The Young Ambassadors are well known throughout the world, traveling throughout the world singing and dancing Broadway hits. The master behind the successful group, director Randy Boothe, was recognized on Saturday with a Star Award at the SCERA theatre for his contribution in theatre.
“Nobody could be more deserving of this award in our community,” said Stephen Jones, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
In addition to his responsibilities with the Young Ambassadors, Boothe is also executive producer of BYU Arts Management and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. However, his hefty administrational duties have not stopped him from making a difference with students.
“Randy has done a superb job during his long career to teach and bless the lives of the young people in his program,” said Scott Boyter, assistant dean and controller of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
Even Jeanette Herbert, Utah first lady, had praise for Boothe’s work with the student performing group.
“The Young Ambassadors has been a joy through the years, and the professionalism exuded is incredible,” Herbert said.
After receiving the award, Boothe thanked everyone in attendance for their support.
“It takes a lot of people to put on a show, and I’m so grateful for the collaborators I could use to the far corners of the earth,” Boothe said.
The 80-year-old SCERA theatre holds the Star Awards benefits gala annually in order to boost community involvement in the arts and subsidize the theatre, according to Shawn Mortensen, production and programs manager.