Shuler Award Winners (Part 1): Interview with Jessi Kirtley


In this episode (Part 1 of a two-part series), we have the opportunity to interview rising Senior Jessi Kirtley of Roswell High School. Jessi won the 2019 Shuler Award for playing the title role in Roswell High’s production of Mary Poppins. Jessi is currently in New York competing at the Jimmy Awards, which is the National level competition for the high school musical theatre awards.

We get a look at Jessi’s musical theater training, an overview of the competition process at the Jimmy awards, and some valuable words of wisdom from this talented performer.

And courtesy of ArtsBridge, we close out the episode with a clip of Jessi singing “Practically Perfect” at the Shuler Awards!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series in tomorrow’s episode with Harrison Lewis, who won the 2019 Shuler for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Listen to our Episode about the Shuler Awards

You can learn more about the Shuler Awards in this episode where we got to chat with the committee that organizes the awards:

Watch the Jimmy Awards

The Jimmy Awards will air live at 7:30 p.m. on June 24. You can find out how to watch them here:

Watch the Shuler Awards

You can watch the 2019 Shuler Awards Ceremony here:

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