Tuesday, May 31, 2016

First Stage Students Win Tommy Awards

by A.J. Magoon

All photos in this blog by Paul Ruffolo Photography

Have you heard the latest news about our Young Performers? With this much talent and success, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Four First Stage Academy Students and Young Performers have received 2016 Tommy Awards – a high honor in Wisconsin High School theatre!

The Tommy Awards—named after Wisconsin-born Broadway star Tom Wopat—are annual awards that “encourage, recognize, and honor excellence in high school musical theater.” Every year, productions at over 70 high schools are evaluated by theatrical professionals and awards are given out for excellence in countless categories for performers, technicians, and creative teams.

Maddie Mainwood in ALL'S WELL THAT END'S WELL

Maddie Mainwood of New Berlin Eisenhower High School received an Outstanding Stage Management Award for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Maddie has previously been seen in First Stage’s productions of HOLES and ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Liam Hartnett in ANTIGONE

Liam Hartnett of Whitefish Bay High School received an Outstanding Supporting Performer Award for his performance as Doody in GREASE. Liam was previously seen in First Stage’s productions of BIG FISH and ANTIGONE.

Josie Trettin in ANTIGONE

Josie Trettin of Whitefish Bay High School received an Outstanding Supporting Performer Award for her performance as Jan in GREASE. Josie was most recently seen in First Stage’s production of ANTIGONE.

Max Pink in ELLA ENCHANTED

Max Pink of Shorewood High School received an Outstanding Supporting Performer Award for his performance as St. Jimmy in AMERICAN IDIOT. He recently finished First Stage’s production of ELLA ENCHANTED.

Congratulations go out to all of these talented students!

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