It was an evening of fabulous production numbers, crisp, (mostly) short speeches, and ecstatic responses during the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.
Of the more than 30 participating area schools, the following won multiple majors: Rouse (3), Leander (2), East View (2) and McCallum Fine Arts Academy (2).
2019 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (selected)
Best Production: “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Leander High School
Best Direction: “Bring It On,” Rouse High School
Best Ensemble: “Newsies,” East View High School
Best Leading Actress: Caroline Holmes, “Thoroughly Modern Mille,” Leander High School
Best Leading Actor: Tony Vargas, “Newsies,” East View High School
Best Supporting Actress: Taylor Cooper, “Happy Days: A New Musical,” Hays High School
Best Supporting Actor: Toshaan Arora, “42nd Street,” McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Best Featured Performer: Danzi Bradley, “Hairspray,” Hendrickson High School
Best Choreography: “42nd Street,” McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Best Musical Direction: “Bring It On,” Rouse High School
Best Orchestra: “Sweeney Todd,” LASA/LBJ High School
Best Technical Execution: “Newsies,” Marble Falls High School
Best Scenic Design: “Little Shop of Horrors,” Dripping Springs High School
Best Costume Design: “The Addams Family,” Crockett High School
Best Lighting Design: “”Bring It On,” Rouse High School
Find a list of 2019 finalists here.