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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anthony Rapp at Jonathan Larson Grants Presentation

The honors are given to rising young composers.

Jonathan Larson Grant recipients Andy Roninson, Ben Wexler, Julia Gytri, Avi Amon, and Emily Gardner Xu Hall.
(© Stephanie Berger)

The American Theatre Wing presented the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants earlier this week.

Julia Gytri and Avi Amon (book, music, and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music, and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics), and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics) all received four grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $50,000.

The Jonathan Larson Grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists, and book writers, help to continue Tony Award-winning Rent composer Jonathan Larson's dream of infusing musical theater with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality.

Daphne Rubin-Vega and Anthony Rapp at the Jonathan Larson Grants ceremony.
(© Stephanie Berger)