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Celebrating the Heller Awards for Young Artists and our 2020 Award Recipients

Posted on June 1, 2020 by Long

Oh what a night! The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards, newly re-named the Heller Awards for Young Artists, lit up screens May 31st in an uplifting show of community, togetherness, and celebration. Not only were students, educators, and families from 33 high schools across 6 Central Texas counties able to gather in their own homes to enjoy the show virtually, but we also honored the generosity & dedication of Mary Ann and Andrew Heller with one stellar production unlike any other.

So, from Broadway messages of support to school highlights to musical numbers we won’t soon forget, here are our 2020 Award Recipients!

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO…

The Mary Ann Award for BEST DIRECTION goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Dripping Springs High School

DRIPPING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL with Anything Goes

The Mary Ann Award for BEST CHOREOGRAPHY goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Cedar Ridge High School

CEDAR RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL with Legally Blonde The Musical

The Mary Ann Award for BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Rouse High School

ROUSE HIGH SCHOOL with Les Misérables (School Edition)

The Mary Ann Award for BEST ORCHESTRA goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | McCallum Fine Arts Academy

MCCALLUM FINE ARTS ACADEMY with Grand Hotel

The Mary Ann Award for BEST SCENIC DESIGN goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | McCallum Fine Arts Academy

MCCALLUM FINE ARTS ACADEMY with Grand Hotel

The Mary Ann Award for BEST LIGHTING DESIGN goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Dripping Springs High School

DRIPPING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL with Anything Goes

The Mary Ann Award for BEST COSTUME DESIGN goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Vista Ridge High School

VISTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL with Disney’s The Little Mermaid

The Mary Ann Award for BEST TECHNICAL EXECUTION goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Marble Falls High School

MARBLE FALLS HIGH SCHOOL with Tuck Everlasting

The Mary Ann Award for BEST ENSEMBLE goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Round Rock High School

ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL with Tarzan

The STUDENT DESIGN AWARD goes to… it’s a tie!

SOFIA HUSTON – Backdrop Designer and Assistant Hair & Makeup Designer, Spring Awakening at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

ELIZABETH CLARK – Costume Designer and Costume Crew Head, The Little Mermaid at Vista Ridge High School

The Mary Ann Award for BEST FEATURED PERFORMER goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Weiss High School

ISAIAH CHOICE as Pilot / Dance Captain / Gull / Chef 1 in Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Weiss High School

The Mary Ann Award for BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | McCallum Fine Arts Academy

TOSHAAN ARORA as Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel at McCallum Fine Arts Academy

The Mary Ann Award for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Weiss High School

MAYA ALBERT as Flounder in The Little Mermaid at Weiss High School

The Mary Ann Award for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Cedar Park High School

EVAN VINES as The D’Ysquith Family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Cedar Park High School

The Mary Ann Award for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Dripping Springs High School

KATIE HABERMAN as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at Dripping Springs High School

…and the Mary Ann Award for BEST PRODUCTION goes to…

2020 GAHSMTA | Cedar Ridge High School

CEDAR RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL with Legally Blonde The Musical

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Chloe Matyis from Crockett High School
Claire Cheney from McNeil High School
Morgan Francis from Vista Ridge High School
William Ingram from Rouse High School
Austin Taylor from Stony Point High School
Emma Vaughn from Cedar Park High School
Isaiah Choice from Weiss High School
Renae Walker-Zamora from Vista Ridge High School
Ermarie Quinton from Hendrickson High School
Sadie Dickerson from Cedar Ridge High School

PROGRAM GRANT RECIPIENTS

NYOS Charter School
Del Valle High School
Lehman High Shcool
Lago Vista High School
David Crockett High School

TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Long Center’s College Audition Program
Erica Cortina from Weiss High School

Texas Arts Project – On TAP
Christian Brown from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Zach Pre-Professional Company
Helena Laing from McCallum Fine Arts Academy
McKenlee Wilson from Weiss High School

Congrats to everyone on another amazing year of high school musical theatre!