Broadway Producer and Talent Manager Pamela Cooper Joins Broadway Theatre Project
Now entering its 28th year, Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) announces Pamela Cooper of The Cooper Company will join the visiting faculty team in 2019. BTP faculty range from professional dancers and choreographers to vocal coaches and directors. The deadline for BTP 2019 applications and recorded auditions is March 1st.
Pamela graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA, Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ithaca College. She began her career as a lighting and special effects designer at the internationally famous Music Center in Los Angeles. Pamela designed shows at the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson, Kennedy Center, in Las Vegas, on Broadway, and soon after traveled with top entertainers all over the world producing and promoting their concerts. Pamela's first management clients were the award-winning Ben Vereen and director/choreographer Michael Peters. Some of her theatrical producing credits include the Broadway Hit Come From Away (now on tour in the US, the West End in London, in Canada, and Australia), On The Town, My Old Lady, Leap of Faith, Off-Broadway's Be by Mayumana, and co-producing Galas with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Currently she is developing new musicals and plays for Broadway and managing the best talent in the world including director/choreographers Josh Bergasse, Lorin Latarro, New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns, Director Scott Schwartz, Sean Cheesman, book writer Clifford Irving, Arlene Violet, Bill Kerby, and Broadway Legend Ben Vereen to name a few of her illustrious clients. The Cooper Company is currently represented by such musicals as Waitress, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour, theWicked Tour, and the new Broadway bound musical The Prince of Egypt written by Stephen Schwartz, directed and choreographed by her clients Scott Schwartz, and Sean Cheesman. Upcoming Pamela will produce the new Broadway musical REFLECTIONS starring Ben Vereen and directed and choreographed by Josh Bergasse.
BTP Artistic Director Debra McWaters commented, "We are thrilled to have Pamela on board again. Pamela has had a distinguished career full of successful partnerships and projects. At the helm of The Cooper Company, Pamela and her team seem to be at the forefront of Broadway entertainment today. She's full of important insight and will make a long-lasting impression on our students."
This year's BTP 2019 study series will be available to a smaller number of apprentices, offering an elite group of 40 hand-selected students unique opportunities to prepare for their future. In addition to BTP's traditional technique classes in acting, singing, and dancing, this summer's curriculum will introduce seminars in college preparation and seminars in preparing for a professional career.
BTP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Apprenticeship program, being held June 23-July 14 on the campus of the University of South Florida. There will be a limited, elite student body to accomplish what the BTP faculty set out to do this year. Applying early is encouraged for those who are attempting to fill one of the few vacant spots remaining after live auditions.
The deadline for applications and recorded auditions is March 1st. In order to apply to become an apprentice at BTP 2019, students must complete and send an application form available at www.broadwaytheatreproject.com, along with a recorded audition to Debra McWaters at email@example.com.