Awards

Theatre Night Awards

Theatre Night Awards recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school straight plays throughout New Jersey.

Our Mission

Our goal is to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theatre, as well as outstanding productions.

We endeavor to raise the bar in the area of straight play production in New Jersey schools. Theatre Night Awards has positively affected the level of directing, acting, design and production work in straight plays. Educators are choosing from a wider and more sophisticated range of plays for production and are experimenting with updated methods and styles of staging plays.

By rewarding challenging choices in the production of new plays and classics, we have observed that more school theatre programs are producing Greek and Shakespeare plays, challenging works by such modern writers as Bertolt Brecht, Brian Friel, Arthur Miller, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, as well as new plays and original works.

For the first time in Theatre Night Awards history, we will be accepting musicals as long as they were performed and recorded after January 1, 2020. Because of the difficult nature of producing theatrical work while following COVID-19 restrictions, we have decided to make this change for this year only. 

Our History

Theatre Night Awards has been an increasingly significant and well-attended event each year since its inception in 2009. Theatre and Dance Department professor Susan Kerner and Mahwah High School teacher JoAnne Fox conceived the event to provide a balance for the popularity of the high school musical and its celebration at well-established awards ceremonies in New Jersey and the region.

The event is a positive educationally based community building experience.  Students are able to share their work with other students and to be recognized outside their own high schools.  This outside recognition has direct benefits for students and teachers in districts throughout the state.  In a time when theatre arts programs are in peril this outside recognition helps maintain and even build quality high school theatre programs.

Theatre Night Awards 2019-2020 was the first time we had a virtual ceremony. A broadway star studded event, the virtual ceremony was well-received by all and made local headlines. We are happy to announce that we will have a virtual ceremony again this year for the 2021-2022 season, and that we can continue to support, promote and give a platform to the arts in middle and high schools during these difficult times. 

To see our 2020-2021 ceremony, please click the links below:

Outcomes

There is a significant ripple effect that results from Theatre Night Awards. In addition to many individuals receiving well-deserved recognition for their commitment to excellence in play production, state legislators and district administrators take notice of the achievements of the talented students and educators in their communities and further appreciate the importance of supporting arts programming.

By sharing their work with peers throughout the state, students and teachers have the opportunity to observe and learn from the high standards, extraordinary creativity and risk-taking artistic choices made by outstanding theatre educators and their students.

Teachers participate in a valuable educational network that has developed as a result of the University’s professional development programs. Teachers and students are introduced to the excellent opportunities in the BA, BFA, and MA programs in the Theatre and Dance Department at Montclair State University. When theatre students arrive as freshmen or as graduate students at Montclair State, they encounter professors who are already familiar with their considerable achievements as theatre artists in their secondary school communities.

 

Theatre Night Awards Submission Guidelines
    • $125 for the first production submitted
    • $100 for each subsequent production
    • Registration forms submitted after January 15, 2022 will be charged a $15 late fee and will only be accepted if the 100 production maximum has not been reached.
    • A $25 discount will be offered to every teacher who registers for the virtual 2021 Theatre Day for Teachers workshops. Please click here for more information. 
      • This year, we are accepting what we’re referring to as “theatrical works”. This includes but is not limited to:
        • Plays and musicals performed live and recorded
          • Performed outdoors with social distancing & with or without an audience
          • Performed indoors with social distancing & with or without an audience
        • Plays and musicals performed as radio plays
        • Plays and musicals performed via zoom and other video platforms
        • Plays and musicals filmed and edited together
        • Classroom work
        • Collections of monologues, scenes, and/or songs
        • Play festivals (student or otherwise)
        • Devised work is always welcomed as well
      • Only the first 100 middle & high schools registered will be accepted.
      • Judging will be based on the submitted video performance of your theatrical work. You may submit your video via UNLISTED youtube link, vimeo link, weTransfer, or google drive link. 
      • Nominations will be announced on our website April 15, 2022.
      • The Theatre Night Awards Virtual Ceremony viewing link will be released by 7pm on Monday, May 23, 2022
Registration

Fill out the registration form 

 

Payment Information

Types of Payment Accepted:

  • Personal checks
  • Purchase orders/school checks 
  • Credit Cards
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Discover 

You will receive an invoice via email 3-7 business days after your submission as confirmation. Please make all checks payable to Montclair State University. A credit card form will be attached to each invoice. 

 

Please send purchase orders/checks to:

Theatre Night Awards
Attn: Christina Cruz
Montclair State University
Theatre and Dance Department – Life Hall 050
Montclair, NJ 07043

Please scan and email credit card forms to Christina Cruz at theatrenightawards@gmail.com.


  • Link Submission
  • Please upload the video of your performance to YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo, or WeTransfer. If using YouTube, please upload your performance to YouTube as an UNLISTED video to ensure the privacy of your performance. This can be done as your video is uploading or after it has uploaded. When made unlisted, only those who have the specific URL can access the video. The YouTube URLs will only be shared with the judging panel. Please do not make the videos public for copyright purposes. Please do not make the videos private because only the YouTube account holder responsible for the upload is able to see private videos.Please keep all videos accessible until the day after the awards ceremony as the judges sometimes need access to your productions up until the ceremony.  DVDs will NOT be accepted this year.
  • Director’s Notes Submission

    Each year, we ask every director to submit Director’s Notes to share with us their dramaturgical research, inspiration, and rehearsal process. We also ask for every director to nominate 4 actors from their productions with timestamps of their actors’ performances as well as timestamps for key moments of their productions for the judges to evaluate. More details will be announced about the specifics for this year’s director’s notes and nomination submission.

