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Todrick Hall Launches First Black-Owned Theatrical Performance Rights Company "Todrick Hall Musicals"

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Singer and choreographer Todrick Hall is making Black history by unveiling his latest venture - Todrick Hall Musicals. This groundbreaking endeavor establishes Todrick Hall as the first black person and openly queer Black person to own a theatrical Performance Rights Company, a feat that is set to reshape the landscape of musical theater.

A Theatrical Performance Rights Company is an entity that manages the licensing and distribution of performance rights for theatrical productions. These companies play a crucial role in ensuring that creators, like Todrick Hall, have control over the use of their work in various live performances, including stage productions, concerts, and other public displays.

With the launch of Todrick Hall Musicals, Todrick not only cements his legacy as a trailblazer in the entertainment industry but also establishes a platform that empowers creators of color and those from the LGBTQ+ community.

To kick off this momentous occasion, Todrick Hall has released recordings from the first three musicals under his company: Cinderella Rock, U.G.L.Y., and OZ the Musical. These songs are now available for license to both professional and amateur companies including schools and churches.

Hall announced the news on Facebook: "When I was 16 years old I started writing musicals, many of them inspired by some of the very voices that have helped bring my teenage theatrical creations to life! This project has been years in the making and I’m proud to say that I am launching the first black-owned theatrical performance rights company. Thank you to all the Broadway legends who lent their voices to inspire future generations of musical theatre performers and lovers! Now you can recreate these musicals at your own community theatre, regional theatre, school, church, etc."

Todrick Hall's journey from a YouTuber to a contestant on American Idol to a prominent figure in the entertainment industry has been marked by innovation and fearlessness. As the first black gay person to own a theatrical Performance Rights Company, Todrick Hall paves the way for future generations of creators, proving that diversity, authenticity, and creativity can thrive in the world of musical theater.

For more information on Todrick Hall's groundbreaking venture and to explore the recordings from the first three musicals, visit


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