The Shen Family Foundation Musical Theater Composers Initiative
Grant Recipients

For the works of Stephen Sondheim:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • The Kennedy Center, "The Sondheim Celebration," 2002
  • Musical Theatre Works, Merrily We Roll Along (original cast reunion concert), 2002
  • Roundabout Theatre Company, Assassins, 2004
  • Lincoln Center Theater, The Frogs, 2004
  • Roundabout Theatre Company, Pacific Overtures, 2004
  • Symphony Space, "Wall-to-Wall Sondheim," 2005
  • New York City Center - Encores!, Follies, 2007
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Merrily We Roll Along, 2007
  • Roundabout Theatre Company, Sunday in the Park with George, 2008
  • The Public Theater, Road Show, 2008
  • Roundabout Theatre Company, A Little Night Music (staged concert), 2009
  • Roundabout Theatre Company, Sondheim on Sondheim, 2010
  • New York City Center - Encores!, Anyone Can Whistle, 2010
  • New York Philharmonic, Company (staged concert), 2011
  • The Kennedy Center, Follies, 2011
  • Symphony Space, "Liaisons I", (Walter de Mare), 2012
  • New York City Center - Encores!, Merrily We Roll Along, 2012
  • The Public Theater, Into the Woods, 2012
  • Roundabout Theatre Company, Assassins (reunion concert), 2012
  • Symphony Space, "Liaisons II" (Walter de Mare), 2013
  • Classic Stage Company, Passion, 2013
  • New York City Center, A Bed and a Chair (staged concert), 2013
  • New York Philharmonic, Sweeney Todd (staged concert), 2014
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Sunday in the Park with George, 2014
  • Roundabout Theatre, Into the Woods, 2014
  • Symphony Space, "Liaisons III" (Walter de Mare), 2015
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Road Show, 2016
  • New York City Center - Encores!, Do I Hear a Waltz?, 2016
  • Yale Repertory Theater, Assassins, 2017
CAST RECORDINGS:
  • Roundabout Theatre Company/PS Classics, Pacific Overtures, 2005
  • The PublicTheater/PS Classics, Road Show, 2009
  • Roundabout Theatre Company/PS Classics, Sondheim on Sondheim, 2010
  • New York City Center, Merrily We Roll Along, 2012
  • Classic Stage Company, Passion, 2013


For the works of Ricky Ian Gordon:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • Playwrights Horizons, My Life with Albertine, 2003
  • Lincoln Center, Orpheus and Euridice, 2005
  • The Minnesota Opera, The Grapes of Wrath, 2007
  • Utah Symphony & Opera, The Grapes of Wrath, 2007
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Sycamore Trees, 2010
  • Houston Grand Opera, A Coffin in Egypt, 2014
  • Cincinnati Opera, Morning Star, 2014
  • Collegiate Chorale, 27, 2016
CAST RECORDINGS:
  • The Muse Machine/PS Classics, Only Heaven, 2002
  • Playwrights Horizons/PS Classics, My Life with Albertine, 2003
  • PS Classics, Dream True, 2006
  • Lincoln Center/Ghostlight Records, Orpheus and Euridice, 2006
  • The Minnesota Opera, The Grapes of Wrath, 2008


For the works of Adam Guettel:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • Lincoln Center Theater, The Light in the Piazza, 2005
  • Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, The Light in the Piazza, 2008
  • Prospect Theater Company, Myths and Hymns, 2012
  • Lincoln Center Theater, The Light in the Piazza (reunion concert), 2016
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Millions, 2017


For the works of Michael John LaChiusa:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • Williamstown Theatre Festival, R Shomon, 2004
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), The Highest Yellow, 2004
  • The Public Theater, See What I Wanna See, 2005
  • Houston Grand Opera, Send (Who Are You? I Love You), 2006
  • Lincoln Center Theater, Bernarda Alba, 2006
  • Blank Theatre Company (Los Angeles), Hotel C'Est L'Amour, 2006
  • Blank Theatre Company, Little Fish, 2007
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Giant, 2009
  • Blank Theatre Company, See What I Wanna See, 2010
  • Transport Group, Hello Again, 2011
  • Transport Group, Queen of the Mist, 2011
  • The Public Theater, Giant, 2012
  • The Public Theater, First Daughter Suite, 2015
  • The Old Globe Theatre, Rain, 2016
CAST RECORDINGS:
  • The Public Theater/Ghostlight Records, See What I Wanna See, 2005
  • Lincoln Center Theater/Ghostlight Records, Bernarda Alba, 2006
  • Blank Theatre Company/Ghostlight Records, Little Fish, 2008
  • Transport Group/Ghostlight Records, Queen of the Mist, 2012
  • The Public Theater/Ghostlight Records, Giant, 2013
  • The Public Theater/Ghostlight Records, First Daughter Suite, 2016


