About this Artist
Oliviana Marie (b. 2003) is a composer, lyricist, pianist, trumpeter, conductor, singer, dancer, and actress. She’s a 2021 YoungArts winner in the singer/songwriter category and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee. Oliviana is a member of the Colburn Youth Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Brass Quintet, and she studies conducting with Maxim Eshkenazy, composition with Dan Radlauer, piano with Helene Mirich, and trumpet with Ryan Luevano and Dustin McKinney.
Oliviana has written the music, lyrics, and book to four award-winning musicals. Her first, The Middle of Nowhere, was mentored by Stephen Schwartz and performed at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Her second musical, Mr. Steiner’s Masterpiece, was one of 12 winners (and the only musical) in the Blank Theatre’s 27th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Her third musical, Valentine’s Day, was the winner of the Foundation for New American Musicals’ ShowSearch competition and performed at UCLA in October of 2019. Her most recent musical, CORONA’S CABARET: An Act of Destruction, is a one-woman show, which Oliviana performed live in Playbill’s first-ever Virtual Theatre Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award.
As a performer, Oliviana was honored to be selected to Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy in 2020. She has been part of productions in the Hollywood Fringe and the Young Playwrights Festival, the Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre West, and The Broad Stage. She’s sung in multiple cabarets, including 54 Below (NYC), The Gardenia, and Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal. Oliviana has appeared in the films The Woodsman, Stealth, and Beyond the Lights and was a singing sunflower on the TV show Mike & Molly.
She would like to thank the LA Phil, Nancy and Barry Sanders, Andrew Norman, Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, and Emily Bourne for this wonderful opportunity.