Most recently, Lisa created the score for Pearl Gluck’s film, Summer, which premiered at the 2018 Lincoln Center Jewish Film Festival. In 2015, she co-composed the music for Indecent, a play written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman which began at Yale Repertory Theatre and went on to Broadway. In 2017 it won two Tonys for Best Direction of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Play.
The score for Indecent, written by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, garnered a special Connecticut Critics Circle Award, a month long feature in Playbill Magazine, and many mentions in the press and throughout the Broadway community. The press for subsequent productions at the Guthrie and throughout the country has also brought much attention to the beauty of the unique score. Indecent is currently one of the most performed plays in the United States, and is accompanied by this original score throughout the world.
Lisa’s work with her long time band, The Klezmatics, has led to several instrumental compositions and songs including two with lyrics by Woody Guthrie that appear on their 2006 Grammy Award winning recording: Wonder Wheel.
Other prestigious works include the score for Mabou Mine’s "Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting", a multi ethnic/multi genre folk opera with text by 5 New York writers including Migdalia Cruz, several short pieces for episodes of the final season of HBO's Sex & The City, music for Dragon Productions' Seeing Is Believing with Dutch choreographer Maggie Boogaart, and a full symphonic rendition, orchestrated by John Marino, of her piece "Waiting Still," performed by The Klezmatics with symphonies in Hungary, Germany and the Netherlands.
Teaser of Write Me, Pearl Gluck’s upcoming film, soundtrack written by Lisa Gutkin
Samples of Lisa’s compositions in Paula Vogel’s Indecent
Video features press photos and banners of Indecent productions all over the world!