“Carnegie Mellon University rising senior John Clay III recently took first place and a $12,000 prize at the National Society of Arts and Letters musical theater competition. In annoucing the winners from the contest in Phoenix, the organization that has supported young performers since 1944 wrote of Mr. Clay:

“What he loves about theater is the storytelling aspect and how it draws people together under one roof. To be in theater and to change the political climate is an incredible endeavor. He is grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and continues to thank his mother for her patience in raising a stubborn lost boy.”

The previous winner representing the NSAL’s Pittsburgh Chapter was another CMU grad, Broadway and television star Megan Hilty.”

-Sharon Eberson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read full article here.