The Roger Sturtevant Award


Current Recipients: Jamie Zeidman & Rodd Farhadi

Jamie Zeidman and Rodd Farhadi have been chosen as the 2018 recipients of The Actors’ Equity Foundation’s Roger Sturtevant Award. The Roger Sturtevant Award is given annually to one male and one female Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) who have each demonstrated outstanding talent and skill in musical theatre. The recipients are chosen based on an application, recommendation letters, and a video audition that are then evaluated by a panel of Foundation members and CSA Casting Directors.


Ms. Zeidman was described by one mentor as a performer who is a phenomenal singer, a shining onstage presence with a wide dramatic range, and a delight to work with. Jamie recently graduated from Emerson College and has performed in Europe and the United States.


Rodd Farhadi is a 2017 graduate of UCLA and has been described as possessing the crucial ingredients for a long and successful career as a musical theatre artist: great talent, total commitment to excellence and a joyfully collaborative spirit. Since graduation he has worked at the Hollywood Bowl in Mama Mia as Eddie and in Cabaret at the La Mirada Theatre in southern California. He has film and TV credits as well.

Jamie Zeidman

Rodd Farhadi


Past Recipients: 2005 - Present