Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Winners announced for the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards
On May 2, High Schools from around the state competed in the first-ever ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards performing numbers from their spring musicals on the ASU Gammage stage. In addition, a panel of judges selected winners in the following categories: Best Overall Performance, Best Lead Male, Best Lead Female, Outstanding Supporting Performance, Best Dancer, Honorable Mention, Outstanding Technical Achievement. Two graduating seniors who exemplify leadership on the stage, in their community and in their schools also won $500 scholarships to use towards furthering their education.
ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards featured musical numbers from The Addams Family, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde, Tarzan, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Zombie Prom. Participating schools include Chaparral High School, Hamilton High School, Millennium High School, Mingus Union High School, Notre Dame Preparatory, Payson High School, Phoenix Country Day School and Valley Vista High School.
• Best Overall Performance --The Drowsy Chaperone – Millennium High School
• Best Lead (Male) –Matt Corsillo – Phoenix Country Day
• Best Lead (Female) –Gloria Alcala –Mingus Union High School
• Outstanding Supporting Performance --Emily Temple – Notre Dame Prep
• Best Dancer – Alyssa Ebel – Mingus Union High School
• Honorable Mention–Peyton Drake – Mingus Union High School
• Best Tech- Stage Management –Sally Tepper –Phoenix Country Day
• Best Tech- Makeup and Hair –Mariah Jones – Mingus Union High School
• Best Tech- Sound –Paul Amato –Mingus Union HS
• Best Tech- Set/ Prop Design –Karolena Lein –Millennium High School
• Best Tech- Costumes –Gabi Giusti – Hamilton High School
• Best Tech- Lighting –Rylee Garvine –Valley Vista High School
• ASU Gammage – Scholarship –Lauren Anderson --Hamilton High School
• ASU Gammage Scholarship –Dylan Capello – Mingus Union High School
“We are thrilled to launch this new program. At the event we saw so much amazing local talent. They are truly the next generation of performers and patrons; and we applaud the work they are doing to keep musical theater alive," says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage.
The ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards are sponsored by Clearwing and Penrose Academy.