Blackman High School Student Accepted to World Renowned Dramatic Arts College

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A Blackman High School student has made the cut for an extremely competitive school known as the  AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City and Los Angeles. AMDA stands for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Sontoya Crutchfield from Murfreesboro has been accepted for the upcoming school year. Admission to AMDA is extremely competitive;  their students come from all over the globe and are selected from auditions held in more than35 cities throughout the United States and in several countries around the world.

Crutchfield is the daughter of Charles Nichols and Sonja Brown and she graduated from Blackman High School with honors and enjoys community service and theatre. Her first role was Asaka in the Sunshine Players production of Once Upon this Island Jr. She has performed at Murfreesboro Little Theatre in The Little Shops of Horrors (Chiffon) and The Best Whore house in Texas (Jewell).Sontoya also had the pleasure and honor to perform at The Center for the Arts in The Color Purple as Celie.  This role lead her to audition for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she will be attending this October.  

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AMDA was founded in 1964 as a premier performing arts conservatory. With campuses inNew York’s Upper West Side and in the historicHollywooddistrict of Los Angeles, AMDA sits in the epicenter of the entertainment community making it uniquely suited to offer intensive full-time training and BFA programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Dance.

AMDA graduates are, or have recently been, on Broadway in: VENUS INFUR , WAR HORSE, BORN YESTERDAY, MARY POPPINS, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, SPIDERMAN, TURN OFF THE DARK, GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT, 9 TO 5, AVENUE Q, CHICAGO, A CHORUS LINE, GREASE, GYPSY, HAIR, HAIRSPRAY, IN THE HEIGHTS, JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, MAMMA MIA, RENT, SHREK THE MUSICAL, SOUTH PACIFIC, SPAMALOT, WEST SIDE STORY and WICKED.

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Recent film credits for AMDA graduates include: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, WIN WIN,3:10 TO YUMA, THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND, AMERICAN BEAUTY, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, DUPLICITY, ENCHANTED, EVERY LITTLE STEP, HAIRSPRAY: THE MOVIE, THE NOTORIOUS BETTY PAGE, THE PRODUCERS, SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE and THE SHAPE OF THINGS.

Recent television credits for AMDA graduates include: BUNHEADS (ABC Family), AWKWARD (MTV), BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO), MODERN FAMILY (ABC), RED WIDOW (ABC), JUSTIFIED (FX), NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME), PAN AM (ABC), A GIFTED MAN (CBS), NCIS (CBS), CASTLE (ABC), 30 ROCK (NBC), WHITE COLLAR (USA), HOUSE (FOX), ROYAL PAINS (USA), THE GOOD WIFE (CBS), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC), GENERATION KILL (HBO), GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC), GOSSIP GIRL (CW), GUIDING LIGHT (CBS), IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA), LAW AND ORDER (NBC), THE OFFICE (NBC), SNL (NBC), UGLY BETTY (ABC), WEEDS (SHOWTIME) and WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS).

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Sontoya Crutchfield is the daughter of Charles Nichols and Sonja Brown of Murfreesboro, TN
Her email contact: sonoya90@gmail.com
Media Contact: Adam Schaeffer Telephone: 212-957-3306 

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