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Announcing the 2021 Heller Awards Student Competition Nominees

Posted on March 2, 2021 by Long

First off… wow, what a show! We couldn’t be more amazed at the creativity, passion, and adaptability that we’ve seen from Austin’s young artists over the last year. This year has been different but you certainly took it in stride. And with over 125 submissions in 7 categories in the new Heller Awards for Young Artists’ Student Competition, we were blown away.

If you weren’t able to join us to watch the 2021 Heller Awards Nominations Ceremony live, you’re in luck! You can still catch the full show. And to those who did join us and to our guest artists, our Select Ensemble, creative team, and all of the supportive guest presenters, you are the best. We’ll see you back for the full 2021 HAYA Ceremony, streaming in May. Until then, make sure you follow us @hellerawardsatx and keep your eyes peeled for extras and more.

But without further ado, here are our 2021 Nominees for the Heller Awards Student Competition.

NOMINEES for ORIGINAL SONG

Augustus Cosby ST. STEPHEN’S
Cameron Payne
ROUSE
Chloe Lein
LBJ/LASA
Collin West
TOM GLENN
Gavin Rojas
LEANDER
Haddon Stauffer
ROUSE
Jackson Urbach
VISTA RIDGE
Lucy Sugawa
LBJ/LASA
Olivia Lukes
ROUSE
Sebastian Lopez
LBJ/LASA

NOMINEES for MUSICAL THEATRE INNOVATION

Hailey Smith VISTA RIDGE
Leander High School Theatre Productions LEANDER
Lobo Theatre LEHMAN
Lucy Anderson SAN MARCOS
Lucy Sugawa LBJ/LASA
NYOS Musical Theatre Ensemble NYOS
Rouse Girl Band ROUSE
Rouse Never Know ROUSE
Samantha Mason LBJ/LASA
The Spartans Film Class ST. STEPHEN’S

NOMINEES for SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE
Underclassmen Division

Camryn Mwalwanda SUMMIT CHRISTIAN
Easton Jones MARBLE FALLS
JP Lopez ROUSE
Julia Hall HAYS
Kylie Hernandez ROUSE
McKenlee Wilson WEISS
Scott Bratton ROUSE
Tate Kirschner HAYS
Tristan Stewart HAYS
Zoie Mayberry VISTA RIDGE

NOMINEES for SOLO TECHNICAL THEATRE DESIGN

Anastasia Louca LBJ/LASA
Eli Patterson MARBLE FALLS
Eula Tomamao MARBLE FALLS
Piper Leleux ROUSE
Rowan Grossman MARBLE FALLS
Taylor Gunter MARBLE FALLS

NOMINEES for WILD CARD

Allison Meredith HAYS
Elizabeth Roberts VISTA RIDGE
Elizabeth Taylor-Atkins SAN MARCO
Isabelle Saquing LBJ/LASA
LBJECHS Freshman Choir LBJ/LASA
Mackenzie Thornton VISTA RIDGE
Megan & Zoe LBJ/LASA
Rouse 9-5 ROUSE
Rouse I’ll Cover You ROUSE
The Leading Guys MARBLE FALLS

NOMINEES for SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE
Senior Division

Abigail Bensman ROUND ROCK
Cassandra Chapman ROUND ROCK
Claire Tole DRIPPING SPRINGS
Corin Vandenberg MCCALLUM
Faith Trapane MARBLE FALLS
Grace Sheidow ROUND ROCK
Jared Brown LEHMAN
Mackenzie Thornton VISTA RIDGE
Sareena Hampton ROUSE
Taylor Witt HAYS

NOMINEES for GROUP MUSICAL THEATRE

Come Alive 2021 Ensemble ROUND ROCK
Good for You’s ROUND ROCK
Legally Blonde The Remix ROUSE
NYOS Musical Theatre Ensemble NYOS
On Our Way ROUND ROCK
Orphie and the Schoolboys WESTLAKE
Rouse Lipstick ROUSE
Rouse Little Priest ROUSE
The Isle of the Sirens WESTLAKE
The Plastics ROUND ROCK

Congratulations to all of our Nominees — we can’t wait to see what the Select Ensemble and HAYA creative team cook up for the full Awards Ceremony!