”Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn
Ithaca College should be proud of its senior year student Ned, who is a brilliant performer with a very very sweet voice. The judges loved his performance but thought he needs to “sexify” his appearance to compete with the glammed up ladies in the competition. We think Ned is hot but let’s see if he can change the judges opinion regarding this matter in the semifinals.
Ned is thrilled to be a part of Next Broadway Star. Originally from Portland, Maine, Ned is currently entering his senior year pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. He is so excited to be making his NYC theatre debut as part of this competition. Hopefully this will be the first of many great opportunities as he prepares to pursue his dream of being an actor in the entertainment industry, be it theatre, television, or film.
Ned’s credits include: A Year with Frog and Toad (Maine State), All Shook Up (Hackmatack), Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It (Ithaca Shakespeare Co.), Observe the Sons of Ulster…, Playboy of the Western World, The Cripple of Inishmaan (On the Verge Theatre Co.)
Not a stranger to the competition show circuit, Ned was unceremoniously voted off of America’s Got Talent by judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, and Howie Mandel in the Los Angeles first round of this most recent season. On that show, he showcased his other passion, Staged Combat. Ned runs a vampire slayer action comedy web series entitled “The Hunted: Expulsion” which is a spinoff of the world’s longest running web series “The Hunted” based out of LA. Ned sends love to all of his friends, to Priya who keeps him sane in this crazy world, and to his entire family, especially his older brother Will who is off galavanting somewhere around the world; Stay Safe.
To see Ned’s progression in the competition please click on the links below:
Ned’s performance at the kick-off of Next Broadway Star: http://www.broadway.tv/blog/next-broadway-star/next-broadway-star-quarterfinalist-ned-donovan/
Ned’s audition for Next Broadway Star: http://www.broadway.tv/blog/broadway-blog/next-broadway-star-ned-donovan/