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2019 - 2020 15th Annual National Youth Arts Awards!
 
~ San Diego - North County ~ 

National Youth Arts is excited to continue announcing the winners of our 15th Annual National Youth Arts Awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts. This year's award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than 50 judges and reviewers. In addition to the youth who performed in schools and youth arts companies, anyone age 18 and under who performed at a show reviewed by a judge was also considered for the NYA awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.) and guest adult Performances in productions designed for youth. College artists are eligible for our University Arts (UniArts) Awards presented in conjunction with the National Youth Arts Awards. Thank you all for your incredible work and all the unforgettable entertainment over the past year!

Obviously, due to the pandemic, this year will be far different. We will be posting the awards and nominations, but we won't be holding any live awards ceremonies and, without the ticket sales, won't be able to provide award trophies. Links to PDF printable certificates are next to each award and nomination below. We'll be adding submitted headshots, production photos, and videos to the ceremony page over the coming weeks. Most of the production photos will come from the theaters, but if you have a headshot, favorite production photos, photos of you with your award/nomination, and/or a video to send in of you performing a song or monologue from the show, please email them to rob@nationalyouththeatre.com. You can also send in text of an acceptance speech to that email address or via the Order Page. If you would like to receive an email when the ceremony page is fully updated with all the submissions, please check the box on the Order Page. 

Order Page [Trophies/T-shirts/Yearbooks/Memberships/Artist Pages]: If you're an award winner and would like a trophy to go with the certificate, you can order one directly from our trophy provider or place the order with us. You may also order NYA Awards T-shirts, masks, a yearbook for your area, or have an artist page added to our website. Please email any headshots/production photos for this awards page, your artist page, and/or the yearbook to Rob Hopper at rob@nationalyouththeatre.com.  

2020-21 NYA & University Arts Video Showcase: Award winners and nominees may submit a video of their performance of a musical number or monologue for the 2020-21 Video Showcase using this form: http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_showcase2021.asp. The 2020-21 showcase will wrap up either in the winter or spring of 2021. At that time the showcases will also be adjudicated for both regional and national showcase honors.

NYA Alumni: During the 2019-20 season, former NYA award winners have been involved in more than a dozen Broadway shows (including Hadestown, Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, Come From Away, The Prom, Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon, The Ferryman, Mean Girls, Grand Horizons, West Side Story) and principal performers on more than twenty current or scheduled TV shows (including Dynasty, Stranger Things, Nancy Drew, Queen Sugar, DuckTales, The L Word, The Twilight Zone, The Stand, The Undoing, High School Musical, Criminal Minds, Black-ish, Batwoman, Dispatches from Elsewhere,  Arrow, The Prom, Mr. Iglesias, Atypical, Veronica Mars, The Gifted, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), as well as principals in films including Frozen 2, Eternals, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Doctor Sleep, Dinner in America, Kajillionaire, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

A few award-winning alumni include three Tony Nominees, Ashley Park [2009 Winner] (Gretchen in Mean Girls), Emily Skeggs [2008] (Medium Alison in Fun Home) & Madeleine Foster Bersin [2010] as producer of What the Constitution Means to Me, as well as Asher Angel [2013, '14, '15] (Film: Billy Batson in Shazam!, TV: Jonah Beck in Andi Mack), Lia McHugh [2018] (Film: Sprite in Marvel's Eternals), Jackie Foster [2010, '12, '13, '14] (TV: The Voice Semifinalist, Lollapalooza), Rachel Matthews [2011, '12] (Film: Honeymaren in Frozen 2, Danielle in Happy Death Day), Veronica Dunne [2011, '12, '13] (Broadway: Roxie in Chicago, TV: Marisa Clark in K.C. Undercover), Francesca Reale [2012] (TV: Heather in Stranger Things), Julia Lester [2017] (Ashlyn in Disney's High School Musical: The Musical), Rachel Redleaf [2011, '12, '13, '14] (Mama Cass in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Beth in Atypical),  Kennedy McMann [2013, '14] (TV: Nancy Drew in The CW's Nancy Drew), Brennyn Lark [2011] (Broadway: Eponine in Les Mis, TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Grammy winner Ariana Grande [2009]

Ceremony Portfolio for Agents: Award recipients and nominees are eligible for talent agency submissions. If you're interested in having NY and LA agents review your headshot/resume, please email them to rob@nationalyouththeatre.com. If any of the agencies are interested, you'll be contacted directly via the email on your resume. Reminder: Your resume should only have the email and cell of someone over the age of 18 (your parent or guardian)


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And the Winners are ...



