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Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards

Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the winners of the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Modeled after the Tony Awards and now in its eighth year, the Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the Jimmy Awards program which includes 37 programs from across the country.

Students and supporters from 35 participating schools gathered at the Orpheum to watch upwards of 200 students perform on the Orpheum stage.

In June, the winners of the Lead Actor and Actress categories will travel to New York City to compete nationally in the Jimmy Awards held at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The Orpheum Theatre Group congratulates the following winners!

The 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards are sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video. Other generous sponsors include Patty & George Alvord, Robert & Kim Cox, The Crump Firm, Inc., Gould's Academy, Hicks Convention Services, Jack Pirtle's Chicken, Nolan Audio & Visual, Robin & Billy Orgel, Paulsen Printing, Pyramid Electric, Drs. Loretta & David Rudd, Bill & Cheryl Stegbauer, Winston Wolfe, and Yarbrough's Music.

The Winners for the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards

Outstanding Small Ensemble sponsored by Pyramid Electric

Toffee's Girlfriends, Zombie Prom, Bolton High School

Outstanding Large Ensemble sponsored by Gould's Academy

The Ancestors, The Addams Family, Jackson Christian School

Outstanding Chorus sponsored by Jack Pirtle's Chicken

42nd Street, Houston High School

Outstanding Student Orchestra

42nd Street, Houston High School

Outstanding Dance Execution

42nd Street, Houston High School

Outstanding Choreography sponsored by Robert & Kim Cox

42nd Street, Houston High School

Outstanding Production Materials sponsored by Paulsen Printing

Sister Act, St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Front of House sponsored by Hicks Convention Services

The Little Mermaid, Corinth High School

Outstanding Artistic Element

The Airplane, The Drowsy Chaperone, Olive Branch High School

Outstanding Hair and Makeup

The Addams Family, Jackson Christian School

Outstanding Costumes

Into the Woods, Briarcrest Christian School

Outstanding Lighting sponsored by Dean Film & Video

Zombie Prom, Bolton High School

Outstanding Set sponsored by Winston Wolfe

Man of La Mancha, Memphis University School

Outstanding Technical Achievement sponsored by Nolan Audio & Visual

Little Women, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Student Creative Achievement Award sponsored by The Crump Firm, Inc.

Grace Korsmo Arlington High School

Student Technical Achievement Award sponsored by Memphis Audio

Natalie Eslami Lausanne Collegiate School

Student Stage Management Award

Dustin Albarracin Corinth High School

The Bravo Award

Harriston Jones as Pugsley in The Addams Family, Jackson Christian School

People's Choice Award

Shrek the Musical, Wynne High School

Outstanding Featured Dancer

Tim O'Toole as Andy, 42nd Street, Houston High School

Outstanding Featured Actress

Katy Cotten as The Witch, Big Fish, St. George's Independent School

Outstanding Featured Actor

Kyle Bowers as Bazzard, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Germantown High School

Outstanding Supporting Actress sponsored by Patty & George Alvord

Sarah Cate Melton as Maggie Jones, 42nd Street, Houston High School

Outstanding Supporting Actor sponsored by Robin & Billy Orgel

Riley Young as Sonny/Piragua Guy, In the Heights, Hernando High School

Outstanding Music Direction sponsored by Yarbrough's Music

Tammy Holt, Into the Woods, Briarcrest Christian School

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher sponsored by Drs. Loretta & David Rudd

Karen Dean, Zombie Prom, Bolton High School

Outstanding Lead Actress sponsored by Bill & Cheryl Stegbauer

Asia Smith as Ms. Strict, Zombie Prom, Bolton High School

Outstanding Lead Actor

Ethan Benson as Benny, In the Heights, Hernando High School

Outstanding Overall Production

42nd Street, Houston High School

About the Orpheum Theatre Group:

The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.

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