    Theatre Night Awards Deadlines

    • January 15, 2022 – Registration Online Form & Payment Deadline

    • February 15, 2022 – Link, Director’s Notes Submission, and Jo Anne Fox Nominations Deadline

    • April 15, 2022 – Nominations are announced.

    • May 23, 2022 – The 2021 Theatre Night Virtual Recognition & Awards Ceremony

    • May 24, 2022 – All evaluations & winner certificates received via email

    The Evaluation Process

    Over 75 middle schools and high schools participate in the Theatre Night Awards every year. The theatrical works are evaluated by panels of Montclair State University graduate students, undergraduate theatre majors and professors as well as industry professionals. The nominees and recipients of the Theatre Night Awards are selected through a rigorous, multi-stage adjudication process.

    Our Rubric

    Each year, we reevaluate our rubric to best reflect the productions received this year. We will release our rubric ASAP, but until then, please feel free to review our rubric from 2019-2020.

    Download the 2020 Theatre Night Awards Rating Sheet

    The Jo Anne Fox Award

    Mahwah High School theatre teacher Jo Anne Fox, co-founder of Theatre Night Awards, passed away suddenly shortly after the 1st Theatre Night Awards in 2009 following a rehearsal at her school. The Jo Anne Fox Award has been given in her memory for the past four years to a theatre teacher who is an inspiration to his/her students, whose passion for theatre is infectious, and who creates a community, a loving extended family in his/her school in the process of producing high quality productions. The trophy received by all award winners was dubbed the Foxy in 2014 in honor of the late Jo Anne Fox. In 2019, we split the Jo Anne Fox Award into two categories – Newcomer & Veteran. 

    If you have registered for Theatre Night Awards, you are eligible to be nominated by your principal. 

