Wednesday, May 2, 2012

High School Musical Awards: The Nominees

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Once on this Island Lausanne Upper School
  • "Once on this Island" Lausanne Upper School

On Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m., high school students and supporters from throughout the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum for the High School Musical Awards where more than 200 teenage actors will perform on stage. Lead Actor and Actress winners will then travel to New York City in June to compete in the Jimmy Awards held at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.

Tony Award nominated actress and country artist, Laura Bell Bundy, from Legally Blonde and Wicked will return to The Orpheum Theatre as host for the evening.



The Nominees for the 2012 High School Musical Theatre Awards

Outstanding Chorus

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

Evangelical Christian School-Beauty and the Beast

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Lausanne Collegiate School-Once on this Island

Ridgeway High School-Once on this Island

St. Agnes Academy-Godspell

Outstanding Small Ensemble

The Little Old Ladies in The Producers-Memphis University School

The Cool Girls in Back to the 80s-Corinth High School

The Silly Girls in Beauty and the Beast-Evangelical Christian School

The Gods in Once on this Island-Lausanne Collegiate School

The Gods in Once on this Island-Ridgeway High School

The Crows in The Wizard of Oz-St. Mary's Episcopal School

Rehearsing Thoroughly Modern Millie in Collierville
  • Rehearsing "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in Collierville



Outstanding Student Orchestra

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Harding Academy-She Loves Me

Houston High School-Once Upon a Mattress

Overton High School-Grease

Southern Baptist Educational Center-Oklahoma!

Outstanding Music Direction

Arlington High School-Hairspray

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Memphis University School-The Producers

St. Agnes Academy-Godspell

Outstanding Dance Execution

Arlington High School-Hairspray

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hutchison School- Return to the Forbidden Planet

Lausanne Collegiate School-Once on this Island

Overton High School-Grease

St. Benedict at Auburndale- Anything Goes

Outstanding Featured Dancer

Morgan White in Hairspray-Arlington High School

Cheyenne Green in Chicago-Cordova High School

Russell Lehman in Grease-Horn Lake High School

Zach Favorite in Anything Goes-St. Benedict at Auburndale

Rachel Vernon in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat-Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Jenny Casilag in Dream Girls-Millington Central High

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design

Arlington High School-Hairspray

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Evangelical Christian School-Beauty and the Beast

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Southern Baptist Educational Center-Oklahoma!


The Drowsy Chaperone at Bolton High School



Outstanding Costume Design Tier I

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Evangelical Christian School-Beauty and the Beast

Ridgeway High School-Once on this Island

St. Mary's Episcopal School-The Wizard of Oz

Arlington High School-Hairspray



Outstanding Costume Design Tier II

Bolton High School-The Drowsy Chaperone

Horn Lake High School-Grease

Lausanne Collegiate School-Once on this Island

Millington Central High School -Dreamgirls

Southern Baptist Educational Center-Oklahoma!

Tipton-Rosemark Academy-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Scenic Design Tier I

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Evangelical Christian School-Beauty and the Beast

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Memphis University School-The Producers

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

St. Mary's Episcopal School-The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Scenic Design Tier II

Hernando High School-The Robber Bridegroom

Lausanne Collegiate School-Once on this Island

Southern Baptist Educational Center-Oklahoma!

St. Agnes Academy-Godspell

Wynne High School-Seussical the Musical

Tipton-Rosemark Academy-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Lighting Design

Arlington High School-Hairspray

Millington Central High School-Dreamgirls

Cordova High School-Chicago

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Southern Baptist Educational Center-Oklahoma!

St. Mary's Episcopal School-The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Artistic Element

Graphic Design in The Producers- Memphis University School

The Wolves in Beauty and the Beast-Evangelical Christian School

The Parasol Car in Once on this Island-Lausanne Collegiate School

The Greased Lightning Car in Grease- Horn Lake High School

The Fish Puppets in Seussical the Musical- Wynne High School

Outstanding Production Materials

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

Horn Lake High School-Grease

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Southern Baptist Educational Center-Oklahoma!

