Broadway Theatre Project Announces 2010 Summer Musical Intensive Program

July 18
12:27 PM 2010


Broadway Theatre Project Announces 2010

Summer Musical Intensive Program 

200 students from across the United States as well as Australia, Canada and American Samoa are attending this summer's intensive curriculum at Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) to prepare for a professional career in the performing arts. BTP will culminate in an exciting festival featuring performances and workshops by the apprentices and various faculty members and guest artists, to be held at the University of South Florida from July 29-31.  

Broadway Theatre Project's 2010 faculty and guest artists are made up of numerous Broadway professionals including: Adrienne Angel, Ken Alan, Jed Bernstein, Jonathan Bernstein, Jay Binder, Grady McLeod Bowman, Dave Clemmons, Christopher d'Amboise, Ronnie DeMarco, Nancy Dussault, Darren Gibson, David Loud, Valentine Mayer, Yvonne Marceau, Donna McKechnie, Debra McWaters, John Parks, Austin Pendleton, Rick Pessagno, Tammy Silva, Frank Wildhorn, Nikole Vallins, Ben Vereen and Patrick Wilson

Founded 20 years ago, Broadway Theatre Project is described by Playbill magazine as "the world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students." Under the Artistic Direction of Debra McWaters, the not-for-profit BTP (a 501c3) is an intensive three-week training program focused on the key disciplines of musical theatre including acting, dancing, and singing, as well as the critical life skills necessary to work in the professional world of entertainment. 

Broadway Theatre Project has successfully prepared and trained numerous apprentices who have performed in more than 72 different Broadway shows and in countless other films, television programs, national tours and regional theatres around the country.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


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