The 2016 5th Avenue Awards Recipients Are…

Congratulations to all! This year, our evaluators saw 116 productions, each and every one of which was worthy of our applause.

Here are the nominees and recipients for the 2016 5th Avenue Awards.

Outstanding Overall Musical
Arlington High School, Pippin
Ballard High School, Children of Eden
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
University High School, Evita

Honorable Mention
Woodinville High School, Chicago

Outstanding Direction
Arlington High School, Pippin
Clarkston High School, Big Fish
Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Gig Harbor High School, The Addams Family
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Redmond High School, Rent
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
University High School, Evita

Honorable Mention
Ballard High School, Children of Eden
Bonney Lake High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Issaquah High School, Annie
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Mount Baker High School, Guys and Dolls
Woodinville High School, Chicago

Outstanding Music Direction
Auburn Riverside High School, The Sound of Music
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Timberline High School, Cabaret
University High School, Evita
Woodinville High School, Chicago

Honorable Mention
Bellarmine Preparatory School, My Fair Lady
Eastside Catholic High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Edmonds Heights K-12, Children of Eden
Enumclaw High School, State Fair
Lewis and Clark High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Olympia High School, Crazy for You
Thomas Jefferson High School, All Shook Up
Walla Walla High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Outstanding Choreography
Arlington High School, Pippin
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Issaquah High School, Annie
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Lewis and Clark High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Redmond High School, Rent
Sequim High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Woodinville High School, Chicago

Honorable Mention
Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Glacier Peak High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Lake Stevens High School, Hairspray
Meadowdale High School, Once Upon a Mattress
Mercer Island High School, Hello, Dolly!
Olympia High School, Crazy for You
Prairie High School, Guys and Dolls

Outstanding Orchestra
Auburn Riverside High School, The Sound of Music
Bothell High School, The Sound of Music
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Eastside Catholic High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Rogers High School, White Christmas
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
Woodinville High School, Chicago

Honorable Mention
Edmonds Heights K-12, Children of Eden
Enumclaw High School, State Fair
Hockinson High School, Guys and Dolls
Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Lake Stevens High School, Hairspray
Lincoln High School, Seussical
Lynnwood High School, Shrek the Musical
Olympia High School, Crazy for You

Outstanding Scenic Design
Arlington High School, Pippin
Kentlake High School, The Sound of Music
Lincoln High School, Seussical
Puyallup High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Seattle Preparatory School, The Addams Family
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
University High School, Evita
Wenatchee High School, Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Honorable Mention
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Everett High School, Bye Bye Birdie
Kentridge High School, The Addams Family
Klahowya Secondary School, Little Mary Sunshine
Lynden Christian High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Mount Si High School, Once Upon a Mattress
Peninsula High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Snohomish High School, Singin’ in the Rain

Outstanding Lighting Design Tie
Arlington High School, Pippin
Ballard High School, Children of Eden
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Kent-Meridian High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Lewis and Clark High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
University High School, Evita

Honorable Mention
Auburn High School, Damn Yankees
Clarkston High School, Big Fish
Eisenhower High School, Shrek the Musical
Kentridge High School, The Addams Family
Lynden High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Peninsula High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Redmond High School, Rent
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Addams Family

Outstanding Costume Design
Arlington High School, Pippin
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Lake Stevens High School, Hairspray
Lewis and Clark High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Mount Si High School, Once Upon a Mattress
Stadium High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
University High School, The Addams Family

Honorable Mention
Bellarmine Preparatory School, My Fair Lady
Blaine High School, Rising Ashes: The Hans J. Massaquoi Story
Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Addams Family
Sequim High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
Wenatchee High School, Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Zillah High School, Shrek the Musical

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design
Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Glacier Peak High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Hanford High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Kentridge High School, The Addams Family
Lewis and Clark High School, The Wizard of Oz
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Addams Family
University High School, Evita
Zillah High School, Shrek the Musical

Honorable Mention
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Decatur High School, The Addams Family
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Klahowya Secondary School, Little Mary Sunshine
Lynnwood High School, Shrek the Musical
Seattle Preparatory School, The Addams Family
Sunnyside High School, The Addams Family
Yelm High School, The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Stage Crew
Arlington High School, Pippin
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Gig Harbor High School, The Addams Family
Hanford High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Kentlake High School, The Sound of Music
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
University High School, The Addams Family

Honorable Mention
Bainbridge High School, Legally Blonde
Issaquah High School, Annie
Kentlake High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Kentridge High School, The Addams Family
Lynden Christian High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Newport High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Port Townsend High School, West Side Story
Redmond High School, Rent

Outstanding Lobby Display
Blaine High School, Rising Ashes: The Hans J. Massaquoi Story
Cashmere High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Kentridge High School, The Addams Family
Lake Stevens High School, Hairspray
Redmond High School, Rent
Thomas Jefferson High School, All Shook Up
Zillah High School, Shrek the Musical

Honorable Mention
Arlington High School, Pippin
Bothell High School, The Sound of Music
East Valley High School, Eric Price’s Emma! A Pop Musical
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Marysville Pilchuck High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Peninsula High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Sequim High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Snohomish High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Wenatchee High School, Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Brooke Moltrum as Fiona, Camas High School, Brigadoon
Delaney Guyer as Hope Cladwell, Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Angie Rooth as Adelaide, Ferndale High School, Guys and Dolls
Lauren Carlos as Judy, Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Francesca Jagod as Tracy Turnblad, Kentridge High School, Hairspray
McKenna Sessions as Fiona, Lynnwood High School, Shrek the Musical
Hallie Schmidt as Polly, Olympia High School, Crazy for You
Micah Sims as Fiona, Zillah High School, Shrek the Musical

Honorable Mention
Mackenzie Taylor as Maria Rainer, A.C. Davis High School, The Sound of Music
Andrea Ramirez as Leading Player, Arlington High School, Pippin
Raelene Samuelson as Maria Rainer, Auburn Riverside High School, The Sound of Music
Aisha Carpenter as Eve/Mama Noah, Ballard High School, Children of Eden
Miranda White as Eliza, Bellarmine Preparatory, My Fair Lady
Chaela Watkins as Patrice, Hoquiam High School, 13
Kaylee Guajardo as Miss Hannigan, Issaquah High School, Annie
Fiona Balbirona as Tracy Turnblad, Lake Stevens High School, Hairspray
Annika Cable as Audrey, Lake Washington High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Mackenzie Vance as Cinderella, Omak High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Katheryne “Kat” Elliott as Natalie/Ed,Thomas Jefferson High School, All Shook Up

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Josh Basher as Pippin, Arlington High School, Pippin
Nathan Smith as Hans, Blaine High School, Rising Ashes: The Hans J. Massaquoi Story
Ethan Smith as Edward Bloom, Clarkston High School, Big Fish
Hayden Call as Beast, Glacier Peak High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Devin Duggan as Bobby Strong, Hanford High School, Urinetown
Asher de Forest as Seymour, Lake Washington High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Evan Figuracion as Che, University High School, Evita
Robert Kinsfather as Billy Flynn, Woodinville High School, Chicago

Honorable Mention
Eric Graupensperger as Higgins, Bellarmine Preparatory, My Fair Lady
Tate Busby as Officer Lockstock, Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Sam Johns as Jimmy Winter, Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Emilio Torres as Gomez, Kentridge High School, The Addams Family
Nicholas Fazio as Topher, Sequim High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Sam Bennett as Curly, Tahoma High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Jeremy Johnson as Emcee, Timberline High School, Cabaret
Issac Alexander as Shrek, Zillah High School, Shrek the Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Camaira Metz as Yonah, Ballard High School, Children of Eden
Emma Sorensen as Alice, Capital High School, The Addams Family
Lauren Drake as Sally, Eastlake High School, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Alia Thomaier as Little Sally, Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Simone Dye as Grace, Issaquah High School, Annie
Hannah Conradt as Minnie Fay, Mercer Island High School, Hello, Dolly!
Robyn Cook as Joanie Cunningham, Mount Rainier High School, Happy Days
Esther Elzinga as Miss Sandra, Thomas Jefferson High School, All Shook Up

