Lakeland and Walter Panas high schools have received several nominations from the High School Theater Awards 2011 nominations presented by the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre. The Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill from 7:30 — 10 p.m.
Nominated from Lakeland High SchoolOutstanding Duet: Alexis Davis & John Winton for the song “Friendship” from Anything Goes.
Outstanding Stage Crew: Anything Goes crew|
Outstanding Lighting Achievement: Dan Marello
Outstanding Scenic Design: Jennilee Aromando and Jim DelVecchio
Technical Merit: (teacher nominations)
Art Director/Assistant Set Design: Jennilee Aromando (Anything Goes)
Lighting Design: Dan Marello (Anything Goes)
Nominated from Walter Panas High SchoolOutstanding Vocal Performance: Sierra Nelson (Motormouth Maybelle) for Hairspray.
Outstanding Graphic Design: Tammy Burgus and James Filippelli for Hairspray
The High School Theater Awards were created in 1998 to shine a spotlight on the exceptional musical theater productions, talented actors and actresses and devoted creative teams who take to the stage every spring in our local high schools. High Schools in Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York and Bergen County in New Jersey are invited to participate in this competition. Throughout the spring musical season, Helen Hayes Theatre judges evaluate participating shows. In June, all the participating schools are celebrated in an awards ceremony modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards. Broadway stars hand out the awards, top nominated schools and actors perform live and the theater students in our region receive the support and recognition that they so deserve.