Singleton’s Broadway Star

Broadway star and student from St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton, Byron Fletcher, is set to take the international stage for the second time.

After performing on Broadway in the United States last year with the ‘Broadway Junior All Stars’ program, Byron will once again be travelling to the Northern Hemisphere with the group this July.

Byron was hand-picked and given a full scholarship for the elite two-week program last year after his stand-out performances during a tour of the US with the Hunter Drama’s international ensemble.

The program gives participants the opportunity to be judged and mentored by some of the best in the business, creating an amazing opportunity for their future performing careers.

After an amazing first experience, Byron reached out to the All Stars program and asked to audition via video for 2018. Byron was successful and has been chosen as one of 30 elite cast members who will take to the international stage.

Theatrical talent certainly runs in the Fletcher family. When his father, Tony Fletcher, auditioned for the lead role of the Metropolitan Players Company show Oliver, he encouraged Byron to audition for the chorus. This would become Byron’s first show.

Caught by the performing bug, Byron began making tracks towards becoming an international star back in 2011, when he started singing and vocal lessons with former chief executive of the Newcastle National Theatre Company, Chris Maxfield.

Amid all the excitement, Byron has also begun preparing for his HSC exams and performances at St Catherine’s and has taken on private ballet and tap lessons to help further develop his performance skills ahead of his travel in July.

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