BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is continuing to accept applications to the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop for first-year composers and lyricists. The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning workshop is a free weekly program where lyricists and composers collaborate with peers to develop and cultivate their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors and veteran guest lecturers. Classes take place every Monday at BMI’s lower Manhattan office located at 7 World Trade Center. Composers and lyricists can apply ahead of the August 1st deadline at https://www.bmi.com/theatre_workshop.
Notable Workshop alumni includes EGOT recipient Robert Lopez (Frozen, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Academy Award-winner Kristen Anderson Lopez (Frozen, In Transit), Tony Award-winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek - The Musical, Violet), Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, The Book Thief, Between the Lines, Central Park) and Tony Award-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical). In addition, two Workshop alums have 2023 Tony Award nominations in the Best Original Score category including, Tom Kitts for “Almost Famous” and Helen Park for “KPop.”