Photo Coverage: Winner Chosen in 7th Annual MetroStar Challenge

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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's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.


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