Waterbury’s Seven Angels Theatre recognizes high school theater productions in Connecticut with the Annual High School Halo Awards, honoring high school students’ achievements in all aspects of theater. Productions put on by more than 60 high schools from across CT have been considered for this year’s awards, including Wilton High School’s two 2018-2019 school year productions, which received 14 nominations combined.

The award ceremonies take place at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on May 28, May 29 and June 3, complete with red carpet and pageantry for the participating students and their family and friends. Awards recognize acting by individuals and ensembles, dramas, musicals, choreography, lighting, design, stage management, special effects, and more. According to the Seven Angels Theatre website, “one of the highlights of the evening is the presentation of the Gypsy Robe, which is given to a chorus member nominated by the director from the school awarded Best Chorus.”

For tickets call the box office at 203.757.4676. Congratulations to the following Wilton High School nominees:

Michael Biondo as ‘Crutchie’ in Newsies–Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Peyton Matik for Witness For The Prosecution–Best Costume Design

Newsies–Best Orchestra

Newsies–Best Dancing

Jessica Olin, Olivia Vitarelli, Quinn Lupton, Jenna Bonafide, Emma Driver, Abby Seaman, Sasha Sypher and Taylor White in Newsies–Best Featured Dancers

Nicholas Furst, Lily Mikita, Andrew Tsantilas, Alex Meyers and Olivia Vitarelli as ‘Two Barristers & Three Witnesses’ in Witness For The Prosecution–Best Specialty Ensemble

Ryan Lynn as ‘Davey’ in Newsies–Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical

Nicholas Furst and Lily Mikita as ‘Sir Wilfrid Roberts’ and ‘Ms. Myers’ in Witness For The Prosecution–Best Performance by a Couple or Dynamic Duo in a Play

Witness For The Prosecution–Best Performance by a Cast in an Ensemble Production

Nicholas Furst as ‘Sir Wilfrid Roberts’ in Witness For The Prosecution–Best Male Standout Performance in an Ensemble Production

Jack Parrotta as Jack Kelly in Newsies–Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Sarah Bates as Katherine in Newsies–Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Witness For The Prosecution–Best Classical Play

Newsies–Best Musical