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Adam Wachter

Job Role: Lecturer in Musical Theatre

Department: Musical Theatre

Honours: BA, MA

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Adam Wachter received his Bachelor of Theatre Arts from the University of Michigan and his MA, with distinction, in Musical Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked professionally as a composer, lyricist, music director, and pianist on Broadway, television, and in productions and concerts around the world, and most recently was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Point Park University’s renowned musical theatre program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


At RWCMD, Adam teaches across both the BA and MA Musical Theatre courses, focusing on audition repertoire selection and individual song performance.

Notable Achievements

Adam is the recipient of the 2018 Stiles + Drewe ‘Best New Song’ Prize, the 2021 University of Michigan ‘Emerging Artist Alumni Award’ in theatre, and the 2021 MAC ‘John Wallowitch Award’ for songwriting.

His musical Tarrytown won the 2017 San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award for ‘Best New Musical’ and was a top-ten finalist for the 2019 Richard Rodgers Award.

The short film Sign, which featured an original score and screenplay by Adam, premiered at OutFest, won the Iris Prize’s Youth Jury Award, NewFest’s Narrative Short Audience Award, and was screened at over fifty film festivals around the world.

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