Winners of 16th Annual Cappies Awards Presented This Week

Best musical winner Boca Raton High School’s Sweet Charity

The crush of more than a thousand cheering students, their parents and friends overflowed the orchestra seating and the boxes of the Broward Center’s cavernous Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center Tuesday as the 16th annual Cappies Awards recognized excellence in high school theater and theatrical criticism.

The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies for short, is comprised of 24 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties in a gala program of performances and 42 award presentations to student performers, designers, technicians and critics.

To see the full list of nominees, click here.

The winners this year:

Marketing and Publicity
Foster Hirsch, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Special Effects and or Technology
Alina Figueras, Liana Progar, Boca Raton High School , Sweet Charity

Hair and Make-up
Cole, Feldenkrais, and Kohler, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Sound
Brian Sayre, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Circus Olympus

Props
Nicole Wroth and Kinsey Nguyen, Calvary Christian Academy, The Matchmaker

Lighting
Tal Kochav, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Costumes
Alyssa Diaz, Claire Jackson and Crew, Boca Raton High School , Sweet Charity

Sets
Samuel Hernandez and Arianna Weber, Calvary Christian Academy, The Matchmaker

Orchestra
Orchestra, West Boca High School, Annie

Choreography
Yuval Benit, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Creativity
Danilo Mina-Composition of Music, Dillard Center for the Arts, Macbeth

Stage Management
Gonzalez, Lapayowker, and O’Neal, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Ensemble in a Play
Interpreters, South Plantation High School, It Can’t Happen Here

Ensemble in a Musical
Dance Hall Girls, Boca Raton High School , Sweet Charity

Featured Actress in a Play
Zoey Boyette, Calvary Christian Academy, The Matchmaker

Featured Actor in a Play
Curtis Dodgen, South Plantation High School, It Can’t Happen Here

Featured Actress in a Musical
Julia Musso, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Featured Actor in a Musical
Paul Levine, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Female Dancer
Neala Gordon, Boca Raton High School, Sweet Charity

Male Dancer
Gabriel Feldenkrais, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Female Vocalist
Daniela Machado, Cypress Bay High School, Rent

Male Vocalist
Gianni Palermo, Cypress Bay High School, Rent

Comic Actress in a Play
Ananda Espinal , Deerfield Beach High School, Boeing Boeing

Comic Actor in a Play
Wesley Mahon, American Heritage School, The Importance of Being Earnest

Comic Actress in a Musical
Quinn DeVita, North Broward Preparatory School, 9 to 5

Comic Actor in a Musical
Samuel Kelly-Cohen, North Broward Preparatory School, 9 to 5

Supporting Actress in a Play
Fiona Baquerizo, American Heritage School, The Importance of Being Earnest

Supporting Actor in a Play
Andres Hernandez, The Sagemont School, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Supporting Actress in a Musical
Yasemin Atesnak, Cypress Bay High School, Rent

Supporting Actor in a Musical
Jason Rosenberg, Cypress Bay High School, Rent

Lead Actress in a Play
Anna Hopson, Calvary Christian Academy, The Matchmaker

Lead Actor in a Play
Pablo Uribasterra, Archbishop McCarthy High School, The Farnsworth Invention

Lead Actress in a Musical
Samantha O’Donnell, Boca Raton High School, Sweet Charity

Lead Actor in a Musical
Leandro Biarrieta, Cypress Bay High School, Rent

Song
The Story of Winnie Foster, NSU University School, Tuck Everlasting

Play
The Importance of Being Earnest, American Heritage School

Musical
Sweet Charity, Boca Raton High School

Senior Critic
Andres Hernandez
The Sagemont School

Sophomore Critic (a tie)
Nicole Sugarman
JP Taravella High School

Dylan Jost
North Broward Preparatory School

Freshman Critic
Eva Daskos
The Sagemont School

Junior Critic
Alex Wind
Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

Critics Team
Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS
Alex Wind, Lead Critic

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