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

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:


A Chorus Line
(Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical:
Dylan August as Evan in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Sarah Ball as Katherine Blake in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Camille Fundingsland as Kira/Clio in Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate

Shelby Garza as Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Brayden Handwerger as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Marlee Koury as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Casey Likes as William Miller in Almost Famous (The Old Globe)  NYA Certificate
Kelsey Lyons as Donna in Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
CJ Rabine as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Emma Ragen as Ellie Blake in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Christina Salzano as Sherrie in Rock of Ages (Granite Hills Eagle Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Carissa Shelton as Patrice in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Hayden Steiner as Sonny Malone in Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Ceinna Wolters as Pippi Longstocking in Pippi Longstocking (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play:
Joseph De La Cruz as Col. Nathan Jessep in A Few Good Men (St. Augustine High School)  NYA Certificate
Billie McGuire as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate

Maddie Shallan as Hamlet in Hamlet (Academy of Our Lady of Peace)   NYA Certificate

Elise Thuresson as Olivia in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Thomas Wilcox as Ponyboy in The Outsiders (Monte Vista High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (Junior Division):

Olivia Blackford as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka Jr. (Kids Theatre Network)  NYA Certificate
"This is such an amazing honor. I want to thank all of the people who allowed me to be in this position that I’m in now. First off I want to thank my mom and dad who always kept believing in me when things got rough. I also want to thank my family, friends and Ms. Lynne Broyles. Ms. Lynne was always my driving point and kept pushing me to be the best I could be. It's always be my dream to one day be standing on a Broadway stage and now I’m closer than I’ve ever been before. In the words of Willy Wonka, “We are the Music Makers and We Are the Dreamers of Dreams.” Thank you."
Isabella Burer as Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting (CYT)  NYA Certificate

Veda Cienfuegos as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Levi Laddon as Evan in 13 (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Olivia Parsons as Elsa in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate

Kherington Vinson as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (CYT)  NYA Certificate


Outstanding Lead Performance (College Division):

Kai Brown as Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight (Teenage Youth Performing Arts)  NYA Certificate


Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division):

Luis Sherlinee as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical:
Elaine Alfaro as Woman #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Mason Ballard as Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate

Evan Cain as Calliope/Guard in Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Grace Crandell as Woman #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Emma Filley as Eponine in Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate


Elizabeth Gelber as Miss Honey in Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Kiara Geolina as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
William Harris as Man #3 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Asher Parsons as Archie in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Isaiah Payne as Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (CYT)  NYA Certificate

Kinzie Pipkin as Miss Honey in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Grace Roche as Woman #3 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Akshar Sharma as Minstrel in Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate

Eleni Stavros as Melpomene/Medusa in Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate

Cassidy Stillwell as Cosette in Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate

Mia Sydney as Val Clark in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate

Tanner Thompson as Man #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kiersten Waters as Lucy in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play:
Sydney Gerlach as Maria in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Lindsay Wilson as Juror #12 in 12 Incompetent Jurors (West Hills High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division):

Alyssa Cheng as Olaf in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate
Miles Reed as Archie in 13 (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical (College Division):
Sophia Gardner as Euterpe in Xanadu (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Astrid Pett as Mrs. Phelps in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical:
Rose Anaya as Marcy in Dogfight (Teenage Youth Performing Arts)  NYA Certificate

Alexi Ayer as Constance in Rock of Ages (Granite Hills Eagle Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Madeline Tulagan as Hua Mulan in Disenchanted (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate


Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play:
Lillian Mollo as Ghost in Hamlet (Academy of Our Lady of Peace)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance (Junior Division):
Abraham German as Gavroche in Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Dance Performance:
Ruby Anderson as Dancer in Children of the Revolution (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Dance Performance (Junior Division):
Gianna May as The Empress Sakura No Hana in Kabuki (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate
Gianna May as Sister in Three Sisters (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate
Aubrey Wheatbread as Sister in Three Sisters (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate
Lendia Wylie as Sister in Three Sisters (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Ensemble:

A Chorus Line
(Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Matilda
(Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate

Xanadu
(Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
"Thank you to the National Youth Arts and to Rob Hopper. We had a blast doing this show and we could not have pulled it off without a great tech crew. We love you all!"

