About The New Musical Foundation

The New Musical Foundation was founded by Charlie Fink in 2007 to promote the development of new musicals by underwriting the costs of readings, workshops and festival productions. All rights are reserved by the artists.

To reach the New Musical Development Foundation, please send us an email at info@newmusicalfund.org

About Charlie Fink

New Media Samurai

Over the the past thirty years I have created and launched new media brands for Disney, AOL, and American Greetings. My biggest success was coming up with the idea for Disney’s “Lion King”. I know, that was 1988. Disney promoted me several times after that (I have been looking for an encore ever since ;) I did see the dawn of the Internet age from inside AOL. That was pretty incredible, too.

Most recently, as a founding board member, investor, and executive I helped to launch erodr, a new mobile only social network for college students. We are getting ready to go national in the fall! You can learn more at erodr.com

In addition to my work on the second golden age at Disney animation (85-92), I was SVP & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (95-99). My past experience also features founding and selling several companies: including eAgents, which was sold to American Greetings Interactive, where I then served as President for three years; and Charlie Company, an SEO/SEM affiliate marketer and consultancy that was sold in a private transaction in 2009.

I scratch my showbiz itch (it never goes away) as Producing Artistic Director of the not-for-profit New Musical Foundation (http://newmusuicalfoundation.org), which supports the development of new musicals through readings, workshops, and festival productions. My past six productions have all won major awards, including “Who’s Your Baghdaddy” and “One Night in New York”, which are both headed for commercial off-Broadway productions in 2014. I am also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Drama Desk Award winning NY Musical Festival.


Charlie Fink Producing Credits

New Musicals 2005 – 2014
2005: Burn Rate by Paul Scott Goodman (reading) BMI Workshop, NYC
2006: Treasure Island by Brett Smock and Corinne Aquilina (workshop production) GIVA, Rochester, NY
2007: Drift by Jeremy Schoenfeld and Craig Pospisil (reading) NYC
2007: The Wonderful World of Zidney by Shawn Northrip (reading) Metrostage, Alexandria, VA
2008: Curveball by JT Allen and Chris Jefferies (reading) Signature Theater, Arlington, VA
2008: Joe, by Dan Lipton and Dave Rossemer (reading) Signature Theater, Washington, DC
2009: Rooms by Paul Scott Goodman (production) MetroStage, DC, GIVA, Rochester, New World Stages, NYC
2009: Dot Comet by Michael Ogborn and Craig Pospisil (reading) Woolly Mammoth Theater, Washington, DC
2009: Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue presents The Orestia by Deb Bounaccorsi and Steve McWillioams (production) Keegan Theater. Washington, DC
2009: Titus X by Shawn Northrip (festival production) DC Fringe
2009: Dizzie Miss Lizzie’s The Saints (festival production) DC Fringe
2010: Super Claudio Bros. by Marshall Pailet and Drew Fornorola (festival production) DC Fringe, Best Musical, extended run, acquired by Dreamworks for development for Broadway
2010: Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Finn McCool (festival production) DC Fringe
2011: Who’s Your Baghdaddy by Marshall Pailet & A.D. Penedo (festival production) DC Fringe, Best Show, extended run, Broadway World Award Best Actor for Matthew Myers
2011: F@#king Up Everything by Eric Davis (festival production) DC Fringe, extended run, Broadway World awards for Best Actress Crystal Moser and Supporting Actor Jason Wilson
2012: Who’s Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War (reading) Joe’s Pub NYC
2012: Rio by by Mitch Magonet and Joey Miller (reading) CUA-NYMF
2012: Baby Case by Michael Ogborn (festival production) NY New Musical Festival, Best Show, Best Director, Best Composer
2012: Triassic Parq, by Marshall Pailet (production) Amas Musical Theater, NYC
2013: F@#king Up Everything, by Eric Davis (production) Elektra Theatre NYC
2013: Standby, by Amy Baer, Keith Robinson & Mark-Eugene Gargia (reading) CUA-NYMF
2013: Mata Hari, by David Rhymer, (festival production) NY Musical Festival (Best Actress)
2013: One Night in New York!, 2013 DC Capital Fringe Festival (Best Show)
2013: Tesla (reading) by Marc Acito, Jeames Beaton, and Amy Englehardt (reading) New York, NY supported by the NAMT Fund for New Musicals. Directed by Kent Nicholson
2014: Who’s Your Baghdaddy or How I Started the Iraq War (reading) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, Directed by Marshall Pailet
“Super Claudio Bros.” Best Musical 2010 DC Fringe Festival
“Who’s Your Baghdaddy” Best Show 2011 DC Fringe Festival, Broadway World Award for Best Actor Matthew Myers
“F@#king Up Everything”, 2011 DC Fringe Festival, Broadway World awards for Best Actress Crystal Moser and Supporting Actor Jason Wilson
“Baby Case”, 2012 NY Musical Festival, Best Show, Best Director & Best Composer; Honorable Mention for Choreography, Ensemble & Design
“Tesla aka Mad Scientists”, 2013 NAMT development grant recipient
“Mata Hari”, Best Actress, 2013 NY Musical Festival
“One Night in New York” 2013 Best Show, DC Capital Fringe Festival