Broadway Star of the Future Award Winners

by: Cheryl Lee, Director of Performing Arts
During the 2020-21 school year, the Shorecrest Performing arts productions of the play "Our Town" and the musical "Something Rotten!" were reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. The shows, casts and creative teams received high praise from the judges and multiple award nominations.

Cían McCarthy ‘22 was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and is now a Finalist! The Best Actor winner, to be announced at the Awards showcase, will be invited to represent the Straz Center in the 2021 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, “The Jimmys®”, based out of New York City. 

Additional Shorecrest winners include:

Outstanding Actor in a musical: Evan Hoefer '21
Outstanding Actress in a musical: Verity Rabin '23
Outstanding Actress in a play: Zoe Henry '21 and Shannon Ross '21
Outstanding Choreography: Cheryl Lee
Technical Achievement - Costume Design: Patty Hibbert
Outstanding Audience Atmosphere: Hannah Wright

Shorecrest Thespians will take part in the Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase on Saturday, May 29. The Straz Center presents the Tony Awards® inspired Broadway Star of the Future showcase to honor artistic excellence in Tampa Bay area high school theater productions, programs and students. Awards and educational scholarships will be presented by the Straz Center and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. 


Related news: Shorecrest has previously been honored with numerous awardees and nominees in the Broadway Star of the Future Awards. Alumnae Senna Prasatthong-osoth ‘19 and Kylie Heyman ‘15 were prior winners selected to represent Florida at the Jimmy Awards.  

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