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Meet a Donna Reed Scholar

Preston Truman Boyd of "Les Misérables"

Catch up with Preston Truman Boyd, a 2004 Donna Reed Scholarship Recipient in Vocal Music and Musical Theatre.

The year was 2004 and Preston Truman Boyd was a high school senior from Moorhead, MN, and a National Merit Scholar. He entered the scholarship competition at the Donna Reed Festival Workshops in Denison, IA, and walked away with scholarships in both vocal music and musical theatre.

Today he is starring with Nick Cartell in the national touring company of Les Misérables. You can catch him at the Des Moines Civic Center, February 27 - March 3, 2024.

In 2022, having weathered the pandemic, Preston Truman Boyd and Nick Cartell sat down to discuss what bringing the production back to audiences across the country meant to them. The staging marked a return for both Boyd and Cartell to the tour, reprising the roles of Inspector Javert and Jean Valjean, respectively.


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