THE NEW YORK THESPIAN FESTIVAL (L.I.U. Brooklyn)
We congratulate GNSHS Senior Cooper Brown (Monologue Performance) and Sophomore Michelle Harris (Musical Theatre Solo Performance) for receiving Best Of Fest at the NY Thespian Festival in April 2023. Superior Ratings were given to Sophomore Alyssa Wong ( Musical Theatre Solo Performance) and Senior Cooper Brown (Short Film).
Roger Rees Awards
Chris Fukuda (Nominee for Outstanding Performer in a Musical)
Alyssa Wong (New Faces Honoree)
The Broadway Education Alliance has announced Christopher Fukuda (Class of 2025) as an award nominee for Outstanding Performer in a Musical, part of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. Chris was nominated for his role as Curly in the South High School production of Oklahoma!.
A total of 50 students from the Greater New York area (25 male and 25 female) have been nominated for their roles in an officially licensed production of a Broadway musical during the 2022–23 academic year. The South High production of Oklahoma!, presented on November 18–19, was adjudicated by a team of professional industry performers and educators who scored student performances according to a formal rubric.
As part of the competition, Chris was invited to participate in an in-person masterclass led by experienced Broadway professionals.
Alyssa Wong (Class of 2025) was a Roger Rees New Faces Honoree in Vocal Performance. She attended a master class in NYC in May 2023 and upon further review of her performance, was awarded a scholarship to Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts Pre-College Intensive Summer Program.