Young Broadway Class of 2020, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE To Stream This Weekend Benefiting ACLU, and more!

Here is the full list of the 70+ graduating (high school and college) seniors from Broadway and Off-Broadway! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what the next chapters of your lives bring you. For any corrections, please send us a message.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (plus any post-secondary plans they have)

  • Isa Antonetti (Evita)
  • Erica Simone Barnett (Matilda) – University of Michigan
  • Elainey Bass (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Far From Heaven) – Clark Howard University
  • Shaylin Becton (The Lion King)
  • Carrie Berk (Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Camp Rolling Hills)
  • Bobbi Bordley (The Lion King)
  • Timothy T.V. Cao (Matilda)
  • Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Cameron Colley (Kinky Boots)
  • Miranda Jo DeMott (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Temple University
  • Victoria Dennis (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Bonale Fambrini (The Lion King)
  • Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) – Harvard University
  • Skye Alyssa Friedman (Annie)
  • Hayden Gelman (Dream Street) – University of Delaware
  • Erin Haggerty (A Little Princess) – Texas Christian University
  • Benjamin Harding (Matilda)
  • Jackson Demott Hill (Finding Neverland) – UC Santa Barbara
  • Ethan Halford Holder (The King and I)
  • Junah Jang (Annie) – Stanford University
  • Ethan Khusidman (School of Rock, Chaplin, Soul Doctor) – Georgetown University
  • Oona Laurence (Matilda)
  • Baylee Littrell (Disaster!)
  • Jake Lucas (The King and I, Peter Pan Live, Newsies) – New York University
  • Zachary Mackiewicz (A Little Princess) – Baldwin Wallace University
  • Luke Kolbe Mannikus (Matilda, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Pippin, Trevor the Musical) – University of Michigan
  • Gabriella Marinich (Dream Street) – University of Miami
  • Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
  • Lizzie Mathias (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – New York University
  • Anna McCarthy (A Little Princess) – NYU Tisch
  • Miranda McKeon (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Simone Mindolovich (Before Your Very Eyes) – Pratt Institute
  • Grace Mozitis (Dream Street)
  • Jack Mullen (Matilda, Peter Pan Live) – Boston Conservatory
  • Ksenia Nakonechny (Peace, Love and Cupcakes) – Pace University
  • Isaiah D. Negron (The Lion King)
  • Sawyer Nunes (Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Finding Neverland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matilda)
  • Jenna Ortega (New York Spectacular)
  • Anthony Pierini (Big Fish, Mary Poppins) – Southeastern University
  • Elijah Pluchino (Before Your Very Eyes)
  • Ella Rubin (The Rose Tattoo)
  • Sofia Roma Rubino (School of Rock, Matilda) – MSU
  • Talia Ryder (Matilda)
  • Bailey Ryon (Matilda) – James Madison University
  • Milly Shapiro (Matilda, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
  • Leonay Shepherd (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University
  • Jeremy Shinder (A Christmas Story, Runaways) – Syracuse University
  • Sadie Sink (Annie, The Audience)
  • Nia Sioux (Trip of Love) – UCLA
  • Chris Sumpter (Matilda, Runaways)
  • Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees, The Crucible, The Audience, Mary Poppins) – Marymount Manhattan College
  • Alejandro Vargas (Dream Street) – The Juilliard School
  • Madison Zamor (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Dream Street) – Towson University

COLLEGE GRADUATES (plus where they graduated from)

  • Tessa Albertson (Shrek) – Princeton University
  • Chelsea Galembo (Billy Elliot) – New York University
  • Maya Goldstein (Shrek, The People in the Picture) – NYU Tisch
  • Reyna Guerra (Runaways) – Point Park University
  • Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot) – The School of Drama at The New School
  • Audrey Lang (YBAN/KOT Staff Member) – Ithaca College
  • Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Matilda) – Purchase College, SUNY
  • Kylie Liya Page (Les Miserables) – College-Conservatory of Music
  • Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) – The Juilliard School
  • Adante Power (Love and Information) – AMDA
  • Logan Rowland (Little Miss Sunshine) – Pace University

The Sound of Music Live will stream again this weekend to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)! Get more details on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out Broadway Babysitters’ class schedule for this week below, and register for their classes HERE!