St. Agnes Academy-Godspell

Memphis University School-The Producers



Outstanding Front of House

Arlington High School-Hairspray

Horn Lake High School-Grease

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Overton High School-Grease

Tipton-Rosemark Academy-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Technical Achievement Award

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Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Evangelical Christian School-Beauty and the Beast

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Bolton High School-The Drowsy Chaperone

St. Benedict at Auburndale-Anything Goes

Arlington High School-Hairspray

Student Technical Achievement Award

Alex Kesner-Briarcrest Christian High School

Reina Ishii-Lausanne Collegiate School

Carson House-Memphis University School

Kisshanee Phillips-Ridgeway High School

Hayden Morrissett-St. Benedict at Auburndale

Elizabeth Kruczek-St. Agnes Academy

Abrianna Miller- Millington Central High School

Outstanding Featured Actress

Ashley Allen as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray-Arlington High School

Tiffany Brantley as Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone-Bolton High School

Bailey Hyneman as Erma in Anything Goes-Briarcrest Christian High School

Josi Ingram as Babette in Beauty and the Beast-Evangelical Christian School

Olivia Wingate as Gloria in Return to the Forbidden Planet-Hutchison School

Issa Basco as Andrea in Once on this Island-Lausanne Collegiate School


Return to the Forbidden Planet at Hutchison



Outstanding Featured Actor

Michael Vance as Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie - Collierville High School

Houston Meihofer as Fred Casley in Chicago-Cordova

Austin McCann as Lefou in Beauty and the Beast – Evangelical Christian School

Baker Ball as Mr. Marks in The Producers-Memphis University School

Kylan Owens as Rump in Grease-Overton High School

Payton Powers as Elisha Whitney in Anything Goes- St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Musical Production Number

“Steepin to the Badside” from Dreamgirls- Millington Central High School

“I Want to be a Producer” from The Producers-Memphis University School

“All That Jazz” from Chicago-Cordova High School “Anything Goes” from Anything Goes-Briarcrest Christian High School

“I Know Where I've Been” from Hairspray-Arlington High School

“Forget About the Boy” from Thoroughly Modern Millie-Collierville High School

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Samantha Simonetti as Mama Euralie in Once on this Island-Lausanne Collegiate School

Shekinah Graham as Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical-Marion High School

Mariatu Okonofua as Mama Euralie in Once on this Island-Ridgeway High School

Logan Martin as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!-Southern Baptist Educational Center

Skylar Joyner in Godspell-St. Agnes Academy

Alanna Murphy as Erma in Anything Goes-St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Kristoff Hart as Seaweed in Hairspray -Arlington High School

Noah Gustafson as Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone-Bolton High School

Matthew Keaton as Jester in Once Upon a Mattress-Houston High School

Britt Colcolough as Roger De Bris in The Producers-Memphis University School

Gabriel Bailey as Papa Ge in Once on this Island-Ridgeway High School

Kyle Van Frank as Moonface Martin in Anything Goes- St. Benedict at Auburndale

Curtis Wegener as Lord Evelyn Oakley in Anything Goes-Briarcrest Christian High School

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher

Keith Salter-Collierville High School

Lorraine Cotten-Evangelical Christian School

Anne Marie Caskey-Hutchison School

Ann Lane Neal-St. Agnes Academy

Ashley Bugg Brown-Lausanne Collegiate School

Jenny Madden-St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role

Lauren Mohler as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes-Briarcrest Christian High School

Jamie Boller as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie-Collierville High School

Bethany Beckam as Belle in Beauty and the Beast-Evangelical Christian School

Jules Jordan as Ulla in The Producers-Memphis University School

Saaba Sharma as Ti Moune in Once on this Island Lausanne Collegiate School

Haley Harris as Ti Moune in Once on this Island Ridgeway High School

People’s Choice Award

Voting Begins May 11

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role

Wilson Howard as Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie-Collierville High School

Sam Shankman as Leo Bloom in The Producers-Memphis University School

Chase Waldrip as Curly in Oklahoma!-Southern Baptist Educational Center

Jari Head as Jesus in Godspell-St. Agnes Academy

Luke Conner as Cat in the Hat in Suessical the Musical-Wynne High School

William Monteith as Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone-Bolton High School



Outstanding Overall Production

Thoroughly Modern Millie -Collierville High School Beauty and the Beast-Evangelical Christian School

The Producers-Memphis University School

Once on this Island -Lausanne Collegiate School

Once on this Island -Ridgeway High School

Godspell- St. Agnes Academy


The Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards are Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15-$35 and go on sale to the public May 8th.

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