEN JR and FROZEN KIDS (adaptations of the Broadway musical FROZEN for young performers; Disney Theatrical/MTI).
Other writing credits include the published musicals DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN and HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (Off Broadway; Dramatic Publishing), and the upcoming THE ELF ON THE SHELF-A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, launching a world premiere US tour in fall 2019 (Mills Entertainment/CCA&B), and DORY FANTASMAGORY (NYC Childrens Theatre). In development: THE CLEARWATERS, a new indie-rock musical.
Awards: Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Best Theatrical Production Worldwide 2018, BMI Harrington-Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre (Librettist). Nominations: Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Off Broadway Alliance, Lucille Lortel. Residencies: Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference, University of Oklahoma, CAP21.
Sara has also developed treatments, songs and content for various regional theaters, performing arts organizations, educational institutions, recordings, publications, and charities, and has been a consultant for major entertainment organizations worldwide.
Recordings include co-producing the IN TRANSIT Original Broadway Cast Album (Hollywood Records/Disney Music Group), the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop CD "No More Revivals" and "Over the Moon: a Broadway Lullaby Album."
As a vocalist, performances include work with the Roundabout Theatre Company, Walt Disney Animation Studios (Feature Film FROZEN), Disney Creative Entertainment, Off-Broadway’s York Theatre, Clear Channel Entertainment, Chautauqua Opera, Seaside Music Theatre, the NYC Fringe Festival, the NY Musical Theatre Festival, Key City Public Theatre, New Dramatists, Caroline’s Comedy Club on Broadway, ASCAP, BMI, Arizona Records, and Theatreworks/USA. She has also been a featured soloist at many notable NYC venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Jazz, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, 54Below, Rockefeller Center, and on nationally syndicated XM/Sirius Radio.
Her vocals can also be heard on the soundtracks of Disney's FROZEN and FINDING NEMO THE MUSICAL, as well as on the IN TRANSIT Broadway Original Cast Album (Hollywood Records/Disney Music Group).
Sara has served as a teaching artist for several colleges and universities, a consultant for the New Jersey State Board of Education’s Arts Curriculum Development Committee, and was a writer’s assistant for Good Morning America as well as a freelance field reporter for The Gayle King Show.
Sara is an honors graduate of Fordham University, the College at Lincoln Center. She sits on the Steering Committee for the Tony-Honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., Actors’ Equity Association, and is a BMI Affiliate Artist.
Sara hails from southern New Jersey, and lives in New York City with her young daughter and husband, singer/actor James Wordsworth.