William Yanesh

is a Washington, DC-based composer, arranger and music director. His compositions include music and lyrics for Blueberries for Sal and Caps for Sale at ATMTC, the latter of which toured nationally and played at New York City’s New Victory Theatre in 2016; music and lyrics for the Little Thinkers Adventures podcast; and the choral work The Astronomer, premiered by the Capital Hearings and featured on their album When The Night is New. He is currently developing the musicals Monster Mash with Michael J. Bobbitt, and Vanishing Girl with Hope Villanueva. As an arranger, his work has been heard in the premiere of the TYA version of Big River in 2019, the Kennedy Center’s premiere of Me…Jane, Adventure Theatre’s production of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC)’s production of Man of La Mancha. As a music director and conductor, he has worked frequently at Ford’s Theater (where he won the Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Music Direction for Into the Woods in 2020), Arena Stage, 1st Stage (VA), Round House Theatre (MD), and Signature Theatre (VA). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon University. williamyanesh.squarespace.com