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Pelham Memorial High School Honored With National Youth Arts Awards

Here's the cast of "Anything Goes."
Here's the cast of "Anything Goes." Photo Credit: contributed
Here's the cast of "Our Town."
Here's the cast of "Our Town." Photo Credit: contributed

PELHAM, N.Y. -- The winners have been announced in the Eleventh Annual National Youth Arts Awards for theatre, and, for the Eastern region, Pelham Memorial High School won nine awards and had an additional 13 nominations.

The award ceremony for this region will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Bronx.

Here are the winners:

  • Outstanding Production -- "Anything Goes"
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical -- Sarah Liddy as Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes"
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play -- Maggie Solimine as Emily Webb in "Our Town"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play -- Sarah Liddy as Mrs. Gibbs in "Our Town"
  • Outstanding Ensemble -- "Anything Goes"
  • Outstanding Costume Design -- Neil Schleifer for "Anything Goes"
  • Outstanding Lighting Design -- David Pentz for "Our Town" (guest artist)
  • Outstanding Choreography -- Donna Fox for "Anything Goes" (guest artist)
  • Outstanding Direction -- Thomas Beck and Neil Schleifer for "Our Town"

Additional nominations include:

  • Outstanding Production -- "Our Town"
  • Lead Actor in a Musical -- J.T. Perez as Billy Crocker in "Anything Goes"
  • Lead Actress in a Musical -- Veronica Stern as Hope Harcourt in "Anything Goes"
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical -- Joseph Catalano as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in "Anything Goes"
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical -- Andrew O'Brien as Moonface Martin in "Anything Goes"
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical -- Maggie Solimine as Erma in "Anything Goes"
  • Supporting Actress in a Play -- Una Corbett as Mrs. Webb in "Our Town"
  • Supporting Actress in a Play -- Lorena Maggiore as Stage Manager in "Our Town"
  • Featured Actor in a Musical -- Jack MacColl as Elisha Whitney in "Anything Goes"
  • Featured Actress in a Play -- Gabrielle Iarocci as Rebecca Gibbs in "Our Town
  • Ensemble -- "Our Town"
  • Set Design -- Joseph Egan for "Anything Goes"
  • Musical Direction: Maria Abeshouse for "Anything Goes"

Students performed "Our Town" in November and "Anything Goes" in April.

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