Nominees revealed for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

Nominees revealed for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

Winners will head to New York for Jimmy Awards in June

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 2, 2018—At a morning press event today, Proctors and The Times Union revealed nominees for the 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors.

Proctors CEO Philip Morris and Times Union Editor Rex Smith were joined by Proctors Creative Workforce Manager Grace Janiszewski, 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors Best Actress Jaynie Parmenterand The King and I ensemble member Marina Kondo.

For the second annual contest, 23 schools participated (up from 16 schools in 2017), with student theatrical productions adjudicated on a variety of criteria in a dozen categories.

Morris said, “Growing this program acknowledges the fantastic work our students are doing in the arts. We’re proud to engage with local schools and inspire them to even greater heights.”

Students from all 23 schools that participated in the program will perform at the High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors ceremony, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

Best Actor and Best Actress winners will go on to represent the Capital Region at the Jimmy Awards—the National High School Musical Theatre Awards—in New York, June 25.

“The Times Union understands how important the performing arts are in the lives of students,” said Smith. “The High School Musical Theatre Awards offer a goal and a reward, but more importantly they remind us to look to our students for the future of the arts.”

The 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors nominees are:

Best Technical Execution

Albany High School—Hairspray
Bethlehem Central High School—Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Hudson Falls High School—Into the Woods
Queensbury High School—Bye Bye Birdie
Voorheesville High School—Tarzan

Best Set Construction

Albany High School—Hairspray
Cairo-Durham High School—Guys and Dolls
Hudson Falls High School—Into the Woods
Schoharie High School—Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Voorheesville High School—Tarzan

Best Student Orchestra

Ballston Spa High School—Hello, Dolly!
Bethlehem Central High School—Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Schalmont High School—Footloose

Best Choreography Execution

Albany High School—Hairspray
Hudson Falls High School—Into the Woods
Mohonasen High School—Guys and Dolls
Queensbury High School—Bye Bye Birdie
Voorheesville High School —Tarzan

Best Ensemble/Chorus

Albany High School—Hairspray
Columbia High School-East Greenbush—Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Hudson Falls High School—Into the Woods
Mohonasen High School—Guys and Dolls
Voorheesville High School—Tarzan

Best Supporting Actress

Maggy Seebode as Mrs. Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Bethlehem Central High School

Grace Miller as Bridget in Bring it On at Broadalbin-Perth High School

Caitlin Van Loan as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man at Catskill High School

Sophia Mathis as Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls at Mohonasen High School

Fallon Zell as Terk in Tarzan at Voorheesville High School

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Bonacci as LeFou in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Bethlehem Central High School

Eli Wein as Sebastien in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Columbia High School-East Greenbush

Nicholas Rivera as Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls at Mohonasen High School

Connor Affinito as Hugo Peabody in Bye Bye Birdie at Queensbury High School

Jackson VerDerwerken as Jean-Michael in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Schoharie High School

Best Actress

Annabelle Duffy as Tracey Turnblad in Hairspray at Albany High School

Olivia Lopez as Ella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Columbia High School-East Greenbush

Nina Cerniglia as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at Mohonasen High School

Alexandra Cooke as Rose Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie at Queensbury High School

Natalie Davey as Martha in The Secret Garden at Warrensburg Jr/Sr High School

Best Actor

Ian Myers as Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Bethlehem Central High School

Grant Napierski as Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Bethlehem Central High School

Ryan Clouse as The Baker in Into the Woods at Hudson Falls High School

Zachary Carpenter as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at Mohonasen High School

Brandon Sarti as Sam Wheat in Ghost the Musical at South Glens Falls High School

Best Musical Tier A

Albany High School—Hairspray
Mohonasen High School—Guys and Dolls
Queensbury High School—Bye Bye Birdie

Best Musical Tier B

Hudson Falls High School—Into the Woods
Mayfield High School—Legally Blonde
Voorheesville High School—Tarzan

Best Musical Tier C

Columbia High School-East Greenbush—Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Tamarac High School—Damn Yankees
Troy High School—Once on This Island

The High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors are presented by The Times Union
and sub-sponsored by Cool Insuring Agency.

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