Victoria O’Shea, an 11th grader at Mepham High School, was named a Roger Rees Award for Excellence in Student Performance winner after her rendition of “Promise Me This” in the Mepham Skull and Bones production of “The Theory of Relativity.”
“I was very excited and honored to partake in the Roger Rees Awards this year for my role singing “Promise Me This” in the Skull and Bones production of the Theory of Relativity,” explained O’Sheas. “I was a finalist for the 1st annual New Faces Award and had the wonderful opportunity to listen to and work with Broadway professionals. I cannot thank my directors enough for the support I receive and cannot wait for what the future holds.”
The Jimmy Awards, also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, are currently the only student award in the New York metro area that recognizes distinction in student performance and outstanding achievement in high school musical theater programs.
O’Shea was among six other female performers named for Best Actress. She earned a $5,000 scholarship to the Norwalk Conservatory for the Arts.
“We are extremely proud of Victoria for this accomplishment and for working so hard to meet the criteria for this prestigious award,” said English teacher/Skull and Bones adviser Edward Grosskreuz. “She is a young woman with a true passion for the performing arts, and it is clear her commitment to her craft is paying off. She brings a level of maturity and professionalism to the stage, and Skull and Bones is proud to have her as a member.”
The national showcase will be presented online on Thursday, July 15, 2021. To view her performance: Click Here