San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is excited to announce that Brad Golden of La Costa Canyon High School was named the Best Local Theatre Teacher at the Broadway San Diego Awards. The awards ceremony was held May 28 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.
“SDCCU congratulates Mr. Golden for being named Best Local Theatre Teacher,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck Campbell. “The students competing in the Broadway San Diego Awards could never reach their full potential without these theatre teachers – we are thrilled to recognize the hard work, dedication, and talent of teachers throughout San Diego County.”
A total of 37 teachers were nominated and more than 2,000 votes were submitted in the Best Local Theatre Teacher Awards contest. Students, parents, family members, and friends were asked to nominate and vote for a deserving drama/theatre teacher who made a positive difference in their life, the life of a child, or in the community. As part of the award, SDCCU will send Golden to New York City to attend the 2018 Jimmy Awards, also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®.
The Best Local Theatre Teacher Award is part of the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards, sponsored by SDCCU and held in collaboration with Broadway/San Diego. Candidates for Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Actress, were selected from onsite adjudications of high school musicals at their home venues during the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations to Felicity Bryant of Coronado School of the Arts for winning Best Actress, Jonas McMullen of Canyon Crest Academy for winning Best Actor and Steele Canyon High School for winning Best Musical for their production of Sound of Music. Bryant and McMullen were narrowed down from 20 leading female and male nominees. The winning Best Actress and Best Actor performers and teachers will be flown to New York for a week of intensive training before they compete in the national finals, the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, on a Broadway stage for $10,000 toward a college scholarship on Monday, June 25, 2018.