Thani has been writing music for as long as they can remember and is currently working on their first EP! They draw inspiration from the work of Joni Mitchell, Jewel, Anaïs Mitchell, and other pop and folk artists.
Thani began composing for musical theatre while studying at the University of Michigan, where they graduated with a Minor in Musical Theatre Composition under the guidance of Prof. Lynne Shankel. They hope to use their unique voice as a queer, biracial, non-binary writer, to create space in musical theatre for intersectional identities and underrepresented stories.
Thani thrives on collaboration with other storytellers and musicians so head to the CONTACT page and get connected!
"This Little Room" from The Girl With the Boots
Music and Lyrics by Thani Brant and Wilson Plonk
Vocalists: Erica Ito and Ella Oleson
THE LAUGH OF THE MEDUSA
THE LAUGH OF THE MEDUSA is a new musical with music and lyrics by Thani Brant and a book by Thani Brant and Erica Ito. It is loosely based upon the Medusa myth and inspired by the 1975 feminist essay "The Laugh of the Medusa" by Hélène Cixous.
A young artist and her father are living a "perfect life", until she turns eighteen and is forced to learn some dark truths that shake the very foundation of her world and identity. MEDUSA uses mythology as a springboard to investigate father-daughter and father-son relationships, gender-based violence, and the power of art to shape lives.