Dear Evan Hansen stars Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson will serve as presenters in the Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools.
As previously announced, the third annual festival will be hosted by Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan (Hamilton, The Great Comet) on Monday, March 13, at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre, home of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen. The event will feature curated excerpts of five fully produced high school shows identified from a pool of 25 productions, performed by more than 100 students from five New York City high schools across the city.
Students from the following schools will present scenes and musical numbers from The Music Man, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (Queens); Almost, Maine, Brooklyn High School of the Arts (Brooklyn); Company, Susan E. Wagner High School (Staten Island); Angels in America, Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (Manhattan); and Into the Woods, Edward R. Murrow High School (Brooklyn).
The evening's guest artist presenters will also include Shoba Narayan, Nicholas Belton, and Paul Pinto from The Great Comet and cast members from Dear Evan Hansen.