Britta Johnson

Senior Theatre Music Director

Heralded by the Toronto Star as “Canadian musical theatre’s next great hope”, Britta Johnson is a writer, composer, lyricist and music director based in Toronto. Her original musical, Life After had an extended, multiple Dora award-winning run at Canadian Stage before playing at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and most recently the prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Her other writing credits include: With her sister Anika Johnson: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Outside the March/MSC, Dora nomination) which is currently being developed at South Coast Rep in California, Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan, Dora Award), Jacob Two-Two (YTP, Dora nomination), Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan). With Sara Farb: Kelly v. Kelly (MSC/Canadian Stage; winner of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada best new musical award), Reframed (MSC/Art Gallery of Ontario, Dora nomination). With Katherine Cullen: Stupidhead! (Dora nomination). She was the inaugural Crescendo Artist with Toronto's Musical Stage Company which included a commitment to produce three of her shows in three years and was named one of 50 Fifty to Watch by the Broadway Women's Fund of America in 2020.