Diana Lawrence

Composer, lyricist, music director and performer Diana Lawrence works across genres and disciplines to tell essential human stories through music.  Her musical, Mill Girls, released a 2021 EP featuring Nikki Renée Daniels, Alysha Deslorieux and Val Vigoda, and her chamber musical, Zora On My Mind, received a spring 2022 workshop via Georgetown University’s Racial Justice Institute. She has worked as an improvising music director for The Second City, and was commissioned to write original music for Steppenwolf Theatre’s premiere of Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe.  Diana & the Dishes, Diana’s original pop-soul project, has shared the stage with artists such as Nellie McKay and Becca Stevens. Dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices, Diana has worked with Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Storycatchers Theatre, a company that creates original musical theatre with incarcerated youth. A member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Diana is a 2021 recipient of the Jerry Harrington Award.