High School Musical Theatre Awards

The mission of the Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards program is to support, promote and enhance high school musical theatre throughout Memphis and the Mid South.

The Winners for the 2015 High School Musical Theatre Awards

Outstanding Front of House sponsored by Nolan The Audio Visual Solution
Beauty and the Beast, St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Outstanding Production Materials sponsored by Winston Wolfe
She Loves Me, Christian Brothers High School

Outstanding Artistic Element
The Parfumerie Shop, She Loves Me, Christian Brothers High School

Outstanding Chorus
An Evening with the Characters of Pride & Prejudice, Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Outstanding Small Ensemble
The Witches, Big Fish, Germantown High School

Outstanding Large Ensemble
Avenue Q, Cordova High School

Outstanding Student Orchestra sponsored by Yarbrough’s Music
Big Fish, Germantown High School

Outstanding Music Direction sponsored by Hicks Convention Services
Leiza Collins, Little Women, Hutchison School

Outstanding Dance Execution
Legally Blonde, Jr., Whitehaven High School

Outstanding Production Number
Bend and Snap, Legally Blonde, Jr., Whitehaven High School

Outstanding Hair and Makeup
Shrek the Musical, Evangelical Christian School

Outstanding Costumes- *TIE*
Shrek the Musical, Evangelical Christian School
Beauty and the Beast, Jackson Christian School

Outstanding Set Design
Little Women, Hutchison School

Outstanding Lighting Design
Little Women, Hutchison School

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Beauty and the Beast, St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre sponsored by Jack Pirtle’s Chicken
Legally Blonde, Jr., Whitehaven High School

The Bravo Award
Jonathan Alpizar as Gavroche, Les Miserables, Collierville High School
Reagan Hall as Brigitta, The Sound of Music, Northpoint Christian School
Kaitlyn Poindexter as JoJo, Seussical the Musical, Ridgeway High School

Student Technical Achievement Award sponsored by Memphis Audio
Sean Byrne, Germantown High School, Big Fish

Student Creative Achievement Award sponsored by The Crump Firm
Donovan Hughes, Bolton High School, Lucky Stiff

Outstanding Featured Dancer
Kylan Owens, The Wiz, Overton High School

Outstanding Featured Actress sponsored by Mark and Jacqueline Barry
Maddie Arnold as Grandma Rosie, The Wedding Singer, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Featured Actor sponsored by Mark and Jacqueline Barry- *TIE*
Tyler Gaffney as The Body of Uncle Anthony, Lucky Stiff, Bolton High School
Brice Boyer as Lord Farquaad, Shrek the Musical, Evangelical Christian School

Outstanding Supporting Actress sponsored by Lexus of Memphis
Tamlyn Sampson as Gary Coleman, Avenue Q, Cordova High School

Outstanding Supporting Actor sponsored by Suzanne and Bill Landers in honor of Pat Halloran
Jake McCutcheon as Enjolras, Les Miserables, Collierville High School

Outstanding Lead Actress sponsored by Bill and Cheryl Stegbauer
Erica Peninger as Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hernando High School

Outstanding Lead Actor
Maclean Mayers as Ed Bloom, Big Fish, Germantown High School

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher
Jay Rapp, Little Women, Hutchison School

Outstanding Overall Production sponsored by Gould’s Salons & Spas
Avenue Q, Cordova High School

People’s Choice Award sponsored by Kroger
Wynne High School, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

S.T.A.R. (Students Take A Role) Council Award
Liza Altruz    
St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Zoie Brown
Lausanne Collegiate School

Haleigh Byers
Arlington High School

Abigail Clements
Horn Lake High School

Robert Dockery, Jr.    
Overton High School
 
Olivia Heuser    
Northpoint Christian School

Michaela Hoover    
Tipton Rosemark Academy

Clare Kelly    
Northpoint Christian School

Jake McCutcheon
Collierville High School

Kate Mitchell    
Corinth High School

Joseph Piercey
Collierville High School

Carly Nahon    
Lausanne Collegiate School

Madison Pruitt    
Collierville High School

Tamlyn Sampson
Cordova High School

Shelbi Sellers
Tipton Rosemark Academy

Kathryn Sterling    
Evangelical Christian School

Rachel Thomas
Tipton Rosemark Academy

Kyle Van Frank
St. Benedict at Auburndale

Katie Wells
Marion High School

Modeled after the Tony™ Awards and now in its sixth year, The Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program which includes 30 programs from across the country.

The Orpheum welcomes any high school within a 100 mile radius who meets the eligibility requirements as a participant in the program. Please see the Rules and Guidelines for eligibility.

Each submitted musical goes through an adjudication process where community judges attend the high school productions. The HSMTA judges are arts professionals within the Memphis community specializing in performance, directing, sound and lighting design, costume design and music orchestration and direction.

The year of High School Musicals concludes in a celebration of the passion, dedication and energy of all students and teachers involved in producing musical theatre. Participants gather at the historic Orpheum Theatre for a night of performance and awards presentation.

The 2015 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 7pm. The schools participating in 2014-15 are:

Arlington High School
Bartlett High School
Bolton High School
Briarcrest Christian School
Central High School
Christian Brothers High School
Collierville High School
Cordova High School
Evangelical Christian School
Germantown High School
Harding Academy
Hernando High School
Houston High School
Hutchison School
Jackson Christian School

Lausanne Collegiate School
Millington Central High School
Memphis University School
Northpoint Christian School
Overton High School
Ridgeway High School
Southside High School
St. Agnes Academy
St. Benedict at Auburndale
St. George’s Independent School
St. Mary’s School
Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Whitehaven High School
White Station High School
Wynne High School

 

Follow Orpheum Theatre Students and Families Facebook Page throughout the year for information each participating schools performances. Click Here to view videos from The National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

For more information contact Lindsay Krosnes at krosnes@orpheum-memphis.com
 


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