HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS

ORPHEUM HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS:
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019! Save the date — Thursday, May 23, 2019 — for an exciting, not-to-be-missed awards ceremony commemorating 10 years of achievement and camaraderie in Mid-South high school theatre.

The HSMTA program supports, promotes, and enhances high school musical theatre throughout the Mid-South. Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre and brings together hundreds of students from all over the region to share their talents and collaborate with one another.

This program is part of the Jimmy Awards, the national high school musical theatre awards program produced by The Broadway League that includes 40 programs from across the country. High schools within a 200-mile radius that meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to participate.

Each submitted musical goes through an adjudication process where community judges attend the high school productions. The HSMTAs 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 Tony Awards-style 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 an unforgettable night of performance and awards presentation, and two leading actors are sent to New York City to perform on Broadway as part of the culminating Jimmy Awards.

2018-2019 Intent to Apply

Schools that intend to participate in the 2018-2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards should submit the Intent to Apply form by September 7, 2018. The Intent to Apply form is to let us know you intend to submit a musical, so that we may have an idea of how many schools will be participating. It is not the formal application. The formal application will be sent once the Intent has been submitted.

Applications should be submitted online. For musicals performed in the fall semester, applications are due by 4pm on September 21, 2018. For spring semester musicals, applications are due by 4pm on January 11, 2019. Early applications are encouraged.

Schools may submit an application for one production per academic year. The 2018-2019 HSMTA Rules and Guidelines can be downloaded here.

The 2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

SUBMIT YOUR INTENT TO APPLY

2017-2018 HSMTA Recipients

The 2017-2018 awards ceremony was May 24, 2018.

Outstanding Small Ensemble

Sponsored by Pyramid Electric

The Urchins, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School

Outstanding Large Ensemble

The Cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ridgeway High School

Outstanding Chorus

Sponsored by Karen Fields-Isaacman & Ken Isaacman

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Dance Execution

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Choreography

James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School

Outstanding Production Materials

Sponsored by Paulsen Printing

Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Outstanding Front of House

Sponsored by Friends of The Orpheum (FOTO)

The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Artistic Element

Sponsored by The Crump Firm, Inc.

The Rain on Stage, Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Hair and Makeup

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Costumes

Sponsored by Kendra Scott

James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School

Outstanding Music Direction

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Lighting

Sponsored by Dean HD

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Set

Sponsored by Veronica & Brett Batterson

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Student Creative Achievement Award

Sponsored by Jennifer McGrath

Matthew Russell, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School

Outstanding Student Technical Achievement Award

Sponsored by Memphis Audio

Andrew Boone, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Student Stage Management Award

Kaylyn Nichols, Footloose, Arlington High School
Allyson Vogel, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School

The Bravo Award

Sponsored by Suzanne and William J. Landers

Jaxon Polk as Pugsley, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Chandler Donlin as Flounder, The Little Mermaid, Harding Academy
Grayson Hart as Rodrigo, Little Women, Jackson Christian School
David Gross as LeFou, Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School

People’s Choice Award

Sponsored by Gould’s Academy

The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Taylor Brown as Asaka, Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Jake Booher as Cosmo Brown, Singin' in The Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Featured Dancer

Bizzy Walker as Dream Dancer, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Featured Actress

Sponsored by Robin and Billy Orgel

Alexis Montgomery, the voice of Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School

Outstanding Featured Actor

Christian Powell as Pirelli, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Lead Actress

Sponsored by Cheryl & Bill Stegbauer

Amelia Beckham as Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School

Outstanding Lead Actor

Sponsored by Winston Wolfe

Riley Young as Grasshopper, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher

Sponsored by Lura Elliott Turner, in honor of her mother, Helen Elliott, a music teacher

Ashleigh Williams, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Overall Production