    2020-2021 Nominees
    Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Costume Design
    Cedar Creek High School Clue: Stay At Home Version
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition
    Rancocas Valley Regional High School Commedia Dell’arte Showcase: The Captain & The Man Presumed Dead
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family
    Watchung Hills Regional High School Clue: On Stage
    Outstanding Achievement in Period/Fantasy Costume Design
    Cranford High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly!
    Madison High School It’s a Wonderful Life
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play & A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
    Summit High School Radium Girls
    Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly!
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family
    Watchung Hills Regional High School Clue: On Stage
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin
    Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly!
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family
    St. Joseph Regional High School Love/Sick
    Summit High School Radium Girls
    Outstanding Achievement in Virtual Background Design
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition
    Cumberland Regional High School Game of Tiaras
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Hoboken High School 26 Pebbles
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Merchant of Venice
    Wardlaw+Hartridge School One Stoplight Town
    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine
    Bloomfield High School Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition
    Montgomery High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    Princeton Day School 2020 Student Short Play Festival
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin & Beautiful Burnout
    Outstanding Achievement in Editing
    Bergen County Academies Working
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Madison High School It’s a Wonderful Life
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    Pascack Valley HS The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night & Merchant of Venice
    Outstanding Achievement in New Media/Special Effects
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    Orange Avenue School Happily Ever Before
    Piscataway High School A Polar Bear in New Jersey
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night & Merchant of Venice
    Wardlaw+Hartridge School One Stoplight Town
    Outstanding Achievement in Choreography or Movement in a Straight Play or Film
    Cumberland Regional High School Game of Tiaras
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Morristown-Beard School Mother Courage and Her Children
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Radio Plays (39 Steps/The Radio Play Disaster)
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast A & B
    Outstanding Achievement in Choreography in a Musical
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart
    Cherry Hill High School East Legally Blonde The Musical
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly!
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family
    Wardlaw+Hartridge School Mamma Mia!
    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat
    Cumberland Regional High School Game of Tiaras
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Madison High School It’s a Wonderful Life
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    Union Catholic Regional High School Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually)
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout
    Outstanding Achievement in Live or Original Music
    Morristown-Beard School Mother Courage and Her Children
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon
    Rahway High School A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night & Merchant of Venice
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin & Beautiful Burnout
    Outstanding Achievement in Makeup & Hair Design
    Cedar Creek High School Clue: Stay At Home Version
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating
    Park Ridge High School Virtual One Act Plays & Stranded: Views from Quarantine
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project
    Outstanding Achievement in Student Stage Management
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Christine Jardine
    Bergen County Academies Working Alex Vigorito
    Chatham High School The Laramie Project Kelsey Cohn
    Cherry Hill High School East Legally Blonde The Musical Jane Lipsett
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro Juan Chaparro and Arely Martinez.
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Radio Plays (39 Steps/The Radio Play Disaster) Hema Devalla
    Park Ridge High School Virtual One Act Plays Isabel
    Carino-Bazan
    Passaic Preparatory Academy Run. Hide. Fight. Elisa Matos
    Warren Hills Regional High School Do You Read Me? Emily Gilligan
    Outstanding Achievement in Educational Impact & Community Outreach
    Bergen County Academies Working Stephen Kaplan
    Columbia High School Duplicity Stephen Stubelt
    Madison High School It’s a Wonderful Life Jaquelynne Radcliff
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly! Blake Spence
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet Christine Penney
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof Christine Penney
    Northern Valley Regional HS-Old Tappan The COVID Project Susan Van Buskirk
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast A & B Doug Bollinger
    Piscataway High School A Polar Bear in New Jersey Mike Yoson
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Anthony Gusevich
    Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy
    Hoboken High School 26 Pebbles Danielle Miller
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly! Blake Spence
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast Jensyn Modero
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet Christine Penney
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof Christine Penney
    Northern Valley Regional HS-Old Tappan The COVID Project Susan Van Buskirk
    Rancocas Valley Regional High School Commedia Dell’arte Showcase: The Captain (1980’s) & The Man Presumed Dead (1990’s) Michael Pliskin
    Union Catholic Regional High School Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually) Emily Dzioba
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Anthony Gusevich
    Outstanding Achievement in Direction
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World John Giresi
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly! & It’s a Wonderful Life Blake Spence & Jaquelynne Radcliff
    Moorestown High School Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Erica Scanlon Harr
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo & Juliet & Fiddler on the Roof Christine Penney
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Chelsea T Gower
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon Stan Cahill
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play & A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Martha Harvey
    Summit High School Radium Girls Anne Poyner
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout Jeff Hogan
    Westfield High School 26 Pebbles Daniel Devlin
    The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the Envelope in Academic Theatre
    Cedar Creek High School Who Will Carry the Word? John Stephan
    County Prep HS Holiday Show Raluca Shields
    Cranford High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms David Marconi
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Danielle Miller
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro Beth Baur
    Montgomery High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms David J. Gordon
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast A & B Doug Bollinger
    Princeton Day School 2020 Student Short Play Festival: Stan Cahill
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Anthony Gusevich
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin Jeff Hogan
    The Jo Anne Fox Award
    Collier High School Michael Penna
    Columbia High School Janet Bustrin & Stephen Stubelt
    Cumberland Regional High School Elisabeth Campbell
    Hoboken High School Danielle Miller
    Madison High School Jaquelynne Radcliffe
    Memorial High School Beth Baur
    Pascack Valley Tom & Merielle Lupfer
    Piscataway Township High School Michael Yoson
    Rahway High School Jensyn Modero
    Rancocas Valley Regional High School Michael Pliskin
    Union City High School Anthony Gusevich
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Middle School Virtual Play
    Orange Avenue School Happily Ever Before J.P.Giblin Tricky & Robin Hood
    Orange Avenue School Happily Ever Before Palmer Friedman Prince Charming Two
    Orange Avenue School Happily Ever Before Joshua Ashinoff Prince Charming 3 & Mirror
    Trinity Academy Complaint Department & Lemonade Corey Bell Complaining Corey
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Middle School Virtual Play
    Orange Avenue School Happily Ever Before Emma Yager Snow White & Fairy Godmother
    Trinity Academy Complaint Department & Lemonade Bridget Castano Beatrice Shirley
    Trinity Academy Complaint Department & Lemonade Kara Castano Lola
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Radio Play (Audio Only)
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay At Home Version Alex Barkhamer Narrator
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay At Home Version Pete Cuddihy Wadsworth
    Rahway High School A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Connor DesRochers Scrooge
    Rahway High School A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Manuel Mendez Jacob Marley & Ensemble Roles
    Verona High School The War of the Worlds Griffin Willner Reporter Carl Phillips
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Radio Play (Audio Only)
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay At Home Version Carlee Bystrycki Mrs. Peacock
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay At Home Version Alexa Gershon/ Miss Scarlett
    Rahway High School A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Taina Pacius Player 4 & Ghost of Christmas Present
    Verona High School The War of the Worlds Audrey Ng Announcer A
    Verona High School The War of the Worlds Sarah Wynne Captain Lansing
