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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

ϲͼapp’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 showssuch asLes Miserables,The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Chicago,and countless others. Students receive comprehensive training in musical theatre culminating in a fully-accredited Bachelor’s degree.

MSM Musical Theatre students have many yearly performance opportunities including: Four fully-produced book musicals, one musical in development, Freshman Hello! and Senior Showcase. All MSM productions are directed, choreographed and designed by professional, working theatre artists. In addition we offer professional musical theatre writers the opportunity to workshop material with our students and we encourage students to produce independent performance projects.

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SLIDESHOW: Select photos from previous MSM Musical Theatre productions! Pictured above: Jasmine Rogers in CABARET, FEB 2019

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FEB 2019 | CABARET

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NOV 2021 | ON THE BRINK OF A LOVELY SONG

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NOV 2021 | ON THE BRINK OF A LOVELY SONG

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NOV 2023 | BYE BYE BIRDIE __Pictured above: Charles Strouse, composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE attends performance!

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NOV 2023 | BYE BYE BIRDIE TALK BACK

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SEPT 2023 | MSM Musical Theatre at Verdi Square

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MAR 2023 | PAPERBOY

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FEB 2023 | URINETOWN

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FEB 2023 | FRESHMAN POPS

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NOV 2022 | SHE LOVES ME

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OCT 2022 | VALENTINO'S TANGO

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OCT 2022 | VALENTINO'S TANGO

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MARCH 2022 | SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

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NOV 2021 | ON THE BRINK OF A LOVELY SONG

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FEB 2020 | THE WILD PARTY

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FEB 2019 | CABARET

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

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

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OCT 2019 | WHERE'S CHARLEY?

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NOV 2019 | SWEENEY TODD

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NOV 2018 | SPRING AWAKENING

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MSM Musical Theatre Program Details:

Audition & Prescreening Information

Handbook for Current Students

Musical Theatre Handbook

Plan of Study &Course Descriptions

MSM Academic Catalog

“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 and self-producing.”

Dean and Chair of Musical Theatre

Learn what’s new at MSM Musical Theatre (including videos and features)

A sampling of rave reviews from audiences who saw MSM’s recent production of the musical Paperboy :


Excellent cast, very talented. Professional production!


I may have seen a future Broadway smash hit today. The young cast was stellar — they already could be On Broadway rather than in college. The songs were excellent, the orchestra and conducting was excellent, the book worked. An after performance talk about the formation and development of the musical, with the author of Paperboy and all the talented people who created this musical, was a special treat.


The MSM Cast and Crew did a great job! Wonderful show. Very talented cast. Try and see the show.Very limited run.You will be sorry if you miss this production.

MSM Musical Theatre faculty in Sakura Park

WATCH! From "Missed: Connections" on Oct 30 & 31, 2021: “Find My Way Home” Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon Performed by Torinae

Watch the MSM 2019/2020 sophomore class perform a 90th birthday greeting to composer Stephen Sondheim!

Success Stories

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  • Jan 21, 2024 Musical Theatre
    Faculty
    MSM Musical Theatre faculty member Andrew Gerle to release a recording of his latest production Whisper Darkly on February 23
  • Jan 6, 2024 Musical Theatre
    Students
    MSM Musical Theatre student Jake Koch and alumnus Neil Devlin are semifinalists in The American Pops Orchestra NextGen competition
  • Nov 20, 2023 Musical Theatre
    Faculty
    MSM Dean of Musical Theatre Liza Gennaro wins Kurt Weill Prize for her book Making Broadway Dance

Sample Schedule for Bachelor of Music / Musical Theatre Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 132

  • Acting 1 & 2 (MT 0001-0002)
    6 cr
  • Musical Theatre Performance Technique 1 & 2 (MT 0010-0011)
    4 cr
  • Music Theory (MT 0550-0551)
    6 cr
  • Humanities Core (HU 0001-0002)
    6 cr
  • Musical Theatre Dance (MT 0110
    2 cr
  • Ballet (MT 0100)
    2 cr
  • Freshman Seminar (MT 0200)
    1 cr
  • Intro to Theatrical Design (MT 0201)
    1 cr
  • Studio Lessons (MT 4000)
    2 cr
  • Rehearsal and Performance (MT 1500)
    0 cr
  • Ensemble Voice (MT 0350-0351)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA 0100)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1:
32 cr
  • Acting 3 (MT 0003)
    3 cr
  • Acting 4 - Devised Theatre Practice (MT 0004)
    2 cr
  • Acting the Song 1 & 2 (MT 0012-0013)
    6 cr
  • MT Exploring the Art Form 1 & 2 (MT 0500-0501)
    6 cr
  • Humanties Core (HU 0003-0004)
    6 cr
  • Required Piano (RP 0111-0112)
    2 cr
  • Musical Theatre Dance (MT 0111)
    2 cr
  • Ballet (MT 0101)
    2 cr
  • Script Analysis (MT 0211)
    2 cr
  • Speech (MT 0300-0301)
    4 cr
  • Studio Lessons (MT 4001)
    2 cr
  • Rehearsal and Performance (MT 1500)
    0 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA 0100)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2:
37 cr
  • Acting 5 - Scene Study & Repertory (MT 0005)
    3 cr
  • Acting 6 - Scene Study & Monologue (MT 0006)
    3 cr
  • Scene to Song (MT 0014)
    3 cr
  • Audition Techniques (MT 0015)
    3 cr
  • Humanities Elective (HU)
    6 cr
  • Musical Theatre Dance (MT 0112)
    2 cr
  • Tap (MT 0120)
    2 cr
  • General Electives
    4 cr
  • Studio Lessons (MT 4002)
    4 cr
  • Rehearsal and Performance (MT 1500)
    0 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA 0100)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 3:
30 cr
  • Acting 7 - Advanced Acting (MT 0007)
    3 cr
  • Musical Theatre Lab (MT 0016)
    3 cr
  • Musical Theatre Dance (MT 0113)
    2 cr
  • Tap (MT 0121)
    1 cr
  • General Electives
    8 cr
  • Studio Lessons (MT 4003)
    6 cr
  • Rehearsal and Performance (MT 1500)
    0 cr
  • Setting the Stage Workshops - 5 (ME 1000)
    0 cr
  • Senior Showcase (MT 1505)
    3 cr
Total Credits for Year 4:
26 cr

NOTE:Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, theMSM Academic Catalogis the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Cataloghere.

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