Amanda Green


Amanda is an award-winning performer and songwriter.

She is currently writing the music and lyrics for the new musical Hands On A Hardbody (based on the documentary film by S.R. Bindler) about a contest to win a truck in East Texas.  The book is by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens).

She wrote the lyrics for High Fidelity (Broadway 2006; composer Tony winner Tom Kitt). Also with Mr. Kitt, Debbie Does Dallas (addt’l lyrics) and special material for Kristin Chenoweth and Christine Ebersole.

Hand-picked by the legendary Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story), she wrote additional lyrics for a revival of Hallelujah Baby (Arena Stage, directed by Mr. Laurents).  She costarred/wrote the lyrics for the NY Fringe Festival hit For The Love Of Tiffany: A Wifetime Original Musical (music Curtis Moore). 

She wrote episodes for the Emmy Award-wining kids TV: show The Wonder Pets for Nick, Jr.(2008).   She has also been a regular contributor of comic essays to PLAYBOY Magazine.

In the 90’s, inspired by the music of Lyle Lovett, she developed a passion for country music, and spent time in Nashville co-writing and performing at their famed Bluebird Café.  She returns there this Fall to teach, co-write and perform.

Winner of The Jonathan Larson Award, and Abe Ohlman Award from The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for Excellence in Songwriting.  L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award Nomination (Best Score), Backstage's Garland Award (Best Score) for Up The Week Without A Paddle (music Mr. Moore).   Winner of two MAC Awards and a Bistro Award for Best Comedy Song.

She and Broadway guest stars perform her songs everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Birdland to the Bluebird Cafe.   Her revue “Put A Little Love In Your Mouth! The Songs Of Amanda Green” sold-out at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater and Joe’s Pub.  The critically acclaimed CD is available at 

 This fall she will be performing at Feinstein’s at The Regency.

As an actress she has appeared on Broadway in the musicals Wonderful Town (Lincoln Center) and The Sheik Of Avenue B.  She originated the role of ‘Gary Coleman” in AVENUE Q at The O’Neill Center.  She spent two seasons at The Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Amanda is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and a graduate of Brown University.   She lives in New York City with her husband Jeffrey Kaplan


“Green is a master of the craft, packing her lyrics with everything you need to know about a character into a neatly wrapped, deftly rhymed package.  She specializes in murderously witty songs that crackle with Sondheim-style wordplay, transposed into a post-modern key.  I laughed so hard I thought I’d split a rib.”

“Amanda Green's lyrics are as good as or better than most of what Broadway has had to offer in a long time.  They are clever, charming, witty, diverse, knowledgeable, beautifully fitted to character and most resourcefully rhymed. Could anyone ask for more?

“Amanda Green’s slacker-cum-sophisticate lyrics seem to come right out of Hornby’s novel… brilliantly ironic.”
-Melissa Rose Bernardo, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“This is one green apple that hasn't fallen far from the tree.  Green’s razzle-dazzle lyrics have a style and grace that zing in the ear.”
-Clive Barnes, The New York Post

“Sharp, funny and intelligent lyrics by Amanda Green.”
-Frank Rizzo, VARIETY

"Green's lyrics are fresh and funny.  They do something that every good musical should try to accomplish — define character.”
-Michael Kuchawara, ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Green’s lyrics are nothing if not audacious.  She backs her brashness with genuine wit.”

“It’s easy being Green when you’re this good!  There are lines in her songs that couldn’t be improved upon...your eyes widen in delight!”