Marin Summer Theater has been honored by National Youth Arts (NYA) with twenty-four nominations and five awards for the MST 2013 Season, including Outstanding Production for Les Miserables. NYA's annual National Youth Arts Awards bestows nominations and awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts, focusing to those under nineteen years of age. This year more than 400 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 130 different theatres in more than 60 cities spanning 12 states.
Members of the MST company from all three of MST's 2013 productions of GYPSY, Almost Maine and Les Miserables earned nominations. Of our twenty-four nominations, five went on to win awards. NYA's primary categories are reserved for performers under nineteen-years-of-age, but this year it established Junior and College divisions to honor exceptional performances in those groups. MST won four NYA awards in 2012.
Congratulations to the entire 2013 company!
|Outstanding Production||Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actor in a Musical||Cooper Harrington-Fei as Marius in Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actress in a Musical||Christine Oczkus as Cosette in Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actress in a Musical||Victoria Pereira as Eponine in Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actress (College Division)||Jessica LaFever as Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables|
|Lead Actress in a Musical||Lily Hahn as Louise in Gypsy|
|Lead Actor (College Division)||Fernando Siu as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables|
|Lead Actress (College Division)||Bouket Fingerhut as Rose in Gypsy|
|Supporting Actress in a Musical||Katherine Liviakis as June in Gypsy|
|Supporting Actress in a Play||Alicia Kraft as Sandrine, Marvalyn, and Rhonda in Almost, Maine|
|Supporting Actor (Junior Division)||Jeremy Kaplan as Gavroche in Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actress (Junior Division)||Jordan Paff as Baby June in Gypsy|
|Supporting Actor (College Division)||Eric Levintow as Javert in Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actor (College Division)||Ryan Rohtia as Thenardier in Les Miserables|
|Supporting Actor (College Division)||Andrew Wolff as Jimmy and Phil in Almost, Maine|
|Supporting Actress (College Division)||Jessica LaFever as Waitress, Linda, and Marci in Almost, Maine|
|Supporting Actress (College Division)||Gena Madory as Fantine in Les Miserables|
|Featured Actor in a Musical||Elliott Hanson as Enjolras in Les Miserables|
|Featured Actress (Junior Division)||Brigid O'Brien as Little Cosette in Les Miserables|
|Outstanding Guest Ensemble||Almost, Maine|
|Hair/Makeup Design||Cheryl Tillotson for Les Miserables|
|Musical Direction||Emily Gates for Les Miserables|
|Direction||Pat Nims for Les Miserables|
The awards will be given the NYA Ceremony at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park at 7:30 p.m. (registration beginning at 6:45 p.m.) on Sunday, July 27. More information about National Youth Arts can be found at http://www.nationalyoutharts.com.