Outstanding Production:


Chicago
(La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Freaky Friday
(Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Matilda
(Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Production (Junior Division):
Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate

Artist of the Year:

Audrey Deubig (Miss Honey in Ovation Theatre’s Matilda, Torrey in Moonlight Youth Theatre’s Freaky Friday, Kristine in Off Broadway Theater Company’s A Chorus LineNYA Certificate
"I am incredibly grateful for this recognition. I would like to thank Barbara Heikkila, J. Scott Lapp, Pamela Laurent, Debbie Nicastro and Artifex in Motion for their encouragement, artistic development and guidance. Thank you Moonlight Youth Theatre, Off Broadway Theatre Company and Ovation Theatre for the opportunity to play these memorable roles. Special thanks to my family and friends, especially my parents, my greatest cheerleaders. Thank you Rob Hopper and National Youth Arts for supporting youth arts. This past year would have been my final year to perform in youth theatre. Although it did not pan out the way any of us expected, I am grateful for the memories and friendships I have created over the past 12 years, through performing. I am honored to be named NYA Artist of the Year."


Vicki McMillen (Mrs. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Gail in Almost, Maine, Penelope Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You @ Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate

Peyton O’Neill (Carrie in STAR’s Carrie, Donna in Mamma Mia! And Miss Delilah Strict in Zombie Prom @ Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Junior Artist of the Year:

Gracie Howard (Matilda in Matilda, Flounder in The Little Mermaid @ STAR Repertory Theatre, NYA Video Showcase National Finalist for Killer Instinct from Bring It OnNYA Certificate
"I am so honored to have been chosen to receive this award. It was such a special surprise and I feel extremely grateful. There are so many people that have supported me in the performing arts over the years and I want to thank every single one of them. I've been very blessed to work with many wonderful theatre companies and organizations who have offered so many exciting opportunities. I also want to congratulate the many others who received awards from the National Youth Arts. It's like one big family in the arts and it's really fun to share in the celebrations. Last, but not least, I want to give a very special thank you to Mr. Rob Hopper who has done so much for all of us who love the arts. He and the judges work so hard to make this happen and to provide us this amazing opportunity and recognition. Thank you again to everyone! Love, Gracie"

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dyw5Z_83klkflcclHqvZeZn48g4fih04/view



Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical:
Jade Bajado as Donna in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Evelyn Berry as Roxie Hart in Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Josh Bradford as Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Kaliana Caldwell as Elle in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate

Madeline Edwards as Ellie Blake in Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Aaron Hunter as Harold Hill in The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate
Savannah McGowan as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Temecula Valley High School)  NYA Certificate

Gianna Merghart as Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Mackenzie O'Coyne as Katherine in Freaky Friday (Vista Murrieta High School)  NYA Certificate
Sydney Olson as Anna in Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Macie Parker as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Pacific Ridge School)  NYA Certificate
Priya Richard as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate

Ella Shreiner as Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Pacific Ridge School)  NYA Certificate

Aquila Sol as Katherine Blake in Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Dani Starr as Rose in Dogfight (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate

Cassidy Stillwell as Marian Paroo in The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate

