Senior Vocalist Nominated for Gershwin Award

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Senior vocalist Alexa Lucchesse is one of six students on Long Island and one of 45 students from the New York area to be nominated for a prestigious Gershwin Award, based on her outstanding performance in the school’s production of the “Wizard of Oz.” 

The Gershwin Awards were established by Camp Broadway LLC to provide New York Area students with the opportunity to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.

On May 30, Alexa will travel to Chelsea Studios in New York City to participate in a daylong audition by a team of Broadway coaches, who will direct the nominees through a rehearsal and presentation of an original musical theater production number. A student talent showcase, which features each student actor singing a solo of a song performed in his or her high school musical, follows the ensemble performance. A panel of industry professionals will then select two Gershwin Award winners, Best Leading Actor/Actress in a Musical.

The winners will represent the New York metro area in the National High School Musical Theater Awards, held at the Minskoff Theatre on June 29, following an all-expenses paid five-day musical theater intensive workshop held at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Studio on Broadway.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Alexa was designated as a Nassau Music Educators Association All-County vocalist and a New York State School Music Association All-State vocalist for the women’s chorus. In addition, she played the leading role of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.”