“On behalf of FHS Musical, directors Kathy Powdrell, Julio Sanchez, Amy Thornton, Michael Tyer, Melissa Smith and Kyndal Kennedy our Company of Actors, Pit Band Orchestra, Technical Theatre Students; we would like to thank Theatre Under the Stars – 2020 Tommy Tune Awards for this outstanding opportunity to participate.
FHS Musical was nominated with seven others schools in a field of 50 schools or Best Musical. That is an amazing honor. In total FHS earned 13 nominations.
It was a thrilling virtual awards show with presenters from Broadway actors, writers, designers all professionals in the industry. All through the virtual show FHS students who had submitted videos to TUTS could be seen. These students were:
Taylor Greny, Kennedy Fryer, Brittany Harris, Jordan Harris, Jana Ryan, Margaret Otto, Dechlan Stopher, Robbie Hope, Soleil Gignac, Gabby Weakley, Med Dodson and Keana Jazdik.
This morning we are celebrating seniors Taylor Greny and Ashley Adams as recipients of Tommy Tune Scholarships.
We are thrilled to announce that senior Eric Jensen won Best Actor for his groundbreaking role as Miss Agatha Trunchbull. The Best Actor category was judged by the Tommy Tune judging committee then the candidates submitted tapes that were adjudicated by industry professionals in New York’s Broadway community.
Eric Jensen is a senior whose roles include: Peer Gynt in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, The Cat in Hat, in Seussical the Musical.
Congratulations to Eric. Matilda, the Musical was a special production made even more special after the onset of the Covid-10 virus. FHS Musical is proud of our students on stage and off.”
Kathy Powdrell, FHS Musical Director and Producer