38 schools, 16 awards, countless scholarships, and 14 musical numbers (yes, can you believe we added another?) made for almost 4 hours of the loudest cheering this town has heard since the last Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. Snappy, tighter than ever, and graced by a natural host in the form of Tyler Mount, and a few surprises (if you haven’t heard about Councilperson Jimmy Flannigan’s more-than-shocking proclamation, you better check this out), the 5th Annual GAHSMTA was nothing if not more show-stopping than ever before.
Check out the list of this year’s winners, and congratulate the musical theatre high schooler in your life because they all deserve it.
Best Ensemble | McCallum Fine Arts Academy, West Side Story
Best Costume Design | St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Catch Me If You Can
Best Lighting Design | Akins High School, Hairspray
Best Actress in a Supporting Role | Christine Ashbaugh, Marble Falls High School, Guys and Dolls
Best Actor in a Supporting Role | Ryan Mills, Vista Ridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot School Edition
Best Technical Execution | St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Chicago
Best Direction | Dripping Springs High School, The Addams Family
Student Design Award | Alessandro Hendrix, David Crockett High School, Heathers
Best Featured Performer | Cassie Martin, Dripping Springs High School, The Addams Family
Best Musical Direction | St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Catch Me If You Can
Best Scenic Design | Rouse High School, Shrek the Musical
Best Choreography | Cedar Ridge High School, Grease
Best Orchestra | McCallum Fine Arts Academy, West Side STory
Best Actor in a Leading Role | Stone Mountain, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Catch Me If You Can
Best Actress in a Leading Role | Katie Haberman, Dripping Springs High School, The Addams Family
Best Production | Dripping Springs High School, The Addams Family
A huge congrats to our 2018 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Award winners, nominees, participating schools and all involved for another successful year!