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May 182014
 

The Connecticut High School Musical Theater Award finalists have been announced.

Amity High School received 16 nominations for its’ production of “In The Heights” including: Shaylen Harger as Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Nina Roaario;  Alida Ballou for OUtstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Daniella; and Ryan Rattley for Outstanding Supporting Actor as Sonny; Kahari Blue as Outstanding Featured Actor as The Piragua Guy, and the top nomination for Outstanding Production of the Year.

Award recipients will be announced at the CHSMTA Black Tie Gala at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Monday, June 2.
Congratulations Amity for another phenomenal show, and the best of luck to all the nominees.
OUTSTANDING HAIR & MAKE UP ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Andrea Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Linda Hurst and Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Greater Hartford Academy – CAROUSEL

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Alison Koziol

St. Paul’s Catholic – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Joanne Nyerick & Patricia O’Hagan

Stamford High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Cindy Schulte

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Kim Leffingwell

OUTSTANDING COSTUMING ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Julie Chevan, Brenda Burt

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Joanne Nyerick & Patricia O’Hagan

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts – CAROUSEL
Gail Fresia

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Kathleen Gephart

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Bonnie Johnson and Emma Sullivan

Conard High School – SHREK
Vivianna Lamb

Lyme / Old Lyme High School – PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Denise Golden, Dorothy Paine, Hanna Wilczewski

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Dan Hassenmayer

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Kevin Gleason

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Steve Edick and Rich Parsons

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Alicia Richards (Lighting), Shown Boyle (Projections)

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts – CAROUSEL
Robyn E. Joyce

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Doug Harry

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Mitchell Girgasky

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Robert Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Kevin Gleason

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Mark Mazzarella

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Matt Iacozza, Upstate Scenic, Andy Smith, Shawn Boyle

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts – CAROUSEL
Karen Sparks Mellon

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Kirsten Reynolds

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Lindsay Fuori, Bill Mangold and Mike Cummings

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Tom “Ivan” Ivanovich-Horizon Sound

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
DJ Grant

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Dave Glanovsky

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Robert and Andrea Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Deirdre Alexander

Trumbull High School – RENT
Jessica Spillane

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Mark Mazzarella

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
J. Scott Handley

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Ingrid Walsh

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Jane Matson

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Andrea Kennedy

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Deirdre Alexander & Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Trumbull High School – RENT
Frank Root, Morgan Fried

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Mark Simpson

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Ashley Simone Kirchner

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Tessa Grunwald

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Jane Matson

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Peter Randazzo

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Don Rickenback

Trumbull High School – RENT
Jerold Goldstein

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Emmett Drake

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
J. Scott Handley

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Laura Traver

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Brett Boles

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School – PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
East Lyme High School – 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTRESS 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Shaylen Harger – NINA ROSARIO

Trumbull High School – RENT
Ava Gallo – MIMI

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Jillian Caillouette – SARA CREWE

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
Emma Giorgio – COSETTE

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Maggie Walsh -MARY LENNOX

Conard High School – SHREK
Brigid Lucey – FIONA

OUTSTANDING LEADING ACTOR

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Andrew Goehring -ARCHIBALD CRANE

Trumbull High School – RENT
Michael Ell – MARK

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
Michael Hudak – JEAN VALJEAN

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Alida Ballou – DANIELLA

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Emily Chalon – MUZZY VON HOSS

Trumbull High School – RENT
Emily Ruchalski –MAUREEN

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Dana Wilton – BECKY

ST. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Caleigh Lozito – MRS. MINCHIN

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
Isabella Mercaldo – MADAME THENARDIER

Westhill High School – URINETOWN
Alexandra Cahr – LITTLE SALLY

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Ryan Rattley – SONNY

Trumbull High School – RENT
Michael Lepore – TOM COLLINS

Trumbull High School – RENT
Matt Buckwald – ANGEL

Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Philip Coffey – TOMMY ROSS

Cheshire High School – AIDA
Benji Saccoccio – ZOSER

Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN
Casey McKeon – DICKON SOWERBY

Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School – PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Joey Mulvey – LEAF CONEYBEAR

OUTSTANDING CHORUS 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS 
New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Trumbull High School – RENT
St. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
Regional Center For The Arts – CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Valley Regional High School – SECRET GARDEN

OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMER 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Kahari Blue – THE PIRAGUA GUY

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Shaan Appel & Griff Hall – CHING HO/ BUN FOO

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
Kyle Mangold – SMEE

Westhill High School – URINETOWN
Jason Nekritz – HOT BLADES HARRY

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE GROUP

New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
STENOGRAPHERS & CLERKS
Kate Callahan, Berlin Charles, Jennifer Daly, Allison Demers, Jacob Freedgood, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Nancy Leville, Kenon Lysenko, Rachael Mathis, Lauren Mellinger, Anna Oxman, Nick Ranieri, Margot Weiss

St. Paul Catholic High School – A LITTLE PRINCESS
BOARDING HOUSE GIRLS
Marisa Mastrio, Caroline Cianci, Chiara Ciampietro, Annie Jarner,
Amy Urso, Olivia Kilbourne

Immaculate High School – LES MISERABLES
THE STUDENTS

Newtown High School – PETER PAN
THE LOST BOYS
Madi Aug, Julia Bogdanoff, Kelsey Nicholson, Charles Romano, John Satayana, Amy Talbot, Kyle Watkins, Sean Dalton, Michelle Zarifis, Ian Fuchs, Emily Crebbin and Kylie Gallagher

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR 

Amity Regional High School
IN THE HEIGHTS

New Canaan High School
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Newtown High School
PETER PAN

Regional Center for the Arts
CARRIE: THE MUSICAL

St. Paul’s Catholic
A LITTLE PRINCESS

Trumbull High School
RENT

Valley Regional High School
SECRET GARDEN

OUTSTANDING LOBBY DISPLAY 

Amity Regional High School – IN THE HEIGHTS
Trumbull High School – RENT
New Canaan High School – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINEES TO BE POSTED ON TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

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