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The Musical Theater Project is a 21st-century arts organization dedicated to creating programs that celebrate, preserve and honor the tradition of the 20th-century classic American musical.

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Our illustrious and creative Board of Trustees has established a short-term fund we’re calling “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, which will match all of your donations between now and June 30, 2022.

Optimistic Voices

These days, we all need to hear songs that give us hope. TMTP has come up with a whole show of them!

See All Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming events!

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

The Musical Theater Project declares and affirms our commitment to anti-racist action. We stand firmly with those who call for justice and work tirelessly to end systemic racism both here at home in Northeast Ohio and throughout the far reaches of our country and beyond. We acknowledge that our own institution’s history is inextricably linked to an industry-wide ethos of fear resulting from racism and its intersecting oppressions.

To that end, Bill Rudman, Founding Artistic Director, and Jack Warren, Managing Director, pledge to take meaningful action on an inclusive, shame-free anti-racist agenda to be created collaboratively among staff, trustees and fellow industry creatives as we strive to become better examples of the change we want to see in the world.

Meet TMTP’s Founder, Bill Rudman

BILL RUDMAN Bill is an educator, broadcaster, producer and founder of The Musical Theater Project. As TMTP’s Artistic Director, he has created more than 100 concerts and cabarets that celebrate and share musical theater as a uniquely American art form. His radio programs, “Footlight Parade” and “On the Aisle,” are heard across the country on public radio stations, Public Radio Exchange (prx.org) and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. In 1983, he and New York author Ken Bloom co-founded Harbinger Records, a label that has won critical praise for albums devoted to the American musical and the Great American Songbook; the label is now a division of TMTP. In 2000 he became the first recipient of the Robert Bergman Award for his work in arts education and community outreach.

To learn more about Bill and TMTP’s leadership team, click here.

Introducing a New Face at TMTP!

Managing Director

JACK WARREN The newest member of the TMTP team comes from the for-profit business world, but is a real denizen of the American musical theater. For more than 30 years, he has been involved in directing, acting, producing—and even dancing—in comedies, dramas and musical theater productions across northern Ohio. Now a member of Actors’ Equity Association and a narrator for several audio books, he’s also been known to forgo trimming his beard each fall and to don the red suit between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Song Is You

Celebrating the songs & artists that give the art form its passion & significance.


Explore Harbinger Records’
recent releases!

Kids Love Musicals!

Bring the power of musical theater directly to your classroom!

On the Radio

Listen to Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical and On the Aisle

Rendezvous Cabarets

Join The Musical Theater Project for a night on the town with our popular dinner-and-cabaret evenings.

Let’s Go to The Movies…At Home

Watch on your own, then join TMTP for a live discussion!

Featured Article

TMTP has returned to the stage, and we’re delighted many of you are back, too! But, like all of you, we have suffered the economic blows the pandemic has dealt. For more than two years TMTP has not been able to produce the masterful works we’re used to seeing from Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier. For two years Kids Love Musicals! has been on hiatus from the classrooms. Thus our ability to raise funds has been compromised. Admittedly, this year, our first year back in production with Song Is You! concerts, Rendezvous, Optimistic Voices, and For Good, we remain in a deficit position.

​​Our illustrious and creative Board of Trustees has established a short-term fund we’re calling “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”. The Board is committing this fund to matching all of your donations between now and June 30, 2022–DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR–up to the first $50,000 we receive from the public, (our glorious fans and our fabulous friends.)