Honorable Mention
Sophia Tiley as Elsa, A.C. Davis High School, The Sound of Music
Channin Hudson as Fastrada, Arlington High School, Pippin
Dianna Sanchez as Mae Peterson, Chelan High School, Bye Bye Birdie
Madie Eaton as Melissa Frake, Enumclaw High School, State Fair
Emily Vaughn as Martha Watson, Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Gabriela Tedeschi as Mother Abbess, Kentlake High School, The Sound of Music
Caitlin Duffey as Wednesday, University High School, The Addams Family
Lili Italiane as Baroness, Wenatchee High School, Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Becky Crossley and Puppeteers as Dragon, Zillah High School, Shrek the Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Rob Neeleman as Charles, Arlington High School, Pippin
Nathaniel Kintner as George Banks, Bonney Lake High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Karl Drendel as Benny Southstreet, Hockinson High School, Guys and Dolls
Blayne Shamarin as Cookie McGee, Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Alex Swanson as Sebastian, Lynden High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Fes Semere as Donkey, Lynnwood High School, Shrek the Musical
Gunar Peterson as Will Parker, Tahoma High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Nick Pulido as Aldolpho, Yelm High School, The Drowsy Chaperone

Honorable Mention
Charter Lantrip as Max, A.C. Davis High School, The Sound of Music
Josiah Bruns as Karl the Giant, Clarkston High School, Big Fish
Jeremy Varkey as Uncle Fester, Decatur High School, The Addams Family
Nolan Gunter as Wilbur Turnblad, Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Clint Bull, Nick Mihas and Dylan Sabine as Audrey II, Lake Washington High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Charlie Tadlock as Uncle Fester, Nathan Hale High School, The Addams Family
Jett Goforth as Marius, Newport High School, Les Misérables School Edition
Ben Broughton as Tom Collins, Redmond High School, Rent
Gabriel Daniels, Brandon Jones and Nathan Vincenti as Audrey II, Sammamish High School, Little Shop of Horrors

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role
Anna VanVleet as Sister, Auburn High School, Damn Yankees
Kerry Grant as Princess 12/Nightingale, Auburn Mountainview High School, Once Upon a Mattress
Jessica Rumrill as Sister Berthe, Auburn Riverside High School, The Sound of Music
Catherine Garcia as Jean McLaren, Camas High School, Brigadoon
Erin Hyatt as Little Becky Two Shoes, Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Claire McCreave as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Issaquah High School, Annie
Iris Vold as Rhoda, Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Randee Wilhelm as Gigi, Timberline High School, Miss Saigon

Honorable Mention
Emily Hawks as Berthe, Arlington High School, Pippin
Emily Grieser as Ursula, Cavelero Mid High School, Bye Bye Birdie
Hannah Lyon as Ashley, East Valley High School, Eric Price’s Emma! A Pop Musical
Grace Bowen as Josephine Strong, Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
Ana Coiley as Ursula, Everett High School, Bye Bye Birdie
Sierra Foster as Little Inez, Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Miara Rios as Mama Bear, Lynnwood High School, Shrek the Musical
Clara Darlington as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Stadium High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role
Gordon Shaw as Andrew Carnes, Aberdeen High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Kameron Bustetter as Lucas Beineke, Capital High School, The Addams Family
Will Petro as Mr. Bratt, Lewis and Clark High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Spencer Langston as Young Will, Monroe High School, Big Fish
Sam Kehoe as Bundles/Bert Healey, Overlake High School, Annie
Quinn Floyd as Lurch, Seattle Preparatory School, The Addams Family
Charles Gregory as Monsieur D’Arque, Stadium High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Max Tammen as Prosecutor/Dancer, Woodinville High School, Chicago

