Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards 2014 - At the Long Center photogrpahed by James Goulden
Join the Long Center, along with our partners The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts and ZACH Theatre, as we recognize tomorrow’s stars of the stage—and pay tribute to the value and talent of musical theatre and arts education in our community.

Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year,  participating high school productions in the Greater Austin area will vie for a coveted award as selected by a panel of arts professionals culminating in a Tony Awards-style ceremony to be held Thursday April 13,  2017 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public March 27, at 10AM. Purchase tickets here.

We’d like to thank our 2017 sponsors and donors:

Scholarship Sponsor Wells Fargo
The Cipione Family Foundation
Mary Ann and Andrew Heller
Carolyn and Marc Seriff
Eva and Marvin Womack
Media Partner KXAN

2016-2017 Participating Schools

Click on the shows below for dates, times, location, and ticket information.

Akins High School Rock of Ages 101: High School Edition
Anderson High School Curtains
Austin High School Xanadu
Bastrop High School Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Brentwood Christian School Cinderella Enchanted
Cedar Creek High School You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Cedar Park High School Cabaret
Cedar Ridge High School CATS
David Crockett High School The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Del Valle High School Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Dripping Springs High School My Fair Lady
East View High School Big Fish
Elgin High School Little Shop of Horrors
Georgetown High School Into the Woods
Hendrickson High School In the Heights
Jack C. Hays High School Into the Woods
James Bowie High School The Who’s Tommy
Katherine Anne Porter School Pippin
Lake Travis High School Disney’s The Little Mermaid
LBJ/LASA High School Nice Work If You Can Get It
Leander High School Pippin
Lehman High School Our House
Marble Falls High School Cinderella (Broadway Version)
McCallum Fine Arts Academy Me and My Girl
McNeil High School Barnum
Round Rock High School The Goodbye Girl
Rouse High School In the Heights
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Pippin
Vandegrift High School Oliver!
Vista Ridge High School Thoroughly Modern Millie
Westwood High School Once Upon a Mattress

 

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News and Information

Volunteer!

The Greater Austin Musical Theatre Awards at the Long Center are looking for volunteers who are college aged and older! We need able-bodied folks to assemble swag bags, take pictures, or help schools get from the house to backstage and vice versa during this awesome awards ceremony. All volunteer positions have been filled! Thank you!

The commitment is Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12 from 5-10pm and Thursday, April 13 from 9am-11pm. Food will be provided on Thursday. Plus, each volunteer gets two free tickets to a show at the Long Center next season! All volunteers must be 18 or over.

Important Dates

Tickets for the Award Ceremony go on-sale March 27 at 10AM!

Scholarship Program

Scholarship Programs and Application Procedures for 2016-17 can be found here: Scholarship Program

2017 Nominees

BEST PRODUCTION

Leander High School   |   Pippin
Anderson High School   |   Curtains
Cedar Ridge High School   |   CATS
McNeil High School   |   Barnum
Hendrickson High School   |   In the Heights
James Bowie High School   |  The Who’s Tommy
Rouse High School   |   In The Heights
McCallum Fine Arts Academy   |   Me and My Girl

BEST DIRECTION

Anderson High School   |   Curtains
Cedar Creek High School   |   You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Cedar Ridge High School   |   CATS
Hendrickson High School   |   In the Heights
James Bowie High School   |   The Who’s Tommy
McCallum Fine Arts Academy   |   Me and My Girl
McNeil High School   |   Barnum
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Cedar Ridge High School   |   CATS
Dripping Springs High School   |   My Fair Lady
Hendrickson High School   |   In the Heights
James Bowie High School   |   The Who’s Tommy
McCallum Fine Arts Academy   |   Me and My Girl
McNeil High School   |   Barnum
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights
Vista Ridge High School   |   Thoroughly Modern Millie

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION

Marble Falls High School   |   Cinderella (Broadway Version)
McNeil High School  |   Barnum
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights
Vista Ridge High School  |   Thoroughly Modern Millie
Anderson High School  |   Curtains
Cedar Park High School  |   Cabaret
James Bowie High School  |   The Who’s Tommy
Lake Travis High School  |   Disney’s The Little Mermaid

BEST ORCHESTRA

Vista Ridge High School   |   Thoroughly Modern Millie
Akins High School   |   Rock of Ages 101: High School Edition
Leander High School   |   Pippin
Lehman High School   |   Our House
LBJ/LASA High School   |   Nice Work if You Can Get It
Georgetown High School   |   Into the Woods
Hendrickson High School   |   In the Heights
East View High School   |   Big Fish

BEST SCENIC DESIGN

Cedar Ridge High School   |   CATS
Anderson High School   |   Curtains
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights
Jack C. Hays High School  |   Into the Woods
Elgin High School   |   Little Shop of Horrors
Dripping Springs High School   |   My Fair Lady
Katherine Anne Porter School   |   Pippin
David Crockett High School   |   The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Lake Travis High School   |   Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Hendrickson High School   |   In the Heights
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights
Jack C. Hays High School   |   Into the Woods
Lehman High School   |   Our House
Leander High School   |   Pippin
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School   |   Pippin
James Bowie High School   |   The Who’s Tommy

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Westwood High School   |   Once Upon a Mattress
Vista Ridge High School   |   Thoroughly Modern Millie
McNeil High School   |   Barnum
Marble Falls High School   |   Cinderella (Broadway Version)
Georgetown High School   |   Into the Woods
Dripping Springs High School   |   My Fair Lady
Cedar Ridge High School   |   CATS
Anderson High School   |   Curtains

BEST TECHNICAL EXECUTION

David Crockett High School   |   The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Anderson High School   |   Curtains
LBJ/LASA High School   |   Nice Work if You Can Get It
Del Valle High School   |   Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
McCallum Fine Arts Academy   |   Me and My Girl
Marble Falls High School   |   Cinderella (Broadway Version)
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights
Round Rock High School   |   The Goodbye Girl

BEST ENSEMBLE

Cedar Ridge High School   |   CATS
Dripping Springs High School   |   My Fair Lady
Hendrickson High School   |   In the Heights
James Bowie High School   |   The Who’s Tommy
Leander High School   |    Pippin
Rouse High School   |   In the Heights
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School   |   Pippin
Vandegrift High School   |   Oliver!

