Sheridan College grad stars in musical production Kinky Boots

Vanessa Sears receiving her McDonald's award winning trophy.

Vanessa Sears receiving her Voice of McDonald’s award winning trophy.

2015 Music Theatre graduate Vanessa Sears, who landed the starring role in Mirvish’s production of Broadway’s hit musical Kinky Boots, opened the show last night in its Toronto premiere. Vanessa was cast while still a student at Sheridan, she joins seven other alumni who also landed roles in the Broadway hit musical. Emmy Award-winning casting director Stephanie Gorin (Media Arts-Music Theatre, 1981).

Earlier in the year Vanessa was crowned the Canadian winner of McDonald’s global singing contest – Voice of McDonald’s – winning $5,000 and a trip to Florida where she represented Canada.

In addition to Vanessa (2015), the following Sheridan music theatre grads will appear in Toronto’s Kinky Boots production: Thomas Alderson (2009), Patrick Cook (2003), David Lopez (2000), Stewart McKensy (2003), Julia McLellan (2012), Justin Stadnyk (2006) and Ryan Wilson (2001). On July 9th Sheridan will host a Kinky Boots alumni event held in Toronto where you can join the cast for an exclusive post-show alumni reception. Buy your discounted alumni tickets at Mirvish.com and use promo code SHERIDAN to save up to 20%.  Registration is required for the post-show reception through the Sheridan Alumni Office at alumni@sheridancollege.ca or 905-815-4078.

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