Broadway Theatre Project was founded in 1991 by Tony award winning dancer, choreographer and director, Ann Reinking, and her associate on many shows and projects for 15 years, President and BTP Artistic Director, Debra McWaters, with the help of others. Playbill refers to BTP as “the world’s most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students.” BTP has been associated with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Region 1, since 2012. The Project is honored to have been asked to sponsor The Richard Maltby, Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence each year.
The mission of this intensive three week training program is to further develop the key disciplines of musical theatre, including acting, voice, and dance and the many facets of each, as well as the critical life skills necessary to prepare students to work in the world of professional theatre.
Emphasis is not only placed on the individual art forms but also on the collaborative process and the collective creation of art. Broadway Theatre Project endeavors to provide educational excellence and mold a creative, collaborative, well-rounded, mentally well-balanced, professional, musical theatre arts performer.