MN teen wins national musical theater award

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Jimmy Award winner Ryan McCartan of Minneapolis onstage at The 3rd Annual National High School Theater Awards in New York, Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

18 year-old Ryan McCartan has a lot to be happy about.

Earlier this month the Minnetonka High School graduate won a statewide musical theater competition and qualitified, along with fellow winner Sarah Cartwright, to continue on to a national competition.

Then, this past Monday night, he was named Best Actor at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City.

McCartan was one of two students to receive a Jimmy Award, the top honor in the program. Shauni Ruetz of Rochester, NY was named Best Actress. McCartan and Ruetz will receive $10,000 scholarship awards and consideration for other professional advancement opportunities.

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