SABRINA CHAP is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, composer, and performer. She’s got classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Diller, and the voice of a whiskey angel. Described as ‘Rousing!’ by the New Yorker, her sets are a ragtime stompin’ good time, full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good songwriting.
Noted for her live shows, where she mixes high theatricality with gut punches of truth, Chap has graced some of the biggest stages and the smallest barrooms a broad could find, including THE LOWRY (Manchester), CAFÉ DE PARIS (London), THEATRE BIZARRE (Detroit), SPIEGELTENT and more.
An accomplished songwriter, Chap has become NY's go-to person for novelty songs, musical theatre numbers, and visceral scores. Commissions include the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Midnight Radio Show, Pinch & Squeal, and more. She’s the composer/lyricist/co-book-writer of ‘Fashion Academy: The Musical’ (licensed by Concord Theatricals).
Chap is also the editor of the Lambda-nominated anthology, Live Through This: On Creativity and Self Destruction (Seven Stories Press). She's lectured widely on the book, presenting at the Brooklyn Museum, colleges nationally and abroad, and featuring on KEXP. Other activist work includes Cliterature, Letters to the Revolution, and Audio Protest. As a speaker, she is represented by Soapbox Inc.
photo by Dave Sanders