Roslyn High School senior and Royal Crown Player Tyler Turetsky was named a semi-finalist in the 2023 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. The young actor was nominated by RHS directors Christina Cinnamo and Jill Fedun for his work in the role of Crutchie in the Royal Crown Players spring production of Newsies.
Tyler was one of only 56 students chosen throughout New York State to move forward in the Roger Rees Awards Showcase—held live on Sunday, May 21st at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. He was honored with the Emerging Artist Award—placing in the top four of all finalists.
A group of Roslyn students also competed in the Roger Rees Harmony Helper category, and were honored as finalists! Max Rubrum, Sofia Sklar, Rebecca Fein, Joseph Chen, Tyler Turetsky, and Lila Freifeld received recognition for their performance of "Light" from the Broadway show Next to Normal.
The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance is the only student award in the New York metropolitan area that recognizes distinction in student performance and outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre programs. The program is funded through donations from industry professionals, foundations, licensing companies, and other individuals or companies committed to supporting performing arts programs in area schools.