Molleigh Verhoye as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Emma Winship as Velma Kelly in Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Iris Zietlow as Ellie in Freaky Friday (Vista Murrieta High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play:
Austin Irving as Val in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Vance Johnson as Max in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Grace Laliotis as Grace Fryer in Radium Girls (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Luke Limberis as Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage (Del Norte High School)  NYA Certificate
Brianna Medina as Agnes Evans in She Kills Monsters (Nuview Bridge Early College High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (Junior Division):
Charlotte Dodds as Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Katherine Graham as Peter in Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Cassi Hoffpauir as Wendy in Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate

Morgan Marlow as Matilda in Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate


Oona Norvell as Matilda in Matilda (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Jasmine Papazian as Annie in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate

Annika Porter as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Valerie Slocomb as Carrie in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

VALERIE SLOCOMB as Carrie White singing Why Not Me? from Carrie the Musical in dress rehearsal from Malgorzata Wieteszka-Slocomb on Vimeo.


Olivia Williams as Fiona in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (College Division):
Megan Makenzie as Natalie in Next to Normal (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division):

Thomas Reasoner as Gabe in Next to Normal (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Tommy Tran as Henry in Next to Normal (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical:
Nick Aiello as Angus Tuck in Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Claire Bassett as Mrs. Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate

Lillian Broschart as Amy March/Troll in Little Women (Patio Playhouse)  NYA Certificate

Annabelle Chambers as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Natalie Dahl as Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Abby DeSpain as Flounder in The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Emma Delaware as Small Alison in Fun Home (Patio Playhouse)  NYA Certificate

Jack Gemmell as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Matthew Gerchufsky as Trunchbull in Matilda (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate

Lexie Hastings as Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Katrina Karvounis as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
Mikayla Kehler-Elliott as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Mikayla Kelley as Sue in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Garrett Lee as Billy Flynn in Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
"Thank you to everyone who came to see the show. I am grateful to the cast, crew and production team of “CHICAGO” at LCC. My greatest appreciation goes to my teachers, friends and family who continue to support me on this fun journey. Go Mavericks!"

Nicole Lenos as Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Daniel Levin as Harry in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Cassie Nesbit as Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Christina Rawson as Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate  
"Thank you to everyone who has ever encouraged me to continue to pursue my passion. Winning this award is such a blessing. Huge thanks to all my family, friends, and teachers who have helped me along the way. Without your love and support I wouldn’t be where I am today. The biggest thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without him none of this would be possible."

Casey Reichenthal as Rosie in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Lauren Springett as Grace in Annie (MET2)  NYA Certificate
Isabella Torrinello as Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Elijah Wagner as Sam in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play:
Lucca Benigni as Orcus in She Kills Monsters (Nuview Bridge Early College High School)  NYA Certificate
Luke Creal as Boris Kolenkhov in You Can’t Take It With You (Santa Fe Christian Theater)  NYA Certificate
Zach Emmert as Ira in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Chloe Roppe as Miss Sarlet in Clue: On Stage (Del Norte High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division):
Carlos Gomez as Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate

Arden Pala as Fletcher in Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Guest Performance:
Debbie Nicastro as Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical:
Chase Anichini as Marcy in Dogfight (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate

Emily DaFoe as Savannah in Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate  
"Thank you for this recognition. It is a great honor to be included and recognized. Excited to return to live theater with in person audiences."

Colette Giganti as Lisa in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Kaylen Lash as Jetsam in The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Anthony Mejia as Officer Barrel in Urinetown (Nuevo Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Lauren Springett as Brooke in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play:
Kylie Kennard as Marvalyn in Almost, Maine (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Cassie Nesbit as Rhonda in Almost, Maine (Carlsbad High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance (Junior Division):
Tirzah Villarreal as Dragon in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance (College Division):
Alexis Dytko as Flotsam in The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding New Song:

Tamara Alsaied for Egypt   NYA Certificate


Sade Frame for Let You Go   NYA Certificate


Madden Reese for Better Days   NYA Certificate


Outstanding New Song (College Division):

Sky Belice for Wish I Didn’t Miss You  NYA Certificate


Outstanding Ensemble:
Annie (MET2)  NYA Certificate
Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Chicago
(La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Dogfight (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate

