|Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jaygee Macapugay host Prospect's "Golden Zooms" Awards Ceremony|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:29 pm EDT 04/07/21|
|Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jaygee Macapugay
host Prospect Theater Company's
GOLDEN ZOOM AWARDS
Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
with online streaming of excerpts to follow
(New York, NY) – Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) is pleased to announce a unique virtual event: the Golden Zoom Awards. In the spirit of the Golden Globes, this light-hearted, once-in-a-lifetime, interactive ceremony will celebrate "a year of unintended brilliance in screen performances" on the Zoom platform, and will take place on Sunday, April 11th at 7pm ET.
The evening will be hosted by Jay Armstrong Johnson (Prospect's The Mad Ones, Working, Broadway's On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody) and Jaygee Macapugay (Prospect's Honor, On This Side of the World, Broadway's School of Rock).
The original opening number, penned by Prospect founding artist, composer / lyricist Peter Mills (The Hello Girls, The Honeymooners), features the talents of Johnson, Macapugay, and a line-up of Prospect alumni artists, including: Andrew Brewer, LaDonna Burns, Sarah Corey, David Foley, Danyel Fulton, Jessica Grové, Albert Guerzon, Lisa Helmi-Johanson, Adam Hyndman, Victoria Huston-Elem, Kennedy Kanagawa, Jonny Lee Jr., Andrew Mayer, Samia Mounts, DeMone Seraphin, Doug Shapiro, Graham Stevens, Vishal Vaidya, and Cathryn Wake.
Attendance at the Golden Zoom Awards is by invitation, but excerpts of the awards ceremony, including the original opening number, will be streamed on Prospect's YouTube Channel and website for the 96-hours following the event:
Streaming is free, but viewers are asked to consider a donation to support Prospect Theater Company's ongoing mission to develop and produce original musical theater works . This special event is in lieu of the company's annual Gala.
For information on Golden Zoom Awards, or Prospect Theater Company, visit ProspectTheater.org.
Instagram: @ProspectTheaterCo, Facebook / Twitter: @ProspectTheater
ABOUT PROSPECT THEATER COMPANY
Prospect Theater Company is dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals. Over two decades, the company has premiered more than 35 musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Reflecting its investment in the future of the field, Prospect leads a variety of developmental initiatives: including an annual Musical Theater Lab for emerging writers, and the IGNITE Series of new musical theater in concert. In 2020, Prospect launched the VISION Series of original music-theater works captured on film, created for online streaming. In recognition of its enterprising and risk-taking new musical theater, the company has received an OBIE Award grant, and its role as a community anchor for emerging artists that strengthens the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theater was honored by the American Theatre Wing. www.ProspectTheater.org
Recently, Prospect produced the Drama Desk Award-nominated Einstein’s Dreams (2019) by Joanne Sydney Lessner & Joshua Rosenblum, adapted from the novel by Alan Lightman, and The Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated The Hello Girls (2018), by company founding artists Peter Mills & Cara Reichel. Both shows ran Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, and have original cast albums available from Broadway Records. Other notable productions include: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's The Mad Ones (2017); Milburn & Vigoda's Long Story Short (2015); Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster's Jasper in Deadland (2014); the Drama Desk nominated Tamar of the River (2013) by Joshua H. Cohen and Marisa Michelson; Gordon Greenberg's revisal of Working (Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble, 2012) including new songs by Lin Manuel Miranda; and John Gregor's With Glee (2010).
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