BEST ACTOR in a Leading Role

Michael Morran   |   Lt. Frank Cioffi, Curtains   |   Anderson High School
Bruno Maples   |   William Barfee, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee   |   David Crockett High School
Chris Ayala   |   Usnavi, In the Heights   |   Hendrickson High School
Matthew Kennedy   |   Leading Player, Pippin   |   Leander High School
AJ Lawrence   |   Joe Casey, Our House   |   Lehman High School
Tristan Tierney   |   Bill Snibson, Me and My Girl   |   McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Keaton Brandt   |   Phineas Taylor Barnum, Barnum   |   McNeil High School
Elliot Esquival   |   Usnavi, In the Heights   |   Rouse High School
Sam Oberle   |   Pippin, Pippin   |   St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

BEST ACTRESS in a Leading Role

Sophie Niles   |   Charity Barnum, Barnum   |   McNeil High School
Maddie Reese   |   Ariel, Disney’s The Little Mermaid   |   Lake Travis High School
Erin Swearingen   |   Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods   |   Jack C. Hays High School
Anna McGuire   |   Sally Smith, Me and My Girl   |   McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Jessica Askey   |   Ursula, Disney’s The Little Mermaid   |   Lake Travis High School
Trinity Adams   |   Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady   |   Dripping Springs High School
Isabelle Dickey   |   Billie Bendix, Nice Work if You Can Get It   |   LBJ/LASA High School
Olivia Vines    |   Carmen Bernstein, Curtains   |   Anderson High School
Chloe Byars   |   Mrs. Walker, The Who’s Tommy   |   James Bowie High School

BEST ACTOR in a Supporting Role

Trey Moffett   |   Karl, Big Fish   |   East View High School
Bryce Keesee-Lourigan   |   Cinderella Prince, Into the Woods   |   Georgetown High School
Brian Baker   |   Kevin Rosario, In the Heights   |   Hendrickson High School
Daniel Cherry   |   Sonny, In the Heights   |   Hendrickson High School
Clayt Aziz   |   Cinderella Prince, Into the Woods   |   Jack C. Hays High School
Max Corney   |   Sir John Tremayne, Me and My Girl   |   McCallum Fine Arts Academy
H. Crocker   |   Herbert Parchester, Me and My Girl   |   McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Andrew De La Garza   |   Sonny, In the Heights   |   Rouse High School
Logan Caraway   |   Trevor Graydon, Thoroughly Modern Millie   |   Vista Ridge High School

BEST ACTRESS in a Supporting Role

Abigail Holtfort   |   Fraulein Schneider, Cabaret   |   Cedar Park High School
Brooke Silverstein   |   Berthe, Pippin   |   St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
Gracee Street   |   Flounder, Disney’s The Little Mermaid   |   Lake Travis High School
Kat Cruz   |   Georgia Hendricks, Curtains   |   Anderson High School
Kiara Thomas   |   Sally Brown, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown   |   Cedar Creek High School
Lydia Emery   |   Little Red, Into the Woods   |   Jack C. Hays High School
Sophia Mullican   |   Lady Jaqueline, Me and My Girl   |   McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Sydney Enos   |   Cinderella, Into the Woods   |   Georgetown High School
Taylor Cooper   |   Cinderella, Into the Woods   |   Jack C. Hays High School

BEST FEATURED PERFORMER

Quinn Skarnulis   |   Niki Harris, Curtains   |   Anderson High School
Indigo Raetz   |   Ensemble, Xanadu   |   Austin High School
Sarah Cadena   |   Flounder, Disney’s The Little Mermaid   |   Bastrop High School
Alexandria Sass   |   Ensemble, Cinderella Enchanted   |   Brentwood Christian School
Dainique Jones   |   Cassandra, CATS   |   Cedar Ridge High School
Logan Dundon & Ellie Kuykendall   |   Featured Dancer, My Fair Lady   |   Dripping Springs High School
Campbell Duffy   |   Jack’s Mother, Into the Woods   |   Georgetown High School
Clara Cable   |   Chef Louis, Disney’s The Little Mermaid   |   Lake Travis High School
Kali Thompson   |   Marie, Cinderella (Broadway Version)   |   Marble Falls High School
Niko Bermea   |   Grafitti Pete, In the Heights   |   Rouse High School
Halle Hill   |   Bet, Oliver!   |   Vandegrift High School

The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards are presented by the Long Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and ZACH Theatre. We wish to thank our 2017 sponsors and donors who include Scholarship Sponsor Wells Fargo, the Cipione Family Foundation, Mary Ann and Andrew Heller, Carolyn and Marc Seriff, Eva and Marvin Womack, and Media Partner KXAN.