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Friday, November 09, 2007

Sara Niemietz Nominated for Best New Artist of the Year!

IMTA alum singer and actress Sara Niemietz will be presenting an award tonight at New Music Weekly Awards at The Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. She is also nominated for Best New Artist of the YEAR in the AC/ Hot Adult Contemporary category- which is a huge honor and accomplishment.

Sara competed at IMTA in 2000 when she was 7 years old. She has gone on to have a very busy career acting and singing. Sara has had guest apperances on both Providence and Gilmore Girls. She wrote and sang I'm On My Way the end song for the children’s movie, Barbie's The Princess and the Pauper. Sara was picked out of thousands of girls to play the part of Young Helen in the Broadway play Hollywood Arms by Carol Burnett, which is based on her novel One More Time. She also had a leading role in the muscial 13 which about 13 thirteen year olds and debuted at the Mark Taper Theater in Los Angeles. She played Pamela in a play called Pamela's First Musical based on a novel by Wendy Wasserstein which ran at Lincoln Center in New York city. Her first role in a major motion picture was as Polly in the acclaimed film Akeelah and the Bee. She recently released a CD of her own music called Without a Net and can be heard signing on the CDs Sara Niemietz Live At The Cat Club, on the scary soundtrack for The Exorcism and on Teen Witch.

In 2002, Sara returned to IMTA to sing during the Award's Night. It was the first IMTA Convention in New York since 9/11 and Sara sang "God Bless America". The emotional response of the audience to her performance was a beautiful moment all of us at IMTA treasure. Click below if you would like to see Sara singing at IMTA.

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