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The 2024 Lenya Competition Finals

Down from a pool of nearly 300 contestants, ten unique talents representing four countries compete for a top prize of $25,000 on 4 May in Rochester, NY! Read below about the 2024 finalists, judges, and the Competition alumni performing at this year's event.



Schedule of Events

Saturday, 4 May 2024

Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604
1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.: 2024 Lenya Competition Finals
8:00 P.M. – 9:15 P.M.: Rolling Along: Lenya Competition Winners in Concert; Ted Chapin, Emcee
9:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.: 2024 Lenya Competition Awards Ceremony
Free admission to all events; times in EST

Watch the excitement in person or streaming live, beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday, 4 May 2024

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Meet the Finalists

Meet the Judges

“Rolling Along”: Lenya Competition Winners in Concert

Join us in Kilbourn Hall at 8:00 pm, for a special concert from four Competition alumni: Michael Maliakel, now in his third year as Aladdin on Broadway; Analisa Leaming, who has appeared on Broadway in such shows as  The King and I, School of Rock, and Hello, Dolly; Jacob Keith Watson, currently appearing on Broadway in Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along; and Rebecca Jo Loeb, a regular on such stages as the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, and Deutsche Oper Berlin, and star of the German premiere of Kurt Weill’s Love Life.

The concert will be emceed by longtime President and CEO of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and eleven-time Lenya Competition judge, Ted Chapin.

Meet the Alumni Performers

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