I am very pleased to announce that I've been elected to the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Academy for New Musical Theatre. This fine organization's Mission is to foster the highest quality of musical theatre writing, and to advance the state of new musical theatre production.
ANMT’s roots go back 30 years to the teachings of Lehman Engel, a preeminent Broadway musical director. The Academy became a non-profit corporation in response to an ever-growing interest in the international musical theatre community. The Academy's community includes writers of new works, and the producers, directors, choreographers, actors, and singers who make those works come alive.
The Academy's Goals:
- Advance the future of musical theatre production by creating a large pool of writing, performing, and producing talent;
- Develop a comprehensive musical theatre curriculum;
- Cultivate an awareness of and enthusiasm for new works for young audiences; and
- Forge partnerships with local, national, and international theatre companies.
The Academy has programs with opportunities for writers, lyricists, composers, actors, singers, directors, music directors, and everyone with a love for new musical theatre.
The Academy is a registered charitable organization, and although it is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, it's activities are funded primarily through the tax-deductible donations of individuals who believe in our mission and goals. Please consider supporting ANMT with your donations. Please make sure the ANMT knows you heard about the organization from me!