The Sixth Annual High School Theatre Festival - June 15


 Who's Who 

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    Jelani Alladin

    A Brownsville, Brooklyn native, Jelani is an activist and artist. Theatrical credits include Hercules in Public Work’s Musical Adaptation of Disney’s Hercules and Frozen On Broadway as Kristoff which earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Best Leading Actor and a Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance. Jelani is a graduate of the inaugural class of Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway and A Better Chance alumni. TV: FBI (CBS), The Walking Dead: The World Beyond (AMC), Untitled Tracey Oliver Project (Amazon). Film: Respect, One Hit Wonder.

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    Adam Chanler-Berat

    Adam Chanler-Berat is best known for his work on Broadway originating the roles of Henry in Next to Normal, Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Nino in Amélie. Additional Broadway: The Dauphin in Saint Joan (MTC). Regional: George in Sunday in the Park with George (Huntington), Animal Crackers (Williamstown). Off-Broadway: Nantucket Sleigh Ride (Lincoln Center), The Fortress of Solitude (Dallas Theater Center and The Public, Lortel nomination for Best Actor), Fly by Night (Playwrights Horizons), Rent (New World Stages), Zorba (Encores at City Center), My Favorite Year (York), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW), and Next to Normal (2nd Stage). Web series: It Could Be Worse.  Film: Delivery Man. TV: Elementary, Veep, The Good Wife, Doubt, The Code, NCIS: NOLA, and Soundtrack. You can catch him this summer on the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max.

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    James Harkness

    AEA, Sag/AFTRA. Words do not fully describe having my principal debut on Broadway be with Ain’t Too Proud! As a Broadway veteran (Beautiful, Chicago, Guys & Dolls, The Color Purple, Aida), a Handy Award Best Director nominee, an award-winningchoreographer as well as film/TV credits—the immensity of this moment is fully understood. Gratitude to our incredible creative team and Tara Rubin. Dave Brenner you the man. Insta/twitter: @ijamesharkness. Love you, Mom! Don’t give up.

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