Long Island Student Beats Out 100,000 Others to Win ‘Teen Tony’ Award
Posted: 1:30 pm Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
By Donna Donna
Many refer to the Jimmy Awards as the ‘Teen Tonys’ because they recognize excellence in musical theater but not on Broadway, in America’s high schools instead!
According to Billboard “Each year, 100,000 high school students from across the country participate in regional competitions, with 40 regions sending their winners to New York City in June. Those 80 nominees participate in an intensive week-long training with industry professionals in advance of one mega-performance at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, after which a Best Actor and Best Actress are chosen, winning college scholarships.”
This year The 10th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards awarded the top prizes of Best Actor to Andrew Barth Feldman who is a student at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in the 5 Towns area of Long Island and Best Actress to Reneé Rapp from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Feldman won for his performance in ‘Catch Me if You Can’ which you can see in the video below.