Outstanding Dance Ensemble:
Children of the Revolution (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Costume Design:
Lisa Forrest for My Son Pinocchio (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lighting Design:
Matthew Novotny for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Set Design:
Chris Renda for Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Choreography:
Eva Anderson for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Shelby Garza for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Sound Design/Original Music:
She Kills Monsters (The Bishop’s School) 

Outstanding Musical Direction:
William Ah Sing for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Direction:

Chrissy Burns for Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate  
"Thank you so much for this honor. It my true joy in life to share my love of musical theatre with talented young people at the jumping off point in their careers. Matilda was a big show. We had a cast of over 50 ranging in age from 7 to 22! I believe we did this show at the perfect moment. This show is about someone "small" standing up against the "BIG" evils in her world. That is exactly what today's young people are doing. Standing up against hate and bullying. Banding together to create one strong voice! I hope our show inspired this power inside of those who saw it and were part of the cast! Thank you again! Now let's go out into the world and CREATE!"
Gregg Osborn for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

 

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

 



Outstanding Production:


The Burnt Part Boys
(Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate

Xanadu
(Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical:
Rose Anaya as Susan in Tick, Tick… Boom! (Teenage Youth Performing Arts)  NYA Certificate
Grace Anderson as Tess Tyler in Camp Rock (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Ruby Anderson as Maria in The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Scotty Atienza as Dusty in The Burnt Part Boys (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Cameron Avendano as Drew in Rock of Ages (Granite Hills Eagle Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Claire Bassett as Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Eli Dilbeck as William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Will Harris as Capt. Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Adelaida Martinez as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (The Stagehouse Theater)  NYA Certificate

Asher Parsons as Jake in The Burnt Part Boys (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Kinzie Pipkin as Ellie Blake in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Tofi Poumele as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate

Emma Ragen as Snow White in Disenchanted (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Nicky Redd as Jon in Tick, Tick… Boom! (Teenage Youth Performing Arts)  NYA Certificate

Isaiah Rhinehart as Zach in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate

Aquila Sol as Cassie Ferguson in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Flavia Valente as Sofie in Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Ceinna Wolters as Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play:
Delilah Delgado as Viola in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Sydney Gerlach as Agnes Evans in She Kills Monsters (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Seth Matteson as Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate
Joey Poutous as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Michael Soares as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate
Eleni Stavros as Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Lydia Wolf as Amy in EAT (It’s not about food) (Christian High)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (Junior Division):
Emily Entwistle as Elsa in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate
Audrey Fundingsland as Sadako in A Thousand Cranes (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Rayne Gonzalez as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress (Scripps Theatre Arts)  NYA Certificate
Emma LaFramboise as Elsa in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate
Mackenzie Turgeon as Anna in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate
Carter Wilson as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka Jr. (Kids Theatre Network)  NYA Certificate
Gwen Yaruss as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lead Performance (College Division):

Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur as Katherine Blake in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division):

Alan Ramos as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical:

