The 2017 5th Avenue Award Recipients Are…

Congratulations to all! This year, our evaluators saw 122 productions, each and every one of which was worthy of our applause.

Here are the nominees and recipients for the 2017 5th Avenue Awards. Recipients are bolded in each category.

Outstanding Overall Musical
Eastmont High School, The Addams Family—A New Musical Comedy
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Redmond High School, Chicago
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Stadium High School, Hairspray
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish 

Honorable Mention
Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific

Outstanding Direction
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Chelan High School, Disney’s The Lion King JR
Eastmont High School, The Addams Family—A New Musical Comedy
Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Meadowdale High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Roosevelt High School, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella
Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical
Stadium High School, Hairspray
Sunnyside High School, Zombie Prom
Thomas Jefferson High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Timberline High School, Young Frankenstein

Outstanding Music Direction
Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Olympia High School, The Pirates of Penzance
The Overlake School, Big Fish
Redmond High School, Chicago
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Stadium High School, Hairspray
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical

Honorable Mention
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Edmonds Heights K-12, Jane Eyre
Inglemoor High School, Annie
Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Sequim High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Thomas Jefferson High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
University High School, Legally Blonde The Musical
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Outstanding Choreography
Capital High School, Grease
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Kentridge High School, A Year with Frog and Toad
Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Redmond High School, Chicago
Ridgefield High School, Urinetown
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Auburn Riverside High School, 42nd Street
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Clarkston High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Ferndale High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Ingraham High School, Hairspray
Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Sequim High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical
Timberline High School, Young Frankenstein
Woodinville High School,  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Outstanding Orchestra
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Meadowdale High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Redmond High School, Chicago
Stadium High School, Hairspray
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Auburn Riverside High School, 42nd Street
Bellarmine Preparatory School, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
HM Jackson High School, Hot Mikado
Liberty High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Monroe High School, Little Women
Roosevelt High School, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
WF West High School, The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree

Outstanding Scenic Design
Auburn High School, Hairspray
Hanford High School, Seussical
Kentlake High School, A Christmas Story, The Musical
Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Lincoln High School, Hairspray
Sequim High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Skyline High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Capital High School, Grease
Eastmont High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Eisenhower High School, Guys and Dolls
Enumclaw High School, Urinetown
Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Gig Harbor High School, My Fair Lady
The Overlake School, Big Fish
Redmond High School, Chicago
Sultan High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Outstanding Lighting Design
Auburn High School, Hairspray
Eastmont High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Kamiak High School, Footloose
The Overlake School, Big Fish
Redmond High School, Chicago
Roosevelt High School, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Sultan High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Honorable Mention
Ballard High School, Les Misérables
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Kentlake High School, Sister Act
Lewis & Clark High School, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Meadowdale High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical
Sunnyside High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Outstanding Costume Design
Capital High School, Grease
Chelan High School, Disney’s The Lion King JR
Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Kentridge High School, A Year with Frog and Toad
Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Redmond High School, Chicago
Thomas Jefferson High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Honorable Mention
Blaine High School, Seussical
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Gig Harbor High School, My Fair Lady
Kentlake High School, A Christmas Story, The Musical
Lincoln High School, Hairspray
Mount Si High School, Pippin
Newport High School, Guys and Dolls
Sunnyside High School, Zombie Prom
Woodinville High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design
Edmonds Heights K-12, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Hanford High School, Seussical
Kentridge High School, The Wiz
Lewis & Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Shrek The Musical
Sultan High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
University High School, Legally Blonde The Musical

Honorable Mention
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Ferris High School, The Addams Family—A New Musical Comedy
Inglemoor High School, Annie
Mount Rainier High School, The Addams Family—A New Musical Comedy
Roosevelt High School, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella
Skyline High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Stadium High School, Hairspray
Timberline High School, Young Frankenstein
Woodinville High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Outstanding Stage Crew–TIE
Auburn High School, Hairspray
Auburn Riverside High School, 42nd Street
Eastmont High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Kentlake High School, A Christmas Story, The Musical
Lewis & Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
The Overlake School, Big Fish
Stadium High School, Hairspray

