Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wagner Theater Wins At National Youth Arts Awards

The Susan E. Wagner High School Theater Program is incredibly proud to announce that we have won six awards, plus seven additional nominations in the Ninth Annual National Youth Arts Awards for the 2013-2014 school year.

 Award Winners:
Lead Actor in a Musical: Andres Tirado as Billy Crocker in Anything 
Lead Actress in a Musical: Mariah Kanevsky as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes
Lead Actress in a Musical: Cassidy Kramer as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes
Outstanding Ensemble: Anything Goes
Choreography: Christine Leonardi-Kramer for Anything Goes
Direction: Diane Zerega for Anything Goes

Outstanding Production: Anything Goes
Lead Actress in a Musical: Gina Berrios as Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes
Lead Actress in a Musical: Gianna Chuppe as Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Salvatore Mirando as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes
Costume Design: Diane Zerega and Christine Kramer for Anything Goes
Set Design: Diane Zerega and Jessica Petino for Anything Goes
Youth Orchestra: Anything Goes

This year’s award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than twenty-five judges and reviewers. In addition to the youth who performed in schools and youth theatre companies, anyone age 18 and under who performed at a show reviewed by a National Youth Arts judge was also considered for the awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.) and a limited number of guest adult performers in productions designed for youth.