Winners Announced for 2023 Write Out Loud Contest | Playbill

Education News Winners Announced for 2023 Write Out Loud Contest

The contest supports up-and-coming musical theatre writers looking to break into the commercial industry.

The Write Out Loud contest, which shines a spotlight on emerging musical theatre songwriters by giving them the opportunity to have a song performed by Broadway professionals and recorded in a NYC recording studio, has announced its fleet of 2023 winners.

This year's winning songs include “It’ll Find Me” by Callum Shannon, “Runaway Girl” by Veronica Mansour and abs wilson, and “Stone Cold Killer” by Kat O’Sullivan, Delaney Guyer, and Kenny Youch.

Winning songs will be recorded by Broadway alumni, as well as be distributed digitally on Apple Music and Spotify. The winners will also have their submissions showcased in a concert at 54 Below September 25.

The 5th annual Write Out Loud contest was guest judged by Lisa Campbell Albert (The Moment Before The Music Begins), Kelsie Johnson (Empire), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Joriah Kwamé (Little Miss Perfect), Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family), Daniel Mertzlufft (Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical), Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM), Macy Schmidt (The Broadway Sinfonietta), and Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (Between the Lines), alongside Write Out Loud board members Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls), Ben Rauhala (Disney Princess - The Concert), Hannah Kloepfer (Pitch In), Sarah Glugatch, and Josh Collopy.

Past winners have included India Angel, Ethan Carlson, Matt Copley, Taylor Fagins, Chloe Geller, Anna M Johnson, Joriah Kwamé, Brandon Michael Lowden, Kailey Marshall, Natalie Myrick, Alexander Sage Oyen, Matt Pena, Kat Siciliano, Emmet Smith, Mackenzie Szabo, and Elyza Tuan.

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