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BMI Announces Launch of “George Bailey Fund” in Support of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

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From News, posted 4.28.17 BMI is pleased to announce the launch of “The George Bailey Fund” in conjunction with the new fund’s administrator, the Dramatist Guild Fund (DGF). The new fund is designed to benefit participants of the esteemed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop by providing first and second-year workshop members with… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Presents Free Concert on May 1

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From News, posted 4.05.17 The renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will proudly present its top works in this year’s showcase on Monday, May 1, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street). The free concert, hosted and produced by workshop director, BMI’s Patrick Cook, will… Read more...


Richard Engquist, Lyricist, Leader of BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Dies at 76

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From News, posted 3.24.10 Richard Engquist, who led the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop for over 30 years, died on March 18. He was part of the transitional team composed of Alan Menken, Maury Yeston, Ed Kleban, Skip Kennon and David Spencer, who assured that the Workshop would continue to flourish after the death… Read more...


Valparaiso Students Receive “Fantastick” Instruction

From News, posted 11.04.08 Students in the Creative Musical Theatre Composition class at Indiana’s Valparaiso High School were treated to a one-day session of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop October 23, lead by Workshop steering committee member Frank Evans and facilitated by program designer Alice Gamble. The students, who actively write musical… Read more...


New Works Highlighted at Tony-Honored BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase

From News, posted 7.02.08 The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop held its biannual showcase of new songs from Workshop writers June 12 at the Jerry Orbach Theatre. The showcase, which highlighted 11 new musicals and 23 Workshop writers, was made possible by a generous grant from the… Read more...


Harrington Awards Honor Theatre Workshop Students

From News, posted 6.12.07 The 8th BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Awards for Creative Excellence were given at a ceremony held on June 11 at the BMI New York offices. These awards, funded by BMI Assistant Vice President and BMI Foundation board member Evelyn Buckstein in honor of her colleague, the late Jerry Harrington, who… Read more...


BMI Workshop Offers Students Crash Course in Musical Theatre

From News, posted 11.10.06 The Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop hosted a group of 20 students from Valparaiso (Indiana) High School for a one-day "mini-workshop" session. The teens, who actively write musical theatre pieces during the school year under the direction of Alice Gambel using the teachings of Workshop founder… Read more...


Special Tony Awarded to BMI’s Musical Theatre Workshop

From News, posted 10.27.06 The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, an innovative program widely regarded as the foremost training ground for new writing voices, was presented with a special Tony Award at the 16th Annual Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Tony Award winners and Workshop… Read more...


BMI Workshop Members to Showcase New Musicals at Cardiff Festival

From News, posted 8.22.06 Congratulations to BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop members David Arthur, Jeffrey Lodin, David Spencer, Daniel S. Aquisto, Sammy Buck and William G. Squier, who are among the composers, lyricists and librettists chosen to showcase their new works at the 2006 Cardiff International Festival of… Read more...


BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Wins Special Drama Desk Award

From News, posted 4.30.06 Past and Present Members Nominated for Outstanding Music and Lyrics The Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will receive a special Drama Desk Award "for nurturing, developing and promoting new talent for the musical theater." This prestigious award will be presented to the Workshop during the 2006… Read more...


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