CONGRATULATIONS TO EKELE UKEGBU!
We are so proud of LIMTF alum, Ekele Ukegbu, who has won the prestigious 2019 Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actress. Check out her amazing performances throughout her time at Long Island Musical Theatre Festival.
Thank you and congratulations to the cast, crew and staff of our 2019 intensive performances.
An Evening with Alice Ripley
Long Island Musical Theatre Festival welcomed Tony Award winner, Alice Ripley, as our Guest Artist and Master Class Instructor at the Summer 2019 Intensive. Students performed a musical revue that took us through the famed performer’s illustrious career. Ms. Ripley then took the stage to perform a few of her favorites and ended the evening with our students in a performance of “Light” from Next To Normal.
Alice Ripley is a Tony Award winner, best known for originating the role of Diana in Next to Normal on Broadway. She was also Tony nominated for her role as Violet in Side Show.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Read more about our performances in this featured article on Playbill.com.
The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival presented Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a 1979 musical thriller, and winner of eight Tony awards for its Broadway premiere, including Best Musical. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.