Composers Rosser and Sohne will receive $10,000, as will Vernon. Willmott will get $10,000 plus a residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab. The March 23 event will feature special performances of the recipients' work.
Additionally, Willmott and Vernon will be featured in two evenings of performance at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, in fall 2015 and winter/spring 2016, as part of the school's Larson Legacy Concert Series.
The grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue Tony Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson's (Rent; tick, tick… BOOM!) dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality.
Here's a look at the presentation:
The American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Presentation
For more information, visit AmericanTheatreWing.org.