Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Rona Siddiqui


Rona Siddiqui

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Guest Composer
One Good Day (ĭmáGen, 2018)

Rona Siddiqui is a composer/lyricist based in NYC. She is currently working on her auto-biographical musical comedy Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan. It is slated to be produced by THML Theatre Company in 2019. Her musical One Good Day (book & lyrics by Liz Suggs) was featured in the NAMT Songwriters Showcase this year. It was also selected for the ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz in L.A. and was named one of the Best New Musicals by the Festival of New American Musicals. Rona composed the music for an original 20-minute musical about Afghanistan, The Tin, which was selected to be part of the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. She also wrote the music for Treasure in NYC, an immersive, multi-sensory musical for people of all developmental profiles. She has written pieces for 24 Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, the NYC Gay Men's Chorus, and 52nd St Project and has been a featured songwriter in concert venues such as 54 Below, Joe's pub, and New York City Center. Original scores she has written include Middletown, The Vagina Monologues, The Good Person of Szechuan, The Clean House, and Love Song of J Robert Oppenheimer. She is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship. She received her Masters from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. www.ronasiddiqui.com.