Annastasia Victory is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, music director, composer, arranger, conductor, and recording artist recognized for her extensive background and ability to integrate many styles of music. Known as "The Diva of the Keys" from 3 Mo' Divas which recorded a live special for PBS later nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She has arranged and recorded with some of the biggest names in the business including Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom Jr. on both his albums Simply Christmas and Simply Christmas (Deluxe Edition), as well as collaborating with artists such as Billy Porter, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brooke Shields, Renée Fleming, Tituss Burgess, Zara Larsson, Deborah Cox, Ryan Silverman, and many more.
Ms. Victory has an exciting year ahead as she will make her Broadway conducting debut for the revival of Once On This Island at Circle in The Square Theater. She will also be the associate music director for King Kong which will debut this November on Broadway. She has also recently been commissioned to compose a song for Hillary Clinton as part of Hear Her Song, a new initiative of The Canales Project which celebrates the remarkable stories of women who are changing the world for the better. The song will debut in March 2018 at The National Gallery.
Recently, she served as the music director, conductor, and pianist for The Bubbly Black Girl...Chameleon Skin at Encores! Off-Center at NY City Center starring Tony Award winner Nikki James and directed by Robert O’Hara which the New York Times hailed as “a hot five-person band...and spectacular vocal arrangements...led by Annastasia Victory.” This was Ms. Victory’s third season with Encores! previously playing hammond organ for Jamboree starring Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff and music directed by Jeanine Tesori. She also served as the pianist and organ player for Little Shop of Horrors starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene (original Audrey).
Other selected credits include: Little Dancer at The Kennedy Center (AMD, Piano, Accordion) directed by Susan Stroman; Stomping Grounds, a hip-hopera at Glimmerglass Festival (Arranger, Orchestrator); The Color Purple Broadway Revival (u/s Conductor, Keys, Organ) with Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday, and Danielle Brooks; Nice Work If You Can Get It Original Broadway Cast Recording (Lead Pianist), as well as the music director for Billy Porter at the HRC National Dinner with a featured video. She also had the honor of collaborating with Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell for the World Science Festival (Jazz at Lincoln Center).
Ms. Victory’s original music compositions, as the front woman of the pop/rock band AñaVaA (signed to Australian Zip Records), have been featured on MTV and ranked amongst the top Billboard Songwriters. She was also a Top 5 Finalist in the Markievicz Gold Medal Composition Competition, an international competition in Ireland for original arrangements and compositions.
Her education includes the Juilliard School of Music, School of Sound and Audio Engineering, and Moscow Music Conservatory of Tchaikovsky. She calls New York City home alongside her husband, an accomplished musician who is currently the Music Director for Amateur Night at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.
In addition to her many upcoming appearances and collaborations, Ms. Victory is also busy working on her solo music to be released later this year.