Finally, you have just three more days to catch a virtual reading of Georgia Mae James Unplugs America with Alexander Bello (Caroline, Or Change, The Rose Tattoo, All My Sons) and Charlie Tassone (Frozen)! This reading is a part of “Plays In The House Teen Edition,” which is hosted by Juli Rudetsky Wesley (Unbroken Circle), and has a Q&A with the playwright at the end, moderated by Jonah Verdon (Disaster!). Watch the reading on YouTube!

Drama Desk Awards Postponed, Junah Jang and Patricia Patts Join ANNIE Q&A, and more!

The Drama Desk Awards, originally scheduled for tonight, have been postponed. We still wish the best of luck to all the nominees and will post here when a new date is announced! Read the full statement on DramaDeskAwards.com.

There have been two new additions to the list of panelists for the upcoming Annie Q&A hosted by Cabaret for a Cause: Junah Jang (2012 Revival) and Patricia Patts (Second National Tour)! The Q&A will be hosted on Cabaret for a Cause’s Facebook page on June 3rd at 6:30pm ET, and will raise money for The Actors Fund.

Today, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) presented “Virtual Celebration!” to benefit the newly renamed Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center, in honor of his late mother. Get more information HERE.

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Trevor, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Tina!





“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” with Talia Ryder Available On-Demand Nationwide, SING STREET Cast Album Postponed to April 17th, and more!

Today and yesterday, we are throwing it back both to the live telecasts we’ve seen over our ten-year history, and to the shows like The Addams Family, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Elf, and The Scottsboro Boys, all of which Young Broadway Actor News covered in 2010, its first year of existence. Stay tuned for a 10th Anniversary announcement on Monday! #YoungBway10

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” with Talia Ryder (Matilda), arrives on-demand nationwide as of today!

The cast album release date for Sing Street has been pushed back to April 17th, according to iTunes. We’ll keep you updated on its upcoming release!

The original Broadway “Bechdel kids” of Fun Home created another video, this time to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

 

Kaden Amari Anderson (Caroline, Or Change) took part in Shine Theatre Arts Project’s virtual cabaret this week!

Congrats to Laila Drew (Generation Me), who guest starred on last night’s episode of “Law & Order: SVU”!

Gaten Matarazzo (Les Miserables, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) joined today’s episode of “Broadway Jackbox” with Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen)! Get more details on Playbill.com.

Today, Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) stopped by (YOUNG)’s Instagram account (@YoungBroadwaySeries) to chat about the industry! And yesterday, the (YOUNG) Instagram hosted a livestreamed concert from Kaylin Hedges (The Bedwetter)! Be sure to check out their account.

 

 

The Broadway production of Frozen is now taking video submissions from Equity members. If you are a non-Equity performer, please see this link for submitting for Young Anna and Young Elsa!

Here’s the newest episode of “The Early Night Show” with Joshua Turchin (Trevor), guest starring Audrey Bennett (Frozen, Amelie)!

Did you watch and live tweet along with the Broadway alumni of “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch” yesterday?

 

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Caroline, Or Change and The Bedwetter!



YBAN Founder Lindsay’s Birthday, John Allyn to Depart SCHOOL OF ROCK, YBAN Class of 2018, and more!

Happy birthday to YBAN’s founder Lindsay! We hope you had a great day!

John Allyn will play his final performance as Billy in School of Rock on July 29th. See him before then if you can!

Congratulations to YBAN’s Class of 2018!

Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) was recently interviewed on KidGooRoo.com!

“Shadowhunters,” with alum Katherine McNamara (A Little Night Music), will end in spring 2019. Get more information on Deadline.com.

You can soon do your own production of Waitress, courtesy of MTI! Find out more about the licensing rights on BroadwayWorld.com.

The kids of Broadway recently volunteered with Broadway Serves! Check out pictures:

Samuel Li Weintraub (Miss Saigon) has booked a film! More details to come.

Watch Mimi Ryder and Mattea Conforti battle it out in Matilda trivia in this week’s Frozen vlog!

Robert Montano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) has booked a project with HBO!

The free performance of Runaways is a week from yesterday!

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And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Waitress, School of Rock, and The Lion King!

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Willow McCarthy’s Birthday, PLAY LIKE A WINNER Opens at NYMF, and more!

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Happy belated birthday to Willow McCarthy (1984, Matilda)! We hope you had a great day, Willow!

Happy opening to Zoe Wilson (Play Like a Winner, Three Days to See) and the company of Play Like a Winner at New York Musical Festival! Break a leg, everyone!

Avey Noble (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) will guest star on “What Would You Do?” this Friday at 9pm on ABC!

Korinne Tetlow (The Traveling Lady) will co-star in If Only at the Cherry Lane Theater starting next month! Get more details on TheaterMania.com.

Olivia Chun (School of Rock, The King and I) is taking over the School of Rock Snapchat this week!

Congratulations to Jordan Vergara, who made his Broadway debut last weekend in On Your Feet, filling in for Eduardo Hernandez while Eduardo is in Really Rosie! Find out more about Jordan’s debut:

Ryan Sell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has joined the lineup for Broadway in the Boros this Friday on Staten Island!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of 1984, Play Like a Winner, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, Generation Me, Frozen, and School of Rock!

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LIBERTY Opening Night, THE GOLD Casting Announced for NYMF, and more!

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Happy opening to the cast of Liberty!

Congratulations to Stephanie Ticas (How the Grinch Stole Christmas tour), Graydon Peter Yosowitz (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Mckay Kjar, who have joined the cast of The Gold at the New York Musical Festival this summer! Get more details about the show on BroadwayWorld.com.

On Wednesday, Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins, Big Fish) will appear on “Royal Pains” again at 9/8c! Find out more on IMDb.com.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Celebrate by watching the cast of On Your Feet perform during “A Capitol Fourth” HERE.

Here’s Abigail Dylan Harrison (Ruthless!) singing “The Climb” at 54 Below!

Check out these videos from Kids of the Arts’ Love is Love event! Here’s Christie Kim (The King and I) singing “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods; Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, A Christmas Story) singing “What A Wonderful World”; and video highlights from the show.

Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock) recently performed in a staged reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical, in the New York Stage and Film Festival at Vassar College. Check out pictures below!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of On Your Feet, Matilda, The Lion King, New York Spectacular, and School of Rock!


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Ava Briglia Joins MATILDA, Megan Trageser and Swayam Bhatia on “Saturday Night Live,” and more!

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Please welcome Ava Briglia, who makes her Matilda debut today in the show’s title role! Congratulations, Ava! Here she is with former Matilda Fina Strazza:

Megan Trageser (Dream Street) and Swayam Bhatia (Dream Street) appeared on “Saturday Night Live” last night in this sketch!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of Disaster!, Dream Street, The Sound of Music LIVE, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, Waitress, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, The King and I, Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, and School of Rock!


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Sam Chuck Still In LES MISERABLES, Rocco Wu Makes Prince Chulalongkorn Debut, and more!

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Exciting news–Sam Chuck has NOT left Les Miserables as we announced yesterday! He will continue to play the role of Gavroche through January 3rd, 2016!

Congratulations to Rocco Wu (The King and I), who made his Prince Chulalongkorn debut last night!

Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, Disaster!, She Loves Me, The Crucible, and more are among NewYork.com’s most anticipated Broadway shows of 2016! Find out more HERE.

