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UHSMTA

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS

WINNERS OF THE 2015 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS  | 

Best Musical
Northridge High School – The Wedding Singer

Best Actor
Jordan Kirkham – Robbie Hart, The Wedding Singer – Northridge High School

Best Actress
Abby Watts – Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins – Woods Cross High School

Best Supporting Actor
Jaxson Dayton – Sky Masterson, Guys & Dolls – Lone Peak High School

Best Supporting Actress
Ashley Coombs – Penelope Pennywise, Urinetown – Lehi High School

Best Cameo Performance
Holden Smith & Liam Hunsaker – Boris/Goran, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Layton High School

Best Director
Woods Cross High School – Mary Poppins

Best Choreography
Woods Cross High School – Mary Poppins

Best Ensemble
Lehi High School – Urinetown

Best Scenic Design
Woods Cross High School – Mary Poppins

Best Orchestra
Skyline High School – Hello, Dolly!

Best Costume Design
Northridge High School – The Wedding Singer

Best Lighting Design
Ogden High School – The Wizard of Oz

Best Technical Crew
Lehi High School – Urinetown

Best Student Choreography
Karlee Riggs – The DaVinci Academy – The Addams Family

Best Student Scenic Design
Emily Rimmasch – The DaVinci Academy – The Addams Family

Best Student Costume Design
Katie Bowebank – Lehi High School – Urinetown

Best Student Lighting Design
Sam Rollins – Lehi High School – Urinetown
 



2015 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS
FINALISTS  | 
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2014 UHSMTA BEST ACTRESS WINNER RECOGNIZED BY BROADWAY.COM  |

Broadway.com published an article on Sept. 9th highlighting "jaw-dropping performances" from high school musical productions as a Back-to-School special. According to the article, their tops picks were chosen "after hours of intense Googling, YouTube spirals and snack breaks."

And who was chosen for their "Please Come to Broadway Now" Award? Utahn, and Woods Cross High School alumni, Aitana Alapa! Miss Alapa was the Best Actress winner of the 2014 Utah High School Musical Theater Awards and represented our program at the Jimmy Awards in NYC last summer.

The video Broadway.com posted features Alapa singing the duet "Elaborate Lives" with 2014 UHSMTA Best Actor nominee Harrison Young as Radames in Woods Cross' production of Aida. Woods Cross High School also took home the Best Musical Award in 2014. Check out the video below!

BROADWAY.COM  |  Back-to-School Special! Five Astonishing Student Performances of West Side Story, Les Miz & More
 



MATTHEW RICHARDS PERFORMS AT THE 2014 JIMMY™ AWARDS  |

Matthew Richards from Northridge High School was selected as the Best Male Actor winner at the 2014 Utah High School Musical Theater Awards for his portrayal of Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Richards was chosen as one of the three male finalists at The Jimmy™ Awards in New York City. Here is a video of him performing "She Cries" from Songs for a New World for the finals.


 



2015 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS  |

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is proud to sponsor the Fifth Annual Utah High School Musical Theater Awards in 2015, a musical theatre scholarship program that rewards excellence at the high school level. During the 2014-2015 school year, representatives from UFOMT will travel across the state to adjudicate high school productions. Nominated schools and artists will perform and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Kent Concert Hall in Logan, Utah. The winner of Best Actress and Best Actor will be sent to New York to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Find out how to participate in the Utah High School Musical Theater Awards | Click Here

UFOMT Professional Musical Theatre Internship | Click Here


The National High School Musical Theatre Awards impacts more than 50,000 students annually who participate in high school musical theater competitions sponsored by top professional theatres throughout the US. A Best Actress and Best Actor winner from each of these competitions is sent to New York for a weeklong theater intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase at The Jimmy™ Awards on Broadway, where a panel of judges crowns the nation’s top performers. Since its inception in 2009, the program has been the catalyst for nearly $600,000 in university and conservatory scholarships awarded to its participants. In 2012, the program inspired preeminent broadcaster WGBH Boston to produce a 3-part documentary series called "Broadway or Bust," which follows students on a journey from their hometown competitions to their debut on Broadway. The series remains popular viewing at www.pbs.org. The Jimmy™ Awards will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. For more information, please visit www.nhsmta.com.
 



'UNBELIEVEABLE' THEATER EXPERIENCE FOR 2 UTAH STUDENTS  |

Read about Aitana and Matt's amazing time in New York competing in the NHSMTA in this Deseret News article by Blair Howell | Click Here
 



HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2014 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS IN NYC  |


 



BROADWAY OR BUST!  |

This exciting new series chronicles the lives of America's top high school musical performers and their once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 2012 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, including Utah's Peter Lambert and Malia Morley!

For more information or to watch online | Click Here

Deseret News  |  TV preview: Two Utah students to be featured in PBS' 'Broadway or Bust' series

The Salt Lake Tribune  |  It’s 'Broadway or Bust' for pair of Utah teens
Television » Peter Lambert and Malia Morely are part of a cast of 60 youngsters performing on PBS documentary.
 

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(Click on the images below to see pictures from the 2014 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards. Photos by Ester Biggs / Intrigue Photography.)

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