Norwich native wins theater award

July 6, 2013 by  

Taylor Vargo of Newton High School in Norwich, Connecticut stunned the crowd at the fifth annual National High School Musical Theater awards earlier this week.

He took home the award for best actor by singing the Broadway number ‘Santa Fe’ from the show ‘Newsies’. By winning, Vargo took home a crown and a $10,000 scholarship to pursue a degree in Musical Theater.

Vargo played one of the J.Pierrepont Finches in the production of ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’. During his winning speech he thanked his family and friends who came with him to the award ceremony, saying:

“I’m a little lost for words.”

Taylor won the chance to be part of a group of high school theater stars attending Tisch’s School of the Arts at New York University. There, they undergo a rigorous program to learn about professional musical theater. They were tutored individually by top professionals such as Liz Callaway and Telly Leung. The program also includes dinner at Sardi’s, a popular restaurant in New York’s theater district, and seats to the Broadway show ‘Annie’.

A total of 62 students from around the United States are chosen for this program, with only seven finalists making it to the next round. Vargo and another female student were declared the winners out of the seven.

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