Musical Theatre

Students in the Musical Theatre program take part in more than a half dozen productions a year, including Senior Showcase, attended by invited New York theater professionals.

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A real-world musical theatre training experience that only New York City can provide, taught by Broadway performers and creators.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

Program Details

Manhattan School of Music’s prestigious Musical Theatre Program is the only stand-alone conservatory program in New York City. Our program attracts professional artist-teacher faculty and guest artists many of whom who have created and performed in some of Broadway’s greatest shows such as Les MiserablesThe Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Chicago, and countless others. Students receive comprehensive training in musical theatre culminating in a fully-accredited Bachelor’s degree.

Watch the trailer above for MSM Musical Theatre's unique take on the Broadway classic, CABARET!

Studies in the MSM Musical Theatre Program Include:

  • Musical theatre techniques
  • Musical theatre repertoire and history
  • Dramatic studies
  • Dance
  • Musical theatre dance
  • Script analysis
  • Humanities courses

Students perform in showcase productions and fully produced shows, and participate behind the scenes. The culmination of the degree program includes a high-profile Senior Showcase, attended by invited New York theatre professionals.

“We train musical theatre artists excelling in acting, singing, and dancing to thrive in a field where they need to be more than performers: Successful artists today are also creative contributors to project development, skilled at digital media, entrepreneurial or self-producing.”

Associate Dean and Chair of Musical Theatre

Audition & Prescreening Information

Prescreening & Audition Procedures

Handbook for Current Students

Musical Theatre Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

MSM Course Catalog

Musical Theatre Administration

Liza Gennaro
Associate Dean and Director of Musical Theatre

Christina Teichroew
Managing Director of Opera and Musical Theatre

Robert P. Smith
Assistant Manager of Opera and Musical Theatre

MSM Musical Theatre faculty in Sakura Park

MSM Master Classes with Guest Artists

Our popular Master Classes feature leading actors, writers and producers who talk about how they built their careers, overcame challenges, and in many cases, won Tony awards. Students perform, and are offered feedback.

SLIDESHOW: Select photos from previous MSM Musical Theatre productions! Pictured above: APR 2019 | FIORELLO!


MAY 2019 | The 2019 Fred Ebb Musical in Development Workshop: RADIOACTIVE




MAY 2019 | The 2019 Fred Ebb Musical in Development Workshop: RADIOACTIVE


APR 2019 | FIORELLO! cast member Raffaela Cicchetti performing "When Did I Fall In Love?" at the MSM Centennial Concert at Carnegie Hall

APR 2019 | CABARET cast members Jasmine Rogers and Chandler Sinks performing "Perfectly Marvelous" at the MSM Centennial Concert at Carnegie Hall

MSM Musical Theatre Program in the press:

Opera News, July 2017

Cabaret press in Playbill and Broadway World, February 2019

Stay Thirsty, Summer 2016 Interview with MSM Theatre Program Artistic Advisor Bebe Neuwirth

Playbill, May 2015



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