Nominees and Winners



2014 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards
Nominations


Outstanding Overall Production
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights

Actress in a Leading Role
Alexander Hamilton H.S. - All Shook Up - Heather Rubin Cabrera (Natalie)
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Christine Turturro (Mary Poppins)
Blind Brook H.S. - Guys and Dolls - Jamie Epstein (Adelaide)
Hastings H.S. - Rent - Emily Dyke (Mimi)
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Hailey Aversa (Sally Bowles)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Liana Frasca (Nellie Forbush)
Tappan Zee H.S. - The Music Man - Alissa Finn (Marian Paroo)

Actor in a Leading Role
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Matthew Mucha (Emcee)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Cabaret - Calvin Rezen (Emcee)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - James McCarthy (Emile de Becque)
Saddle River Day School - Rent: School Edition - Jared Fink (Mark Cohen)
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Manny Piedra (Usnavi)
St. Joseph Reg. H.S. - A Fiddler on the Roof - Julio Sanchez (Tevye)
Valhalla H.S. - How to Succeed... - Alexander Pronevich (J. Pierrepont Finch)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical - Sheena Santos (Jojo)
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Halle Mastroberardino (Mrs. Brill)
Clarkstown South H.S. - The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Melissa Zeller (Princess Puffer)
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Emilee McGilligan (Fraulein Schneider)
Ossining H.S. - Legally Blonde - Taylor Beato (Paulette)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Cabaret - Katie Collins (Fraulein Schneider)
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Rachel Wurzburger (Gingy/Teen Fiona)
Saddle River Day School - Rent: School Edition - Gabrielle Piacentile (Maureen Johnson)
Tappan Zee H.S. - The Music Man - Siobhan Noonan (Mrs. Paroo)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Chris Guzman (George Banks)
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - Dylan Herina (Pharoah)
Hackensack H.S. - A Funny Thing... - Brandon Scott (Miles Gloriosus)
Hastings H.S. - Rent - Isaiah Riesman-Tremonte (Angel)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Cabaret - Lukas Kruegle (Herr Schultz)
Rye H.S. - Beauty and the Beast - Ross DeMarco (Lumiere)
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Justin Sturgis (Donkey)
Sleepy Hollow H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Tomas Correa (Conrad Birdie)

Featured Ensemble Member
Alexander Hamilton H.S. - All Shook Up - Angelene Belle Dimaanom (Henrietta)
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical - Elka Chowdhury (Ruthie Taylor)
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Mihir Beg (Bobby)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Benji Taubenblatt (Stewpot)
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors -Sergei Bluman (Orin)
Rye H.S. - Beauty and the Beast - John Arenas (LeFou)
St. Joseph Reg. H.S. - A Fiddler on the Roof - Salvatore Castronovo (Avram)

Featured Ensemble Group
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical -(Wickersham Brothers)
Sofia Carvajal, Heather Mueger, Sydney Peterson-Quinn, Ariela Pizza, Louis Napolitano

Alexander Hamilton H.S. - All Shook Up - (Featured Dancers)
Angelene Belle Dimaano, Robin Jessamy, Diana Procopis, Maria Camila Puerta

Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - (Neleus & The Statues)
James Prestopino, Alison Lemoigne, Melissa Goldberg, Dina Resnik

Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical - (Scary Chorus)
Erin Browning, Chloe Catoya, Elka Chowdhury, Mia DiCostanzo, Matthew Digeratu, Darien Fiorino, Jordan Goldberg, Gabe Green, Katie Kane, Lee Meluban, Jaymes Ngo, Camila Sanchez, Jasmine Sharma, Maya Wasserman, Cynthia Zelga

Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - (Kit Kat Girls)
Kayleigh Barbarulo, Arianna Lerner, Zoe Trischka, Julia Funcheon, Lexi Rosenblum, Rebecca Aversa, Meg Baldwin, Anastasia Bohajian, Cassandra Fenton, Ariana Mosley, Marcella Salazar

Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - ("At the Ballet" Dancers)
Rebecca Bell, Andrea Bolivar, Gabriella Casella, Brooke Chaco, Nicole Ferrara, Emily Gunther, Cassidy Marriot, Smantha Miles, Felicia Prignano, Gianna Prignano, Laura Sosa

