The Staples High School-to-Broadway pipeline is well-established, and longer running than any hit show.
So it was no surprise to see 2007 graduate Mia Gentile on stage yesterday at Bryant Park. The “Kinky Boots” star was part of the weekly free outdoor concert series, in the heart of Manhattan.
What made her performance special was the photographer shooting it. Jack Bowman — a Staples Players star 8 years after Mia — was on assignment for TheaterMania.
I’m sure there were other Westporters in the audience — perhaps even onstage.
And I know there are many other Mias and Jacks, waiting in the middle and elementary school wings.
(For all of Jack Bowman’s Broadway in Bryant Park photos, click here.)