Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Anne Hamilton to Dramaturg at NYMF in 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has accepted me as a staff dramaturg for 2014. I am terrifically excited and thankful for this opportunity. My special thanks go to Director of Programming Mary Kate Burke.

I was referred by my long-time client Andrew Barrett, whose musical JULIAN PO was presented in 2013.  It was given a full production, and won the NYMF awards for  Best Music (Ira Antelis) and Best Actress award (Luba Mason) .  Andrew’s lyrics won an Honorable Mention. I have just finished dramaturging a rewrite of the musical.

I am so impressed with how interconnected the musical theatre world is. This fall I have been dramaturging a terrific new musical called PUMPED, which presented a staged reading in NYC. Luba Mason appeared in PUMPED in the iconic  role of Margaux Bottier. PUMPED features the hot new composer/lyricist team of Kyle Ewalt and Michael Ian Walker, as well as librettists Marla Woodhill, J.D. Jacobson and Nicole Jacobson.

I love dramaturging musicals, and have worked on many of them over the years with Andrew Barrett, B.T. McNicholl,  The Harold Prince Musical Theatre Institute/The Directors Company, George Marcy, Bob Goldstein, Pat Holley and I.B. Daniels, and Louis Steven Santora (Creator of GUILIN).

Not many people know this, but I primarily identified myself as a singer and a writer before turning to dramaturgy. I spent twenty years as a singer on major stages in New York City, performing classical music, show tunes, and some opera.

For my MFA thesis at Columbia School of the Arts, I served as Production Dramaturg at Classic Stage Company under director Michael Mayer on Marivaux’s THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE. It was the New York City premiere of James Magruder’s adaptation of the comedy. Later, Michael and James adapted the play into a musical and took it to Broadway, starring Betty Buckley, F. Murray Abraham and Susan Egan.

I am really looking forward to my work with NYMF.

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Congrats Anne! I am looking for musicals written by women–book, lyrics, music, conception. Ideas for resource? Or just what pops into your brain? Living American women–Broadway, off broadway, off off and beyond!

You’re wonderful and deserve all good things!

It is freezing here!

I hope you are toasty and warm!

Cindy

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Comment by Cindy Phaneuf

Congratulations! I am so HAPPY for you! Yeay!!! 🙂 xoxo, ~Cate

Cate Cammarata MFA Lecturer, Theatre Arts SUNY Stony Brook Literary Manager, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) Producing Associate, Jana Robbins Productions/LaVie Productions Associate Producer, MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL

Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 20:06:39 +0000 To: cate.cammarata@hotmail.com

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Congratulations Anne! This is wonderful news. Hopefully Tom will have something for it next year! oxo diana b

>________________________________ > From: Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy >To: groucho1@pacbell.net >Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:06 PM >Subject: [New post] Anne Hamilton to Dramaturg at NYMF in 2014 > > > > WordPress.com >hamiltondramaturgy posted: “The New York Musical Theatre Festival has accepted me as a staff dramaturg for 2014. I am terrifically excited and thankful for this opportunity. My special thanks go to Director of Programming Mary Kate Burke. I was referred by my long-time client And” >

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