Freaky Friday
(Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Mamma Mia!
(Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Matilda
(Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Ensemble (Junior Division):
Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Guest Ensemble:
Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Costume Design:
Felicia Broschart for The Little Mermaid (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Julie Krone & Dewey Decking for Frozen Jr. (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lighting Design:
Fernando Robles for Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Set Design:
Garrett Moreau for The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Choreography:
Kathryn Baker for Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Katie Banville for Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Youth Orchestra:
Dogfight (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Musical Direction:
Ben Goneia for Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Lyndon Pugeda for Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Direction:
Kevin ‘Blax’ Burroughs for Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Brad Golden for Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Chris Irvin for Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
J. Scott Lapp for Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Pamela Laurent for Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding New Works:
Tyler Texeira and Euan Cousar for Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

 

* ...And the additional Nominees are ... *

 



Outstanding Production:

Annie (MET2)  NYA Certificate

Footloose
(Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical:
Emma Adamson as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Del Norte Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Lucca Benigni as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown (Nuevo Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Naomi Berg as Elsa in Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Bella Brady as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Camy Buchenau as Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate

Emily DaFoe as Ariel Moore in Footloose (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Nola Fritz as Sponge in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Johanna Kapsis as Elle in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Mikayla Kelley as Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Kylie Kennard as Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Nicole Lenos as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Nicole Lenos as Natalie in Next to Normal (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Gianna Merghart as Toffee in Zombie Prom (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Will Moffat as Emmett in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
William Morris as Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Roial Paris as Jonny in Zombie Prom (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Ashley Reed as Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Del Norte Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Patrick Resolme as Emmett in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Emme Roberts as Rosie Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate

Reece Ryden as Ren McCormack in Footloose (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Holli Schwenk as Carrie in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Hannah Tasto as Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Tyler Texeira as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Isabella Torrinello as Anna in Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Isabella Torrinello as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Katherine Tucker as Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Nuevo Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play:
David Azcona as Alex in Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Kyle Dillon as William in Coffee and Batteries (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Ashley Jones as Alice Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You (Santa Fe Christian Theater)  NYA Certificate
Avery Poznanski as Jo March in Little Women (Vista Murrieta High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (Junior Division):
Annie Blattman as Sponge in James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Bella Brinneman as Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Melody Buchenau as Ladahlord in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Cameron Dale as Spiker in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Olivia De Abreu as Annie in Annie (MET2)  NYA Certificate
Katie Ditter as Anna in Frozen Jr. (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Bryce Ewens as Captain Hook in Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Micah Goold as Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain (Trinity Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Josh Hitchcock as Donkey in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Anna Jacobsen as Matilda in Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Jackson Kompf as Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Trinity Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Mark Mahaffey as Donkey in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Chloe Rayners as Jasmine in Aladdin Jr. (Santa Fe Christian Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Noelle Smith as Fiona in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Kiara Speek as Elsa in Frozen Jr. (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Olivia Williams as Wendy in Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (College Division):
Megan Makenzie as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Arleth Ruvalcaba as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Patio Playhouse)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Guest Performance:
Ryan Burtanog as Trunchbull in Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Erin Colby as Miss Honey in Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Delaney Dietrich as Miss Honey in Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Katie Ezell as Margaret in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Alex Koutsenok as Ursula in The Little Mermaid (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Dominic Leslie as Warbucks in Annie (MET2)  NYA Certificate
Natalie Lusitana as Margaret in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Wendy Pendergrass as Miss Honey in Matilda (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Karen Moreland as Ethel McCormack in Footloose (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division):
Jordan Beck as Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Hannah Bourasa as Miss Hannigan in Annie (MET2)  NYA Certificate
Mya Feiga as Chris in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Ben Monts as Billy in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Tommy Tran as Billy in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Jeffrey Yarush as Centipede in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical:
Kio Arscott as Adam in Freaky Friday (Temecula Performing Arts Company)  NYA Certificate
David Azcona as Gremio in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Gabby Bantay as Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate

Jordan Becknell as Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Pacific Ridge School)  NYA Certificate
Maya Berg as Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Naomi Berg as Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Josh Bradford as Adam in Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Amanda Brown as Rosie in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Elena Burge as Paulette in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Maria Cortes as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown (Nuevo Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Elora Dannan as Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Elaina Davis as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
LakesAnne Deal as Miss Honey in Matilda (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Kyle Dillon as Hortensio in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Belle Flanegan as Miss Honey in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
Shasta Fox as Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Alyson Gerchufsky as Paulette in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Matthew Gerchufsky as Callahan in Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Matthew Gerchufsky as Hook in Peter Pan (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Matthew Goates as Amos Hart in Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Cora Guinn as Paulette in Legally Blonde (Temecula Valley High School)  NYA Certificate
Garrett Lee as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kelsey Lyons as Mae Tuck in Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Esteban Marin as Gangster 1 in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Jonathan McPherson as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Brianna Medina as Little Sally in Urinetown (Nuevo Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Tanner Mejia as Marcellus in The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate
Chris Moore as Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Sydney Olson as Sue in Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Sydney Olson as Spider in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Andy Reynolds as Bill in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Isabella Salle as Boland in Dogfight (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Lucas Stapleton as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
A.J. Ulloa as Eddie Flagrante in Zombie Prom (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Michael Yarush as Hook in Peter Pan (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play:
Esme Birndorf as Kathryn in Radium Girls (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Wyatt Chapman as Cody in Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Zach Emmert as Sexton in The Good Doctor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Nathan Fraitag as Brian in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Maggie Hammond as Tilly Evans in She Kills Monsters (Nuview Bridge Early College High School)  NYA Certificate
Nathan Haug as Mr. Kirby in You Can’t Take It With You (Santa Fe Christian Theater)  NYA Certificate
Kylie Kennard as Essie Carmichael in You Can’t Take It With You (Santa Fe Christian Theater)  NYA Certificate
Alana Marshall as Amy March in Little Women (Vista Murrieta High School)  NYA Certificate
Morgan Montesi as Ally in Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Ashley Prevost as Mrs. Peacock in Clue: On Stage (Del Norte High School)  NYA Certificate
Ashley Reed as Mrs. White in Clue: On Stage (Del Norte High School)  NYA Certificate
Alex Rosen as Kenny in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Zach Sawyer as Trevor in Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Kai Shaffer as Milt Fields in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Tyler Shaw as Brock Brody in Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Olivia Snodgrass as Kuryatin in The Good Doctor (Chaparral High School)  NYA Certificate
Brandon Wang as Mr. Green in Clue: On Stage (Del Norte High School)  NYA Certificate
Enrique Zavala as Chuck Biggs in She Kills Monsters (Nuview Bridge Early College High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division):
Brianna Chang as Olaf in Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kat Hansen as Ladahlord in James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Emma Litzenberg as Olaf in Frozen Jr. (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Chelsea Mahelona as Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Vivie Olson as Olaf in Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Elias Rodriguez as Olaf in Frozen Jr. (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Sanika Shahapurkar as Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Alex Shelton as Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Caroline Salel as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Izzy Smith as Flounder in The Little Mermaid (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Izzy Smith as Spider in James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Cecelia Wong as Genie in Aladdin Jr. (Santa Fe Christian Middle School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical:
Natalia Botiller as Stagehand 1/Electrician in Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
James Eastman as Stage Manager/Toffee’s Dad in Zombie Prom (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Audrey Goins as Bruce in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
Alissa Green as Ms. Darbus in High School Musical (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Kaitlyn Hardcastle as Mary Sunshine in Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Karen Hernandez as Lavender in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
Mia Karvounis as Doctor & Mrs. Phelps in Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
Travis Miller as Constable Joe in Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Grace Porter as Doctor in Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Millie Robinson as Ali in Mamma Mia! (Center Stage Productions)  NYA Certificate
Monica Vallanueva as Amaryllis in The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate
Sadako Warmbir as Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde (Temecula Valley High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play:
Sebastian Arteaga as East in Almost, Maine (Carlsbad High School)  NYA Certificate
Claire Bassett as Glory in Almost, Maine (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Claire Bassett as The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina in You Can’t Take It With You (Santa Fe Christian Theater)  NYA Certificate
Jules Bennett as Hope in Almost, Maine (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Elizabeth Berkshire as Aunt March in Little Women (Vista Murrieta High School)  NYA Certificate
Josh Bradford as Steve in Almost, Maine (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Grayce Britton as Glory in Almost, Maine (Carlsbad High School)  NYA Certificate
Camryn Cox as Irene Rudolph in Radium Girls (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Selah Gambrell as Sandrine in Almost, Maine (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Claire Schechter as Nerd Leader in Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Georgia Sims as Sob Sister in Radium Girls (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Jordan Valverde as Dave in Almost, Maine (Carlsbad High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance (Junior Division):
Thomas Brown as Sandy in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Jacqueline Cabral as Kate in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Leen Chaouki as July in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Alexandra Collins as Duffy in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Kenley Dagraedt as Teen Fiona/Dragonette in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
McKayla Golding as Smee in Peter Pan (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Haley Haman as Dragon in Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Taylor Keenan as Young Anna in Frozen Jr. (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Addison Stahl as Pepper in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Eden Stambaugh as Kassim in Aladdin Jr. (Santa Fe Christian Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Sylvia Terjesen as Tessie in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Mia Ukegawa as Molly in Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Will Weitz as Oaken in Frozen Jr. (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding New Song:
Madden Reese for Only Seventeen  NYA Certificate