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Virtual Play (Zoom Format: Live-Streamed or with Limiting Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Brock Warren Caleb
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Codi Korhammer Joe
    Collier High School Tracks John Brooks The High School Boy
    Collier High School Tracks Marcus Skovran The Professor
    Columbia High School Duplicity Cyrus Shields Paul
    Park Ridge High School Virtual One Act Plays Ian Kenyon Charlie; Devil; Santa
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition Henry Martin Wadsworth
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition Leonardo Fornasieri Mr. Green
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Virtual Play (Zoom Format: Live-Streamed or with Limiting Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Evelyn Raynor London
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Maria Nowlen Alyssa
    Collier High School Tracks Alex Belle The High School Girl
    Collier High School Tracks Julia Valdata The Homeless Girl
    Columbia High School Duplicity Glynnis Goff                      Irene#2
    Columbia High School Duplicity Sylvie Schuetz Susan 1#
    County Prep HS Now What? EveryActor’s Dilemma during the Great Quarantine Yvelisse Vargas Alice
    County Prep HS Holiday Show Alyssa Anglade Protest Organizer
    County Prep HS Holiday Show Kayla Velazquez Teenager
    Park Ridge High School Virtual One Act Plays Jessica Kurta Ms. Williams; Sydney; Teddy
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition Taline Banks Mrs. Peacock
    Warren Hills Regional High School Do You Read Me? Carlee Fisco Dr. Gilco
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Virtual Play (Zoom Format with Significant Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine Jared Jefferson                 Peter/Andrew
    Cranford High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Sullivan Grace Chuck
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing Omer Nathaniel Philip Glass & Don
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing Jacob Shinder Trotsky
    Pascack Valley HS The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Tyler Toledo Rumplestiltskin, Prince 2, & King 2
    Princeton Day School 2020 Student Short Play Festival Andre Williams Featured Actor
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Tyler Waring Markus
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Elibert Castillo Maxx
    Westfield High School 26 Pebbles Matthew Meixner Darren
    Westfield High School 26 Pebbles Evan Leone Rabbi Praver
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Virtual Play (Zoom Format with Significant Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine Sarah Murray Jolene/Ashley
    Cranford High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Erin Blake Agnes
    Cranford High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Ariel Daryani Lilith
    Jonathan Dayton High School The Monologue Project: Teenage Issues in 2020 Sukanya Vadali Featured Actor
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing Gabriela Yaniga Dawn
    Park Ridge High School Stranded: Views from Quarantine Jessica Kurta Alex
    Pascack Valley HS The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Kelly Donlan Narrator 1
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Anisha Ortega Alex
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Samantha Sanchez Sarah
    Westfield High School 26 Pebbles Sophie Tananbaum Jen
    Westfield High School 26 Pebbles McKenzie Waddel Carla
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Virtual Play with Cinematic Editing
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Earnest Cast Elliot Block Algernon Moncrieff
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Earnest Cast Caleb Briggs Jack Worthington
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Oscar Cast Cameron Scott Algernon Moncrieff
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Oscar Cast Brad Modzelewski Jack Worthington
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro Samuel Ledesma Raul/Manny/Joke Guy
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Chris Wilson Featured Actor
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Elijah Huey Featured Actor
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night Lucas Luchsinger Malvolio
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Merchant of Venice Josiah Perez Antonio
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Merchant of Venice Lucas Luchsinger Bassanio
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Virtual Play with Cinematic Editing
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Earnest Cast Sophia Parsons Lady Bracknell
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Earnest Cast Molly Higgins Cecily Cardew
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Oscar Cast Olivia Levin Cecily Cardew
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Oscar Cast Sachi Siyal Gwendolyn Fairfax/
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro Genesis Diaz Anna/Melissa/Con quistador
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Christina Constandi Featured Actor
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Logan Caplan Featured Actor
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night Diana Benenaula Clown
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Merchant of Venice Zoe Rivera Portia
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Virtual Musical
    Bergen County Academies Working Aidan Winn Mike Dillard, Ironworker
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart David Mead Adrian
    Collier High School Man of La Mancha Jonathan Laguer Cervantes,Do n Quixote
    County Prep HS Little Women Mathew Segovia Laurie
    County Prep HS Little Women Arbaz Khan Professor Bhaer
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party Connor Closs George Murderer
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Virtual Musical
    Bergen County Academies Working EV Cummins Kate Rushton, Housewife
    Bergen County Academies Working Emily Walker Delores Dante, Waitress –
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart Hallie Lippey Mom & Nina
    County Prep HS Little Women Kayla Velazquez Jo March
    County Prep HS Little Women Ivellisses Segovia Amy March
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World Anat Tsyrlin Featured Vocalist
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World Abigail Montesenio Featured Vocalist
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party Lily Grace Riddle Detective Case
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party Samantha Yannarelli Joan McArthur
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party Sarah Dolan Vivika Orsenwelles
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical
    Bloomfield High School The Drowsy Chaperone Marcus Jean Robert Martin
    Broadway Theater Workshops at St. Joseph Regional High School The Drowsy Chaperone – Yellow Cast THOMAS SYNDER George
    Broadway Theater Workshops at St. Joseph Regional High School The Drowsy Chaperone – Purple Cast BRENDAN MORAN Man in Chair
    Cherry Hill High School East Legally Blonde The Musical Jackson Feudtner Warner Huntington III
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast James Ignacio Beast
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast Ryan Toomey Gaston
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon Andre Williams Captain Pericles
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family – Evening Cast Marc Rivera Gomez Addams
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family – Matinee Cast Ralph Igancio Gomez Addams
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical
    Bloomfield High School The Drowsy Chaperone Grace Carlin Fan in Chair
    Bloomfield High School The Drowsy Chaperone Elizabeth Nucci Janet Van de Graaff
    Broadway Theater Workshops at St. Joseph Regional High School The Drowsy Chaperone – Yellow Cast Kylie McVey Janet Van de Graaff
    Broadway Theater Workshops at St. Joseph Regional High School The Drowsy Chaperone – Yellow Cast Valentina Zazalli The Drowsy Chaperone
    Broadway Theater Workshops at St. Joseph Regional High School The Drowsy Chaperone – Purple Cast Christina Priestner Janet Van de Graaff
    Cherry Hill High School East Legally Blonde The Musical Alicia Cosenza Elle Woods
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods Brooke Wilkins Cinderella
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods Allie McGowan The Witch
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family – Evening Cast Majella Maltempi Morticia Addams
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family – Evening Cast Kylie McVey Wednesday Addams
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family – Matinee Cast Anna Calev Alice Beineke
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play (Masked)
    Montclair Kimberley Academy I Hate Shakespeare Jonah Barbin Hamlet
    Montclair Kimberley Academy I Hate Shakespeare Alex Glotzer Unhappy Person
    Montclair Kimberley Academy 12 Incompetent Jurors Brennan Columbia Walsh (Juror 3)
    Mount St. Dominic Academy 39 Steps Brian Bolger Richard Hannay
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet James Purcell Romeo
    Rancocas Valley Regional High School Commedia Dell’arte Showcase: The Captain & The Man Presumed Dead Brendan Collins Capitano
    St. Joseph Regional High School Love/Sick Thomas Synder Jake
    Watchung Hills Regional High School Clue: On Stage Ben Cupit Colonel Mustard
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout Mike LeFevre Bobby Burgess
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin Joseph Seewald William
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Play (Masked)
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet Jamie Barnett Juliet
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast A Mary Grace Collins Monologue Performer
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast B Ashley DeAngelis Monologue Performer
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast B Emma Casertano Monologue Performer/V ocal Soloist
    St. Joseph Regional High School Love/Sick Majella Maltempi Emily
    Watchung Hills Regional High School Clue: On Stage Jordan Pincus Wadsworth
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout Maggie Layfield Carlotta
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout Julia Esposito Dina Massie
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin Olivia Mancuso Celia
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin Brianna Lugo Eve
    Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play (Unmasked)
