Maricopa students are among the honorees at the statewide High School Musical Theatre Awards, to be presented May 25 at 7 p.m. at ASU Gammage.
Nominated finalists from Maricopa High School’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” include Antonio Gonzales as best male lead, Douglas Moulton as best supporting male, Taryn Story as best dancer and MHS Tech Theatre for best sound and best sets/props.
Gonzales, a senior who played Tevye in the production, is also a state officer for the Arizona Chapter of the International Thespian Society. Moulton, a junior, played Lazar Wolf and is also a choir member. Story, a senior, is a Theatre Company cabinet member and a member of the National Honor Society. The musical was under the direction of instructor Alexandra Stahl. Kevin Piquette leads tech theatre.
Judges watched nominated fall and spring musical productions across Arizona to decide the finalists.
Awards night includes nominated performances of musical numbers or medleys by the state’s best high school theater departments. Winners of best male lead and best female lead earn a trip to New York City for the national Jimmy Awards.
Previous MHS students have claimed prizes at the ASU Gammage awards, including best male vocalist (Carlos O. Venegas) and best supporting male (Nikolas Mase).