SCHENECTADY (May 13) – The Collaborative School of the Arts at Proctors Collaborative wants to congratulate the winners of this year’s High School Musical Theatre Awards in partnership with The Broadway League and presented by the title sponsor Guilderland Music Academy with media sponsor Times Union.

The ceremony was presented 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the MainStage at Proctors. This program celebrates the achievements of the Capital Region’s high school theatre students, highlighting the importance of musical theatre and arts education.

This year’s ceremony kicked off with a medley of “Another Opening, Another Show” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” leading into a welcome from Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors Collaborative. Throughout the various awards, each of the Best Musical nominees performed a song from their show. Best Musical tier C winner, Ballston Spa High School shined in “I See Stars” from “Mean Girls,” tier B winner Glens Falls High School performed “Magic Foot” from “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and tier A winner, Queensbury High School, featured “Freak Flag” from “Shrek the Musical.”

After intermission, each of the Best Actress nominees and Best Actor nominees performed a medley before last year’s Best Actress, Heather Hayes, and last year’s Best Actor, Spencer Boyce, announced the winners. The show closed with “Brand New Day” from “The Wiz” featuring students from all participating high schools.

Winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress categories will travel to New York City to participate in the Jimmy Awards®, a national competition for high school performers live on June 26.

Best Technical Execution

Glens Falls High School

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Best Set Construction

Queensbury High School

“Shrek the Musical”

Best Choreography Execution

Queensbury High School

“Shrek the Musical”

Best Student Orchestra

Niskayuna High School

“A Chorus Line: Teen Edition”

Best Ensemble

Glens Falls High School

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Best Supporting Actor

Roman Mangino

Ballston Spa High School

Kevin G in “Mean Girls”

Best Supporting Actress

Yael Woods

Schenectady High School

Voice of Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors”

Best Actor

Logan Esposito

Voorheesville High School

Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Best Actress

Ashley Manocchi

Scotia-Glenville High School

Marian Paroo in “The Music Man”

Best Musical (Tier A)

Queensbury High School

“Shrek the Musical”

Best Musical (Tier B)

Glens Falls High School

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Best Musical (Tier C)

Ballston Spa High School

“Mean Girls”

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