Outstanding Ensemble:
Almost, Maine (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Annie (Blue Rose Theatre Project)  NYA Certificate
Clue: On Stage (Del Norte High School)  NYA Certificate
Footloose (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Legally Blonde (Broadway Theatre Arts Academy)  NYA Certificate
Legally Blonde (Temecula Valley High School)  NYA Certificate
The Little Mermaid (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Mamma Mia!
(Pacific Ridge School)  NYA Certificate
Matilda (Sage Creek High School)  NYA Certificate
The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate
Radium Girls (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Urinetown (Nuevo Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
You Can’t Take It With You (Santa Fe Christian Theater)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Ensemble (Junior Division):
Aladdin Jr. (Santa Fe Christian Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Frozen Jr. (Carlsbad Community Theatre)  NYA Certificate
James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
James and the Giant Peach (Bernardo Heights Middle School)  NYA Certificate
Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Singin’ in the Rain (Trinity Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Costume Design:
Heather Mason for Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Josseline Tarus for Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Katie Wilson and Kelle Webb for Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Shrek Jr. (The Classical Academy) 
Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School) 

Outstanding Lighting Design:
Curtis Mueller for Freaky Friday (Moonlight Youth Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Set Design:
Fernando Robles for Chicago (La Costa Canyon Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Youth Orchestra:
Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Choreography:
Naomi Berg and Megan Kolod for Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kevin ‘Blax’ Burroughs for Carrie the Musical (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Chelsea Lapp for Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate
Rheigan McCarthy for Peter Pan (The Classical Academy)  NYA Certificate
Amy Stine for Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Musical Direction:
Vlad Bgatov for Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Scott Gregory for Matilda (Ovation Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Direction:
Greg Bailey for Legally Blonde (Temecula Valley High School)  NYA Certificate
Kevin Burroughs and Benjamin Goneia for James and the Giant Peach (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Matthew Corsaro for Bye Bye Birdie (Santa Fe Christian School)  NYA Certificate
Megan Greer for Yearbook (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Cassie Hammond for She Kills Monsters (Nuview Bridge Early College High School)  NYA Certificate
Jeannine Marquie for Radium Girls (Canyon Crest Academy)  NYA Certificate
Sydney Olson for Frozen Jr. (STAR Repertory Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Jessica Schemmel for The Music Man (Poway High School)  NYA Certificate
Robert Townsend for Kiss Me, Kate (Westview Theatre Company)  NYA Certificate
Katie Wilson for Tuck Everlasting (Cathedral Catholic High School)  NYA Certificate