Music directors play a crucial role in a musical, from its early rehearsal stages through the end of performances. Dynamics, diction and breaths are all determined by them. While they control tempos and transitions, performers and musicians depend on them for unity. They bring out climaxes and releases, and give the music its shape, its life, its meaning.
They show commitment, care and excellence in theatre, and it is time for them to be recognized in their own award category.