Two Friendswood High School Musical Students are spending their summer on the Broadway Stage after winning the two top acting awards for the Tommy Tune awards for roles in FHS' 50th Anniversary production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Garrett Morris and Emily Mesa arrived in New York City with the Tommy Tune Awards Coordinator - Theatre Under the Stars representatives to participate in the 2018 Jimmy Awards. Garrett and Emily won Best Actor/Actress for their roles in Friendswood High School's of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Garrett for his role of Quasimodo and Emily for her role of Esmeralda.
Director Kathy Powdrell delivered their costumes to TUTS last week as Tommy Tune award coordinators prepared to ship them to NYC.
"We at FHS know that they are ready for the Broadway Stage and are so happy that these outstanding young performers - Emily and Garrett are in the top 80 National Musical Theatre Performers. This is quite an honor. It is very rare to have two students from any school winning the actor/actress awards. The FHS Musical directors and cast members are thrilled. The Jimmy Awards will be held in New York City on Monday, January 25 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway," said Kathy Powdrell.
From the Jimmy website: The 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA)/Jimmy® Awards will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Laura Benanti will host. The 2018 Jimmy Awards ceremony, presented by the Broadway League Foundation, will include a record number of 80 participants from 40 regional programs across the country. They will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress at the 10th annual presentation. The talent showcase will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances. Jimmy Awards nominees will prepare for their debut on a Broadway stage during a nine-day professional training intensive with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway faculty members plus other theatre professionals. Winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts.
The pictures below are from The Jimmy Awards Facebook webpage: