Wauwatosa — Following their fall performances of Kander and Ebb’s “The World Goes ‘Round,” the Tosa East Players have been nominated for 22 Tommy Awards.
The Tommy Awards are intended to encourage, recognize and honor excellence in high school musical theatre. Teams of educators and industry professionals review musical productions at more than 70 high schools in 23 counties in Wisconsin.
Tosa East Players’ 2016 nominations are as follows:
- Outstanding Musical
- Outstanding Ensemble
- Outstanding Lead Performer Simon Hartman-Keiser
- Outstanding Lead Performer Maggie Kenlhofer
- Outstanding Lead Performer Sally Fahr
- Outstanding Lead Performer Ila Koch
- Outstanding Lead Performer Riley Rakowiecki
- Outstanding Lead Performer Livia Quinn
- Outstanding Supporting Performer Mary McMahon
- Outstanding Supporting Performer Marion Frank
- Outstanding Supporting Performer Emma Kessler
- Outstanding Supporting Performer Sam Hantszch
- Outstanding Dance Performer Nick Jemison
- Outstanding Dance Performer Angie Cox
- Outstanding Direction Kate Sarner
- Outstanding Musical Direction Jennifer Lato and Julie Johnson
- Outstanding Choreography Amanda Marquardt
- Outstanding Stage Management Mollee Albinger and Augustina Piel
- Outstanding Scenic Design Andy Armstrong
- Outstanding Lighting Design Kurt Schnabel
- Outstanding Costume Design Lisa Quinn
- Outstanding Sound Design Brian Harden
The Tommy Awards program began in 2009 and is an initiative from Overture Center for the Arts, Madison’s downtown performing arts center. Submitted musicals are reviewed by a team of three and productions are evaluated on an established rubric. Since the 2012-2013 school year, the Tosa East Players have won 34 Tommy Awards.
The Overture Center will announce award recipients in May. Awards will be handed out during an annual awards show in June, featuring performances from a number of the award winners.