American Music Theatre Project
The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) was introduced in May 2005 by Northwestern University’s School of Communication, in collaboration with the School of Music, Kellogg School of Management, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School. The project brings together the nation’s leading artists in music theatre to work in collaboration with NU’s faculty and students.
The AMTP advisory committee includes award-winning lyricist/composer and Northwestern alumnus Sheldon Harnick, Tony Award-winning directors and Northwestern Professors Frank Galati and Mary Zimmerman, Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls, author and former Chicago Tribune chief critic Richard Christiansen, and award-winning writer/director and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Tina Landau.
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