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.

Modeled after the Tony™ Awards and now in its seventh 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. Applications for the 2016 HSMTAs are now closed.

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 2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 7pm sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, Dean Film & Video.

Join the Orpheum Students and Families Facebook group to get inside scoop about the HSMTAs and more. View or download a full gallery of photos from the 2016 awards ceremony on the Orpheum's Flickr account.

For more information contact Lindsay Krosnes at [email protected]

2016 High School Musical Theatre Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 HSMTA winners, presented on May 26, live at the Orpheum Theatre.

Small Ensemble
Sponsored by: PNC Bank

Shrek the Musical, Northpoint Christian School

Large Ensemble
Sponsored by: Gould’s Salon & Spa

CATS, Hernando High School

Chorus
Smokey Joe's Café, Ridgeway High School

Student Orchestra
Kiss Me Kate, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Production Number 
Saved, Smokey Joe's Café, Ridgeway High School

Dance Execution                                                     
CATS, Hernando High School

Production Materials
Sponsored by: Paulsen Printing Company

Shrek the Musical, Northpoint Christian School

Front of House                                                        
CATS, Hernando High School

Artistic Element
Hologram, Weird Romance, Bolton High School

Outstanding Hair and Makeup                                              
CATS, Hernando High School

Outstanding Costumes                                                           
The Little Mermaid, Wynne High School

Outstanding Lighting                                              
Godspell, St Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Set                                                      
CATS, Hernando High School

Student Creative Achievement
Sponsored
by: The Crump Firm, Inc.
Jeremy Fuller, Weird Romance, Bolton High School

Student Technical Achievement
Sponsored
by: Memphis Audio
Brianna Amaba, Weird Romance, Bolton High School

Achievement in Musical Theatre
Sponsored by: Jack Pirtle’s Chicken, Cordell & Tawanda Pirtle

Once on this Island Jr., Whitehaven High School

Technical Achievement                                                          
Weird Romance, Bolton High School

Bravo Award                           
Sutton Fallert, Oliver! The Musical, Jackson Christian School
Lianna Stamm, Shrek the Musical, Northpoint Christian School
Benjamin Cheng, Mary Poppins, Briarcrest Christian School

People's Choice Award                                                           
The Little Mermaid, Wynne High School

Featured Dancer                     
Caroline Watson and Andrew Crowell, West Side Story, Evangelical Christian School

Featured Actress                    
Alexia Buckner as Nola, Weird Romance, Bolton High School

Featured Actor        
Jesse Burns as Thelonius, Shrek the Musical, Northpoint Christian School

Supporting Actress
Sponsored by: George & Patty Alvord

Baylee Thielemeir as Lois Lane, Kiss Me Kate, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Supporting Actor
Sponsored 
by: Bill & Suzanne Landers
Alex Dean as Lord Farquaad, Shrek the Musical, Northpoint Christian School

Music Direction                      
Lalania Vaughn, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Direction by a Teacher                           
Jeff White, Weird Romance, Bolton High School

Lead Actress
Sponsored 
by: Bill & Cheryl Stegbauer
Grace Martin as Eve/Mama Noah, Children of Eden, St. Agnes Academy

Lead Actor                               
Spencer Germany as Emmett, Legally Blonde, Hutchison School

Overall Production                                  
CATS, Hernando High School

Participating Schools

 

Arlington High School The Pajama Game November 2015
Bartlett High School The Spitfire Grill  October 2015
Bolton High School Weird Romance April 2016
Blytheville High School Show TBA March 2016
Briarcrest Christian School Mary Poppins February 2016
Central High School Xanadu November 2015
Collierville High School Jekyll and Hyde April 2016
Cordova High School The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee April 2016
Corinth High School Little Shop of Horrors March 2016
Evangelical Christian School West Side Story February 2016
Germantown High School The Little Mermaid February 2016
Harding Academy Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella February 2016
Hernando High School CATS October 2016
Houston High School Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat February 2016
Hutchison School Legally Blonde the Musical November 2016
Jackson Christian School Oliver! The Musical February 2016
Lausanne Collegiate School How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying April 2016
Lewisburg High School Beauty and the Beast Jr. March 2016
Memphis University School Damn Yankees April 2016
Milan High School Into the Woods Jr. February 2016
Northpoint Christian School Shrek the Musical February 2016
Olive Branch High School Anything Goes November 2015
Overton High School You're a Good Man Charlie Brown November 2015
Ridgeway High School Smokey Joe's Café April 2016
Senatobia High School Into the Woods Jr. April 2016
St. Agnes Academy Children of Eden March 2016
St. Benedict at Auburndale Kiss Me Kate  April 2016
St. Georges Independent School Bye Bye Birdie November 2015
St. Mary’s School Godspell February 2016
Tipton-Rosemark Academy Seven Brides for Seven Brothers April 2016
Whitehaven High School Once on this Island Jr. December 2015
White Station High School The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee March 2016
Wynne High School The Little Mermaid  March 2016
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