About Patricia Lee Stotter


A two-time Emmy Award winning composer/producer/writer, Patricia Lee Stotter,  began her career at 18,  singing with the band, Tiny Alice. Upon graduation from CWRU, Patricia composed a folk opera adaptation of Dark of the Moon, produced at The Cleveland Playhouse. Patty then  moved to NYC where she composed for dance, television and film. While composer-in-residence at The Writers Theatre, Stotter and poet, Paul Genega's, musical, Happily Ever After was produced there.  Other work from that period includes Unchained Memories (HBO), Spirit to Spirit (PBS), Discovering Women (PBS), From the Ashes (Deborah Shaffer/Bacchus films), Reading from the Heart (HBO), Three Sisters (HBO) and Sesame Street.

In 2001 , while composing for the films of others, Stotter began writing and producing her own theatre/film projects including the animated film Suicide Notes: with Elise Tak and  Flashback, a testimonial theatre piece with Penny Coleman and Elena Michelson. In 2008, Stotter and Marcia Rock launched the social media/facebook groups of the the award-winning multi-platform documentary project Service: when Women come marching home. The film that grew out of those groups was screened on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2012, broadcast on PBS. and won an Emmy.  Rock and Stotter continued their work about women in the military with the short film, Soldiers Period, picked up by Buzzfeed. Three other films Stotter worked on have been screened on the hill: Justice Denied; Warriors Return; and Is Anybody Listening?

While (always) working as a composer for hire,  Stotter's own works-in-progress are  
Paging Dr. Faustus,-- a collaboration with  Paul Genega, Mark Pinto and Don Rebic;  
We Are All Prisoners of War -with Mark Pinto, for the  exhibition:
'A New York State of Mind (Stories from the unusual suspects)'
In De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands
September 2 thru October 14, 2018, curated by Elise Tak.

















  • Emmy Awards-2 wins
  • 5 noms
  • American Cine Eagle
  • Apple Award
  • Shining Service World Wide Award
  • Silver Star Award from the Volunteers of America