Announcement

The Long Center is more than just an iconic Austin landmark; it is a showplace for our community’s artistic excellence and commitment to culture. Learn more about our impressive performance spaces and venues.

The HAYAs are BACK!

What’s New This Year

After all the hurdles the past 2 years gave us, the 2022 Awards ceremony will be LIVE and in person on the Dell Hall stage. 
Keep posted here for ticket on-sale dates and any other information as it unfolds. We can’t wait to see everyone back again. 

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Keep up with the latest by following @hellerawardsatx for behind-the-scenes looks at the program, school highlights, announcements, and more.

About the Awards

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Every year the Long Center brings together over thirty schools from our community to shine the spotlight on the hard work of thousands of students and teachers involved in arts education at the Heller Awards for Young Artists.

For the past 8 years, the program has evaluated school musicals in 15 categories, presenting the nominees at a March event and concluding with a Tony-Award style red carpet ceremony in April. Interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 HAYA ceremony creatively pivoted to a virtual show, still highlighting the hard work of Austin’s schools, educators, and students. 

2021 Impact
12 Workshops Conducted
60 Teachers Engaged
31 Participating Schools
4500 Students Impacted
Over 125 Digital Entries

Participating Schools

Akins
Bastrop
Brentwood
Cedar Creek
Cedar Park
Cedar Ridge
David Crockett
Del Valle
Dripping Springs
East View
Elgin
Georgetown
Hutto
Jack C. Hays
Lago Vista

LASA
Leander
Lehman
Marble Falls
McCallum 
NYOS
Pflugerville
Round Rock
Rouse
St. Andrew’s
San Marcos
Stony Point
Tom Glenn
Vista Ridge
Weiss

Want your school to be a part of this amazing program?

Award Categories

With 18 categories this year (that’s 3 new awards!), these Awards aim to honor the entire high school musical experience from start to finish, including all the hard work in between from the front of the house to the back.

Actor in a Leading Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Supporting Role
Featured Performer
Ensemble
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Choreography

Musical Direction
Orchestra
Technical Crew
Direction
Production

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Design
Stage Management
Marketing & Publicity

Want to support this program and be a part of all the action?
Learn more about the HAYA Creative Team
Dell Hall
Rollins Studio Theatre

See All of Our Spaces

Select ensemble

Learn about this audition-only ensemble where students from across the area benefit from free training, community building, and performance opportunities. Submissions are due by November 22nd!

the haya creative team

Learn more about the Greater Austin creatives who put together this year-long program and make the Awards Ceremony simply magical.

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