Goodspeed Opera House has achieved international acclaim for its dedication to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre. Under the direction of Michael P. Price since 1968, Goodspeed produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut and specializes in producing and developing new musicals at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut. From the Goodspeed stages, 19 musicals have gone to Broadway (including Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah, and Annie), receiving more than a dozen Tony Awards. Also integral to its mission, Goodspeed houses The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and has established The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theater to educate and train future generations of theatregoers and theatrical professionals. Goodspeed has received two special Tony Awards, for its outstanding achievements.