Byron Nelson racks up 13 nominations in prestigious Dallas Summer Musical awardss
Byron Nelson racks up 13 nominations in prestigious Dallas Summer Musicals awards
Posted on 04/03/2017
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Byron Nelson students perform at the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards

Byron Nelson High School’s performance of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has racked up 13 nominations in the prestigious Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards, earning consideration in all but three categories.

Byron Nelson’s 13 nominations in 16 categories give it the second-most nominations of any school, behind Flower Mound High School’s 15. A record 76 schools across Texas and Oklahoma were eligible for nomination this year, which marks the sixth year of the High School Musical Theatre Awards.

The awards program is among the top honors available for musical theatre students in the area, with the winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress category each earning a $10,000 scholarship and a trip to New York to perform on Broadway. Those winners will then compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards – also known as the Jimmy Awards, for Broadway producer James “Jimmy” Nederlander – for further awards.

Individually, Byron Nelson students earned nominations in every acting category: Joe Caskey for actor, Kaylee Langford for actress, Joey Witten for supporting actor, Molly Glueck for supporting actress, Zachary Garcia for featured actor and MacLaine Bolden for featured actress. As a group, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and its company earned nominations in the musical, ensemble/chorus, crew/technical, direction, musical direction, scenic design and lighting design categories.

Winners in each category will be announced at the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18. The event will take place at Fair Park Music Hall, located at 909 1st Ave. in Dallas.

For more information about the awards program, visit www.dsmhsmta.org.

BYRON NELSON MUSICAL AWARD NOMINEES
Best Actor
Joe Caskey
Best Actress
Kaylee Langford
Best Supporting Actor
Joey Witten
Best Supporting Actress
Molly Glueck
Best Featured Actor
Zachary Garcia
Best Featured Actress
MacLaine Bolden
Best Musical
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Ensemble/Chorus
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Crew/Technical
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Direction
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Musical Direction
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Scenic Design
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Best Lighting Design
Thoroughly Modern Millie