The 5th Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival was held at the Music Box Theatre on March 18, hosted by The Prom's Christopher Sieber. 150 New York City public school students made their Broadway debuts at the festival, performing selections from such iconic musicals and plays as Runaways; Caroline, or Change; and The Sound of Music.
Students were selected from over 30 school productions presented throughout the 2018–2019 year.
Sieber was joined by guest presenters Lisa Brescia (Dear Evan Hansen), Be More Chill's Joe Iconis, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff (Children of a Lesser God), and Christina Sajous (SpongeBob SquarePants).
Flip through photos from the festival below:
Photos: The 5th Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival
Over the course of the day on March 18, the students from five NYC high schools (Curtis High School in Staten Island, Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, Repertory Company High School for Theater Arts in Manhattan, and LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and Performing Arts in Manhattan) participated in master artist workshops before spending the afternoon in tech and rehearsals on the Broadway stage.