For the works of Gabriel Kahane:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • Long Wharf Theater, February House, 2012
  • The Public Theater, February House, 2012
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Ambassador, 2015
  • Signature Theatre, [new commission], 2017
  • The Public Theatre, [new commission], 2018
CAST RECORDINGS:
  • The Public Theater, February House, 2012


For the works of Joseph Thalken:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • Human Race Theatre Company (Dayton, OH), Was, 2004
  • Paper Mill Playhouse, Harold and Maude, 2005
  • TheatreWorks (Palo Alto, CA), Harold and Maude, 2005
  • Northwestern University (American Musical Theatre Project), Was, 2005
  • Human Race Theatre Company, Harold and Maude, 2007
  • Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), And The Curtain Rises, 2011
  • Premieres, Inner Voices, Borrowed Dust, 2012


Other:

PRODUCTIONS:
  • Playwrights Horizons, Grey Gardens (for orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin), 2006
  • Ford's Theatre, Meet John Doe (Andrew Gerle/Eddie Sugarman), 2007
  • Roundabout Theatre Co./Menier Chocolate Factory (London), Take Flight (David Shire/ Richard Maltby), 2007
  • Lincoln Center Theater, South Pacific (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein), 2008
  • Roundabout Theatre, Ordinary Days (Adam Gwon), 2009
  • Prospect Theater Company, The Hidden Sky (Peter Foley), 2010
  • Premieres, Inner Voices, Whida Peru: Resurrection Tangle (Josh Schmidt/David Simpatico), 2010
  • McCarter Theatre, Take Flight (David Shire/Richard Maltby), 2010
  • Playwrights Horizons, The Burnt Part Boys (Chris Miller/Nathan Tysen), 2010
  • Lincoln Center Theater, A Minister's Wife (Josh Schmidt/Jan Tranen), 2011
  • Signature Theatre, Hollow (Matt Conner/Hunter Foster) and The Boy Detective Fails (Adam Gwon/Joe Meno), 2011
  • Roundabout Theatre, Death Takes a Holiday (Maury Yeston), 2011
  • York Theater, Closer Than Ever (David Shire/Richard Maltby), 2012
  • Prospect Theater Company, Tamar and the River (Marisa Michelson/Joshua Cohen), 2013
  • The Public Theater, Fun Home (Jeanine Tesori/Lisa Kron), 2013
  • Magic Theatre, Arlington (Polly Pen/Victor Lodato), 2013
  • Vineyard Theatre, Arlington (Polly Pen/Victor Lodato), 2014
  • Roundabout Theatre, Violet (Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley), 2014
  • Premieres, Inner Voices, The Other Room (Marisa Michelson/Mark Campbell), 2014
  • Classic Stage Company, Allegro (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein), 2014
  • Lincoln Center Theater, The King and I (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein), 2015
  • Transport Group, Once Upon a Mattress (Mary Rodgers/Marshall Barer), 2015
CAST RECORDINGS:
  • Roundabout Theatre Co./PS Classics, 110 in the Shade (for Audra McDonald), 2007
  • Playwrights Horizons/PS Classics, Far from Heaven (Scott Frankel/Michael Korie), 2013
  • Prospect Theater Company, Tamar and the River (Marisa Michelson/Joshua Cohen), 2014
SPECIAL PROGRAM INITIATIVES:
  • Signature Theatre, American Musical Voices Project
    • AMVP full-production commission grants: Michael John LaChiusa (2006), Ricky Ian Gordon (2006), Joseph Thalken (2006), Adam Guettel (2009), Jeanine Tesori (2010)
    • AMVP: Next Generation workshop commission grants: Matt Conner (2008), Adam Gwon (2008), Gabriel Kahane (2008), Peter Foley (2009), Marisa Michelson (2009), Chris Miller (2010), Scott Davenport Richards (2010)
    • AMVP: Next Generation honoree awards: Peter Foley (2008), Marisa Michelson (2008), Chris Miller (2009), Scott Davenport Richards (2009), Joshua Rosenblum (2010), Josh Schmidt (2010)
    • AMVP Musical Theatre Leadership Awards: Bruce Coughlin (2006), Adam Guettel (2006), Audra McDonald (2006), Ted Sperling (2006)
  • Public Theater, The Musical Theater Initiative
    • Grant to fund MTI Director's position: Ted Sperling (2008-2012)
    • Workshop commission grants: Gabriel Kahane (2008), Scott Davenport Richards (2011), Peter Foley (2011), Gabriel Kahane (2013)
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:
  • Yale University, Shen Musical Theater Curriculum, 2005-present