2017 Jonathan Larson Grants Presented March 6

Photos   2017 Jonathan Larson Grants Presented March 6
 
The awards are given to emerging musical theatre writers.
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Larson Grant Recipients, the Larson family, and Heather Hitchens Annie Watt

The 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants for emerging musical theatre writers went to Ben Bonnema (book, music, and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music, and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music, and lyrics).

The four grants of $10,000 each were presented to the teams or individuals in a March 6 in a private ceremony at the WNYC Greene Space. The event featured special performances of the recipients’ work.

Given in the name of Rent composer-lyricist-book writer Jonathan Larson, the grants are bestowed annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers in order to help to continue Tony Award-winning composer’s dream of infusing musical theatre with “a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality.”

Flip through the photos of the night below:

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