    Bloomfield High School Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein Andrew LoMonte Wilbur
    Bloomfield High School Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein Kyron Roberts Chick
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Patrick Jotz Jake Laurents
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Jonah Kartush Harry Jazzbo Haywood
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Max Rodriguez Freddie Fillmore
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Alex Geoffroy Jacob Marley
    Summit High School Radium Girls Jayson Cahillane C.B. Lee
    Summit High School Radium Girls Noah Jay Arthur Roeder
    Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Play (Unmasked)
    Chatham High School The Laramie Project Sara Dennerlein Marge Murray  & Judy Shepard
    Moorestown High School Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Sofia Giannetto Featured Actor
    Moorestown High School Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Annie Comegno Featured Actor
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Allie Blanchard Sally Applewhite
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Rachel Vanek Lana Sherwood
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Josie Dennis Lana Sally Applewhite
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Gabriella Hairston Lana Sherwood
    Summit High School Radium Girls Gracie Beardsley Grace Fryer
    Summit High School Radium Girls Caroline Collins Kathryn Schaub
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Radio Play (Audio Only)
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay At Home Version Peter Gambino
    Rahway High School A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Jensyn N Modero
    Verona High School The War of the Worlds Steven Munoz
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Virtual Play (Zoom Format: Live-Streamed or with Limited Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Scott F. Cooney
    Collier High School Tracks Michael Penna
    County Prep HS Holiday Show Raluca Shields
    County Prep HS Now What? EveryActor’s Dilemma during the Great Quarantine Raluca Shields
    Park Ridge High School Virtual One Act Plays Stephanie Buckley
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition Blake Spence
    Warren Hills Regional High School Do You Read Me? Cast A & B Nicole
    Labrit-Petrewski
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Virtual Play (Zoom Format with Significant Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine Scott F. Cooney
    Cedar Creek High School Clue: Stay At Home Version John Stephan
    Cumberland Regional High School Game of Tiaras Elisabeth Campbell
    Hoboken High School 26 Pebbles Danielle Miller
    Montgomery High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms David J. Gordon
    Passaic Preparatory Academy Run. Hide. Fight. David Anderson
    Piscataway High School A Polar Bear in New Jersey Mike Yoson
    Union Catholic Regional High School Love (Awkwardly) & (Virtually) John Rotondo/Maryann Carolan
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Virtual Play with Cinematic Editing
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Earnest & Oscar Cast Katie Rochon
    Madison High School It’s a Wonderful Life Jaquelynne Radcliff
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Chelsea T Gower
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night Sandra Toll
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Merchant of Venice Sandra Toll
    Wardlaw+Hartridge School One Stoplight Town Becky Randazzo
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Virtual Musical
    Bergen County Academies Working Stephen Kaplan
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart Teresa Wallace-Gunning
    Collier High School Man of La Mancha Michael Penna
    County Prep HS Little Women, the Broadway Musical Raluca Shields
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World John Giresi
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party Cindy Dwyer
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Musical
    Bloomfield High School The Drowsy Chaperone Brandon E Doemling
    Cherry Hill High School East Legally Blonde The Musical Peter Gambino
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly! Blake Spence
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast Jensyn Modero
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof Christine Penney
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods Susan Van Buskirk
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon Stan Cahill
    Wardlaw+Hartridge School Mamma Mia! Becky Randazzo
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Play (Masked)
    Montclair Kimberley Academy I Hate Shakespeare Nicole Hoppe
    Morristown-Beard School Mother Courage and Her Children Nick Corley
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Radio Plays (39 Steps/The Radio Play Disaster) Michelle Posner
    Rancocas Valley Regional High School Commedia Dell’arte Showcase: The Captain (1980’s) & The Man Presumed Dead (1990’s) Michael Pliskin
    St. Joseph Regional High School Love/Sick Evan Hoehn
    West Morris Central High School Beautiful Burnout Jeff Hogan
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Play (Unmasked)
    Bloomfield High School Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein Brandon E. Doemling
    Cedar Creek High School Who Will Carry the Word? John Stephan
    Chatham High School The Laramie Project Laura Russo
    Moorestown High School Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Erica Scanlon Harr
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Martha Harvey
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Martha Harvey
    Summit High School Radium Girls Anne Poyner
    Outstanding Production of a Middle School Virtual Play
    Orange Avenue School Happily Ever Before Becky Randazzo
    Trinity Academy Complaint Department & Lemonade Kelly Ann King
    Outstanding Production of a Radio Play (Audio Only)
    Cherry Hill East Clue: Stay At Home Version Peter Gambino
    Rahway High School A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Jensyn N Modero
    Verona High School The War of the Worlds Steven Munoz
    Outstanding Production of a Virtual Play (Zoom Format: Live-Streamed or with Limiting Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts The Monologue Show (From Hell) Scott F. Cooney
    Collier High School Tracks Michael Penna
    Columbia High School Duplicity Stephen Stubelt
    County Prep HS Holiday Show Raluca Shields
    County Prep HS Now What? Every Actor’s Dilemma during the Great Quarantine Raluca Shields
    Park Ridge High School Virtual One Act Plays Stephanie Buckley
    Ramapo High School Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition Blake Spence
    Warren Hills Regional High School Do You Read Me? Nicole
    Labrit-Petrewski
    Outstanding Production of Virtual Play (Zoom Format with Significant Editing)
    BCIT Medford’s Academy of Performing Arts 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine Scott F. Cooney
    Cranford High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms David Marconi
    Hoboken High School She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Danielle Miller
    Northern Valley Regional High School Demarest All in the Timing David Marconi
    Northern Valley Regional HS-Old Tappan The COVID Project Susan Van Buskirk
    Pascack Valley HS The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Tom & Merielle
    Lupfer
    Union City High School The Quarantine Project Anthony Gusevich
    Westfield High School 26 Pebbles Daniel Devlin
    Outstanding Production of a Virtual Play with Cinematic Editing
    Hopewell Valley Central High School The Importance of Being Earnest-Earnest & Oscar Cast Katie Rochon
    Madison High School It’s a Wonderful Life Jaquelynne Radcliff
    Memorial High School Nuestro Rostro Beth Baur
    Ocean Township High School The History of Dating Chelsea T Gower
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Twelfth Night Sandra Toll
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy The Merchant of Venice Sandra Toll
    Wardlaw+Hartridge School One Stoplight Town Becky Randazzo
    Outstanding Production of a Virtual Musical
    Bergen County Academies Working Stephen Kaplan
    Bridgewater Raritan High School Together/Apart Teresa
    Wallace-Gunning
    Collier High School Man of La Mancha Michael Penna
    County Prep HS Little Women, the Broadway Musical Raluca Shields
    Fair Lawn High School You Can Change the World John Giresi
    Mater Dei Prep A Killer Party Cindy Dwyer
    Outstanding Production of Musical
    Bloomfield High School The Drowsy Chaperone Brandon E Doemling
    Broadway Theater Workshops at St. Joseph Regional High  School The Drowsy Chaperone – Yellow & Purple Cast Tayrn Tonelli
    Cherry Hill High School East Legally Blonde The Musical Peter Gambino
    Madison High School Hello, Dolly! Blake Spence
    Mount St. Dominic Academy Beauty & the Beast Jensyn Modero
    Mountain Lakes High School Fiddler on the Roof Christine Penney
    Northern Valley Regional HS – Old Tappan Into the Woods Susan Van Buskirk
    Princeton Day School The Old Man and the Old Moon Stan Cahill
    St. Joseph Regional High School The Addams Family – Evening & Matinee Casts Evan Hoehn
    Outstanding Production of Play (Masked)
    Immaculate Heart Academy Almost, Maine Maureen McNulty
    Montclair Kimberley Academy 12 Incompetent Jurors Nicole Hoppe
    Mountain Lakes High School Romeo and Juliet Christine Penney
    OCVTS – Performing Arts Academy Hindsight Cast A & B Doug Bollinger
    Watchung Hills Regional High School Clue: On Stage Tim Lynch
    West Morris Central High School Her Naked Skin Jeff Hogan
    Outstanding Production of a Play (Unmasked)
    Bloomfield High School Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein Brandon E. Doemling
    Cedar Creek High School Who Will Carry the Word? John Stephan
    Chatham High School The Laramie Project Laura Russo
    Moorestown High School Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Erica Scanlon Harr
    Ridge High School It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Martha Harvey
    Ridge High School A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play Martha Harvey
    Summit High School Radium Girls Anne Poyner
    To Be Announced at the 2021 Theatre Night Awards Ceremony:
    ●   Overall Outstanding Performance of a High School Actor
    ●   Overall Outstanding Performance of a High School Actress
    ●   Outstanding Overall Production of a High School Play

