Two of five shows nominated for best Musical Production have Roosevelt University students in their casts. Will Aaron, a junior who is studying for his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, is in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s Jeff-nominated The Light in the Piazza. Adam Fane, a senior studying for his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, also is in the production as well as in the Griffin Theatre Company’s Spring Awakening, also nominated for best Musical Production.
“It’s been a fantastic year and I’m very honored to be a part of this,” said Fane. “We are all looking forward to the June 4 ceremony,” he added. Adam Malloy, a 2011 Roosevelt graduate in musical theatre, also was in the cast for Spring Awakening.“It’s been a great year and I am glad for the solid training I received at the University in musical theatre,” Malloy said. A number of other Roosevelt alumni also have been nominated for Jeff Awards including: Brian Grey, nominated for Principal Actor in a Play, for his role as Ned Lawrence in Caffeine Theatre’s The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion; J.P. Pierson, nominated for Supporting Actor in a Play, for his role as Bunce in Eclipse Theatre Company’s One Flea Spare; Justin Adaire, nominated for Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Fabrizio Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza; Khaki Pixley, nominated for Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Petra in Circle Theatre’s A Little Night Music; Adam Veness, an actor-turned-scenic designer and nominated for best Scenic Design for The Light in the Piazza, and who also is part of the cast for the Jeff-nominated musical production as well as for another Jeff-nominated musical, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s Pump Boys and Dinettes.
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