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BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications Through August 4

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From News, posted 7.12.17 The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day on Friday, August 4. This prestigious workshop begins mid-September 2017 and runs through June 2018. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composer/Lyricist Class

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From News, posted 7.18.16 BMI is pleased to announce that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The purpose of this class is to bring writers together to work under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals in order to develop new creative talent… Read more...


BMI Composers Sweep 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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From News, posted 8.19.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly applauds the winners of the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, whose musical works have enhanced compelling, popular television series and specials. BMI composers won in four out of five categories, with Alan Silvestri receiving two awards for his music in the science documentary Cosmos. The… Read more...


BMI Writers Shine With Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Nominations

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From News, posted 7.11.14 The 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards nominations have been announced and Broadcast Music, Inc. once again has reason to be proud of its members whose musical works have enhanced compelling, popular TV shows. The ceremony for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A.… Read more...


Tonys and Drama Desk Give Major Nods to BMI Affiliates

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From News, posted 5.07.14 The theatre awards season is in full swing, and nominations for BMI’s roster of affiliates are pouring in. Both the Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards recently announced their expansive lists of nominees, celebrating the best scores, actors and actresses, musicals and more of the past year, and BMI affiliates’… Read more...


Remembering Jean Banks: 1934-2012

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From News, posted 2.02.12 Jean Banks, Senior Director of Jazz and Musical Theatre at BMI, passed away on February 1 in her Lower East Side home after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 77 years old. Jean got her first taste of show business when she worked as an executive secretary for… Read more...


BMI Musical Theatre Family Dominates 2011 Drama Desk Nominations

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From News, posted 5.06.11 The musical theatre award season is in full swing, and BMI’s family of composers and lyricists, from young torchbearers to veteran game-changers, are earning recognition of jobs very well done. The recently announced list of 2011 Drama Desk nominees underlines BMI’s longtime tradition of cultivating and celebrating musical theatre creators:… Read more...


‘Next to Normal,’ Hank Williams Win 2010 Pulitzer Prizes

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From News, posted 4.13.10 The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, April 12, and three prominent BMI songwriters and composers number among the heady list of honorees: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey earned the Pulitzer for Drama in recognition of their acclaimed musical Next to Normal, while legend Hank Williams received a special… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications

From News, posted 7.20.09 The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2009 deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 21, 2009 and runs through June 2010.… Read more...


Kitt & Yorkey’s Winning Dynamic is ‘Next to Normal’

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.09 To look at them, the men make an unlikely pair. Tom Kitt is lean, dark, and clean-shaven, while Brian Yorkey is burley and bearded. Kitt sits straight, legs neatly crossed. Yorkey relaxes expansively. But clearly this composer and lyricist-book writer complement each other artistically. Their most recent collaboration – the… Read more...


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