High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny and the Fox Theatre are pleased to announce the nominees for the second annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The nominees were announced and presented with a commemorative medallion earlier this week at an announcement ceremony hosted at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Hosted by Kendra Kassebaum and directed by Tony Parise, the June 10 Awards Ceremony will include exciting performances by talented young local artists selected from 32 area high schools.  Winners will be announced in 14 categories including an Outstanding Actress and an Outstanding Actor as well as “WOW Recognition” for dynamic performance moments that fall outside the award categories and “Special Recognition” for excellence beyond the performance.

The Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Actor winner will go on to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City, presented by The Broadway League.

In the Fall of 2015, The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The Muny and the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation announced a joint sponsorship of the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards impacts more than 50,000 students annually who participate in regional high school musical theatre competitions sponsored by top professional theatres throughout the United States. A Best Actress and Best Actor winner from each of these regional competitions is sent to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase on Broadway. At that time a panel of judges crowns the nation’s top performers. Also known as The Jimmy® Awards, named for Broadway impresario James M. Nederlander, the program has been the catalyst for more than $1 million in educational scholarships. Presented by The Broadway League Foundation. For more information, please visitJimmyAwards.com.

Tickets for the June 10 event at The Fabulous Fox Theatre are $25 and are on sale now at metrotix.com.   Additional information about the event may be found at https://slhsmta.com/2018-nominees/

Outstanding Musical Level 1:

·         Mehlville High School, Into The Woods

·         St. Dominic Catholic High School, Oklahoma!

·         Timberland High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot

Outstanding Musical Level 2:

·         Cor Jesu Academy, Hello, Dolly!

·         Edwardsville High School, Mary Poppins

·         Jersey Community High School, Fiddler on the Roof

·         Visitation Academy, Bye Bye Birdie

·         Westminster Christian Academy, The Wiz

Outstanding Lead Actress:

·         Maggie Kuntz | Cor Jesu Academy

·         Paige Terch | Edwardsville High School

·         Sydney Jones | Kirkwood High School

·         Meg Gorton | Timberland High School

·         Caroline Santiago Turner |Visitation Academy

·         Jessica Wilson | Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Lead Actor:

Luke Goeckner | Edwardsville High School

·         Chance Trisler | Jersey Community High School

·         Jared Goudsmit | Kirkwood High School

·         Tony Merritt | McCluer High School

·         Peyton Bishop | St. Dominic Catholic High School

·         Liam Dean | Whitfield School

Outstanding Supporting Actress:

·         Emma Resek | Chaminade College Prep

·         Grace Costello | Chamindade College Prep

·         Annelise Laakko | Clayton High School

·         Haley Driver | MICDS

·         Natalie Brown | Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Supporting Actor:

·         Sam Pottinger | Cor Jesu Academy

·         Aidan Beasley | Kirkwood High School

·         Sean Webb | Westminster Christian Academy

Mark Geisz | Westminster Christian Academy

·         Joshua Paine, Mick Santos | Whitfield School

Outstanding Ensemble:

·         Chaminade College Prep

·         Cor Jesu Academy

·         Jersey Community High School

·         Visitation Academy

·         Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Costume Design & Execution:

·         Jersey Community High School

·         St. Dominic Catholic High School

·         Take 3 Christian Theatre

·         Visitation Academy

·         Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Scenic Design & Execution:

·         Chamindade College Prep

·         Cor Jesu Academy

·         Crossroads College Prep

·         St. Dominic Catholic High School

·         Visitation Academy

Outstanding Direction:

·         Chaminade College Prep

·         MICDS

·         St. Dominic Catholic High School

·         Visitation Academy

·         Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Choreography:

·         Crossroads College Prep

·         Edwardsville High School

·         MICDS

·         Normandy High School

·         Visitation Academy

Outstanding Musical Direction:

·         Cor Jesu Academy

·         Edwardsville High School

·         Jersey Community High School

·         Visitation Academy

·         Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Technical Execution:

·         Cor Jesu Academy

·         Edwardsville High School

·         Incarnate Word Academy

·         St. Dominic Catholic High School

·         Westminster Christian Academy

Outstanding Orchestra:

·         Edwardsville High School

·         Francis Howell Central High School

·         Jersey Community High School

·         Lindbergh High School

·         O’Fallon Township High School

·         Parkway North High School

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