The 2022 Finals were held on May 6th at Merkin Hall in New York City.
Judges: Phillip Boykin, Robin Guarino, Jeanine Tesori
First Prize: Amanda Sheriff
Second Prize: Ruth Acheampong and Katrina Galka
Third Prize: Jeremy Weiss
Rebecca Luker Award: Ronald Wilbur for “Night Song” from Golden Boy
Awards to non-finalists:
Grace Keagy Awards for Outstanding Vocal Promise: Valeria Gorbunova and Hallie Schmidt
Emerging Talent Awards: Nick Capodilupo, Grace Craig, Victoria Hill, Tess Levine, Zach Simpson, Layla Vafiadis, Gillian Weatherford
As the judges deliberated and decided who the next winners would be, six competition alumni treated the audience at Merkin Hall to a recital of musical theater and opera selections. The concert was hosted by Tony-winning actor and director Victoria Clark, and featured a collection of prizewinners spanning 20 years of the competition’s history.
2022 Finals Program