Bobby Cronin Holds Aspiring Broadway Performer Competition

Bobby Cronin Holds Aspiring Broadway Performer CompetitionBefore he heads off to do an out-of-town workshop of Mary & Max, Award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin is embarking on an International Concert Tour. Last stop, New York City!

Produced by Yael Silver (NYC), Broadway au Carre (France), Open Mic and Co (Switzerland), the team is holding a competition for aspiring performers who have been out of college for three years or less.

The 1 male and 1 female winner will each receive an opportunity to coach with Bobby Cronin and will perform alongside Broadway and International musical theatre stars in an evening that will benefit the Humane Society, one of Bobby's favorite animal charities.

The winners must have their own housing in NYC and be available starting rehearsal on April 13th.

The concert will play a new venue on 42nd Street.

Deadline for submission: March 10, 2017.

Finalists will be contacted by: March 17, 2017

Concert: April 19th, 8pm

To Apply:
Sending the following to:
Subject line: Your Name/Cronin Competition

  • Headshot and Resume in PDF Format
  • 1 Contemporary Musical theatre or Pop performance uploaded to YouTube (Public or Unlisted)
  • School and graduation date
  • Links to website, YouTube channel, and social media

Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer whose projects include: Mary & Max [based on the clyamation film of the same name] with Crystal Skillman, Honumculus Mask Theatre, AchesonWalsh Puppetry Studios, and director Stafford Arima (recent reading starred Tony winner Shuler Hensley, Tony nominee Sydney Lucas, and Drama Desk nominee Julia Murney); The Cover with bookwriter Crystal Skillman (being developed to star Ali Stroker) had a lab presentation at West Texas A&M 2015 and made the short list for the New American Musical Theatre Prize; 'Til Death Do Us Part (2016 Overtures Series directed by Kent Nicholson; 2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship Winner, UK's S&S Award Finalist) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; Sunset City with bookwriter Wade Dooley (2013 Running Deer Theatre Lab, 2014 Goodspeed Mercer Project, 2014 the Pitch, 2015 The York Theatre, NYC); Till Soon, Anne with bookwriter/lyricist Christine Toy Johnson which had a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Welcome To My Life (W2ML); Alone in the U.S. with Terry Berliner, which was commissioned by CAP21 and was produced at the University of Cumbria under the title Alone in the UK; The Concrete Jungle, commissioned in 2011 for London's esteemed ArtsEd (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) opened in London June 2012; Daybreak (winner of the 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest) premiered in Wayne, NJ & London's Tristan Bates Theatre June 2012. Bobby composed the scores and songs for several musical films, which have been in festivals all over the country, for NYFA, where is also on faculty. He was part of the 2015 Prospect Theatre Company's Off-Broadway show Fright Night where his 15-minute musical My Boyfriend Is An Alien written with Christine Toy Johnson premiered. His music won "Best Score of a Mockumentary" for the webseries Thank You, Next and Best Music/Lyrics for Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You in 2010's MITF. Bobby is one of the four NEO Writers for the York Theatre Company's 2014-2015 season with Stephen Flaherty as his mentor. He was commissioned to write a pop song for the 2013 winner of Italy's televised singing competition Lo Canto. Other: 54 Below, Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Birdland, Symphony Space, London's The Players Theatre & St. James Theatre, etc. "Reach The Sky: Live" & "The Concrete Jungle International Studio Cast Recording" available on iTunes featuring theatre stars Caissie Levy, Kate Shindle, Jared Gertner, Rebecca Trehearn, Alex Gaumond, and Olivia Phillip. Bobby created the Inspired Benefit Concert Series for animal rescue organizations across the U.S. & UK to raise funds and awareness for the 3 million adoptable pets euthanized in our country each year. Bobby has taught Master Classes around the world for musical theatre actors on song interpretation, audition technique, and his specialty, the ever-popular pop/rock genre. He's a Yale graduate where he won the Michael P. Manzella Award for Excellence in Arts, Scholastics and Character. Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild. @bobbycronin IG: croninbobby

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