Ramsey H.S. - Joseph... (The Narrators)
Logan Barone, Nicole Borbone, Charlie Jupp-Adamns, Larissa Rosa

Sleepy Hollow H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - (Quartet)
Alex Basecu, James Carney, Peter Moriarty, Gabrielle Friedman

Acting Performance - Male
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical - Bennett Kosma (Bat Boy)
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - Mark Settles (Joseph)
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Troy Tripicchio (Paul)
Hastings H.S. - Zach Pearson (Mark)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Justin Culshaw (Cliff Bradshaw)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Jacob Nemec (Luther Billis)
Rockland Country Day School -Little Shop of Horrors - Omar Yazbeck (Mr. Mushnik)
Saddle River Day School - Rent: School Edition - Noah Blank (Angel)
Tappan Zee H.S. - A Music Man - Changseob Lim (Mayor Shinn)

Acting Performance - Female
Emerson H.S. - Once Upon a Mattress - Alyssa Fox (Winnifred)
Lakeland H.S. - Singin in the Rain - Amy Sparer (Lina Lamont)
Sleepy Hollow H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Paloma Gratereaux (Rose Alvarez)
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Jasmine Jourdain (Abuela Claudia)
Tuckahoe H.S. - Hairspray - Christine Calasacco (Tracy Turnblad)

Comic Performance - Male
Blind Brook H.S. - Guys and Dolls - Cole Bauer (Nicely-Nicely Johnson)
Emerson H.S. - Once Upon a Mattress - Jake Salles (King Sextimus)
Ossining H.S. - Legally Blonde - Ben Ross (Kyle)
Pearl River H.S. - The Sound of Music - Brian Hayes (Max)
River Dell H.S. - The Pajama Game - Mark Edelstein (Max)
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Jacob Jagensen (Pinocchio)
Tuckahoe H.S. - Hairspray - Tony Piacquadio (Edna)

Comic Performance - Female
Hackensack H.S. - A Funny Thing... - Alexandria Kowal (Hysterium)
Hastings H.S. - Rent - Moira Peterson (Mark’s Mom)
Port Chester H.S. - Urinetown - Elizabeth Montemurro (Little Sally)
Woodlands H.S. - The Wizard of Oz - Maya Copeland (Lion/Zeke)

Dance Performance
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical - James Ngo (Pan)
Clarkstown South H.S. - Mystery of Edwin Drood - Liz Kantor (Durdles)
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Lucas Pettinato (Mike)
Kennedy Catholic H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Stephanie Sayegh (Featured Kids Dancer)
Lakeland H.S. - Singin’ in the Rain - Snawing Alvarado (Cosmo Brown)
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - Emma Swingle (Bombalurina)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Sophie Dora Tulchin (Liat)
River Dell H.S. - The Pajama Game - Jordan Auriemma (Gladys)
Tappan Zee H.S. - The Music Man - Camryn Marucci (Zaneeta Shinn)

Vocal Performance
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy - Caitlin Connolly (Meredith Parker)
Clarkstown South H.S. - Mystery of Edwin Drood - Taylor Rizzotti (Rosa Bud)
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Roma Scarano (Diana)
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - Jennifer Brooks (Grizabella)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Maggie Capone (Sally Bowles)
Pearl River H.S. - The Sound of Music - Caitlyn Pendleton (Mother Abbess)
Peekskill H.S. - Little Shop of Horrors - Jennilyn Curtin (Audrey II)
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Will Youmans (Audrey II)
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Elena Ruigomez (Dragon)
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Michaelle Vilsa (Camila Rosario)

Outstanding Duet
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical - "Alone in the Universe"
Allen Marchioni (Horton) & Sheena Santos (Jojo)

Alexander Hamilton H.S. - All Shook Up - "Follow That Dream"
Heather Rubin Cabrera (Natalie) & Aram Peers (Chad)

Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - "It Couldn’t Please Me More"
Emilee McGilligan (Fraulein Schneider) & Trevor Braun(Herr Schultz)

Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - "Sing"
Sarah Crozier (Kristine) & Alex Tosto (Al)

