Winner of NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION 2015 Crowned

Jessica Crouch has been chosen as the winner of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2015. The competition took place at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street) and gave nearly 200 singers the chance to be crowned this year's champion.

Crouch, and runner-up Crystal Kellogg, competed alongside finalists chosen from a mix of audience votes, online voting at NYMF.org, and a panel of industry judges.

Produced by NYMF with support from the ASCAP Foundation this annual talent competition seeks to find the newest musical theatre star. Crouch will receive a special solo concert produced by NYMF in 2016.

NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2015 winner Jessica Crouch was last seen this summer in Hair at Sacramento Music Circus. Her top performing highlight was touring North America in We Will Rock You and getting to share the stage with rock legend, Queen guitarist, Brian May. www.jessica-crouch.com @jessgoober

NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2015 runner-up Crystal Kellogg was raised in a family who fondly called themselves the "Von Kelloggs".... Why musical theatre became a love, I'll never know. :) Other favorite things: Kinky Boots (1st Nat'l Tour), 2014 NYMF's "Best of Fest" winner Cloned!, many R & H shows including... The Sound of Music! Dreams do come true. www.crystalkellogg.com

The New York Musical Theatre Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre.

Now in its twelfth year, the Festival is the largest musical theatre event in America. The preeminent site for launching new musicals and discovering new talent, the Festival provides an affordable platform for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theatre fans. More than 90 Festival shows have gone on to productions on and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters in all 50 states, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Festival alumni have received a wide array of awards including the Tony Award® and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, NYMF received a special Drama Desk Award in recognition of its work "creating and nurturing new musical theatre, ensuring the future of this essential art form."

NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. For more information, please visit: www.nymf.org



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