The Long Center was packed and loud. The show was long and cool. If anyone kept track of the shows tunes performed during the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards last night, they surely got dizzy by 11 p.m.
Among the most charming elements of the ceremony was a video tribute from the Broadway cast of “Hamilton.” We’ll see if we can post it here.
Without further ado, here are the winners. We might have missed one in the Twitter crush, but we’ll update.
(Note: The adult participants are not listed in the program or announced. Their students pick up the awards.)
Best Production: “In the Heights” – Hendrickson High School.
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew Kennedy for “Pippin” – Leander High School.
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sophie Niles for “Barnum” – McNeil High School.
Best Ensemble: “Oliver” – Vandegrift High School.
Best Direction: “Curtains” – Anderson High School.
Best Featured Performer: Halle Hill for “Oliver!” Vandergrift High School
Best Lighting Design: “In the Heights” – Hendrickson High School
Best Orchestration: “Cinderella” – Marble Falls High School
Best Technical Execution: “Me and My Girl” – McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kiara Thomas for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” – Cedar Park High School
Best Actor in Supporting Role: Logan Caraway – Vista Ridge High School
Best Choreography: “Cats” – Cedar Ridge High School
Best Scenic Design: “In the Heights” – Rouse High School
Best Orchestra: “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” – LBJ/LASA
Best Costume Design: “Cats” – Cedar Ridge High School
Best Student Design: Niko Bermea for choreography of “In the Heights” at Rouse High School,