Now In-Person for 2023,
led by Broadway star Anthony Wayne.
Through acting, vocal, and dance instruction, this 5-week, in-person musical theater masterclass program will strengthen and enhance students’ performing skills.
The Mosaic Training Program is for passionate high-school-aged performers (ages 14-19) who are ready for the next level of musical theater training! Project Broadway will offer this full-scholarship, high-quality theater arts program to twelve (12) selected BIPOC students who exhibit a passion for performing and demonstrate financial need.
ANTHONY WAYNE, actor, producer and creator, has been blessed to do what he’s been born to do. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Mr. Wayne has been seen on Broadway in Tootsie: The Musical, Anything Goes, Pippin, Once on this Island and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He was last seen on Broadway performing as Raymond, Tina Turner’s first love interest in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Read his full bio below.
This unique program is designed to help develop performing skills and support those seeking a professional career in the performing arts. Some highlights of the program include:
- Musical Theater Masterclasses from Broadway teaching artists
- Weekly feedback & mentorship
- A professional Q&A panel with Broadway guests from multiple disciplines
- Headshots from a professional photographer
- Final student showcase/presentation for top–notch industry guests
- Must self identify as a Black, Indigenous, or other person of color, including Latinx, Asian & mixed race.
- Must be in 9th-12th grade
- Must demonstrate financial need.
Program Dates: (5 weeks-Sundays @ 10am-12pm)
- Sunday, February 5
- Sunday, February 12
- Sunday, February 19
- Sunday, February 26
- Sunday, March 5
This is an in-person program that will be held at Ripley Grier Studios – 520 Eighth Avenue in New York, NY. Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from all classes. A small travel stipend may be available for those selected for this program.
About Anthony Wayne
A man of many sides as an actor, producer and creator, Anthony Wayne has been blessed to do what he’s been born to do. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Mr. Wayne has been seen on Broadway in Tootsie: The Musical, Anything Goes, Pippin, Once on this Island and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He was last seen on Broadway performing as Raymond, Tina Turner’s first love interest in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
His touring credits include A Chorus Line as Richie, The Color Purple and Fame: The Musical as Tyrone Jackson. After sold out runs Off-Broadway and across the country, he is currently working on bringing his show Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical to Broadway; the musical based on the life of 1970’s disco legend Sylvester. In Mighty Real, Mr. Wayne stars as the Disco Legend Sylvester and has co-written the show with his producing partner, Kendrell Bowman. Together they have created their own company called ANTHONYKEN, LLC. which has spawned their own shows which include the biographical musical An Evening with Phyllis Hyman, the 1970’s Soul Train inspired holiday show A Soulful Christmas and Kings & Queens of Soul.
Mr. Wayne resides in Harlem, New York and contributes his time inspiring Black Men of the Broadway and theatre community to find the greatness within themselves to be great on a daily basis. That work inspired him to found the Nonprofit Organization Black Broadway Men (@blackbroadwaymen) which galvanizes black men of the Broadway & theatre community to create unity within each other, find strength with each other and embrace the legacy of those that have come before paving the way for those to come after. In turn mentoring the way for the young black men to come. He is a firm believer of creating moments and memories with those he truly cares about and makes time with his family a priority. He believes that the stage is his platform to use to allow his light to shine bright. That inspiration drives him daily and he plans to shine that light no matter what.