Militello, who previously served as vice president of development for the non-profit leadership-building program Outward Bound, succeeds Kathy Evans, who departed NAMT in June to launch the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. Militello will assume her duties at NAMT Aug. 22.
"I am excited to work with the board and staff on implementing NAMT's new, bold strategic plan," Militello said in a statement. "Guided by this strategic blueprint, we will expand services for NAMT's members and the musical theatre field and develop a larger, more diverse funding base to support this programmatic growth. Many thanks to outgoing ED, Kathy Evans, for providing such a great foundation on which to build the future."
A graduate of Yale and Harvard, Militello has worked in fundraising roles at Hunter College, the NYU Child Study Center, Cooper Union and the Big Apple Circus. She has taught at Marymount Manhattan College as an adjunct professor in non-profit management. Militello is also actively involved in New York City's all-volunteer Gilbert and Sullivan company, the Blue Hill Troupe, which annually produces a G&S work and one musical to benefit charitable organizations.
Musicals previously presented in NAMT's Festival of New Musicals include Vanities, Ordinary Days, Dangerous Beauty, Emma, The Gypsy King, The Story of My Life, Tinyard Hill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Children of Eden, I Love You Because, Songs for A New World, Striking 12, Summer of '42, Ace, Children of Eden, Harold and Maude, Honk! and Meet John Doe. For more information visit NAMT.