Tajlei Levis grew up in Manchester Vermont, where she began writing and producing musicals for living room cabarets. Tajlei wrote book and lyrics for Glimpses of the Moon, a Jazz Age musical based on Edith Wharton’s 1922 novel (with composer John Mercurio). Tajlei wrote book and lyrics for a series of vintage New York musicals including A Time to be Born: A 1940’s New York Musical, based on Dawn Powell’s 1942 novel and The Bootlegger & The Rabbi's Daughter (both with composer John Mercurio). Workshops of The Bootlegger were presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and the Dorset Theatre Festival. Tajlei is a graduate of Columbia College (and a writer/producer of the Varsity Show and winner of the Seymour Brick award for Best Play). She graduated from NYU Law School and has worked as both a corporate and entertainment lawyer. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College where she received the Scharps Prize for her comic memoir. Tajlei was a lyricist member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.