August 31, 2014

National Youth Theater Awards 2012

It is an exciting time for all of the Riverdale Rising Stars!!!!

We received 8 Awards and 25 Nominations!!

National Youth Theater Awards

Just to clarify….the awards are considered the “winners’ and the nominations are given in recognition of outstanding work in addition to those who receive the awards. It’s a lovely way to acknowledge more of the wonderfully talented children and teens throughout the country. (and clearly that includes ALL OF YOU!!)

Please also note that Les Miserables was awarded “special” nominations in their own category because so many of the participants were above the eligible age. the judges felt that the show was amazing and wanted to acknowledge it is some way and put it in a unique category called “Guest Actor/Actress and Guest Ensemble”.

I am very proud. Congratulations to all. It was a wonderful season and, clearly, a monumental effort for all of us.

Thank you all for being part of this program!

Awards:

Lead Actor in a Musical: Eric Berger as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Eric Berger - FORUM
Lead Actor (Junior Division): Joshua Goldin-McCarthy as Sky in Guys and Dolls, Jr.

Josh - Guys & Dolls
Lead Actor (Junior Division): Kane Kavanaugh-Baer as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Jr.
Lead Actress (Junior Division): Enza Jonas-Giugni
as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Jr.

Kane and Enza - Guys & Dolls, Jr.
Lead Actress (Junior Division): Zoe Wilson as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Jr.

Zoe Wilson - Guys & Dolls, Jr
Ensemble: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Ensemble (Junior Division): Guys and Dolls, Jr.
Direction: Laurie Walton for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Nominations:

  • Outstanding Production: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Lead Actor in a Musical: Sam Piland as Julian Marsh in 42nd Street
  • Lead Actor in a Play: Eric Berger as Josh in Bang Bang You’re Dead
  • Lead Actor (Junior Division): Jonah Barricklo as Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Lead Actress (Junior Division): Isabel Rodriguez as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Lead Actress (Junior Division): Zoe Wilson as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka
  • Guest Actor: Philip Feldman as Marius in Les Miserables
  • Guest Actor: Niko Gelfars as Javert in Les Miserables
  • Guest Actor: Alex Walton as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
  • Guest Actress: Mason Taub as Cosette in Les Miserables
  • Guest Actress: Emily Trambert as Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical: Jacob Levi-Dabby as Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Shara Feit as Maggie Jones in 42nd Street
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Jessica Lavery as Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Shara Zerler-Feit as Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Supporting Actor (Junior Division): Jonah Barricklo as Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Jr.
  • Supporting Actor (Junior Division): Jacob Levi-Dabby as Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Supporting Actor (Junior Division): Ezra Mutnick as Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Supporting Actress (Junior Division): Zoe Wilson as Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Ensemble: Bang Bang You’re Dead
  • Ensemble (Junior Division): Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
  • Guest Ensemble: Les Miserables
  • Set Design: Chris Wilson, Gregory Kanter, and Ben Becher for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Choreography: Emily Walton for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Direction: Sabrina Landau for Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Ceremony:

There will be an awards ceremony held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA in Bronx, NY at 7:30 p.m. (registration beginning at 6:45 p.m.) on Sunday, July 29.

RSVP:

Anyone who wants to attend will need to RSVP so that we know if they will be there and how many people will be attending. There is an RSVP form located at http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2012_rsvp.asp. Award winners and nominees get 1 free ticket (as do participants of an Outstanding Ensemble or Production award). NYA members get 2 free tickets. Additional tickets are $10/each.

Please Note! Seating is very limited, so it’s important to RSVP as soon as possible if you want to be sure of getting a seat!

To see the full list of winners, click on http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2012.asp

To see photos from the shows, visit our photo gallery.

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Laurie About Laurie

Laurie Walton is the Founder and Creator of Riverdale Rising Stars Performing Arts Programming, which is now in it's 12th season. In addition to serving the community in Riverdale, Laurie also played a big part in the Broadway community: as an actress and talent agent, having started the distinguished East Coast office of SCAW Inc.

Comments

  1. DLAG says:

    Congrats Eric, Josh, Kane, Enza, Zoey, Fourm cast, guys and dolls cast, and laurie

    Love ya all

    -DLAG

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