31 participating schools, 16 awards, 15 scholarships, 11 musical numbers (unbelievable, by the way), 3 hours of intense cheering and 1 amazing night recognizing theatre and arts education. Everyone involved in the 2017 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards deserves (and received!) a standing ovation. In case you missed it (how could you?), check out the list of this year’s winners, and congratulate the musical theatre high schooler in your life because they deserve it. Mark your calendars for next year’s ceremony Wednesday, April 18, 2018!
Best Costume Design | Cedar Ridge High School, CATS
Best Orchestra | LBJ/LASA High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Best Scenic Design | Rouse High School, In the Heights
Best Choreography | Cedar Ridge High School, CATS
Best Supporting Actor | Logan Caraway, Vista Ridge High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Supporting Actress | Kiara Thomas, Cedar Creek High School, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Best Technical Execution | McCallum Fine Arts Academy, Me and My Girl
Best Musical Direction | Marble Falls High School, Cinderella (Broadway Version)
Best Lighting Design | Hendrickson High School, In the Heights
Best Student Design | Niko Bermea, Rouse High School, In the Heights
Best Featured Performer | Halle Hill, Vendegrift High School, Oliver!
Best Direction | Anderson High School, Curtains
Best Ensemble | Vandegrift High School, Oliver!
Best Lead Actress | Sophie Niles, McNeil High School, Barnum
Best Lead Actor | Matthew Kennedy, Leander High School, Pippin
Best Musical Production | Hendrickson High School, In the Heights
And let’s not forget our well-deserved scholarship award recipients!
Texas Arts Project Camp Scholarship | Alyssa Arellano & Noah Messer
College Audition Program Scholarship | Bryce Keesee-Lourigan
ZACH Theatre Pre-Professional Company Scholarship | Anna McGuire & Keaton Brandt
Wells Fargo Scholarship | Isabelle Dickey, Michael Morran, Natasha Cosme, Miranda Vandenberg, Ethan Ray, Joshua Ryon, Charlie Vasquez, Ashley Tysor, Hannah Frye-Ginsberg, Nica Lasater
Program Support Grant | For next year’s productions! Elgin High School, David Crockett High School, Georgetown High School, Katherine Anne Porter Shcool, Bastrop High School
A huge congrats to our 2017 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Award winners, nominees, participating schools and all involved for another successful year!