Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Members to Delight Audiences With Performances at “Smoker”

Posted in News on February 26, 2018

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will proudly present its winter “Smoker” on Thursday, March 8, at 5:00 PM at BMI’s NYC office (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St. 30th Floor). The highly-anticipated event, which is FREE and open to the public with a required reservation, will showcase new works written and performed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning workshop.

Produced by workshop directors Frederick Freyer and BMI’s Director, Jazz & Musical Theatre, Patrick Cook, the “Smoker” will feature performances by several esteemed composers and lyricists, including Andy Monroe, Benjamin Velez, Christian Duhamel & Ayumi Okada, Danny K. Bernstein, Erin Murray Quinlan, Jack Coen, Jae Broderick & Dylan MarcAurele, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, Jessica Fleitman & Rick Bassett, Katya Stanislavskaya, Laura Kleinbaum & Willem Ossthuysen, Mary Liz McNamara, Phoebe Kreutz & Daniel Israel, Sam Wessels & Marc Chan, and Tia DeShazor & Andy Roninson.

“We are excited to present some of the amazing musical pieces being developed in our workshop this year,” said Cook. “The intimate evening will give audience members an insider’s look at Broadway in the making!”

Past workshop members include Broadways heavyweights such as EGOT recipient Robert Lopez (Frozen, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Academy Award-winner Kristen Anderson Lopez (Frozen), and Tony Award-winners Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), Edward Kleban (A Chorus Line), Maury Yeston (Titanic, Grand Hotel, Nine), Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), Michael John LaChiusa (Queen of the Mist, Marie Christine, The Wild Party) and Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal).

Remember to get your reservation by calling (212) 220-3177 or emailing