    Download all 2021 Foxy Nominees

    The Theatre Awards Ceremony History

    Award nominations are posted in April, and teachers and students participate in preparing for the event by creating short videos, rehearsing selected moments for live presentation and purchasing tickets. Over nine hundred students, teachers and family members attended the 11th annual Theatre Night Awards in Memorial Auditorium on the Montclair State University campus.

    Our 12th Annual Theatre Night Awards was held virtually. The 13th Annual Theatre Night Awards will be held virtually as well. 

    Over the years the event has become increasingly student-driven as well as influenced by the opportunities afforded by video technology. The event begins with a professionally produced video montage of exciting moments from all participating productions. Scattered throughout the evening short videos submitted by the teachers express the students’ meaningful personal and artistic growth through participation in their school productions. A highlight of the evening are collages of 90-second scenes chosen from productions identified as outstanding in several categories and rehearsed with Professor Susan Kerner on the day of the event.

    Past presenters of the Theatre Night Awards have included stars of stage, screen and television. Award-winning author and theatre critic Peter Filichia served as the emcee of the 2014-2020 Theatre Night Awards.  Montclair State alums and working actors presented awards to students and educators along with Broadway stars who presented awards to outstanding actors on video.

    The 2020-2021 Theatre Night Awards Ceremony

    Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance Presents:

    The 13th Annual Theatre Night Virtual Recognition & Awards Ceremony

    Monday, May 17, 2021 by 7:00 p.m

    If you have registered for Theatre Night Awards, you will receive the link to view the ceremony by Monday, May 17, 2021 by 7:00 p.m. via email. 

    Contact Us

    Please note that we do understand that many things can happen during the registration process, whether it be issues with your video, videographer, administration, payment, etc. In order for our reviewing process to go as smoothly as possible, please make sure to be in communication with us. That’s what we’re here for! If you need to contact us for any reason, please email Christina Cruz at theatrenightawards@gmail.com with any questions you may have. 

    2020-2021 Winners

    We’d like to personally thank you for the time, talent, and patience that have clearly gone into making theatre come alive and inspiring your communities.

    View the 2020-2021 Foxy Award Winners

    2019-2020 Winners

    We’d like to personally thank you for the time, talent, and patience that have clearly gone into making theatre come alive and inspiring your communities.

