The biennial NATS National Musical Theatre Competition (NMTC) is a premier event for the emerging professional musical theatre soloist. Through this competition, past competitors and winners have developed industry connections that led to their success on Broadway and other venues.
The competition has completed its preliminary rounds, resulting in the top 24 national semifinalists. The 2024 NMTC semifinal and final rounds will be held in New York City, due to the proximity of music industry’s top professionals in musical theatre.
The 2024 first prize winner will be awarded more than $10,000 in prizes in addition to a concert at the 58th NATS National Conference in Knoxville, TN, June 28-July 2, 2024, and a $1,000 gift certificate from Hal Leonard. Second prize will be awarded $2,500 plus a $500 gift certificate from Hal Leonard. The third and fourth prizes include the Louise Lerch Prize ($1,000) and the Bill Hayes Prize ($750), respectively.
The semifinal and final rounds will take place during the NATS Winter Workshop in New York City on January 8, 2024 at the Manhattan School of Music. Admission to watch the NMTC final round is included in the package for those who are attending the NATS Winter Workshop, which is also being held at the Manhattan School of Music (January 6-8). General admission tickets for the NMTC final round will be available on-site. Advance tickets may be purchased for the gala competition finals hosted by Seth Rudetsky HERE.
The preliminary rounds of the competition took place during October and November in New York City (New York University-Steinhardt School), along with an online video submission round for participants who could not travel to the live audition site.
Event sponsors include Hal Leonard Corporation, Manhattan School of Music, and the Foundation Heritage Fund of the NATS Endowment.
Congratulations to the 2024 NATS National Musical Theatre Competition semifinalists!
Taylor Ann Mitchell
Online registration closes December 15. Don’t delay, register today!