Sponsored by Patty & George Alvord

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School


2017-2018 HSMTA Nominees

Outstanding Small Ensemble

Sponsored by Pyramid Electric

Rusty, Urleen, & Wendy Jo, Footloose, Arlington High School
Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, & Lion, The Wiz, Blytheville High School
The Urchins, Little Shop of Horrors, Christian Brothers High School
The Urchins, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
Peach Scarf Dancers, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
The Urchins, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
The Gods, Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Large Ensemble

The Gorillas, Tarzan, Bartlett High School
The Trees and Stars, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
The Cast of Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
The Cast of Grease, Chester County High School
The Delta Nu Girls, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
The Cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ridgeway High School
The Cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, St. Georges Independent School

Outstanding Chorus

Sponsored by Karen Fields-Isaacman & Ken Isaacman

The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School
Singin' In the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
The Little Mermaid, Harding Academy
Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson
The Spitfire Grill, White Station High School

Outstanding Dance Execution

The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Choreography

Footloose, Arlington High School
Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Production Materials

Sponsored by Paulsen Printing

Footloose, Arlington High School
Little Shop of Horrors, Christian Brothers High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Little Women, Jackson Christian School
Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Outstanding Front of House

Sponsored by Friends of The Orpheum (FOTO)

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School
Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Artistic Element

Sponsored by The Crump Firm, Inc.

The Derby Car, Grease, Chester County High School
The Projections, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
The Plant, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
The Storm, Once On this Island, St. Agnes Academy
The Daffodils, Big Fish, St. Benedict at Auburndale
The Rain on Stage, Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson
The Umbrella Poppies, The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Hair and Makeup

The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School

Outstanding Costumes

Sponsored by Kendra Scott

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Little Women, Jackson Christian School
Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Music Direction

The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School
Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Lighting

Sponsored by Dean HD

Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy
Big Fish, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Set

Sponsored by Veronica & Brett Batterson

Footloose, Arlington High School
Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Student Creative Achievement Award

Sponsored by Jennifer McGrath

Grace Korsmo, Footloose, Arlington High School
MaKenzie Lawson, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Matthew Russell, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
Amber Allen, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Meredith Drown, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Christian Powell, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Ceylan Metin, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Alexis Doan, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School

Outstanding Student Technical Achievement Award

Sponsored by Memphis Audio

Andrew Boone, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
AJ Cocroft, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Wolfgang Stoltz, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Tyler Patterson, The Little Mermaid, Harding Academy
Riane Bayne, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Alexander Goodwin, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School

Outstanding Student Stage Management Award

Kaylyn Nichols, Footloose, Arlington High School
Allyson Vogel, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Emily Roark, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Mikaila Smith, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Olivia Trippeer, Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Matthew Strock, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Katherine Clark, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Southaven High School

The Bravo Award

Sponsored by Suzanne and William J. Landers

Jaxon Polk as Pugsley, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Chandler Donlin as Flounder, The Little Mermaid, Harding Academy
Grayson Hart as Rodrigo, Little Women, Jackson Christian School
David Gross as LeFou, Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School

People’s Choice Award

Sponsored by Gould’s Academy

Voting closed May 20 at 4pm.

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Caroline Morath as Urleen, Footloose, Arlington High School
Cat Carlin as Christina Belling, Curtains, Houston High School
Lucy Calicott as Paulette, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Sarah Kathryn Meek as Mrs. Potts, Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School
Taylor Brown as Asaka, Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy
Vivi Gray as Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School
Julia Preston as Winnie Tate, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Simon Sutton as Terk, Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Jacob Mohler as Trevor, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Zane Jones as Centipede, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Sam Payne as Mr. Mushnik, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Zach Crawford as Amos, Big Fish, St. Benedict at Auburndale
Hutch Dunavant as Nicely-Nicely, Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Jake Booher as Cosmo Brown, Singin' in The Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Featured Dancer

Rachel Henry as Leopard, Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Kristin Stewart as The Moon, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Savannah Demers & Artie Pernsteiner as Mother & Father, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Juli Anna Stanford as Bambi Bernet, Curtains, Houston High School
Emma Day as Storyteller, Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Olivia Taylor as Pepper, Annie, Sacred Heart of Jesus High School
Bizzy Walker as Dream Dancer, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Featured Actress