    View the 2019-2020 Foxy Award Winners
    2018-2019 Winners

    Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design

    Bergen County Academies
    LLF: Don’t Trust the Boyz

    Outstanding Achievement in Properties

    Ramapo High School
    Peter/Wendy

    Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

    Cedar Creek High School
    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design

    Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing & Fine Arts
    The Crucible

    Outstanding Achievement in New Media/Special Effects

    Rancocas Valley Regional High School
    Stairs To The Roof

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

    Princeton Day School
    Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    Outstanding Achievement in Choreography/Movement

    Mount Saint Dominic Academy
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat

    Bloomfield High School
    Julius Caesar

    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew

    BCIT
    Nooses Off

    Outstanding Achievement in Live or Original Music

    Mahwah High School
    1940s Radio Christmas Carol

    Excellence in Educational Impact and Community Outreach

    Morristown High School
    Prancer
    Katie Adams

    Excellence in Dramaturgy Jonathan Dayton High School A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Anthony DeNicolo

    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Direction

    Montclair Kimberley Academy

    Our Town

    Rachel Black-Spaulding

     

    The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the Envelope in Academic Theatre

    West Morris Central High School
    Mermaid

    Jeffrey Hogan

     

    The Jo Anne Fox Newcomer Award

    Michael Penna

    Collier High School

     

    The Jo Anne Fox Veteran Award

    Darlene Rich

    John P. Stevens High School

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Jared Presciotta

    Alice in Wonderland

    OCVTS-PAA

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Ella Harris-Hohne

    Pride and Prejudice

    Mountain Lakes High School

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedic Stage Adaptation of Literature Work or Film

    Iain Alvidrez

    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Summit High School

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedic Stage Adaptation of Literature Work or Film

    Rianna LeHane

    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Academy of the Holy Angels

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in Dramatic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Noah Wohlsen

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Cranford High School

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Tori Van Loon

    Metamorphoses

    Delbarton High School

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Andrew Gordon

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Cranford High School

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Dramatic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Jordan Muhammad

    Shakespeare in Love

    Columbia High School

     

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Classical Play

    Owen Harrison

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Hopewell Valley Central High School
    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Classical Play

    Taylor Stokes

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    John P. Stevens High School
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Classical Play

    Jimmy Waltman

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Hopewell Valley Central High School
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Classical Play

    Emily Reilly

    The Tempest

    Pearl River High School

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy

    Justin Walker

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    Cherry Hill High School East
    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy

    Angelina Boris

    The Matchmaker

    Immaculate Heart Academy
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy

    Joe Rubano

    Don’t Drink the Water

    Northern Valley Regional – Old Tappan
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy

    Madelyn Barkocy

    Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

    Morris County School of Technology

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama

    Rob D’Alessandro

    Our Town

    Montclair Kimberley Academy
    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama

    Selena Jean-Pierre

    The Laramie Project

    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama

    John Colbert

    Our Town

    Montclair Kimberley Academy
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama

    Christine Tanko

    The Crucible

    Watchung Hills Regional High School

     

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Work of Innovation & Invention

    Memorial High School

    Stand Up

     

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Comedic Stage Adaptation of Literature Work or Film

    Moorestown High School

    Clue

     

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Dramatic Stage Adaptation of Literature Work or Film

    Cranford High School

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

     

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical

    Mount Saint Dominic Academy

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

     

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Comedy

    Westfield High School

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

     

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Drama

    Ridge High School

    12 Angry Jurors

     

    Outstanding Production of Middle School Play

    Orange Avenue School

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

     

    Outstanding Work of Innovation and Invention

    Bergen County Academies

    LLF: Don’t Trust the Boyz!

     

    Outstanding Production of a Dramatic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    West Morris Central High School

    Mermaid

     

    Outstanding Production of a Comedic Stage Adaptation of Literary Work or Film

    Summit High School

    Peter and the Starcatcher

     

    Outstanding Production of a Comedy

    Morris County School of Technology

    Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

     

    Outstanding Production of a Drama

    Montclair Kimberley Academy

    Our Town

     

    Outstanding Production of a Classical

    Hopewell Valley Central High School

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

     

    Outstanding Overall Production of a High School Play

    West Morris Central High School

    Mermaid

     

    Superior Scoring Productions: 

    Academy of the Holy Angels Peter and the Starcatcher
    Bergen County Academies LLF: Don’t Trust the Boyz!
    Cherry Hill High School East The Man Who Came to Dinner (Both Casts)
    Church Hill Junior High Insanity of Mary Girard
    Columbia High School Shakespeare in Love
    Cranford High School The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Delbarton School Metamorphoses
    Gloucester School of Technology The Scarlet Letter (Both Casts)
    Hopewell Valley Central High School A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    LCJSMS Our Town
    Madison High School Clue: On Stage!
    Mater Dei Prep Clue on Stage
    Memorial High School Stand Up
    Montclair Kimberley Academy Our Town
    Montclair Kimberley Academy No Body Like Jimmy
    Moorestown High School Theater Clue
    Morris County School of Technology Mr. Burns a post-electric play by Anne Washburn
    Mount Saint Dominic Academy A Midsummer Night’s Dream

     

    Mountain Lakes High School Pride & Prejudice
    OCVTS-PAA Alice in Wonderland
    Orange Avenue School The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
    Pascack Valley HS Brainstorm (Kiwi)
    Pascack Valley HS Brainstorm (Kumquat)
    Princeton Day School Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
    Rahway High School The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Ramapo High School Peter/Wendy
    Rancocas Valley Regional High School Stairs To The Roof
    RIdge High School 12 Angry Jurors
    Summit High School Peter and the Starcatcher
    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Laramie Project
    Verona High School The Secret in the Wings
    Watchung Regional High School The Crucible
    West Morris Central High School Mermaid
    Westfield High School Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    2017-2018 Winners

    FOXY WINNERS – Design and Technical Categories


    Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design

    Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Summit High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Properties

    You Can’t Take It With You

    Pearl River High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

    Who Will Carry the Word?

