Coral Gables (October 20, 2010) —
Two University of Miami graduates have ranked top in the new edition of Broadway.com’s Fresh Faces.
The Scottsboro Boys' Joshua Henry (B.M. ‘06) is on the road to becoming a leading man. Originally from Miami, FL, Henry is currently starring in The Scottsboro Boys as Haywood Patterson - a young African-American man falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1931 Alabama.
His rapid rise is hardly unusual for UM’s theater alums, who come from both the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre Arts and the Frost School of Music’s Musical Theatre program.
Sarah Amengual (B.F.A. ‘10) lands the role of a lifetime in her Broadway debut in West Side Story. From Parkland, Florida, Sarah plays Maria, the bright-eyed young lover caught in the turf wars of West Side Story.
A recent graduate of the University of Miami, she has appeared in regional productions of Les Miserables, Parade, Ruthless and Rent.
On the TV front, Aisha Hinds (B.F.A. ‘98) may play Lieutenant Maureen Mason on ABC's Detroit 1-8-7, but in real life she hails from the University of Miami. The former True Blood star (exorcist Miss Jeannette) makes it a point to visit the UM campus and walk around the lake when she is in town.
Broadway.com contains the most complete editorial coverage of theater on the web, including the latest news, interviews with actors and playwrights, opening-night coverage, original theater reviews and video features. See here for the full list: http://www.broadway.com/buzz/fresh-faces/ .
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