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All MISD High Schools Nominated for Region’s High School Theatre Musical Awards

By Matthew Bado, TSB Staff

Students from all three of McKinney’s public high schools were nominated for the region’s premier musical theater awards competition,  The Dallas Summer Musicals’ Second Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards. The nominees were announced by The Dallas Morning News on Sunday, April 7.

Garrett Wilson and Caroline Upchurch received a nod for best actor and and actress, respectively, for their performance in McKinney North’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 

The public is invited to the award show, set for May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Hall at Fair Park. Nominees will walk the red carpet as they enter the ceremony and the winners will take home scholarship money totaling $25,000. Winners of the best actor and best actress categories will receive an all expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the National High School Theatre Awards, aka The Jimmy’s.

Below is a complete list of our local nominees.

Local Nominees

Best Actor

  • Garrett Wilson, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Best Actress  

  • Caroline Upchurch, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Baxter Pitt, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Bree Redmond, Legally Blonde (McKinney Boyd )
  • Kaitlynn Loper, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Featured Performer

  • Kat Abbott, Legally Blonde (McKinney Boyd)
  • Gabe Heiman, Sweeney Todd (McKinney High)
  • A.J. Laudenslager, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Direction

  • Legally Blonde (McKinney Boyd)

Musical Direction

  • Sweeney Todd (McKinney High)

Choreography

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Scene Design 

  • Sweeney Todd (McKinney High)

Costume Design

  • Legally Blonde (McKinney Boyd)
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

Stage Crew and Tech

  • Sweeney Todd (McKinney High)

Ensemble

  • Sweeney Todd (McKinney High)
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (McKinney North)

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