2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Announced at Proctors

Winners will travel to New York in June to participate in Jimmy Awards®

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—APRIL 24, 2019—Proctors and The Times Union announced nominees today for the 2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors.

Proctors CEO Philip Morris and Times Union Senior Features and Sunday editor Gary Hahn were joined by Proctors Creative Workforce Director Grace Janiszewski for a Facebook Live event filmed by Open Stage Media on the theatre mezzanine.

Some 30 schools participated in the third annual contest, up from 16 schools in 2017 and 23 in 2018. Each of the student theatrical productions was adjudicated on a variety of criteria in a dozen categories.

Best Actor and Best Actress winners will go on to represent the Capital Region at the 11th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards®. Nicknamed for legendary producer and theatre owner James Nederlander, the Jimmys® are at the Minskoff Theatre, in New York, Monday, June 24, hosted for the second year by Tony Award®-Winner Ben Platt.

“We knew this program would inspire and encourage students,” said Morris, “but even we are surprised at how fast it’s grown. The Jimmys are a real validation for the work done by schools and Broadway is bigger than ever. We can’t wait to send our kids down.”

Students from all 30 schools will perform at the High School Musical Theatre Awards ceremony, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Mainstage at Proctors.

“I’m excited to see participation by so many schools throughout the region,” said Hahn. “The Times Union is happy to support students and teachers who look to find a place for the arts in their lives, and these theatre awards offer a welcome recognition, too often reserved only for team sports.”

The 2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors nominees are:

BEST TECHNICAL EXECUTION

Albany High SchoolSweet Charity

Columbia High SchoolBig Fish 

Hudson Falls High SchoolThe Hunchback of Notre Dame

Northville Central HighThe Little Mermaid

Voorheesville High SchoolMamma Mia!

 

BEST SET CONSTRUCTION

Catskill High SchoolDisney’s Beauty and the Beast

Hudson Falls High School—The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Schoharie Central SchoolNewsies

South Glens Falls High SchoolSeussical the Musical

Voorheesville High School—Mamma Mia! 

 

BEST STUDENT ORCHESTRA

Albany High School—Sweet Charity

Ballston Spa High SchoolNewsies

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY EXECUTION

Albany High School—Sweet Charity

Glens Falls High SchoolSister Act

Shaker High SchoolNewsies

South Glens Falls High School—Seussical the Musical

Voorheesville High School—Mamma Mia!

 

BEST ENSEMBLE

Glens Falls High School—Sister Act

Mohonasen High SchoolThe Addams Family

South Glens Falls High School—Seussical the Musical

Hudson Falls High School—The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Voorheesville High School—Mamma Mia! 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Actor: Eli Thoma

Role: Cinderella’s Prince

Show: Into the Woods

School: The Albany Academies

 

Actor: Elisha Clause

Role: Cogsworth

Show: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

School: Catskill High School

 

Actor: Drew Carson

Role: Jehan

Show: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

School: Hudson Falls High School

 

Actor: Tristan Gifford

Role: Agwe

Show: Once on This Island

School: Queensbury High School

 

Actor: Michael Burns

Role: Pepper

Show: Mamma Mia! 

School: Scotia-Glenville Senior High School

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Actor: Sania Cooper

Role: Helene

Show: Sweet Charity

School: Albany High School

 

Actor: Naomi Hallock

Role: Dragon

Show: Shrek the Musical

School: Cohoes High School

 

Actor: Lauren Bauer

Role: Mama Euralie

Show: Once on This Island

School: Queensbury High School

 

Actor: Elizabeth Ahrens

Role: Sour Kangaroo

Show: Seussical the Musical

School: South Glens Falls High School

 

Actor: Morgan Galvin

Role: Rosie

Show: Mamma Mia!

School: Voorheesville High School

 

BEST ACTOR

Actor: Vincent Canale-Rouse (returning winner, 2017 Best Supporting Actor)

Role: Frollo

Show: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

School: Hudson Falls High School

 

Actor: Michael Johnson

Role: Quasimodo

Show: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

School: Hudson Falls High School

 

Actor: Antony Mucci

Role: Uncle Fester

Show: The Addams Family

School: Mohonasen High School

 

Actor: Ian Daigneault

Role: Scuttle

Show: The Little Mermaid

School: Northville Central School

 

Actor: Ethan Eggleston

Role: Cat in the Hat

Show: Seussical the Musical

School: South Glens Falls High School

 

BEST ACTRESS

Actor: Annabelle Duffy (returning winner, 2018 Best Actress)

Role: Charity

Show: Sweet Charity

School: Albany High School

 

Actor: Olivia Hanifan

Role: Audrey

Show: Little Shop of Horrors

School: Gloversville High School

 

Actor: Stephanie Eckl

Role: Morticia Addams

Show: The Addams Family

School: Mohonasen High School

 

Actor: Allison Hillebrandt

Role: Mayzie LaBird

Show: Seussical the Musical

School: South Glens Falls High School

 

Actor: Signe Naranjo

Role: Gertrude McFuzz

Show: Seussical the Musical

School: South Glens Falls High School

 

BEST MUSICAL TIER A

Hudson Falls High School—The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Mohonasen High School—The Addams Family

Voorheesville High School—Mamma Mia!

 

BEST MUSICAL TIER B

Columbia High School—Big Fish

Glens Falls High School—Sister Act

Scotia-Glenville Senior High School—Mamma Mia!

 

BEST MUSICAL TIER C

Northville Central High School—The Little Mermaid

South Glens Falls High School—Seussical the Musical

Warrensburg Junior Senior HighOklahoma!

 

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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