My Lifelong Love features thirteen of Georgia Stitt’s original songs performed by some of the entertainment industry’s most exciting singers, including Jesse Tyler Ferguson (TV’s “Modern Family,” The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog, Dreamgirls, TV’s “The Good Wife”), Brian d’Arcy James(TV’s “Smash,” Shrek, Titanic), Susan Egan (Beauty And The Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Shoshana Bean(Wicked, Hairspray), Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], The Addams Family), Laura Osnes (Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde), Christopher Jackson (In The Heights, TV’s “The Electric Company”), Michael Arden (Bare, Source Code), jazz duo Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli, Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow) and Michael McElroy (Rent, Broadway Inspirational Voices).
Stitt’s My Lifelong Love is a collection of songs about love in its many incarnations: first love, lost love, love of music, love of children, and ultimately, love of self. Deeply personal and written from a distinctly female point of view, Stitt’s music draws from classical, pop, gospel and musical theater influences. With lush orchestrations by Don Sebesky, Jason Robert Brown, Sam Davis and Stitt herself, each of these songs illuminates an emotional truth with thrilling and sensitive musical storytelling. In addition to the lyrics by traditional musical theater writers like Marcy Heisler and Bil Wright, My Lifelong Love also features Stitt’s settings of poetry by Dorothy Parker, Derek Walcott, Alicia Partnoy and the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Music by Sam Davis and David Kirshenbaum is also showcased, with lyrics by Stitt.
Album Produced by Georgia Stitt
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Andy Waterman
at Umbrella Media Studio, LA
Assistant Engineer and ProTools Engineering by Ashburn Miller, Ethan Walter and Luke Fackler
Arrangements and Music Direction by Georgia Stitt
Album released in 2011.
Download “My Lifelong Love” Digital Booklet
“For her third disc, Georgia Stitt has given us a wondrous collection of original songs all beautifully sung by a stellar roster of Broadway stars. From Heidi Blickenstaff’s lovely ‘Not Yet,’ to Michael McElroy’s stirring ‘Love After Love,’ My Lifelong Love is a terrific calling card for a talented composer. The amazing Brian D’Arcy James’ soaring ‘Sonnet 29’ will leave you breathless.” – Next Magazine
“Georgia Stitt’s diverse accomplishments as composer, lyricist and arranger are amply displayed on this 13-track disc. The album is never anything less than a fascinating listen. Each number – from a boy’s discovery of his love for music to a mother’s care for her child – has a certain jewel-like quality.” – TheaterMania.com
“Georgia makes my favorite kind of music, seductive on the surface and infinitely richer as you peel away the layers, the kind of music that rewards you for digging deep. I can listen to the songs over and over again and always find something new, something surprising.” – Eric Whitacre, composer
“A sensitive, charming and emotional new collection of songs.” – BroadwayStars.com
“For those looking to nest during this cold month, you may consider curling up with the latest CD from Georgia Stitt, My Lifelong Love. Stitt shows herself to be a versatile songwriter. The jazzy ballad ‘Sing Me a Happy Song’ sounds like it could be right out of an American Standard songbook, and Shoshana Bean gives it an Ella-like touch. Brian d’Arcy James’ soaring vocal, combined with swelling orchestration, brings a dramatic majesty to Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 29.’ The cute and timely ‘Invested in You,’ sung by Molaskey & Pizzarelli, tells of the best investment money cannot buy. And ‘At This Turn in the Road Again’ (lyrics by Bil Wright) seems to have the most promise to become a pop hit, beautifully sung here by Christopher Jackson.” – Edge Publications
I am pleased but not surprised by Stitt’s newest offering, “My Lifelong Love.” Here is another collection of intriguing, intelligent, well-crafted songs. Stitt has been working in musical theatre for some time now; I have yet to come across any of her musicals, but this is a writer who appears to be ready. My favorite track on the new CD, thus far, is the title song, “My Lifelong Love.” Or maybe “Kites and Children,” written to celebrate the second birthday of Stitt’s daughter. Not to overlook “Not Yet.” Those three, as it happens, have music and lyrics by Stitt. — Playbill/On-The-Record
“Stitt’s My Lifelong Love is a collection of songs about love in its many incarnations: first love, lost love, love of music, love of children, and ultimately, love of self. Deeply personal and written from a distinctly female point of view, Stitt’s music draws from classical, pop, gospel and musical theater influences.” – BroadwayWorld
“Georgia Stitt, one of the most talented composers of musical theatre I’ve ever heard, performed, played piano, and celebrated the release of her newest album, “My Lifelong Love.” She is living, loving proof that musical theatre on the west coast is indeed alive and thriving. Complete with band accompaniment, Georgia and her friends mesmerized the audience, belting insightful lyrics and exquisite melodies– all original tunes on the deepest, most profound emotion of all — love.” — The Examiner