Winners of the 2023 Kurt Weill Prizes:
Liza Gennaro, Associate Dean of Musical Theatre at the Manhattan School of Music, for her book Making Broadway Dance (Oxford University Press, 2021).
Amanda Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Durham University, for her article “Jewish Difference and Recovering ‘Commedia’: Erich W. Korngold’s Die tote Stadt in Post-First World War Austria,” published in Music and Letters in 2022.
The Advisory Panels for both the book and article prizes also awarded Special Recognition to a second book, An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre: 1900-1950 by conductor and educator Sean Mayes and music theater historian Sarah K. Whitfield, and to a second article “Race and the Legacy of the World’s Columbian Exposition in American Popular Theater from the Gilded Age to Show Boat (1927),” by David C. Paul, Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Titles first published in 2021 or 2022 were eligible for the 2023 Kurt Weill Prizes.