2012 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners

(Memphis) For the third year, the Orpheum Theatre handed out awards to local high school musical theatre students.

Twenty four schools and more than 200 students took part in the competition where judges attended high school musicals then judged each show in a series of categories.

The Tony style show, including red carpet and roving camera crew, was hosted by actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy.

Bundy is well-known for her Broadway roles in Legally Blonde and Wicked, among others. She was a Tony Award nominee and most recently she has launched a country music career.

During the awards show, Bundy often showed her comedic side, though towards the end she did get choked up while describing the energy and talent of the teen performers.

See the winners below the photo gallery:

Outstanding Small Ensemble

The Gods in Once on this Island-Ridgeway High School

Outstanding Chorus

Lausanne Collegiate School-Once on this Island

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Collierville High School-Thoroughly Modern Millie

Outstanding Music Direction

Memphis University School- The Producers

Outstanding Dance Execution

Collierville High School- Thoroughly Modern Millie

Outstanding Musical Production Number

“Steppin to the Badside” from Dreamgirls- Millington Central High School

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design

Hutchison School-Return to the Forbidden Planet

Outstanding Costume Design Tier I

St. Mary’s Episcopal School-The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Costume Design Tier II

Bolton High School-The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Artistic Element

The Fish Puppets in Seussical the Musical- Wynne High School

Outstanding Production Materials

Briarcrest Christian High School-Anything Goes

Outstanding Front of House

Tipton-Rosemark Academy-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Lighting Design

St. Mary’s Episcopal School-The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Scenic Design Tier I

Memphis University School-The Producers

Outstanding Scenic Design Tier II

Hernando High School-The Robber Bridegroom

Technical Achievement Award

Evangelical Christian School-Beauty and the Beast

Student Technical Achievement Award

Elizabeth Kruczek-St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Educational Collaboration Award

Christopher Carter

People’s Choice Award

St. Agnes Academy- Godspell

Outstanding Featured Dancer

Cheyenne Green in Chicago-Cordova High School

Outstanding Featured Actress

Issa Basco as Andrea in Once on this Island-Lausanne Collegiate School

Outstanding Featured Actor

Kylan Owens as Rump in Grease-Overton High School

Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role

Skylar Joyner in Godspell-St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role

Gabriel Bailey as Papa Ge in Once on this Island-Ridgeway High School

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