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Thommie Walsh

Thommie Walsh

Theater scholarship open to applications

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival has begun accepting applications for its annual Thommie Walsh/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Scholarship.

The scholarship honors the legacy of Walsh, and his love of theater. The Auburn native, who originated the role of Bobby in "A Chorus Line" and partly based it on his own life, also won two Tonys and Two Drama Desk awards for his choreography in "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine" and "My One and Only." He died of lymphoma in 2007 at the age of 57.

The $2,000 annual scholarship will be awarded in May to Cayuga County students pursuing post-secondary training in musical theater. Applicants must have acceptance to, or enrollment in, an accredited theater arts post-secondary program, and be in attendance either full- or part-time. They must also be a legal resident of Cayuga County and complete all application requirements and material submissions.

The application deadline is April 6.

For more information, visit fingerlakesmtf.com/support/scholarship.

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