Broadway performer Anne Hawthorne selected 2020 Azalea Festival Queen

Anne Hawthorne (Source: North Carolina Azalea Festival)
Anne Hawthorne (Source: North Carolina Azalea Festival)

Broadway performer Anne Hawthorne has been named Queen Azalea for this year’s North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Hawthorne, who grew up in Wilmington, moved to New York City after graduating from East Carolina University.

She has performed on Broadway in:

  • Fossewith Ben Vereen, Ann Reinking, and Bebe Neuwirth
  • The Pajama Game
  • The Merry Widowwith Placido Domingo
  • A Christmas Carol with Tim Curry
  • and as a Radio City Rockette

While Hawthorne lives in Calgary with her husband and three children, she spends her summer months at Wrightsville Beach.

This year’s North Carolina Azalea Festival will take place April 1-5.

RELATED: Your 2020 Azalea Festival Guide

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