Nick Aiello as Mike Costa in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Eva Anderson as Woman #4 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Amber Bartlett as Goldie in Two by Two (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Lainey Bowler as Kendra in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Jorday Chowaiki as Sam in Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Brice Cloke as Adam in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Ella Cooper as Woman #3 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Grace Crandell as Liesl in The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Abby DePuy as Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Abby DePuy as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Haley Dunning as Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate
Ava Esser as Woman #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Shane Foley as King Sextimus in Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate
Brayden Handwerger as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Brayden Harvey as Man #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Evan Heredia as Franz Klineman in Rock of Ages (Granite Hills Eagle Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Joshua Kelly as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Joshua Kelly as Brett in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Kate Marshall as Melpomene in Xanadu (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Roland Meisler as Harry in Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Asher Parsons as Chip Tolentino/Jesus Christ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Isaiah Payne as Man In The Yellow Suit in Tuck Everlasting (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Sasha Pezdek as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Arielle Powell as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Emma Ragen as Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate
Grace Roche as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Ella Ryan as Woman #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Carolyn Sutton as Rosie in Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Ruby Van Rhyn as Anita Bath in Rock of Ages (Granite Hills Eagle Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Olesia Winbush as The Princess Who Kissed The Frog in Disenchanted (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Gibson Witz as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play:
Joseph Aguilar as Orsino in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Jourdyn Allison as Mrs. Higgins in Pygmalion (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Eliana Birnbaum-Nahl as Feste in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Dylan Blanchard as Juror #8 in 12 Incompetent Jurors (West Hills High School)  NYA Certificate
Madison Burdette as Cherry in The Outsiders (Monte Vista High School)  NYA Certificate

Evan Cain as Willamina Fleming in Silent Sky (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Maddie Ishayik as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Karina Kadia as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Victor Kallett as Peter Shaw in Silent Sky (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Cole Lefebvre as Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate
Wyatt Martinez as Coach in EAT (It’s not about food) (Christian High)  NYA Certificate
Kyrah Panfil as Margaret Leavitt in Silent Sky (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Christine Pankow as Juror #6 in 12 Incompetent Jurors (West Hills High School)  NYA Certificate
Sophia Wakefield as Polonius in Hamlet (Academy of Our Lady of Peace)  NYA Certificate
Zoe Wallace as Anne Cannon in Silent Sky (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Ellison Wavra as Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate
Sabrina Webster as Malvolia in Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Olesia Winbush as Dallas in The Outsiders (Monte Vista High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division):
Mina Aldous as Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Mina Aldous as Crane/Ensemble in A Thousand Cranes (Francis Parker School)   NYA Certificate
Jacen Gonzalez as Silent King in Once Upon a Mattress (Scripps Theatre Arts)  NYA Certificate
Lily Haigis as Scar in The Lion King Jr. (Scripps Theatre Arts)  NYA Certificate
Ella Holland as Olaf in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate
Ella Huang as Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka Jr. (Kids Theatre Network)  NYA Certificate
Olivia Parsons as Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka Jr. (Kids Theatre Network)  NYA Certificate

Dylan Masis Thomas as Fletcher Blake in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Izzy Zorn as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka Jr. (Kids Theatre Network)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical (College Division):

Hunter Martinez as Rudolpho in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical:
Kate Alberga as Lady Lucille in Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate
Scotty Atienza as Malcolm in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Gavin August as Eddie in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Emily Balingit as Danielle, Mrs. Luckenbill, Hot Au Pair in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Shawni Bing as Laurel in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Lainey Bowler as Ensemble in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate

Paris Carter as Torrey in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Maddy Considine as Euterpe, Siren, Andrews Sister, Thetis in Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Noah Denbraver as Richie Walters in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate

Lilith Freund as Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate

Justine Hinton as Mrs. Blumen, Savannah’s Mom in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Maxine Levesque as Siren in Xanadu (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Isaiah Payne as Father Dupin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Wyatt Rhinehart as Al DeLuka in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Emma Schell as Charlotte in 13 (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Ben Snyder as Greg Gardner in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Jake Strohl as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (The Stagehouse Theater)  NYA Certificate

Julia Swann as Torrey in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Reese Taylor
as Judy Turner in A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Tanner Thompson as Rolf in The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate

Maggie Weller as Urnaia, Andrew Sister, Aphrodite in Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate

Olesia Winbush as Savannah in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play:
Braeden Hoffman as Joey in EAT (It’s not about food) (Christian High)  NYA Certificate
Caedyn Nation as Young Woman in Mirror in EAT (It’s not about food) (Christian High)  NYA Certificate
Amanda Perez as Anne De Bough in Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate
Jeffrey Wang as Steve in She Kills Monsters (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Featured Performance (Junior Division):

KayElah Gardner as Officer Sitz, Florist in Freaky Friday (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Dallas Hage as Young Anna in Frozen Jr. (St. Michael’s School)  NYA Certificate
Jada Kim as Lady Rowena in Once Upon a Mattress (Scripps Theatre Arts)  NYA Certificate
Sydney Taber as Lady Beatrice in Once Upon a Mattress (Scripps Theatre Arts)  NYA Certificate
Hana Wong as Zazu in The Lion King Jr. (Scripps Theatre Arts)  NYA Certificate

Nate Worlie as Bruce in Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Dance Performance (Junior Division):
Gianna May as Dancer in Symphonic Broadway (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate
Zane Roth as The Emperor Kiki Hite Wa in Kabuki (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate
Aubrey Wheatbread as Dancer in Children of the Revolution (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Ensemble:

Freaky Friday
(Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Rock of Ages (Granite Hills Eagle Theatre)  NYA Certificate
The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Tuck Everlasting (CYT)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Costume Design:
Heidi Devlin, Tammy Molenaar for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Lisa Forrest for Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Elise Marinkovich and Spencer Tuchscher-Hart for Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Jean Moroney for Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Hayley Reese for EAT (It’s not about food) (Christian High)  NYA Certificate
Kelly Williams for Failure: A Love Story (Grossmont High School)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Lighting Design:
Curtis Mueller for Mamma Mia! (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Mashun Tucker for Dogfight (Teenage Youth Performing Arts)  NYA Certificate
She Kills Monsters (The Bishop’s School) 

Outstanding Set Design:
Amity Ecker for Failure: A Love Story (Grossmont High School)  NYA Certificate
Chris Renda for My Son Pinocchio (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Connie Thomas and Harry Muns for Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kyle Waterman for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience (San Diego Junior Theatre) 

Outstanding Sound Design:
Rosela Pareyon for Hamlet (Academy of Our Lady of Peace)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Student Choreography (Junior Division):
Lendia Wylie for Movement Makers (Kidz Danz Kompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Choreography:
Erica Buechner for Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate

Jenn Harris for Matilda (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Kyle Hawk for A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Wilfred Paloma for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (San Diego Junior Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Erin Petersen for Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Musical Direction:
Caroline Becker for Once Upon a Mattress (La Jolla Country Day School)  NYA Certificate
Victor Chan for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Justin Gray for A Chorus Line (Off Broadway Theater Company)  NYA Certificate
Nancy Casey for Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Carolyn McClaskey for Tuck Everlasting (CYT)  NYA Certificate

Outstanding Direction:

Chrissy Burns for Disenchanted (Young Actors’ Theatre)  NYA Certificate
Amy Chagnon for The Laramie Project (Point Loma High School)  NYA Certificate
Nathan Emmons for Twelfth Night (The Bishop’s School)  NYA Certificate
Imahni King-Murillo for Tick, Tick… Boom! (Teenage Youth Performing Arts)  NYA Certificate
Joey Landwehr for Matilda (JCompany)  NYA Certificate
Jon Lorenz for Mary Poppins (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Jason Maddy for Pride and Prejudice (Valhalla High School)  NYA Certificate
Elise Marinkovich for Xanadu (Francis Parker School)  NYA Certificate
Kim Messina and Linda Wolf for Les Misérables (CYT)  NYA Certificate
Jordan Miller for The Burnt Part Boys (Theater for Young Professionals)  NYA Certificate
Paul Reams for The Sound of Music (The Highland Players)  NYA Certificate
Tyler Tafolla for Tuck Everlasting (CYT)   NYA Certificate
Justin Tracy for Hamlet (Academy of Our Lady of Peace)  NYA Certificate