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Austin-area student wins top award for high school musical theater

Jul 5   |  KVUE

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, better known as the Jimmy Awards, were held at the Miskoff Theater in New York City on June 26. Only two students in the nation win Jimmy Awards – and one of this year's winner is from Leander ISD. The Austin region was represented for the first time this year thanks to Texas Performing Arts, home to Broadway in Austin. 

Jimmy Award winners visit Good Morning America

Jun 27   |  ABC

Last night, Langston Lee from Rouse High School in Austin and and Lauren Marchand from Jericho High School in New York took top honors for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress at the Jimmy Awards. This morning they visited Good Morning America to talk about the experience. 

Rouse High School student Langston Lee wins national Jimmy Award on Broadway

Jun 27   |  Austin American-Statesman

Monday night, Austin-area student Langston Lee won a Jimmy Award in New York City for Best Performance by an Actor. A 2023 Heller Award winner, this was the first year that Heller winners could compete at the national level, thanks in part to a partnership with Texas Performing Arts, a member of the Broadway League.

Meet the 2023 Jimmy Award Winners

Jun 27   |  Playbill

Langston Lee of Austin, Texas and Lauren Marchand of Long Island, New York were Monday night’s Best Performance winners—here’s what they had to say about their big moment. 

Langston Lee of Austin and Lauren Marchand Win Top Prizes At The 2023 Jimmy Awards

Jun 27   |  BroadwayWorld

On June 26 the most talented teenagers from across the country took the stage at the Minskoff Thetare for the 14th Annual Jimmy Awards. Langston Lee from Rouse High School in Austin and and Lauren A. Marchand from Jericho High School in New York took top honors for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Perfromance by an Actress. This was the first year that Austin, Texas, was represented at the Jimmys thanks to Texas Performing Arts, home to Broadway in Austin. 

Austin one of six cities to host Tina Fey, Amy Poehler joint tour

Jun 22   |  KXAN

Two of comedy’s most famous women are making Austin one of the six cities that will be graced by their joint tour this fall. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are bringing their Restless Leg Tour to the Bass Concert Hall on October 12 and 13. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are coming to Austin

Jun 21   |  Austin.com

Our two favorite SNL besties are coming to Austin! That’s right, Saturday Night Live alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are headlining their first-ever live tour together. The Restless Leg Tour will make a stop in Austin at Bass Concert Hall on Thursday, October 12.


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