|Sunny and Nicholas|
10-year old NICHOLAS LAMPIASI from Disney’s Newsies, was at Monday night’s ‘5th Annual National High School Music Awards’, hosted by Laura Osnes and Santino Fontano, and met up with Sandy aka Sunny from Annie, on the red carpet.
Lampiasi, essays Les in the Disney-production.
At this “Super Bowl” of amateur musical theater, student winners of awards competitions that take place across the United States performed songs exclusively from the musical theater canon in the quest to win the coveted title of Best Performance by an Actress or Best Performance by an Actor and a Jimmy™ Award, named for legendary Broadway producer/theater owner James M. Nederlander, in recognition of his generous support of young artists.
Founded in 2009, NHSMTA’s mission is to raise the profile of high school theater programs, recognize dedicated teachers and inspire the next generation of theater performers and enthusiasts. Produced by the Broadway Education Alliance, NHSMTA is comprised of professional theaters coast to coast whose annual regional musical theater competitions involve more than 1,000 schools and 50,000 teens committed to developing their performance and personal skills. To date, NHSMTA has been the catalyst for more than $750,000 in educational scholarships awarded to deserving students.