HCT News | Hoboken Children's Theater



Congratulations to Avery Ramsey our recipient of the THERESA LABREGLIO SCHOLARSHIP, and Bryn Robinson our recipient of THE SARAH KATZ AWARD. Both students will be awarded $1000 toward their college expenses. Avery will be attending the University of Michigan majoring in Musical Theater, and Bryn will be attending Rutgers University studying Education. HCT is humbled

HCT Alum in The Great Gatsby at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Dariana Mullen, HCT alumna, who started her training here at 5 years old, will be part of the new production of The Great Gatsby at Paper Mill Playhouse. The highly anticipated production will play October 12-November 12, 2023! We are so proud of her and can’t wait to see the show!


We are pleased to award this scholarship to Carly Gavant. Carly will be attending Northeastern University in the Fall to study Environmental Science & Landscape Architecture. We are so proud of all she has accomplished as an athlete and scholar, and how her time at HCT influenced her life beyond the stage.


We are thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $1000 Theresa Labreglio College Scholarship is Nanki Nagpaul! Nanki will be attending University of Rochester/Eastmann School of Music, majoring in Psychology and Vocal Performance. The committee loved that theater helped her find her voice! Congratulations!!


The HCT Scholarship Committee, would like to congratulate REBECCA WEINTRAUB as our first recipient of the Theresa Labreglio Scholarship with her essay that they felt “embodied the essence of the scholarship in Theresa’s honor.”


HCT kids on Broadway!

Jian Harrell at Papermill Playhouse in Holiday Inn!

Matilda Lawler in The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth directed by Sam Mendes!!

Nirvaan Pal in School of Rock!



HCT congratulates its Seniors!

We are so proud of our graduating seniors and the wonderful colleges they have been accepted to:

University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, CCM, NYU, Elon, Baldwin Wallace, Emerson, University of Miami, Boston Conservatory, Point Park, Muhlenberg, Cap21 Molloy College, UNCSA, SAIC, Wagner, Virginia Commonwealth Western Carolina, SCAD, Oberlin, University of Delaware and more!

Tituss Burgess’ Preacher’s Wife musical reading finds cast which includes HCT student Jian Harrell!!!!  Way to go Jian!

HCT JR Company member to co-star on Roseanne!

ABC’s forthcoming Roseanne revival has hired its first new cast member to join returning vets Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke. Newcomer Ames McNamara has been tapped for the series-regular role of Mark, Darlene and David’s 8-year-old son.

HCT Student stars in A Net Will Appear at MST.

Hoboken Children’s Theater student, Matilda Lawler, makes her professional debut in Mile Square Theatre’s A Net Will Appear with Broadway and Television star Richard Masur!  HCT JR CO member, Willa O’Connor understudies the role and performs it on Matilda’s off day.  Congrats to both extraordinary actresses!

HCT nominated for BroadwayWorld.com award

Hoboken Children’s Theater Company has been nominated for a BROADWAY WORLD.COM AWARD!   THE BALLAD OF JANIS MATTHEWS for Best Children’s Theatre/Family Theatre Production in New Jersey!