Honorable Mention
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Gig Harbor High School, My Fair Lady
Liberty High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Meadowdale High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Sultan High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Timberline High School, Young Frankenstein
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Outstanding Lobby Display
Blaine High School, Seussical
Edmonds Heights K-12, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
HM Jackson High School, Hot Mikado
Lake Stevens High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Liberty High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Newport High School, Guys and Dolls
Sunnyside High School, Zombie Prom

Honorable Mention
Eastlake High School, Urinetown
East Valley High School, Donovan’s Daughters
Glacier Peak High School, The Wizard of Oz
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Lincoln High School, Hairspray
Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Shrek The Musical
Snohomish High School, Les Misérables
Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Brooke Moltrum as Ella, Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Sierra Hutton as Miss Adelaide, Eisenhower High School, Guys and Dolls
Lauren Carlos as Ariel Moore, Kamiak High School, Footloose
Aly Gutierrez as Jo March, Monroe High School, Little Women
Julie Guinasso as Miss Adelaide, Newport High School, Guys and Dolls
Lily Ray as Hope Cladwell, Ridgefield High School, Urinetown
Jessica Furnstahl as Elle, Sumner High School, Legally Blonde The Musical
Morgan Roberts as Molly, Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical

Honorable Mention
Madison Schimpf as Miss Adelaide, Arlington High School, Guys and Dolls
Haley Hauser as Eliza Doolittle, Gig Harbor High School, My Fair Lady
Caroline Slater as Marian, Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Maya McQueen as Sandra Bloom The Overlake School, Big Fish
Elizabeth Dunn as Rose Fenny, River Ridge High School, Dogfight
Alegra Batara as Campbell, Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Crina Snyder as Fiona, Tahoma Jr High School, Shrek The Musical
Mesgana Yosief as Belle, Woodinville High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Skyler Denfeld as Gomez, Battle Ground High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Mitchell Beard as Ren McCormack, Kamiak High School, Footloose
Skyler Verity as Frank Abagnale, Jr, Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Calvin Lieurance as Officer Lockstock, Ridgefield High School, Urinetown
Charlie Stevens as Gomez, Rogers High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Matthew Hervey as Shrek, Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical
Silas Baird as Adam Pontipee, Sequim High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sam Bennett as Sam Wheat, Tahoma High School, Ghost the Musical

Honorable Mention
Diego Roberts Buceta as Jean Valjean, Ballard High School, Les Misérables
Kameron Bustetter as Danny, Capital High School, Grease
Will Johnson as Henry Higgins, Gig Harbor High School, My Fair Lady
Alex Splattstoesser as Emile de Becque, Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Dylan Sabine as Eddie Flagrante, Lake Washington High School, Zombie Prom
MJ Smith as Harold Hill, Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Alex Kilian as Pippin, Mount Si High School, Pippin
Riley O’Shea as Jean Valjean, Snohomish High School, Les Misérables

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Analei Holt as Mother Abbess, Aberdeen High School, The Sound of Music
Sophie Bustetter as Jan, Capital High School, Grease
Tea’Ning LaFleur as Alice Beineke, Eastmont High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Amanda Ades as Sister Mary Robert, Kentlake High School, Sister Act
Maleah Haverly as Marmee, Monroe High School, Little Women
Kat Rodriguez as Danielle, Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Michaela Bingham as Motormouth Maybelle, Stadium High School, Hairspray
Regina Bower as Aunt Eller, Zillah High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Honorable Mention
Addison Holloman as Little Sally, Eastlake High School, Urinetown
Darian Conn as Mrs. Fairfax, Edmonds Heights K-12, Jane Eyre
Camie Randall as Winifred, Hockinson High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Emily Vaughan as Ethel McCormack, Kamiak High School, Footloose
Angelica Hines as Evillene, Kentridge High School, The Wiz
Elle Fisher as Miss Dorothy, Meadowdale High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Paris Elliott as Brenda Strong, Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Jaidyn Lam as Linda, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Wedding Singer
Hailey Phipps as Inga, Timberline High School, Young Frankenstein