Hastings H.S. - Rent - "Without You"
Emily Dyke (Mimi) & Dan Jones (Roger)

Kennedy Catholic H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - "Rosie"
Lara Manbeck (Rose Alvarez) & Jon Pasquarella (Albert Peterson)

Westlake H.S. - Guys and Dolls - "Sue Me"
Niki Thomas (Adelaide) & Joe Tagarelli (Nathan Detroit)

Chorus
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical
Clarkstown South H.S. - Mystery of Edwin Drood
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph...
North Rockland H.S. - Cats
Saddle River Day School - Rent: School Edition
St. Joseph Reg. H.S. - A Fiddler on the Roof
Westlake H.S. - Guys and Dolls

Production Number
Briarcliff H.S. - The Hired Man - "War Song/So Tell Your Children"
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - "Mega Mix"
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line "At the Ballet"
Hastings H.S. - Rent - "Seasons of Love"
Lakeland H.S. - Singin’ in the Rain - "Singin’ in the Rain Finale"
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - "Jellicle Cats"
Port Chester H.S. - Urinetown - "Snuff That Girl"
St. Joseph Reg. H.S. - A Fiddler on the Roof - "The Dream"
Tappan Zee H.S. - The Music Man - "Seventy-Six Trombones"
Valhalla H.S. - How to Succeed in Business... - "Coffee Break"

Child Actor
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Dahlia White (Jane Banks)
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Avery Avellino (Michael Banks)
Pearl River H.S. - The Sound of Music - Ceili Fitzpatrick (Brigitta)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Madeline Yasinki (Ngana)
Rye H.S. - Beauty and the Beast - Tess Greenhaw (Chip)
Tappan Zee H.S. - A Music Man - Madeleine Berry (Amaryllis)
Tappan Zee H.S. - The Music Man - Michael Noonan (Winthrop Paroo)

Outstanding Instrumentalist
Briarcliff H.S. - The Hired Man - Jonah Kaul (Double Bass)
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Ashan Shahab (Synthesizer)
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Rebecca Gavey (Drums)
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Alex Spano (Percussion)
North Rockland H.S. - Thomas Cobb (Percussion)
Pearl River High School - The Sound of Music - Francesca Battiato (Guitar)
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Wyatt Button (Guitar)
Rye H.S. - Beauty and the Beast - Evan Miranda (Drum kit)
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Andrew Neils (Percussion, Drumset)
St. Joseph Reg. H.S. - A Fiddler on the Roof - Paul Koonaporn (Violin)
Tappan Zee H.S. - A Music Man - Kyle Fuller(Trombone)

Student Orchestra
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret
North Rockland H.S. - Cats
River Dell H.S. - The Pajama Game
Sleepy Hollow H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights

Stage Crew
Archbishop Stepinac. H.S. - Mary Poppins
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph...
Kennedy Catholic H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie
Peekskill H.S. - Little Shop of Horrors
Port Chester H.S. - Urinetown
Ramsey H.S. - Joseph...
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights

Lobby Display
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical - Risako Arcari, Elizabeth Bilka, Natalie Freay, Jackie Fusco, Grace Fuselier, Alyssa Gentile, Emily Loftus, Michaela Mudrick, Christina Sirico
Briarcliff H.S. - The Hired Man - Georgina Gualdino,Heidi Roth
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - Barbara Maurer
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret -Rhonda Aversa
Lakeland H.S. - Singin’ in the Rain - Rachel Nadell
Pleasantville H.S. - Katherine Bartz, Sabrina Mittelstadt, Caitlin Poller
Port Chester H.S. - Urinetown - Ruth Goldberg, Josh Tenzer, Patrick O'Connor
Saddle River Day School - Rent: School Edition -Darcie Piacentile, Cori Blank, Lillirachel Samson
Woodlands H.S. - The Wizard of Oz - Terry Pavone

Graphic Design
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical - Megh Valentine
Blind Brook H.S. - Guys and Dolls - Alexa Maizes
Clarkstown South H.S. - The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Kathryn Rivera
Emerson H.S. - Once Upon a Mattress - Autumn Jaeger
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Jacob Nemec
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Elyanna Sanchez
St. Joseph Reg. H.S. - A Fiddler on the Roof - Hillary Barnett

