Bryan first joined ANMT as a composer during 2011-2012’s Core Curriculum. After successfully completing the program, he wrote the music for “iWish” as part of the Academy's 2012 15-Minute Musicals program. In addition to his work as a composer, Bryan is an accompanist for various programs in Los Angeles. He played Keyboard II for ANMT’s production of “A Ring in Brooklyn”. He is a staff accompanist for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He also performs around the LA area in his blues duo, Torch Note. Bryan is from Columbus, Ohio, where he studied music composition and piano performance at Denison University.
Bryan's responsibilities include supervising the online Catalogue for New Musicals, overseeing new technology and social media, as well as traditional office management, database supervision, and daily/weekly communication with composers, lyricists and bookwriters.
"It's exciting working in such a creative place!" beams Blaskie, "coming into work and hearing the place buzzing with singing, rehearsals, auditions, and hearing folks testing out new songs in progress and taking workshops in how to write musicals. I look forward to coming in every time!"
In the past decade, the Academy for New Musical Theatre has experienced a period of astonishing growth, expanding from a three-day-a-
The Academy offers online and live curriculum in from the professional producer to the enthusiast who is just learning how to write musicals.
"I'm really a lucky guy," says Blaskie. "I've wound up in the right spot and the right time. I love my bosses -- we have a gas working together; lots of laughter and clowning around. But at the end of the day, I take this job very seriously. I know the opportunity they're giving me here. But now it's up to me to make something exciting happen."
Musical theatre writers interested in creating new musicals should contact Bryan at email@example.com or 818.506.8500.