Winners Announced in Third Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 11, 2019—Winners of the third annual High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors were announced Saturday at a ceremony at the venue featuring performers from all 30 participating schools.

Hosted by Proctors Collaborative CEO Philip Morris and Albany-Times Union Senior Writer Steve Barnes, the evening was highlighted by production numbers as well as Best Actor and Best Actress medleys, and selections from each of the nine nominees in three tiers for Best Musical.

Administered by the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors, the program “focuses much-needed attention on the meaningful work being done on and off the stage by dedicated teachers and students within their high school theatre programs.”

This year’s total of 30 schools nearly doubled the 16 represented in 2017, and constitutes a significant growth from 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—Michael Johnson (Hudson Falls High School) and Signe Naranjo (South Glens Falls High School)—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 Jimmy Awards® are at the Minskoff Theatre in New York, Monday, June 24, hosted for the second time by Tony Award®-Winner Ben Platt.

“As a Capital Region native, my own theatre experiences in high school were essential to my artistic education,” said Barnes,“and they in part inform my work today as a theatre critic. It is a pleasure to see the deep levels of theatre talent and dedication present in our high schools, and it is a privilege to be part of saluting them with these awards.”

Winners—2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

 

BEST TECHNICAL EXECUTION

Voorheesville High SchoolMamma Mia!

 

BEST SET CONSTRUCTION

Hudson Falls High SchoolThe Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

BEST STUDENT ORCHESTRA

Albany High SchoolSweet Charity

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY EXECUTION

Voorheesville High SchoolMamma Mia!

 

BEST ENSEMBLE

Hudson Falls High SchoolThe Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Actor: Tristan Gifford

Role: Agwe

Show: Once on This Island

School: Queensbury High School

  

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Actor: Morgan Galvin

Role: Rosie

Show: Mamma Mia!

School: Voorheesville High School

 

BEST ACTOR 

Actor: Michael Johnson

Role: Quasimodo

Show: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

School: Hudson Falls High School

 

BEST ACTRESS 

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

 

BEST MUSICAL TIER B

Columbia High School—Big Fish

 

BEST MUSICAL TIER C

South Glens Falls High School—Seussical the Musical

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