Rachel Zegler, Barlow & Bear and More Make Forbes 30 Under 30 List

See which young stars have made the list!

By: Dec. 01, 2021
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Rachel Zegler, Barlow & Bear and More Make Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Forbes has revealed their annual 30 Under 30 list, highlighting the upcoming generation of talent in the categories of Music, Hollywood & Entertainment, Social Media, and more. The list includes a handful of well-known stars of the theater world, including Rachel Zegler, Abigail Barlow & Emily Bear and more!

Check out the full list HERE!

Rachel Zegler stars in Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story as Maria. Zegler stars alongside Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, Mike Faist, Brian d'Arcy James, Ben Cook, Rita Moreno and others! In early 2021, it was announced that Zegler joined the cast of the 2023 film Shazam! Fury of the Gods. In June 2021, she was cast as Snow White in a live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film opposite Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.

Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear are best known as the creators of the viral sensation The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, inspired by Netflix's hit series. Their songs and performances have attracted a massive international fanbase, receiving over 250 million views on TikTok. They have broken new ground by involving their audience in their process every step of the way via social media. The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical album was released in September and within two hours was #1 on iTunes U.S. Pop Albums and received over 10 million streams in one week. They have been featured in Variety, People, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe and on the Today Show, BBC, NPR's All Things Considered and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Barlow & Bear are passionate about arts education and the power of theatre to transform lives.

Emily Bear is a chart-topping concert pianist, composer, producer, singer-songwriter and performer who made her professional concert debut at five years old. Emily was featured on The Ellen Degeneres Show for first time at six years old. She has since performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl and Montreux Jazz Festival. She has received the highest accolades across musical styles including ASCAP Concert Music Composer of the Year, Herb Alpert Jazz Composer of the Year, W Magazine's "It Girl" of the year and a recent award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her mentor, Quincy Jones, produced her debut album and she was the subject of the Emmy-award winning documentary "Girl with a Gift." Her film and television scoring work includes projects for Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Bros., and Universal.

As a songwriter and performer, Abigail Barlow caught the attention of Meghan Trainor when a song Abigail wrote went viral on TikTok, beginning a lasting collaboration and mentorship between them. Her recent single "Heartbreak Hotel" topped the iTunes Pop Chart at #6 and obtained over 200K streams on Spotify in less than 48 hours. To date it has 7.4 million streams on Spotify. Her artful lyricism and unique melodies have garnered international acclaim. As a young teenager, Abigail's love of performing live was refined when she found a worldwide audience online with performance platforms YouNow and Musically. A 2017 Shorty Award nominee, she was a founding creator on TikTok - writing and performing her original music in real time for a growing fanbase.

See the full 30 Under 30 List HERE.