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Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards Nominees

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Nominees for the fourteenth annual Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards were announced today. Three “awards of excellence” will be presented in each category except as noted below. 

Outstanding Male in a Leading Role:
  James Williams  
    Tevye, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School 
  George Milosh  
    the Beast, in Beauty and the Beast, Center High School
  Derek Wilber  
    Jimmy Smith, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
  Josh Smith   
    Pippin, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School 
  Mark Stinson  
    Prince Dauntless, in Once Upon a Mattress, Shenango High School
  Brian Ewing  
    Corey Palmer Jr., in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School 
Outstanding Female in a Leading Role:   
  Sara Deppenbrook  
    The Cat in the Hat, in Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District 
  Cara Vaughn  
    Belle, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School 
  Veronica Garza  
Princess Winnifred, in Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High School
Bethany Lukes
Millie Dillmount, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Allyson Dietrich
Catherine, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Sarah Depew
Tiffany Houston, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Male in a Supporting Role:
Ashton Williams
Al Calinda, in Working, Aliquippa High School
Braden Pontoli
Motel, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Stephen McFee
Smee, in Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Sam Lopez
Rev. Shaw Moore, in Footloose, Quigley Catholic High School
Garrett Boots
Trevor Graydon III, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Cole Rapso
Leading Player, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Matt Turyan
Michael Feldman, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role:
Rachel Halle
Hodel, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Sarah Oliver
Gertrude, in Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Abby Blankenship
Mrs. Potts, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Jessica McNear
Wendy, in Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Veronica Umstott
Mrs. Meers, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Alaina Sapienza
Queen Aggravain, in Once Upon a Mattress, Shenango High School
Hillary Hopkins
Cyndi Gibson, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Performance by an Individual (six awards):
Abby Cleland
Fruma Sarah, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Jake Nardone
Fyedka, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Max Goldcamp
Perchik, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Kristen Lancaster
Chava, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Michael Young
the Fiddler, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Kerie Barroner
The Sour Kangaroo, in Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Casey Shee
Jojo, in Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Joey Kopriva
Cogsworth, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Nicole Walker
Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Karin Baker
Tiger Lilly, in Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Suzanne Weber
Queen Aggravain, in Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High School
Mark Hennessey
the Minstrel, in Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell High School
Nick DelTondo
Willard Hewitt, in Footloose, Quigley Catholic High School
Tim Gilbert
King Charles, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Erin Watkins
Lady Larken, in Once Upon a Mattress, Shenango High School
Colin Hill
Feargal McFerrin, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Performance by a Small Group (four awards):
Rachel Halle, Kristen Lancaster, and Dana Jones
the Matchmaker Trio, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Nicole Walker and Alex Munroe
Babette and Lumiere, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Mallory McLaughlin, Victoria Moreno, and Jenna Dascanio
the Silly Girls, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Hank Hunter and Sarah Zakrajsek
Jesters Very Soft Shoes Duo, in Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High School
Nick DelTondo, Justin Gregory, Eric Auth, and Andrew Powell
Willard and Willard’s Boys, in Footloose, Quigley Catholic High School
Jordon Hauser, Dustin Mitsch, and Rick Criswell
the Tinhorn Trio, in Guys and Dolls, Rochester Area High School
Allyson Dietrich, Alyssa St Clair, Amanda Nixon, and Chelsea Carmella
Catherine and her Trio, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Emily Baker, Nicki Bernard, and Ashley Wilson
Girls’ Trio, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Colin Hill, Ashley Wilson, and Nicki Bernard
the Video Killed the Radio Star Trio, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Dance Performance:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Vocal Ensemble:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Orchestral Performance:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Outstanding Technical Achievement:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Sets and Scenery:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
Outstanding Costumes:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Once Upon a Mattress, Shenango High School
Outstanding Overall Production:
Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School
Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School
Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School
Pippin, Seneca Valley High School
Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School
 

The purpose of the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards is to recognize, nurture and encourage students who achieve excellence in presenting their high school musicals. These “Awards of Excellence” are affectionately called Henries in honor of Beaver County’s most famous musical artist, the late Henry Mancini of Aliquippa. As in recent years, a member of the Mancini family will be in attendance to participate in the awards ceremony.

All nominees will be honored at a special reception on May 14. The awards of excellence will be presented at a gala celebration on Wednesday, May 21, in Metheny Fieldhouse at Geneva College in Beaver Falls. For ticket information, call the Geneva College Public Relations Office, at 724-847-6521.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).


 

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