Honorable Mention
Nathan Axford as Maurice, Glacier Peak High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Vance Alexander as Mr. McQueen, Hanford High School, Urinetown
Henry Veitenhans as Chino, Port Townsend High School, West Side Story
Erik Frederiksen as Homeless Man/Policeman, Redmond High School, Rent
Alex Nguyen as LeFou, Stadium High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Wes Garman as Zeke Baylor, Stanwood High School, Disney’s High School Musical
Nick Terhaar as Lurch, University High School, The Addams Family
Braden Clement as Asher/Butler, West Valley High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role
Andy Ho as King Sextimus, Auburn Mountainview High School, Once Upon a Mattress
Dakota Brown as Kyle, Eastmont High School, Legally Blonde
Kohta Hansen as Jimmy, Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Adam Komala as Mike, Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Julian Lee as Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch, Lewis and Clark High School, The Wizard of Oz
Ian Coates as Glad Hand, Port Townsend High School, West Side Story
Hailey Hughes as Ms. Darbus, Ridgefield High School, Disney’s High School Musical
Jordan Mielbrecht as Male Diction Coach, Snohomish High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Lisi Dobson, Renee Heller, Emma Maxwell, Sophie Rolfe and Addie Snow as Water, Walla Walla High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Honorable Mention
Omar Shafiuzzaman as Jeff Douglas, Camas High School, Brigadoon
Paul Glenski as Bishop, Eisenhower High School, Shrek the Musical
Cacie Neveux as General Cartwright, Hockinson High School, Guys and Dolls
Ruby Daniels as Millicent Winter, Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Hayden Vara as Ezekiel Foster, Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Lily Stephens as Dora Bailey, Snohomish High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Laina Crouch as Kelsi Neilson, Stanwood High School, Disney’s High School Musical
Sachi Wizell as Wicked Witch, Sultan High School, The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus
Arlington High School, Pippin
Kamiak High School, White Christmas
Kentridge High School, Hairspray
Lewis and Clark High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Rogers High School, White Christmas
Timberline High School, Miss Saigon
University High School, Evita
Woodinville High School, Chicago

Honorable Mention
Ballard High School, Children of Eden
Camas High School, Brigadoon
Eastlake High School, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Edmonds Heights K-12, Children of Eden
Hanford High School, Urinetown
Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Mercer Island High School, Hello, Dolly!
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Addams Family

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group
The Nuns, Auburn Riverside High School, The Sound of Music
The Rebels, Edmonds Heights K-12, Urinetown
The Rebels, Hanford High School, Urinetown
The Orphans, Issaquah High School, Annie
The Cowboy Trio, Olympia High School, Crazy for You
The Brothers, West Valley High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Cell Block Girls, Woodinville High School, Chicago
The Gangsters, Yelm High School, The Drowsy Chaperone

Honorable Mention
The Ancestors, Gig Harbor High School, The Addams Family
The Sea, Hanford High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
The Chorus Girls, Ingraham High School, Nice Work If You Can Get It
The Corny Collins Show Council, Lake Stevens High School, Hairspray
The Hot Box Girls, Mount Baker High School, Guys and Dolls
The Jets, Port Townsend High School, West Side Story
The Kit Kat Dancers, Timberline High School, Cabaret
The Spies, Wenatchee High School, Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Blaine High School, Rising Ashes: The Hans J. Massaquoi Story
East Valley High School, Eric Price’s Emma! A Pop Musical
Redmond High School, Rent
Timberline High School, Cabaret

Special Honors: Educational Impact
Blaine High School, Rising Ashes: The Hans J. Massaquoi Story
Cashmere High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Marysville Pilchuck High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
The Overlake School, Annie
Stadium High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Redmond High School, Rent
Stadium High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Sunnyside High School, Seussical

Special Honors: Student Achievement
AC Davis High School, Lydia Trujillo
Blaine High School, Sajeon Koebel
Camas High School, Elizabeth Cook
Capital High School, Chloe Meyer
Cashmere High School,Talen Schoening
Decatur High School, Chase Alm
Edmonds Heights K 12, Isabelle Smith
Hanford High School, Zachary Harper
Hoquiam High School, Kennedy Gwin
Ingraham High School, Drea Gordon
Kamiak High School, Andrew Baron
Lewis and Clark High School, Emma Lyons
Marysville Pilchuck High School, Isaac Honeyman
Meadowdale High School, Hwa Youn Kang
Mount Baker High School, Alex Kelly
Omak High School, Nichole Fahey
Overlake School, Kate McConnell
Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Noah Sarkowsky
Thomas Jefferson High School, Matthew Bosley and Caitlin Perkins
Timberline High School, Alex Jones
Tumwater High School, Zach Kostechka

Special Honor: Outstanding Educator
Heidi Oveson, Ingraham High School

Special Honor: Outstanding Parent Support
Thomas Jefferson High School

Special Honor: The Spirit of Community
Burlington-Edison High School, Les Misérables School Edition

Special Honor: Lifetime Achievement
Laurie Levine, Kamiak High School

We apologize for any typos or misspellings. For corrections, please email ccorrick@5thavenue.org

Author: The 5th Avenue Theatre

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