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Talon Theatre Triumph: Robbie Troyan '24 Wins Best Actor & Heads to the Jimmy Awards


Talon Theatre Triumph: Robbie Troyan '24 Wins Best Actor & Heads to the Jimmy Awards

Robbie Troyan ‘24 has been awarded Best Actor for his outstanding performance as Tiernan in Talon Theatre’s production of “The Pirate Queen” at the Spirit of the MACY Awards. This prestigious accolade is the highest individual recognition for a student in this competition. As a result, Robbie will represent our region at the National Jimmy Awards in New York City at the end of June.


Robbie’s achievement marks a historic moment for Talon Theatre and Santa Margarita Catholic High School, as he is the first student from SMCHS to receive this honor and compete at the Jimmy Awards. The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, commonly known as the Jimmy Awards, celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. It is an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring performers, providing them with significant exposure on a national stage.


In preparation for the big event, Robbie will stay in the Juilliard dorms and undergo an intensive week of training. Robbie will get to meet and work with industry professionals through private coaching, choreography rehearsals, guest speakers, and more. This unique experience not only hones the talents of these young actors but also emphasizes education, aiming to nurture the next generation of theatre professionals.


The NHSMTA program is renowned for its depth, scope, and education-centric mission, attracting high schools from across the country. It culminates in a spectacular awards ceremony that is widely covered by television and media, adding to the excitement and prestige of the event. The final award ceremony will take place at the Minskoff Theatre, home of Broadway’s "The Lion King."


Congratulations, Robbie!