Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Broadway Star of the Future Award winners!

The Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center announces this year’s winners of the Straz Center’s Broadway Star of the Future Award!
The 2013 Broadway Star of the Future Award goes to Tim Hart and Chandler Morehead.

Now in its fourth year, the Broadway Star of the Future Award is given to one male actor and one female actor in recognition of their outstanding performance in a musical theater production.

The winners are chosen through the Florida State Thespian Festival, which took place last week at the Straz Center. The 2013 winners were announced during the closing ceremonies of the festival on Sat., Mar. 23, 2013.

Morehead, of Sunrise, is a student at American Heritage School in Del Ray Beach. During the competition, she portrayed Meredith Parker in Bat Boy: the Musical.

Hart, of Clearwater, is a student at Palm Harbor University High School in Palm Harbor. During the competition, he portrayed the Baker in Into The Woods.

Both students were chosen for their singing and acting ability and their commitment to their characters.

As recipients of the award, Morehead and Hart have won the chance to travel to New York City in June to represent Florida and the Straz Center in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA). 

“The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is known for community service and its commitment to helping talented youth thrive in the world of the performing arts. Sponsoring this contest and enabling these students to compete in New York is just one way we demonstrate this commitment,” said Wendy Leigh, vice president of education at the Straz Center. 

Congratulations and break a leg, Chandler and Tim!

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