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For the past two years, ArtsEd has celebrated some fantastic wins at the Stage Debut awards – and 2019 was no different! On Sunday 15 September, BA Musical Theatre graduate, Jac Yarrow won the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award for his professional debut as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at The Palladium.
The award was presented by ArtsEd alumna, Janie Dee, and Jac shared a heart-felt thank you to ArtsEd and everyone who voted for him.
“Winning this award is a cherry on the top of a perfectly iced cake: Joseph. It feels surreal, and I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me.”
ArtsEd Principal and Director of the School of Musical Theatre, Chris Hocking, attended the event, and shared his well-wishes:
“A massive congratulations to Jac for winning the West End Debut Awards! We were delighted to be there supporting him on the night, and couldn’t be more proud of what he has achieved. Here’s to a bright and exciting future ahead of him!”
The Director of the School of Acting, Julie Spencer also attended the event, and gave Jac a shout-out on Twitter:
“So proud to see ArtsEd 2019 Graduate Jac Yarrow collect this award this evening. Janie Dee is an absolute legend. What an incredible night!”
The evening showcased some wonderful performances from previous winners, including ArtsEd graduate, Amara Okereke who won Best Actress in a Musical at the awards last year.