Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!

By: May. 23, 2016
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The Broadway Education Alliance just presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), yesterday The Beacon High School in Manhattan. This annual talent showcase featured 44 students representing 26 New York City metro area high schools competing for the coveted title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a musical.

Broadway legend Chita Rivera announced the award winners, Alexander Pacella and Sarafina Morency, selected by a panel of Broadway's top musical theater professionals including Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, Tony Award-nominated actor Rob McClure and Ruthlyn Salomons, dance supervisor for THE LION KING, following a preliminary adjudication process.

Students have been nominated to participate in the Roger Rees Awards by their high school administration based on his/her performance of a leading role in the school musical presented during the 2015-2016 academic year. For the complete list of nominees CLICK HERE.

The Roger Rees Award for Excellence in Student Performance celebrates the exceptional life and career-long artistic excellence of Broadway's beloved actor, Roger Rees. Roger received Olivier and Tony Awards for his performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Tony nominations for Indiscretions and as co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher. He passed away in July 2015 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in November 2015.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
The Roger Rees Awards 2016

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
The Nominees

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
The Nominees

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
The Nominees

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Tim Federle (Host)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Tim Federle

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Tim Federle and The Nominees

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
The Beacon School Cast of Lysistrata Jones

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Justin Sturgis

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Justin Sturgis

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Sophia Condon

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Sophia Condon

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Miguel Angel Garcia

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Miguel Angel Garcia

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Michaela DeJoseph

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Michaela DeJoseph

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Maxwell Herman

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Maxwell Herman

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Kristen Haynes

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Kristen Haynes

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Dominique Burke

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Dominique Burke

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Gianna Roccaro

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Gianna Roccaro

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Alexander Pacella

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Alexander Pacella

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Sarafina Morency

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Sarafina Morency

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Marla Louissaint (National High School Musical Theatre Awards 2015 Best Actress)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Marla Louissaint

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Marla Louissaint

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Tim Federle

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Michelle Mallardi (Long Island University Post Theatre)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Steve Purdy (Musical Accompanist), Christie Miller and Kenneth Avery-Clark (The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and New York)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Up and Coming Actor and Actress Winners-Sophia Condon and Justin Sturgis

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Roger Rees Award Winner-Alexander Pacella with Sophia Condon and Justin Sturgis

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Roger Rees Award Winner-Sarafina Morency

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Shannon Lewis (Director and Choreographer)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
The Judges-Jason Robert Brown, Ruthlyn Salomons and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Jason Robert Brown, Ruthlyn Salomons, Alexander Pacella, Chita Rivera, Sarafina Morency and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Alexander Pacella, Chita Rivera and Sarafina Morency

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Alexander Pacella, Chita Rivera and Sarafina Morency

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Kenneth Avery-Clark, Christie Miller, Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure and Steve Purdy

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Christie Miller, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Templar Wright, Chita Rivera, Alexander Pacella and Steve Purdy

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Sophia Condon and Justin Surges

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Alexander Pacella, Sophia Condon, Justin Sturgis and Sarafina Morency

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Rob McClure, Alexander Pacella, Sophia Condon, Justin Sturgis, Sarafina Morency, Ruthlyn Salomons and Jason Robert Brown

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Rob McClure, Alexander Pacella, Sophia Condon, Chita Rivera, Justin Sturgis, Sarafina Morency, Ruthlyn Salomons and Jason Robert Brown

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Kristin Haynes, Sophia Condon, Sarafina Morency, Alexander Pacella and Justin Sturgis

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Kristin Haynes, Sophia Condon, Sarafina Morency, Shannon Lewis, Alexander Pacella and Justin Sturgis

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
Sarafina Morency, Shannon Lewis and Alexander Pacella




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