Sponsored by Robin and Billy Orgel

Emma Stopher as Carol Strong, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Alexis Montgomery, the voice of Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
Ruthie Burgess as Mrs. Flannery, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Bella Malone as Chef Louie, The Little Mermaid, Harding Academy
Suraya Buffong as Ton Ton Julian, Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Jada Bunch as The Wardrobe, Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School
Zaira Bautista as Woodstock, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ridgeway High School

Outstanding Featured Actor

Christian Powell as Pirelli, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Mason Clanin as Mr. Lawrence, Little Women, Jackson Christian School
Ethan Leggett as Kyle, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Colby Wilson as Doug Panch, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Southaven High School
Teryco Bolden as Karl the Giant, Big Fish, St. Benedict at Auburndale
Cooper Thorpe as Harry the Horse, Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Jalen Nickerson as The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Lead Actress

Sponsored by Cheryl & Bill Stegbauer

Peyton Tarver as Alice Beineke, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Amelia Beckham as Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Mackenzie Kuykendoll as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Claire Ballard as James, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Maggie Nash as Jo March, Little Women, Jackson Christian School
Gabriella Gonzalez as Elle Woods, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Lauren Ledger as Annie Oakley, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Lead Actor

Sponsored by Winston Wolfe
Will Draper as Gomez, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Cooper Clack as Carl Hanratty, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Rodney McKinner as Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Riley Young as Grasshopper, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Kaleb Davis as Emmett, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Aris Federman as Edward Bloom, Big Fish, St. Benedict at Auburndale
Keaton Miller as Don Lockwood, Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher

Sponsored by Lura Elliott Turner, in honor of her mother, Helen Elliott, a music teacher

Chris Luter, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Rene Cave, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Ashleigh Williams, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Lauren Suddoth, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Kell Christie, Curtains, Houston High School
Ted Fockler & Tim Greer, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Jenny Madden, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Overall Production

Sponsored by Patty & George Alvord

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School


2017-2018 High School Musicals

Arlington High School
Footloose: Oct. 26-30, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus High School
Annie: Nov. 2-4, 2017

Harding Academy
The Little Mermaid: Nov. 9-11, 2017

Hutchison School
Once on This Island: Nov. 10-13, 2017

Christian Brothers High School
Little Shop of Horrors: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2017

Southaven High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2017

Jackson Christian School
Little Women: January 25-28

Hernando High School
James & the Giant Peach: January 26-28 & February 1, 3

St. George's Independent School
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: February 8-11

Cordova High School
Little Shop of Horrors: February 22-24

Briarcrest Christian School
The Addams Family: February 22-24 & March 1-3

Evangelical Christian School
Thoroughly Modern Millie: February 22-24 & March 1-3

St. Mary's Episcopal School
Annie Get Your Gun: February 22-24

Lausanne Collegiate School
Legally Blonde: February 22-25

Germantown High School
Sweeney Todd: February 22-24 & March 1-4 & March 8-10

Houston High School
Curtains: February 23-26

Northpoint Christian School
Beauty and the Beast: February 26-27 & March 1-3

Chester County High School
Grease: March 1-3

Bartlett High School
Tarzan: March 1-11

University School of Jackson
Singing in the Rain: March 2-4

Memphis University School
Little Shop of Horrors: March 2-6

Wynne High School
The Wizard of Oz: March 8-11

Ridgeway High School
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: April 5-7

Collierville High School
Catch Me If You Can: April 5-8

St. Agnes Academy
Once On This Island: April 5-8

Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Guys and Dolls: April 5-8

Blytheville High School
The Wiz: April 6-8

St. Benedict at Auburndale
Big Fish: April 12-15

White Station High School
The Spitfire Grill: April 15, 19-21


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