August 11, 2020

Musical Masterworks Announces Appointment of Lawrence Thelen as Managing Director

The new Managing Director of Musical Masterworks is Larry Thelen.

OLD LYME — Musical Masterworks has announced the appointment of Lawrence Thelen as their new Managing Director.

Thelen is a theatre producer and writer. In 1999, he produced an off-Broadway revival of Ghosts at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. Soon after, he joined the staff of Goodspeed Musicals as their Producing Associate and Literary Manager, where he remained for seven years.

Prior to and during his time at Goodspeed, Thelen served as Artistic Director for both the Cherry County Playhouse and the Thunder Bay Theatre.

As a writer, he is the author of the book The Show Makers: Great Directors of the American Musical Theatre, as well as numerous articles and several plays, including Pie in the SkyHiggins in Harlem and Eating Rhode Island.

His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Dramatics Magazine, Show Music Magazine and The Paragon Journal.

In addition to his work with Musical Masterworks, Thelen is the CEO of Mermaid Properties, a Connecticut-based real estate investment and property management firm.

Originally from California, Thelen now resides in Haddam with his two daughters.

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