Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Alums Win Tony Award

Alums from The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, are having a good year.  First they won an Oscar for the song “City of Stars” from La La Land, and now a Tony for Best Original Score for the musical Dear Evan Hansen.  Congratulations to them both!

The Songwriters Project hosts emerging songwriters in order to foster the legacy of mentorship that Johnny Mercer was committed to throughout his career. This year’s project starts next week, so don’t forget to get your tickets to this year’s Songwriters In Concert to get a glimpse at the next rising stars in American songwriting!

Read more about the Tony Awards and Dear Evan Hansen here.