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Ryan Mayfield as Madame, Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Tristin Nelson as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Enumclaw High School, Urinetown
Caden Brauch as Rooster, Inglemoor High School, Annie
Jeff LaSorella as Willard, Kamiak High School, Footloose
Nolan Gunter as The Wiz, Kentridge High School, The Wiz
James Fahey as Farquaad, Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical
Alex Nguyen as Wilbur, Stadium High School, Hairspray
Max Tammen as Gaston, Woodinville High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Honorable Mention
Ammon Palmer as Benny, Burlington-Edison High School, In the Heights
Alberto Lechuga as Nicely Nicely, Eisenhower High School, Guys and Dolls
Micah Robertson as Lord Sebastian, Ferndale High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Tru Stites as Lt. Cable, Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Max Kendall as Snail, Kentridge High School, A Year with Frog and Toad
Nathan Vincenti as Donkey, Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical
Raviv Cohen as Ali Hakim, Skyline High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Jacob Polley as Lord Sebastian, Sultan High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role
Jade Guillory as Alma Hix, Lake Stevens High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Emmaline Savidge as Pinocchio, Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Shrek The Musical
Cassidy Huff as Grandmama, Mount Rainier High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Kennedi Bartell as Ethel Toffelmeier, Omak High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Betsy Button as Jenny Hill, The Overlake School, Big Fish
Monty Rozema as Bridget, Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Jade Hill as Little Inez, Stadium High School, Hairspray
Katy Payne as The Witch, Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Denver Rogers as Andie, Auburn Riverside High School, 42nd Street
Olivia Elliott as Helen, Edmonds Heights K-12, Jane Eyre
Lucy Guyer as Brooke, Everett High School, Legally Blonde The Musical
Katie Orr as Molly, Inglemoor High School, Annie
Brittney Cash as Madame De Le Grande Bouche, Squalicum High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Taylor Johnson as Grandmama, Stanwood High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Lauren Nelson as Matron, Stadium High School, Hairspray
Lexie Love as Dragon, Tahoma Jr High School, Shrek The Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role
Clayton Lukens as Lord Pinkleton, Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Austin Ipsen as Chef Louis, Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Trevyn Wong as Henry/Sailor, Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Simon Jones as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Inglemoor High School, Annie
Matthew Silva as Monsignor O’Hara, Kentlake High School, Sister Act
Jake Mangino as Sergeant of Police, Olympia High School, The Pirates of Penzance
Nick Griep as Grandmaster Chad, University High School, Legally Blonde The Musical
Peter Hoffman as Ensemble Dancer, Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Carlos Roques as Sonny, Burlington-Edison High School, In the Heights
Robert Jones as Harry/Zoltan, Gig Harbor High School, My Fair Lady
Emilio Torres as Gatekeeper, Kentridge High School, The Wiz
Robert Clifton as James, Klahowya Secondary School, Disney’s High School Musical
Will Matney as Zeke Baylor, Klahowya Secondary School, Disney’s High School Musical
Tiger Trac as Principal/Spritzer/Mr. Pinkey/The Flasher, Lincoln High School, Hairspray
Bailey DePuis as Hotel Manager/Dr. Wanamaker, Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Austin Fuentes as Bidwell, WF West High School, The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
Mason Bower as Andrew Carnes, Zillah High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role
Dylan Rivers as Ralph Sheldrake, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Elli Vegdahl-Crowell as Zazu, Chelan High School, Disney’s The Lion King JR
Kanako Kawabe as Liat, Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Sierra Noble as Betty Blast, Kamiak High School, Footloose
Collin Snell as Narrator/Jean Shephard, Kentlake High School, A Christmas Story, The Musical
Maddy Coots as Mrs. Darbus, Klahowya Secondary School, Disney’s High School Musical
Lucy Price as Dream Laurey, Skyline High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Malachi Ryan as Charlie Cowell, West Valley High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man

