Voting Now Open to Pick the Next On Stage Top 5!

This season's prizes include a trip to New York City for all finalists.

By: Dec. 11, 2023
Next on Stage Season 4

Voting is now open to select the Top 5 for BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage, Broadway's biggest national competition for high school and college students. Next on Stage is back bigger and better for its fourth season! This season's top contenders might find themselves closer to Broadway than ever... literally!

The third round of voting is now open and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, December 13. The Top 5 results show will air on Friday, December 15th.

Judges for the fourth season include J. Elaine Marcos (A Chorus Line), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), Courtney Reed (Moulin Rouge!), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), and Michael James Scott (Aladdin).

Voting Now Open to Pick the Next On Stage Top 5!

Vote below for the:
High School Nominees | College Nominees


Meet The High School Contestants

Ashlee Fucarino

"On My Own" from Les Miserables


Ava Simone

"Journey To the Past" from Anastasia


Ben Davis

"Sailing" from A New Brain


Braxton Offor

"You'll Be Back" from Hamilton


Cecilia Langhals

"Times Are Hard For Dreamers" from Amélie


Cooper Arbisi

"Try Me" from She Loves Me


Haylie Christiano

"Journey To The Past" from Anastasia


Jaida Leigh Miller

"Alyssa Greene" from The Prom


Jeffery Walker III

"I Am Aldolpho" from The Drowsy Chaperone


Mackenzie Crawford

"Secrets" from Addams Family


Roxie Sparling

"There Are Worse Things I Could Do" from Grease


Meet The College Contestants

Alexandra Donach

"On the Steps of the Palace" from Into The Woods


Amaya Hardin

"Lost in the Waves" from Out of Our Heads


Ashley Poulin

"I Say No" from Heathers


Ashley Wongbi

"Independently Owned" from Shucked


Colin O’Connor

"I Love Betsy" from Honeymoon In Vegas


Gilbert A. Almaraz

"What is it About Her" from The Wild Party


Jaidyn Richardson

"I’m Alive" from Next to Normal


Josiah Sims

"Love Me, Love Me Not" from In Pieces


Kirstin Walla

"Somewhere That’s Green" from Little Shop of Horrors


Michael Burchett

"Waving Through a Window" from Dear Evan Hansen


Sara Elder

"I’d Give My Life for You" from Miss Saigon


The Grand Prize:

- AMDA Emerging Artists Scholarship with BFA and Conservatory options for High School graduates and College-level students

- $1000 donation to the charity of their choice

- Vocal lesson with top NYC coach Matt Farnsworth

- Work session with The Telsey Office's Rachel Hoffman

- BroadwayWorld Merch Prize Pack

- and more!

Voting Now Open to Pick the Next On Stage Top 5!

All finalists will:

-Perform at NYC's Tony-honored 54 Below for the live season finale in front of the judges. Flights (or other transportation to NYC based on location of origin) and hotel accomodations included.

-Two tickets to a Broadway show during their stay in NYC

-Two tickets to a show at 54 Below

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Voting Now Open to Pick the Next On Stage Top 5!

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Voting Now Open to Pick the Next On Stage Top 5! 54 Below, a recipient of the 2022 TONY AWARDS® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, is a non-profit supper club with a mission to preserve the music of Broadway and expand the art of the cabaret while growing opportunities for diverse communities of emerging and established artists. It was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both established and new, who sing the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, as well as new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. 54 Below is one of the most in demand venues in the city presenting over 700 shows per year.



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