Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Final Nominees

CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS very proudly announces


THE 2015 FINAL NOMINATIONS 
(by categories) 

Please join us on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:30pm at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, for our 7th Annual Black Tie Awards Gala where award recipients will be announced from the stage. Featuring performances by OUTSTANDING ACTOR and ACTRESS as well as those nominated for OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR. Tickets are now on sale through The Palace Box Office. 

Congratulations to this years 2015 Nominees 

OUTSTANDING HAIR & MAKE UP ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Andrea Kennedy & David Linet 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Gina Gallo, Mary Joan Wright, Merial Cornell, Jeannette Davidson 

West Warwick High School – BIG FISH 

Westhill High School – HAIRSPRAY 
Troye Evers 

OUTSTANDING COSTUMING ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Julie Chevan 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
Irene Ludemann 

Housatonic Valley Regional High School – THE BOYFRIEND 
Judi Moore 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Dierdre Alexander 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Bonnie Johnson 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Joanne Nyerick 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Mary Joan Wright, Merial Cornell, Jeanette Davidson 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Dan Hassenmyer 

Greater Hartford Academy – SWEET CHARITY 
Robyn Joyce 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Kevin Gleason 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Stef Carr 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Rich Parsons 

Suffield Academy – IN THE HEIGHTS 
Paul Caginalp 

Westhill High School – HAIRSPRAY 
Jeff Whitsett 

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Robert Kennedy 

Greater Hartford Academy – SWEET CHARITY 
Karen Sparks Mellon 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Kevin Gleason 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Abby Callery, Jane Matson, Bill Mangold 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Mark Mazzarella 

Suffield Academy – IN THE HEIGHTS 
Casey Lampert 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Cathy Bolton, Sam Maloney, Stephanie Bont 

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Tom Ivanovich & Dave Trovarelli - Horizon Sound 

Greater Hartford Academy – SWEET CHARITY 
Greg Boucher 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Jason Kurtzman 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Tim Mammen 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Dave Glanovsky 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Tom Ivanovich 

Valley Regional High School – BAND GEEKS 
Luther Moen 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Robert & Andrea Kennedy 

Housatonic Valley Regional High School – THE BOYFRIEND 
Michael Berkeley 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Deirdre Alexander 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Jane Matson 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Mark Mazzarella 

Suffield Academy – IN THE HEIGHTS 
Thomas Dugan 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Jessica Spillane 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Andrea Kennedy 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
John Carter 

Greater Hartford Academy – SWEET CHARITY 
Christine Bard-Simoes 

Housatonic Valley Regional High School – THE BOYFRIEND 
Amber Cameron 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Deirdre Alexander 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Frank Root & Abigail Root 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Peter Randazzo 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
Dan Balint 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Brett Boles 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Emmett Drake 

Suffield Academy – IN THE HEIGHTS 
Chelsea Kane, Kim Wiggin 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Jerold Goldstein 

Westhill High School – HAIRSPRAY 
Michael Wyatt and Jonathan Curri 

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 

Co-operative Arts & Humanities High School – CURTAINS 

East Lyme High School – GREASE 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
Molly Silverman - BILLIE BENDIX 

Immaculate High School – WEST SIDE STORY 
Emma Giorgio - MARIA 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Elizabeth Koennecke – SANDY 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Chiara Giampietro - MARIA 

Valley Regional High School – BAND GEEKS 
Maggie Walsh - LAURA 

Westhill High School – HAIRSPRAY 
Alexandra Cahr - TRACY 

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTOR 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
Hudson Lee – JIMMY WINTER 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Kyle Watkins – STEIN 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Joe Schigas - CAPTAIN VON TRAPP 

Suffield Academy – IN THE HEIGHTS 
Alex Mainoff - USNAVI 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Zac Gottschall - HORACE VANDERGELDER 

 Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Morgan Guadagnoli as Kala in Amity Regional High School’s production of ‘Tarzan’ Photo by Nancy Sasso Janis

 Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Morgan Guadagnoli as Kala in Amity Regional High School’s production of ‘Tarzan’ Photo by Nancy Sasso Janis

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Morgan Guadagnoli - KALA 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Nancy Leville – RIZZO 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Emily Crebbin - GABBY 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
KodyLynn Perkins - MOTHER ABBAS 

Suffield Academy – IN THE HEIGHTS 
Katherine Kalill - DANIELLA 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Katherine Griffin - MINNIE FAY 

Westhill High School – HAIRSPRAY 
Madeline Bria - VELMA 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 
Kahari Blue – KURCHIK 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
Thomas Mueller - COOKIE 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 
Jack Leonard – BARNABY 
Michael Lapore - CORNELIUS 

Westhill High School – HAIRSPRAY 
Ethan Riordan – CORNEY 
Jason Nekritz - WILBER 
Anthony Laszlo - EDNA 

OUTSTANDING CHORUS 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 

Greater Hartford Academy – SWEET CHARITY 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 

Valley Regional High School – BAND GEEKS 

Westhill High School - HAIRSPRAY 

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMER 

Cheshire High School – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT 
Isabella Riccio – JEANNIE MULDOON 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 
Audrey Kirkpatrick - MARTY 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
Aimee Talbot - MALLORY 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
Caleigh Lozito - ELSA 

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE GROUP 

West Warwick High School – BIG FISH 
- ALABAMA LAMBS 

Sacred Heart Academy – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 
- DIVA DANCERS 

Greater Hartford Arts Academy – SWEET CHARITY 
FANDAGO GIRLS 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 
- ANGEL CITY 4 

Cast members in St. Paul Performing Arts production of ‘The Sound of Music’ rehearse the song ‘Do-Re-Mi.’

Cast members in St. Paul Performing Arts production of ‘The Sound of Music’ rehearse the song ‘Do-Re-Mi.’

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 

Housatonic Valley Regional High School – THE BOYFRIEND 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS 

St. Paul’s Catholic – THE SOUND OF MUSIC 

Trumbull High School – HELLO DOLLY 

OUTSTANDING LOBBY DISPLAY 

Amity Regional High School – TARZAN 

Co-operative Arts and Humanities High School - CURTAINS 

Immaculate High School – WEST SIDE STORY 

New Canaan High School – GREASE 

Newtown High School – CITY OF ANGELS

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