All In A Day’s Work – Introduction

Hey DSM Fans!

I’d like to introduce our 1st Annual “All In A Day’s Work” daily blog from the 2012 DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Best Actor & Actress while they are in New York City participating in The National High School Musical Theater Awards! Michael and Emily, our winners from this year’s DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA), will be blogging daily about their experience in NYC and will keep you up to date about the awesome events they get to participate in!

Emily Emmett and Michael Williams with their awards for Best Actress and Best Actor.

How did they get to go to New York City and participate in the National HSMTA? Because Michael won Best Actor and Emily won Best Actress, they continue on to compete against other winners across the country.

What is the National HSMTA? According to their blog, “The NHS Musical Theater Awards will focus national attention on the importance of theater arts education and heighten the profile of communities and school districts around the United States that provide musical theater study in their curriculum and offer student productions as part of their school activities programming. It will also recognize the regional professional theaters participating in this national awards presentation. Two winners from each local event will be eligible to participate in the New York finals competition.”

What will they do in New York City? Other than rehearsals for the actual awards show and their performance for the judges, tomorrow they will be eating at the legendary Sardi’s restaurant then they will see Nice Work If You Can Get It, and to top it off, a talkback with the cast following the show! They will be coached 1 on 1 with industry professionals, have dinner with a speaker from NYU, get to interview with Telsey Casting, and of course, perform in the 2012 National HSMTA!

When are the National HSMTA? The Awards are on Monday, June 25th at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 60 talented teens perform songs & medleys from the roles that won them top honors at their local musical theater awards competitions. In this one night only engagement on Broadway, the race is on for the “Jimmy Award” for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor. A panel of industry brass will score performers, winners will be chosen and college scholarships and other prizes will be announced live!

Check back here on our blog tomorrow for Emily & Michael’s first post about their first day in New York!

I am so proud and excited for these 2 extraordinary performers! I wish them the best of luck!

-DSM Amanda



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