kristin sgarro - composer, director, MUSIC DIRECTOR
KRISTIN SGARRO is an LGBTQ+ Actor, Musician, and Emcee (who also composes, arranges, music directs, and classically directs) in New York City.
For over a decade, Kristin has been working as an actor/director almost exclusively in Shakespeare's canon, and in that time has appeared in Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Twelfth Night (Viola, Olivia), Othello (Emilia), As You Like It(Celia, Phebe/LeBeau), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena, Hermia), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), Richard III (Queen Margaret), Macbeth (Second Witch/Clown), and many more. Occasionally a dabbler in contemporary and devised theater, you’ll also see Kristin’s work in various projects with AMiOS, No Exit Theater Collective, Regeneration Theater, and in new works hosted by The Bechdel Group and SheNYC (With Dignity, most recently).
As a musician, Kristin works in venues all over the city, and has composed original music and arranged music for many independent NYC theater companies, including Match: Lit (As You Like It, Othello), AMiOS' SHOTZ! series ("Shared Communal Space", And SHOTZ! For Something Virtually Different), Everyday Inferno (Iphigenia Among the Taurians’ a cappella chorus), and for Victoria M. Fragnito's new play, Scar Tissue, along with numerous other independently produced projects. Select MD credits include The Last Five Years (reorchestrations and new arrangements, conductor/live piano), Assassins, Captain Louie (Conductor/Piano 1 for live remote orchestra), Schoolhouse Rock Live!, A Year With Frog And Toad, and one-woman Fringe favorites Fate, Fury, and Musical Theater and Monica Lewinsky Sings Your Heart Out!.
Kristin is also the Founding Artistic Director of Match: Lit, a [let’s-mess-with-]Shakespeare company, and emcees its monthly reading series BARDcore, where a clever adaptation of a Shakespeare play meets trivia over libations with fellow Shakesnerds.
This summer, Kristin joins the team of Dead-Enders Season 2 as their Production Manager.