Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge

Last night were the finals of the MetroStar Talent Challenge and BroadwayWorld was there. One by one the nervous five entered the dark room and the process started. The judges were identified and their qualifications noted by hostTom Gamblin.

Roy Sanders (Jury Chairman), Gretchen Reinhagen, and Joeseph Macchia permanent judges. Guest judges for the finals were Luba Mason Stephen Sorokoff, Steve Ross, Carole J. Bufford and Marieann Meringlo. Then the five cabaret artists sang for the honor of winning the MetroStar Talent Challenge held at the Metropolitan Room. Joanna Morton Gary,Leah Jennings, Lindsey Holloway, Kristoffer Lowe and David LaMarr, all accomplished cabaret performers.

Past winners in the competition have been, Anne Steele, Liz Lark Brown, T. Oliver Reid, Marissa Mulder, Bill Roe, and the current MetroStar Lauren Stanford. This was the 7th year of the challenge and it was one of the most competitive to date.

All prior judges scores from the contest (which began in July) were averaged into the final total. Tom Toce, KT Sullivan, Kevin Scott Hall, David Noh, Will Friedwald, Robert Windeler, Amy Beth Williams, Bill Boggs and Marissa Mulder were also judges for this 7th season.

And the winner was... Kristoffer Lowe. You'll be hearing a lot about him, and I'm sure you will also be enjoying all the other wonderful entertainers who appeared in this years MetroStar Challenge.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom Gamblin, Kristoffer Lowe, David LaMarr, Leah Jennings, Lindsey Holloway, Joanna Morton Gary

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom Gamblin

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom Gamblin & Joanna Morton Gary

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom Gamblin & Leah Jennings

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom Gamblin & Lindsey Hollaway

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom Gamblin & Kristoffer Lowe

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tom GGamblin & David LaMarr

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Kristoffer Lowe, winner

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Bernard Furshpan

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Tracy Stark, Music Director & Carole J. Bufford

Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge
Marieann Meringlo

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com


 
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