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2016 Gatchell & Neufeld Manager Grant Progra


The Gatchell and Neufeld Manager Grant honors R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr. and Peter Neufeld, who were Broadway producers and managers and served as mentors to many people working in the Broadway community. This is the second year of an annual grant of $1,500 to assist a working promising manager further his or her career. The grant will be awarded before the end of the year. We encourage applications from everyone who meets the criteria, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin (ancestry), religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Application Submissions:

Applicants should submit the following to no later than September 30, 2016:

  1. A letter, not to exceed two pages, explaining why you are interested in pursuing a career as a Broadway manager. Please address what you see as your potential and what you have done to date in the business. The letter should include contact information.

  2. One recommendation from a professional colleague who can speak to your work to date. (Recommendation form available under ‘useful forms’ from menu above right.) Please note that members of the grant selection committee may not write recommendations.

Criteria for Evaluating Applications:

The recipient should:

  1. Be currently working with a theatre owner, general manager, or producer on Broadway, pre-Broadway, or touring Broadway productions.

  2. Have passion and commitment to the industry and the people working in it.

  3. Be aware of industry trends and long-term challenges.

  4. Be committed to personal growth and professional development.

  5. Be able to integrate personal and professional goals.

NOTE:  The recipient may be a member of the ATPAM apprentice program but that is not a requirement.

Selection Committee and Process:

The 2016 selection committee consists of Charlotte St. Martin, Nick Kaledin, Jeff Wilson, Florie Seery, and Stephen Bogardus and the two recipients of last year’s award. Deliberations will take place this fall and may involve an interview.

Applicants from last year who did not receive the award are encouraged to re-submit.

This grant is hosted by The Broadway League Foundation, Inc. and contributions may be sent in as follows:

The Broadway League Foundation, Inc. 729 Seventh Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY  10019 Att:  Accounting Dept.

Mark checks:  Gatchell and Neufeld Manager Grant

If you wish to wire funds, please contact the Broadway League’s accounting department for instructions. (Either or

The Broadway League Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 organization and therefore contributions will be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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