3 Texas Natives Launch Bridge Arts Project

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mary Michael Patterson, Ahmad Simmons


Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ahmad Simmons, and Mary Michael Patterson launch BRIDGE ARTS PROJECT with Virtual Workshop August 10th-14th.

Founded by three Texas natives, Bridge Arts Project is a training and mentorship program that cultivates the potential of emerging artists nationwide.  BAP inspires creativity across all artistic media by providing exceptional individuals access to top industry professionals.

Bridge Arts Project is launching with a Virtual Workshop starting Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th, 10am-2pm EST, open to anyone aged 12+.  Classes include Musical Theatre Dance, Artist Maintenance and Mindfulness, TV/Film Acting Techniques, a Hamilton audition workshop, and many more.

Jay Armstrong Johnson has been seen on Broadway in On the TownHands on a HardbodyCatch Me If You CanHair, and Phantom of the Opera. Off Broadway/New York credits: Scotland, PA (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel nominations, and Outer Critics Circle Award honoree), Darling Grenadine (Roundabout), A Chorus Line (City Center), Candide (NYCO), Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella (Encores!), Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air (CSC) . . .

Ahmad Simmons is a dancer, choreographer, educator and creative producer based in New York City. He was last seen on Broadway as Diesel in Ivo Van Hove’s groundbreaking revival of West Side Story. Previous credits include the Original Broadway Cast of Hadestown, and most recent revival casts of Carousel and Cats. Ahmad co-starred alongside Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams as Ben Vereen in the Emmy nominated FX mini-series Fosse/Verdon. . .

Mary Michael Patterson has been seen as Meg Giry in Love Never Dies (First National Tour)Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), Hope in Anything Goes (Broadway), Liesl in The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), Marianne in Sense and Sensibility (Denver Center), Judy in White Christmas (Syracuse Stage). . .

To register and for more information visit www.bridgeartsproject.org