FIU Theatre alumnus and director Andy Señor Jr. ’13 created the Señor Family Scholarship fund to support young performers at his alma mater, who exhibit a great deal of promise and talent as Performance Majors in the Musical Theatre programs.
Señor made his professional debut in the Tony Award-winning musical “Rent” as Angel, playing the role on Broadway, London’s West End, and in U.S. national and international tours. Later, he became the Assistant Director to Michael Greif on the “Rent” revival Off Broadway and went on to re-stage the production in Tokyo, Japan, and a historic production in Havana, Cuba. His professional career has also led him to participate in the Broadway production of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s “On Your Feet” as the Associate Director. While in Cuba, Señor captured his efforts to stage the historic “Rent” production in the new documentary film “Revolution Rent,” which will debut on HBO on June 15, 2021.
Señor can still remember what it’s like to be a new performer — feeling lost and sometimes ready to give up while working tirelessly to fulfill your dreams. Despite his low GPA and test scores, FIU Theatre awarded him a scholarship and supported him while he completed his degree – and with that support, he has attained great success in his career. Now, with more than 20 years of experience, Señor would like to pay it forward by providing aspiring performers at FIU with the opportunity he received as a student, so they may succeed despite any financial hardship.
All donations raised will benefit the Señor Family Scholarship. Should the goal be reached or surpassed with your donations, the Endowment will be established in perpetuity.