Those eliminated include Saum Eskandani, Terry Lavell and Jeff McLean. The six finalists moving on to Round Two on Sept. 22 include Shannon Amiry, Elizabeth DeRosa, Jaclyn Huberman, Beth Kirkpatrick, Jamieson Lindenburg and Katie Thompson. The ring of celebrity judges included Marc Shaiman, Felicia Finley, and Kevin Cahoon. Seth Rudetsky hosted.
Approximately 175 people attended the "Broadway Idol" open auditions on Sept. 11, which were open to any performer who has not previously acted in a Broadway show. Contestants were waiting in line as early as 11 PM the night before.
In Round Two, titled "Anyone Can Idol," performers will sing one Sondheim song of their choice. The three with the most votes go on to Round Three.
Round Three, Sept. 29: "A Star Is Born": performers sing two songs of their choice – one that made another performer famous and the on that's going to make them famous. The one with the most votes is crowned the first ever Broadway Idol and will be featured exclusively in a concert at Ars Nova to be produced by NYMF.
(Playbill.com is a media partner of the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2006.)
2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival website