Last weekend to audition for the next one on stage!
It’s the last weekend to submit your audition for Season 3 of Next on Stage! Submit your video by April 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
After two successful seasons of our virtual singing competition, we are back by popular demand with the third season of our online musical theater singing competition for student performers sponsored by The International College of Musical Theater.
Inspired by the singing contests of your favorite TV network, BroadwayWorld invites high school and college students to submit videos of themselves performing a song from musical theater canon to enter the contest.
Read on to learn more about our judges, submission guidelines, awards and more.
-Please keep the performance until one audition, lasting approximately 1 minute.
-High school submissions are limited to those aged 14-18, enrolled in Grades 9-12.
-College submissions are limited to those aged 18-23, college enrolled, or December graduates.
-For questions regarding the age group you belong to, please contact us at [email protected]
– At this time, this contest is only open to residents of the United States.
The BroadwayWorld team will review performances as nominations arrive. The deadline to submit is Sunday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Submissions accepted – March 29 – April 25
Voting period for the first 30 – April 26 – May 4
Top 30 revealed – May 6 (high school) and May 7 (college)
Top 15 revealed – May 13 (high school) and May 14 (college)
Top 10 revealed – May 20 (high school) and May 21 (college)
Top 5 revealed – May 27 (high school) and May 28 (college)
Top 3 revealed – June 3 (high school) and June 4 (college)
Season 3 finale – June 10
Arielle Jacobs (High school competition) recently played the role of Princess Jasmine in the hit Broadway musical, Disney’s “Aladdin”, and is set to helm the upcoming new musical “Between The Lines”. Hailing from California, his trip from a small farming town to The Great White Way is a story of perseverance, moxie, and true talent. Known for her “ability to look like a songbird,” Ms. Jacobs made her Broadway debut with Lin-Manuel Miranda in the final Broadway cast of her four-time Tony and Grammy-winning musical “In The Heights.” Hailed as “compelling” and “radiant” by Variety Magazine, and her voice as “powerful” by the New York Times, Ms. Jacobs continued her meteoric rise to wow audiences with lead roles in Broadway’s “Wicked”, “Rent “, Disney’s” High School Musical “and” Into the Woods “where she performed alongside Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess.
Michael James Scott (High School Contest) played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin internationally, including Broadway, London, the North American Tour and was originally part of the Australian production for which he won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Starring Actor in a musical comedy. He is also known for creating the role of the Minstrel on Broadway in Something Rotten and Dr. Gotswana (aka The Maggots Guy) in Tony’s winning phenomenon The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia, Tarzan, All Shook Up, The Pirate Queen, Elf and Hair.
Brittney Johnson (High School Contest) is an accomplished Broadway actress. Most recently, she made Broadway history by becoming the first Woman of Color to play Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Les Misérables (Eponine), Motown the Musical (u / s Diana Ross), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Little Eva), Sunset Boulevard and Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls. Brittney is also a sought-after hearing and vocal performance coach. She translates her experience in the industry into workshops, masterclasses and speeches to better prepare students and industry professionals for all facets of life as a performing artist. As an artistic life coach, Brittney advises and encourages artists from all walks of life, helping them discover and reach their highest potential in their personal and professional lives. It is Brittney’s goal and desire to spread joy and encourage empathy through her art and influence.
Lesli Margherita (College competition) iis an Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL. Lesli made her Broadway debut by starting the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After more than 1,000 performances, she bid farewell to Matilda’s Broadway company and walked across the street to The Helen Hayes to play diva Mona Kent in Broadway’s DAMES AT SEA. Lesli later returned to MATILDA to close his Broadway run. Off-Broadway, Lesli starred as Princess in EMOJILAND and Cindy Lou Who in A Woman’s Tour de Force WHO’S HOLIDAY.
Courtney Reed (College competition) was last seen in Lauren Yee’s award-winning play, Cambodian Rock Band at the Signature Theater. She created the role of “ Princess Jasmine ” in Disney’s Broadway hit Aladdin, directed by Casey Nicholaw. She also had the honor of being a part of the closing cast of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights, in which she played “Carla”, “Nina” and “Vanessa”. She made her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! Regional Favorite: “Andrea” in Once on This Island at Papermill Playhouse directed by Thomas Kail. Television: Liza on Demand, Search Party, The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, NYC 22 and CSI: NY. She will also appear in Drake Doremus’ upcoming film “Endings, Beginnings”, starring Shailene Woodley.
Kate Rockwell (College competition) recently played the role of Karen Smith in Mean Girls: The Musical at the August Wilson Theater, which earned her a theatrical office nomination. A natural brunette, her previous silly Broadway blondes include the role of Skylar in Bring It On: The Musical, as well as roles in Rock of Ages, Hair and Legally Blonde. She was also seen recently as Nina Bennett in Fox’s Almost Family, and in High Maintenance, Deadbeat, and Sex and the City: The Movie. Rockwell released his first solo album, Back To My Roots, in 2018 on Broadway Records, and gave his solo concert of the same name at the Birdland Jazz Club, City Winery and other venues in New York City. She is a WSET certified wine enthusiast and has the two cutest dogs on the planet.
$ 1,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice
Past charities of our laureates have included the Alzheimer’s Association, The Trevor Project, Actors Fund, Indian National Child Care Association, University Hearing Fund and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
Three-month scholarship at the International College of Musical Theater
For three months you can join ICMT students on their London campus in their studios in Hackney Wick. All training will be covered for the duration of the 3 months. Flights, accommodation and board are the responsibility of the beneficiary. Monthly accommodation, including kitchen, will cost around £ 650 / month.
Receive 3 months of online training with a West End musical theater voice,
Actor or dance coach, then showcase your talent to an industry panel made up of a West End Director, Music Director and the ICMT Co-Founder.
A set of gifts from the BroadwayWorld theater store
Pick prices from our theater shop, with fun theater designs created by our team and Broadway stars like Courtney Reed! Our store has a ton of shirts, mugs, pillows and more fun Broadway slogans and art!
A virtual vocal lesson with Matt Farnsworth
Matt Farnsworth is an accomplished voice teacher, actor and pianist who lives and works in New York City. He has been teaching voice since 1995, when he became the consulting coach of RENT’s Broadway production.
A virtual audience skills session with Telsey and Rachel Hoffman from the company
Rachel Hoffman is a Casting Director at Telsey + Co, and has been on numerous Broadway shows and nationwide tours including Come From Away, An American In Paris, Bring It On, Memphis, The Sound of Music, etc.