All In A Day's Work – Day 1

Posted on June 21st, 2012

Good morning DSM Fans!

Day 1 in New York City for Emily & Michael (the Best Actress & Best Actor from the 2012 DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards) was yesterday, and what a great day it was for them both! Please see below for pictures and their comments about their first day!

FROM EMILY: Finally made it to NYC!!! Ate pizza tonight for dinner with all the wonderful kids and then rehearsed all together for a while. Awesome day!!


FROM MICHAEL: Today was a big day. We started with an early flight and activities went into full swing right when we landed. Me and Emily were in shock from all the cameras walking around and documenting our journey. Although today was a long day, we know this will be an experience we will never forget!

More pictures! See the pictures below from their preparation for the trip and their 1st day!

Emily’s last voice lesson before New York with the wonderful Mrs. Rebecca Winston!! She is so excited and ready for the Jimmy’s!

Emily and Michael ready for takeoff Broadway bound!


Michael and Emily get to know their fellow actors from across the country at the welcome reception and pizza party at the National HSMTA. We hope they didn’t get too comfortable – rehearsal started right after dinner!



Today is Day 2 for Michael, Emily, and the other ladies and gents who are competing in the National HSMTA! Today they will be in rehearsals for the Opening Number, Medleys, and Finale for the National HSMTA show. They will also be coached 1 on 1 for their solos! After a hard day’s work, they will be in for a treat! Dinner at Sardi’s, a picture of ALL of the contestants in Times Square, and a great show: Nice Work If You Can Get It! To top off their day, they get to have a talkback with the cast after the show! (Make sure you subscribe to/follow our blog to get updates as we post them! Just enter your email address to the right & don’t forget to confirm it via an email we’ll send to you!)

We’re so excited for them here, and a little jealous, and we hope they have the best day! Stay tuned tomorrow for their thoughts about their day!

-DSM Amanda