Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards

The Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards was a huge hit last year!  We had over 12 schools, totaling 300 students, participate in this exciting program dedicated to honoring the talents, friendships adn educational endeavors of Nashville high school theater programs.  We expect even more school participation this year, so make sure you sign up early.

Through this program, area high schools are invited to submit one musical per school year.  We then send three judges to view a performance, including a Nashville theater professional, a Lipscomb University faculty member and a student from the theatre department.  On Saturday, May 9th, all participating schools are invited to Lipscomb's campus for a day of workshops taught by industry professionals and an awards ceremony hosted by Broadway legend Chuck Wagner. 

We seek to recognize exemplary work of all participating schools.  Awards include best actor and actress, best show, best direction, all-star cast adn crew and many other exciting awards.  Lipscomb University Theatre will also be presenting two $1,000 scholarships, one in acting and one in technical theatre, to study theater at Lipscomb.  This year, two students will also be selected to represent Nashville at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards") in New York City.  

We are proud to have Chuck Wagner, native to the Nashville are, bring his considerable experience from both the stage and screen to this event. His extensive experience includes the recent tour of Anything Goes and originating the Broadway roles of Beast in Beauty and the Beast and Wolf/Prince in Into the Woods.  An avid musical theater historian, Wagner serves as visiting artist-in-residence at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.  He performs concerts and teaches in high schools and colleges throughout the United States.  He performed in Lipscomb Theatre's Les Miserables in 2013!

A few of our judges...

Eric D. Pasto-Crosby
Equity Actor and Fight Director
Mike Fernandez Mike Fernandez
Lipscomb University Department of Theatre Chair
Voted Director of the Year by Broadway World
  Wes Driver
Artistic Director and Resident Writer, Blackbird Theatre

 

Check out the schedule below: