The blog of the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, Fla.
The Patel Conservatory provides the finest performing arts training in an inspirational setting by giving students the tools to dream, reach, discover and create the performing arts; integrate them into everyday life; and contribute to the community.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Broadway Star of the Future Award winners announced
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Straz Center’s Broadway Star of the Future Award...
The Broadway Star of the Future Award for Best Actress goes to Samantha Schneider- Behen!
The Broadway Star of the Future Award for Best Actor goes to Jordan Rodnizki!
Samantha attends Howard W. Blake School of the Arts, and she was nominated for her role as Lucille Frank in Parade. Her outstanding vocals and commitment to her character allowed for her to truly come into her own as an actress and step into the spotlight.
Jordan attends Countryside High School and was nominated for his role as Prospero in Return to the Forbidden Planet. His strong stage presence, vocals, and consistency with his character allowed for Jordan to really shine.
The 2012 winners were recently announced during the closing ceremonies of the Florida State Thespian Festival on Sat., March 17, 2012. The winners chosen showed excellence in their performance in a musical theater production.
As recipients of the Broadway Star of the Future Award, Samantha and Jordan will be traveling to New York City this summer to represent the state of Florida and the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.
Congratulations and break a leg, Jordan and Samantha!