Honorable Mention
Amaya Udager as Dora Bailey, Bonney Lake High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Caleb Macduff, Captain Brackett (Understudy), Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Tristen Yepez as Principal Clark, Kamiak High School, Footloose
Tornadoes and Poppies, Kentridge High School, The Wiz
Garrett Betzing as Jack Scott, Klahowya Secondary School, Disney’s High School Musical
Ben Broughton as MC, Redmond High School, Chicago
Hannah Fredriksen as the Moon, Rogers High School, The Addams Family–A New Musical Comedy
Marcello Russo as Harry Spritzer, Stadium High School, Hairspray
Abby Brooks as Guard, Stadium High School, Hairspray
Spencer Hawkins as Kyle, University High School, Legally Blonde The Musical

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus
Hanford High School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Kamiak High School, Footloose
Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
The Overlake School, Big Fish
Prairie High School, Catch Me If You Can
Shorecrest High School, Bring It On The Musical
Timberline High School, Young Frankenstein
Walla Walla High School, Big Fish

Honorable Mention
Auburn Riverside High School, 42nd Street
Camas High School, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Eastlake High School, Urinetown
Eastmont High School, The Addams Family—A New Musical Comedy
Edmonds Heights K-12, Jane Eyre
Kentridge High School, A Year with Frog and Toad
Olympia High School, The Pirates of Penzance
Redmond High School, Chicago
Stadium High School, Hairspray

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group
Bun Foo and Ching Ho, Cashmere High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Flotsam and Jetsam, Everett High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
The Corny Collins’ Council Members, Ingraham High School, Hairspray
The Birds, Kentridge High School, A Year with Frog and Toad
The School Board Quartet, Lewis and Clark High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
The Cell Block Girls, Redmond High School, Chicago
The Brothers, Sequim High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The School Board Quartet, West Valley High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man

Honorable Mention
The Wedding Band, Decatur High School, The Wedding Singer
The Rebels, Eastlake High School, Urinetown
The Wedding Guests, Franklin High School, The Wedding Singer
The Orphans, Inglemoor High School, Annie
The March Sisters, Monroe High School, Little Women
The Motorwise Guys, Mountlake Terrace High School, Zombie Prom
The Rebels, Ridgefield High School, Urinetown
The Urchins, Tumwater, Little Shop of Horrors
The Greek Chorus, University High School, Legally Blonde The Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Anacortes High School, Avenue Q School Edition
Grandview High School, Hollywood Hillbillies
Roosevelt High School, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella

Special Honors: Educational Impact
Chelan High School, Disney’s The Lion King JR
Hanford High School, Seussical
Peninsula High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Stadium High School, Hairspray
Sunnyside High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Wenatchee High School, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Special Honors: Student Achievement
AC Davis High School
Naomi Rottman

Auburn Riverside High School
McKenna Webb

Ballard High School
Alex Howell

Bellarmine Preparatory School
Elizabeth Blodgett

Cashmere High School
Hope Erdmann

Edmonds Heights K-12
Sophie Burnett

Eisenhower High School
Citlali Mendez

Ingraham High School
Aidyn Stevens

Issaquah High School
Julia Lilly

Kentridge High School
Marie Gonzalez

Meadowdale High School
Conor McLaughlin

Mercer Island High School
Tessa Czech

The Overlake School
Elle Parks

Ridgefield High School
Michaela Cloyd

Sammamish High School
Matthew Hervey

Stadium High School
Abby Miller

Tahoma Jr. High School
Alyssa Burkhead

Timberline High School
Melissa Martin

Wenatchee High School
Abby Phipps

Yelm High School
Sybil Kappert

Special Honor: Outstanding Educators—TIE
Briane Green, University High School
Greg Pschirrer, Lewis and Clark High School

Special Honor: Outstanding Parent Support
Dave Neumayer, Hanford High School

Author: The 5th Avenue Theatre

The Nation's Leading Musical Theater

4 thoughts on “The 2017 5th Avenue Award Recipients Are…”

  1. I would love to see a schedule for next year. My husband and I try to watch as many HS musicals as possible, but it takes a lot of time trying to hunt down every school, plus some of them don’t update their drama sites.

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