Monday, April 4, 2016

Tommy Tune Awards Nominations

Stratford High School's Anything Goes cast

Two Spring Branch ISD campuses have received a total of 18 nominations for the prestigious Tommy Tune Awards, including an astounding 16 nominations for Stratford High performers and production categories for the musical Anything Goes.

In all, Stratford High School received nominations in 13 of 15 total categories, with multiple student nominations in many categories. Separately, two Spring Woods High student actors were chosen as potential winners for the Best Leading Actor award.

All of the musicals were judged in the same 15 different categories; both of the schools have acquired an immense accomplishment by garnering so many nominations against schools all across Houston.

Started by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and honor remarkable talent in high school musical productions across the Houston area.  This year’s award ceremony will be held on April 19 at the Hobby Center downtown.

Spring Woods High School's The Producers cast

Nomination awards include the following:

Spring Woods High School, The Producers

Best Leading Actor: Matthew Rodgers as Leo Bloom, Adam Pena as Max Bialystock

Stratford High School, Anything Goes

Best Musical
Best Leading Actor: Dustin Nichols as Moonface Martin, Collins Rush as Billy Crocker, and Matthew Hopper as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh
Best Leading Actress: Noelle Flores as Reno Sweeney, Marlina Brown as Erma
Best Supporting Actor: Grayson LaGrange as Elisha Whitney
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Schageman as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt
Best Featured Performer: Kirby Morris as Chastity (Angel #2)
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Stage Crew & Technical Execution
Best Musical Direction
Best Direction

Spring Woods High’s Safari Players are led by director Terry Hibbert, with Christine Cutler as co-director.

The Stratford Playhouse is led by Cece Prudhomme. Assisting her with Anything Goes were staff members: Marcie Baker and Peter Steinmetz, music direction; Michael Fahey and Peter Jagdego, orchestra conductor; David Clayton, tech director; and Christian Holmes, lighting. Paula Sloan, who is not on staff, provided choreography support.

Tommy Tune Awards event tickets will go on sale beginning April 7. To learn more, please visit the TUTS website,, or call the box office at 713.558.TUTS (8887).

The Tommy Tune Awards are supported by The Brown Foundation Inc., Marsh and David Taylor and the Vivian L. Smith Foundation.

View award winners >>

SBISD Communications Dept. student intern Ellie Herrmann compiled this news report.


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