Direction
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Frank Portanova
Hackensack H.S. - A Funny Thing Happened... - Caseen Gaines
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Deborah Toteda
Hastings H.S. - Rent - Laurie Walton
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - Sol Bloch
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Kathleen Donavan-Warren
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Marsha Predovic
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Stacey Tirro

Musical Direction
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Chloe Sasson
Don Bosco Prep -Joseph... - Ed Ginter
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Charles Santoro
Hackensack H.S. - A Funny Thing...Julie Platte
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Lynn Fusco
Hastings H.S. - Rent - Laurie Walton
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - John Bjorkman
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Thomas Heintzelman

Choreography
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Charlotte Newman
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - Kimberly Galberaith
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Tami Maurer & John Giresi
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Deborah Toteda
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - Justin Boccitto
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Tricia Arenson
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Stacey Tirro

Costume Design
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical - Ruth Morley
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - Kathleen Martorano & Nancy Reynolds
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - Dan Schulz
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Jane Paraszczak, Jeannine Tocco
Ramsey H.S. - Joseph... - Drama Mamas
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Karen Fontecchio
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Mary Lynn Hetsko-Lorinz
St. Joseph Reg H.S.- A Fiddler on the Roof - Thomasina Hyland
Tappan Zee H.S. - The Music Man - Ed Clinton

Lighting Design
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical - Jim Bonkosky
Bergen County Academies - Bat Boy: The Musical - Daniel Barbee
Don Bosco Prep - Joseph... - Charlie Winter
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - Andrew Scharwath
Lakeland H.S. - Singin’ in the Rain - Declan Moore
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Andrew Gmoser
Sleepy Hollow H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Zachary Dore, Dave DiLeo, Anthony Tedesco
Tuckahoe H.S. - Hairspray - Andrew Gmoser

Scenic Design
Academy of the Holy Angels - Seussical the Musical - Gregory Cilmi
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Joe Lore, June Ricciardi
Emerson H.S.- Once Upon a Mattress - Rebekah Marxen
Fair Lawn H.S. - Cabaret - John Giresi
North Rockland H.S. - Cats - James Huppert
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Dennis Predovic
Rye Neck H.S. - Shrek the Musical - Steven Loftus
Spring Valley H.S. - In the Heights - Matthew Sherman

Technical Merit (nominated by teachers)
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. - Mary Poppins - Nico Pechin - Stage Manager/Crew Chief
Blind Brook H.S. - Guys and Dolls - Sarah Haber (Assistant Director)
Briarcliff H.S. - The Hired Man - Sydney Agona (Stage Manager)
Clarkstown South H.S.-The Mystery of Edwin Drood -Elizabeth Kantor (Assistant Choreographer)
Harrison H.S. - A Chorus Line - Noah Platte (Stage Manager/Lighting Supervisor/House Manager
Kennedy Catholic H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Max Jarcho (Sound Designer/Manager)
Kennedy Catholic H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Alexandra DelBello (Assistant Set Designer)
Lakeland H.S. - Singin’ in the Rain - Declan Moore (Lighting Design)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Cabaret - Kristin Verost (Stage Manager)
Pascack Valley H.S. - Cabaret - Ariana Aguero (Assistant Stage Manager)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Jacqueline Fisher & Jessica Santos (Student Co-Directors)
Pleasantville H.S. - South Pacific - Maggie Sullivan (Stage Manager)
Port Chester H.S. - Urinetown - Alexandra Rovello & Trina Sorbelo (Co-Stage Managers) Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Gemma Goodall (Head of Props/Backstage Crew)
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Jonathan Kohlmeier (Lighting Designer)
Rockland Country Day School - Little Shop of Horrors - Jacob Pohs (Sound Design/Board Operator)
Sleepy Hollow H.S. - Bye Bye Birdie - Jack Titcomb (Stage Manager)
Westlake H.S. - Guys and Dolls - Matt Schwab (Lighting)
Westlake H.S. - Guys and Dolls - James Smith (Sound)
Westlake H.S. - Guys and Dolls - Aidan Healy (General Tech)



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Various productions from the 2007 High School Theater Awards.

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