The Richard Rodgers Awards were created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater. These awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Richard Rodgers Awards are the only awards for which the Academy accepts applications.
Applications for the Richard Rodgers Awards are now submitted online. If you have already submitted an application by mail, you do not need to re-submit. Application requirements and procedures are explained in the application form below. Please download, read and sign the application form before beginning the online application.