KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 19, 2018
Katy ISD high schools received 12 nominations in everything from Best Leading Actress to Best Orchestra. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 17. Following are the Katy ISD schools that received nominations:
Best Leading Actress nominee: Caylie Howard from Obra D. Tompkins High School as Fiona from Shrek The Musical Best Supporting Actor nominee: Ryan Kearton from Obra D. Tompkins High School as Donkey from Shrek The Musical Best Supporting Actress nominee : Glendaliris Torres-Greaux from Mayde Creek High School as Daniela from In The Heights Best Featured Performer nominee: Nick Januhowski from Obra D. Tompkins High School as Pinocchio from Shrek The Musical Best Orchestra nominees: Cinco Ranch High School for The Music Man Obra D. Tompkins High School for Shrek The Musical Best Scenic Design nominee: Mayde Creek High School for In The Heights Best Costume Design nominee: Cinco Ranch High School for The Music Man Best Lighting Design nominee: Mayde Creek High School for In The Heights Best Musical Direction nominees:
Mayde Creek High School for In The Heights Obra D. Tompkins High School for Shrek The Musical
James E. Taylor High School's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the only Katy ISD participant in the awards that did not receive any nominations. The awards are limited 45 high Houston Area high schools not all Katy ISD high schools participate.
The Tommy Tune Awards Program celebrates the educational value, artistry, and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area.
Judges are an approved panel of qualified performing arts professionals that is assembled to adjudicate the 45 high schools participating in the TTA. They have extensive backgrounds in professional theatre and performance in the capacity of directing, choreography, acting, musical directing, design, dramaturgy, arts administration, technical theatre, arts education, theatre production, etc.
For more information on the nominees end up coming awards presentation, visit www.tuts.com.
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