I don’t know any other organization that will showcase a new musical created by high school students, with such care and professionalism. The Foundation for New American Musicals inspires young creators, mentors them, and uniquely supports the future of the American musical.

-Paris Barclay, former President,
Directors Guild of America

The Foundation for New American Musical’s education programs, mentorships and showcases would not be possible without support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Thank you for playing a crucial role in the Foundation’s commitment to nurturing, connecting and presenting the next generation of musical theatre creators.

To learn more about how you can support FNAM email us at or give us a call at 310.317.9599.

Musicals translate the human experience in a way that can open minds and actually change social history. Students who are creating musicals are shown to benefit scholastically and attitudinally, particularly low-income students and English Language Learners.


FNAM helps young people discover their passion and talent. Our four major initiatives help composers, lyricists and librettists learn and hone their craft by providing a pathway from high school through college, and beyond. As a non-profit 501(c)3, the Foundation for New American Musicals depends on the support of generous donors like you to sustain and expand our outreach. Please make a tax-deductible gift today.


Three-time Academy Award winner and Grammy Award winner STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, Tony Award winner JASON ROBERT BROWN, STEPHEN SONDHEIM, RITA WILSON, Glee’s LINDSAY PEARCE, American Idol’s JACOB LUSK, Songwriter Hall of Fame member DESMOND CHILD, KRISTEN BELL, star of Will & Grace ERIC MCCORMACK, Golden Globe winner AMANDA MCBROOM, Tony and Academy Award winners JOEL GREY and ANGELA LANSBURY, FNAM Spokesperson DARREN CRISS from Glee, JONAH PLATT from Wicked, People’s Choice Award winner JOHN STAMOS, MARISSA JARET WINOKUR from Hairspray, DAVID BURNHAM from Wicked, Rent’s ADAM PASCAL, LARA PULVER of True Blood and The Last Five Years, MICKEY DOLENZ from The Monkees, La Bamba’s LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, SUGAR JONES from The Voice, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner CAMRYN MANHEIM, DREW CAREY, American Idol Arranger and Associate Musical Director MICHAEL ORLAND, JASON ALEXANDER, KEITH HARRSION, Academy Award winner SHIRLEY JONES, Star Search Grand Champion NITA WHITAKER, Producer of Wicked and LA LA Land MARC PLATT, Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony-winning composer JERRY HERMAN, vocal coach to the stars ERIC VETRO, Despicable Me and Lorax screenwriter CINCO PAUL, Stage and screen actress FRANCES FISHER, ADAM IRIGOYEN,Nashville’s CHARLES ESTEN, DAVID ZIPPEL City of Angels and Mulan composer, seven-time Emmy Awards winner ALLISON JANNEY, MEGAN HILTY star of Wicked and 9 to 5, JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER from The Sopranos, Entourage and Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, Grey’s Anatomy and Parade actor T.R. KNIGHT, Head of Musical Theater for ASCAP MICHAEL KERKER, FNAM Spokesperson GRANT GUSTIN of The Flash and many, many others.