Belmont musical theatre major Gabriel Violett has been cast in the role of Otto in “Spring Awakening,” the Tony-winning rock musical about 19th-century teenagers coming of age in a repressive German town. Violett expects to take over the role in the Broadway show on July 21.
Violett attended a private audition for the show during the Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention in March which led to additional rounds of auditions and finally to New York in April. The casting director called several weeks ago to offer him a contract. For more on this story, click here to read a feature article on Violett in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.