Milton Theatre Company is proud to announce its National Youth Arts nominations and award winners for the 2016/2017 school year. We submitted all four productions to the NYA review and judging panel, via our DVDs and playbills, for consideration. The National Youth Arts recently announced the winners for the 11th Annual National Youth Arts Awards for the Eastern Region, which Milton HS is a member; however, we were judged against all shows across the United States.
This year more than 550 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 200 different members spanning 16 states. This year’s award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than 50 judges and reviewers. In addition to the youth who performed in schools and youth arts companies, anyone age 18 and under who performed at a show reviewed by a judge was also considered for the NYA awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.) and guest adult performers in productions designed for youth.
Milton Theatre Company earned 12 awards and 18 additional nominations! There will be an awards ceremony held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA in Bronx, New York on Sunday, August 20. Congratulations to all the nominees, award winners, and everyone who supported the program to make this all possible.
Outstanding Production: 9 to 5
Outstanding Dance Production: Cirque Olano
Lead Actress in a Musical: Mary Caroline Owens as Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5
Lead Actress in a Musical: Owen Claire Smith as Judy Bernly in 9 to 5
Lead Actress in a Musical: Sara Underwood as Violet Newstead in 9 to 5
Lead Actor in a Play: Hayden Kerzie as Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher
Supporting Actor in a Play: Harrison Lewis as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher
Ensemble: Peter and the Starcatcher
Lighting Design: Sydney Hunt for Cirque Olano
Hair/Makeup Design: Ariel Caudle, Jamie Regan for Starmites
Choreography: Bubba Carr for 9 to 5
Direction: Larry Smith for Cirque Olano
Lead Actress in a Musical: Owen Smith as Diva in Starmites
Lead Actress in a Musical: Sara Underwood as Elenor in Starmites
Lead Actress in a Play: Mary Caroline Owens as Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Ethan Day as Space Punk in Starmites
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Jackson Fuchs as Franklin Hart, Jr. in 9 to 5
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Hayden Kerzie as Joe in 9 to 5
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Josh Martin as Trinkulous/Shak Graa in Starmites
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Laura Sidwell as Roz Keith in 9 to 5
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Paige Underwood as Bizabara in Starmites
Supporting Actor in a Play: Daniel Bondi as Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher
Supporting Actor in a Play: Eli Hutchinson as Mrs. Bumbrake in Peter and the Starcatcher
Supporting Actress in a Play: Diana Morgan as Fighting Prawn in Peter and the Starcatcher
Ensemble: 9 to 5
Costume Design: Kristen Smith for Starmites
Lighting Design: Carley Foskey, Sydney Hunt for Starmites
Set Design: Sim Jones for 9 to 5
Direction: David Hopkins for 9 to 5
To see the full list of winners for this ceremony, click on http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2017_eastern_matinee.asp.