For the second consecutive year, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) welcomes Broadway Theatre Project to the Region 1 Festival. The goal of the KCACTF musical theatre area is to celebrate and recognize outstanding work in musical theatre that is done throughout the region over the course of the year. The Musical Theatre area hopes to offer educational opportunities at festival for both students and faculty to further their knowledge and appreciation of this artform.
The Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence
The KCACTF Region 1 Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence recognizes outstanding musical theatre performance by a student in higher education theatrical productions. At least one student is nominated per entered musical production. Throughout the calendar year, KCACTF respondents select nominees while attending Region 1 entered productions. Nominees attending the annual Region 1 festival will participate in musical theatre master classes, as well as a showcase performance where one award recipient will be selected based on their work in the showcase.
Broadway Theatre Project awards Richard Maltby, Jr. Award recipient with a full scholarship!
Broadway Theatre Project is once again supporting musical theatre education by generously awarding the Richard Maltby, Jr. Award recipient with a full scholarship to the BTP Summer Training Program.
Richard Eldridge Maltby, Jr. is an American theatre director and producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards — also Tony Award for Best Director.) Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, The Johnny Cash Musical Show, (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: Baby, (1983, book by Sybille Pearson; seven Tony Award nominations); lyricist: Big, (1996, book by John Weidman; Tony nomination: Best Score); lyricist/conceiver, TAKE FLIGHT (2010, book by John Weidman), With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-bookwriter/lyricist: THE PIRATE QUEEN (2007). Director, THE STORY OF MY LIFE (2009). Director/co-lyricist: American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance, (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.) OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist Starting Here, Starting Now, (1977, Grammy nomination) and Closer Than Ever, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score), both written with composer David Shire. REGIONAL: director, MASK (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); director, THE 60’S PROJECT (2006, Goodspeed). FILM: Screenplay, MISS POTTER, (2007) about Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor (Christopher Award, best screenplay.). Contributes devilish crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well-known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.
2012 Maltby Award Recipient: Naysh Fox
Award included a scholarship to Broadway Theatre Project’s Summer Training Program
2013 Maltby Award Recipient: TBD this weekend!
Award will again include a scholarship to Broadway Theatre Project’s Summer Training Program
About CreativeMynds Project
CreativeMynds Project is a creative arts production company collaborating with the Broadway Theatre Project. CreativeMynds is focused on using various forms of performance art to inspire creativity in our audiences. Each project is a collaborative effort of urban artists bringing together our individual talents with the ultimate goal of sharing our art. Through our exploration and development of various projects, specifically theatre, film, and visual arts, we are committed to producing unique work that tells the story and provokes emotion and thought from our audiences, while also creating a platform and an opportunity for artists to express their work. The Creative Mynute Pronounced [min-it] – Is a CreativeMynds Prod uct.
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