Teshi Thomas (The Lion King) is in this music video for artist Kennedy Slocum! Watch it below:

The Sound of Music LIVE will re-air on NBC on December 26th at 8pm! Get more information in this Facebook post:

Brandon Niederauer, Ethan Khusidman, and Jersey Sullivan of School of Rock performed at NYU last night! Congrats, boys!

Jon Viktor Corpuz (The King and I) is featured on Humans Of Broadway! Read his post below:

School of Rock will offer rush tickets! Details below:

Rachel Quiner (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) was featured in My Paper Online! Read her article HERE!

Fiddler on the Roof, First Daughter Suite, Fun Home, The King and I, and more made BuzzFeed’s “18 Plays and Musicals I Loved in 2015” list! Read the full list on BuzzFeed.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Finding Neverland, Dream Street, Les Miserables, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Lion King, and School of Rock!


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Presley Ryan’s and Shane Davis’s Birthdays, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN Casting, and more!

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Happy birthday to Presley Ryan (Fun Home, The Sound of Music LIVE, A Little Princess) and Shane Davis (Matilda)! We hope you both had a great day today!

Congratulations to Shannon Harrington (White Christmas tour), Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Beatrice Tulchin (Matilda, A Christmas Story), who have been cast in the upcoming Off-Broadway show Women Without Men at the Mint Theater! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out these videos of Fabi Aguirre (On Your Feet, Les Miserables) and Sam Poon (The King and I, Macbeth) performing at Cabaret for a Cause!

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Check out all these pictures from the Cabaret for a Cause photoshoot!

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Les Miserables, Number the Stars, The Sound of Music LIVE) is headed back to Les Miserables, this time as Little Cosette! And fresh off playing Matilda in the Matilda tour, she will be appearing as Matilda at the Boston Tree Lighting!

Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) was named one of the coolest black kids in America by Ebony.com! Read the article on her HERE, and watch the video below:

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus, The Nether, The Sound of Music LIVE, Ruthless!) is among Crain’s New York 20 Under 20! Find out more on CrainsNewYork.com.

Here is a montage from KOTA’s Heart to Heart event at 54 Below for Free2Luv!

Here’s more video from the Broadway Salutes event featuring Jake Lucas (The King and I) and Sydney Lucas (Fun Home)!

And here are pictures and videos from the kids of School of Rock, Dream Street, The Lion King, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Lazarus, and Les Miserables!


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SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast To Make TV Appearance, “Broadway at the White House” Lineup, and more!

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The cast of School of Rock made a TV appearance earlier tonight! Did you watch? Get more information below:

Several of our featured shows will take part in the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Broadway at the White House” special on TLC! They are Finding Neverland, Fun Home, On Your Feet, and School of Rock, as well as a few other Broadway shows! Get more information on Variety.com.

The kids of Fun Home appeared in tonight’s Ham4Ham show at about 5:55pm! YBAN’s Audrey and Emily were there, but unfortunately we didn’t get a video–so here’s someone else’s video of the Fun Home kids’ performance!

And here is Gabriella Pizzolo‘s rap at Friday night’s performance of Fun Home to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

Learn more about what the kids of School of Rock like to read, and enter to win a trip to see the show in NYC on OOMScholasticBlog.com!

Get to know the cast of School of Rock in this #ImWithTheBand video!

Here is the official montage from Team A of Before Your Very Eyes!

Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) will appear on the Sesame Street float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We just found pictures from the “Tune In Time” event where Eli Tokash (Finding Neverland, Pippin), Grace Matwijec (Matilda), and Nicky Torchia (Kinky Boots) took part as judges! Check them out on BroadwayWorld.com.

Check out more photo coverage from the first preview of School of Rock on MTV.com!

Ashley Lanzoni (Dream Street) appears in this commercial for Wayfair!

The Lion King will have a digital lottery beginning next week! Get more information on BroadwayWorld.com!

Check out photo coverage from Kids of the Arts’ Heart to Heart on BroadwayWorld.com!

And here are pictures from the kids of Fun Home, Matilda, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The King and I, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, and The Lion King!


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