By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — A foundation started by “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller is giving a $1 million grant to the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
Mosaic says that the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation grant will be distributed over five years and will fund its summer camp and a middle school program.
Students perform a dance routine as part of auditions at the Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. The theater recently received a gift of $1 million from Hamilton producer and Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
The annual funding will support up to 200 camp scholarships. Funding also will be set aside for an endowment to support future programs.
Seller is a Detroit-area native. He started the foundation along with Josh Lehrer, a photographer and documentarist.
Gregory Miller II auditions as part of the Mosaic Youth Theater program, in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. The theater recently received a gift of $1 million from Hamilton producer and Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
“Hamilton” is an award-winning take on the nation’s first U.S. treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton. It has been cheered for reclaiming the nation’s founding story with a multicultural cast.
The nonprofit Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit was founded 27 years ago.