Mrs. Shields proudly announces that Theatre Arts Junior Kyle Velazquez won Second place in the Upper High School Musical Theatre Category IV, at Columbia University on February 5, 2017. This contest took place as part of the NATS- NYC Student Vocal Auditions at Teacher’s College, Columbia University in New York City.
Kyle sang “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” (Oklahoma), “Metaphor” (The Fantasticks) and “Lost in the Darkness” (Jekyll and Hyde -B’Way) under the direction of our Musical Director Ms. Valerie Gonzalez.
The adjudicators concurred on Kyle’s very expressive voice, good tonal quality and commitment to storytelling. They commended him for his excellent performance, which “kept the audience captivated throughout the various songs” and for his incredible acting throughout.
Kailyn Segovia also competed with the songs “Much More” (the Fantasticks), “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” (Evita) and the pop song “Out Here on my Own”.