    BCIT Medford

    Pride & Prejudice

    JP Stevens High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design

    Ghosts

    Monmouth Regional High School

    Outstanding Achievement in New Media/Special Effects

    Girls Like That

    Princeton Day School

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

    Antigone

    Rahway High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Choreography or Movement

    The Curious Incident of The Dog at Night

    West Morris High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat

    Peter and The Starcatcher

    Mountain Lakes High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew

    Suite Surrender

    Governor Livingston High School

    Outstanding Achievement in Live or Original Music

    Mother Courage

    Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Union Catholic High

    Excellence in Educational Impact and Community Outreach

    Stan Cahill

    Princeton Day School

    Girls Like That

    Outstanding Achievement in Stage Direction

    Stephen Kaplan

    Bergen County Academies

    Elektra

    The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the Envelope in Academic Theatre

    Beth Bauer

    Memorial High School

    Who We Are

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy

    James Zitelli

    St. Joseph Regional High School

    Rumors

    Julian Mazzola

    Westfield High School

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy

    Annika Helgeson

    Ridge High School

    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy
    Liam Gerard

    Montclair Kimberley Academy

    Lost in Yonkers

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy

    Emma Marsters

    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Ridge High School

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama

    Lars Olsen

    West Morris HS

    The Curious Incident of The Dog at Night

    Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama

    Juliet Van Dusen-Gross

    Columbia High School

    Alabama Story

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama

    Connor Conlin

    Bloomfield High School

    The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama

    Madeline Carlton

    Picnic

    Hopewell Valley Regional High School

    Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Classical Play

    Mitchell Sink

    Summit High School

    Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Play

    Erin Manion

    Summit High School

    Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Classical Play

    Iain Jaeger

    Morristown Beard

    Sense and Sensibility

    Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Classical Play

    Isabella Porraro

    Morristown Beard High School

    Sense and Sensibility

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Comedy

    Peter and the Starcatcher

    Ridge High School

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Drama

    Picnic

    Hopewell Valley Regional High School

    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical Play

    Elektra

    Bergen County Academies

    The New Heights

    The Madwoman of Chaillot

    Morris County VoTech

    Outstanding Production of Middle School Play

    The Government Inspector

    Lawton C. Johnson SMS

    Outstanding Work of Innovation and Invention

    Who We Are

    Memorial High School

    Outstanding Production of Comedy

    Rumors

    St. Joseph Regional High School

    Outstanding Production of a Drama

    Dracula

    Watchung High School

    Outstanding Production of a Classical Play

    Antigone

    Rahway High School

    Outstanding Overall Production of a High School Play

    The Curious Incident of The Dog at Night

    West Morris High School

    Excellence in Dramaturgy

    Tom & Merielle Lupfer

    The Jo Anne Fox Award

    Daniel Devlin

    2016-2017 Winners

    Did something special happen on the Montclair State University Campus on Monday, May 15th, 2017? It sure did! The best and brightest of New Jersey’s theatre educators, designers and young artists gathered in Memorial Auditorium to celebrate the phenomenal work of the 2016-2017 performing season. It is our distinct pleasure to encourage and recognize the passion, drive, and dedication of so many talented teachers, designers, and students!

    Congratulations on another great season! We look forward to seeing what profound and fabulously creative theatre you generate in 2017-2018!

    Tell stories! Create Art! And by all means; Stay Foxy!

    Award Show School Recipient
    Outstanding Achievement in Costume
    Design
    Stardust Morris County
    VoTech School
    Outstanding Achievement in Properties One Flew Over
    the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Moorestown High
    School
    Outstanding Achievement in Light
    Design
    Too Much
    Light…Go Blind
    BCTI Medford
    Outstanding Achievement in Scenic
    Design
    You Can’t Take It
    with You
    Chatham High School
    Outstanding Achievement in New
    Medial/Special Effects
    The Giver Lawton C. Johnson
    Middle School
    Outstanding Achievement in Sound
    Design
    Peter and the
    Starcatcher
    North Brunswick High
    School
    Outstanding Achievement in
    Choreography or Movement
    A Midsummer
    Night’s Dream
    Mountain Lakes High
    School
    Outstanding Achievement in Stage
    Combat
    Game of Tiaras Cranford High School
    Outstanding Achievement in Stage
    Crew
    Noises Off Cranford High School
    Outstanding Achievement in Live or
    Original Music
    Our Town Rahway High School
    Excellence in Educational Impact and
    Community Outreach
    Charlotte’s Web Cedar Grove High
    School
    Outstanding Achievement in Stage
    Direction
    The Skin of Our
    Teeth
    Ocean County
    Performing Arts
    Academy
    Douglas
    Bollinger
    The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the
    Envelope in Academic Theatre
    Macbeth Princeton Day School Stan Cahill
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Lead
    Actor in a Comedy
    You Can’t Take It
    with You
    Summit High School Matt Wilson
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actress in a Comedy
    The Skin of Our
    Teeth
    Ocean County
    Performing Arts
    Academy
    Sarah Osman
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Supporting Actor in
    a Comedy
    Peter and the
    Starcatcher
    Mater Dei Prep Sean Mollicki
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Supporting Actress in a Comedy
    You Can’t Take It
    with You
    Summit High School Anne Borzner
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actor in a Drama
    August: Osage
    County
    Passaic Valley High
    School
    Alex Sanchez
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actor in a Drama
    Ordinary People St. Joseph High School Chris Marzulla
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actress in a Drama
    Irene’s Vow West Morris Central
    High School
    Kathryn Platt
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Supporting
    Actor in a Drama
    Dracula Arthur L. Johnson
    High School
    Anthony
    Whitman
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Supporting Actress in a Drama
    33 Variations Saddle River Day
    School
    Kat Katriel
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actor In a Classical Play
    Hamlet JP Stevens High
    School
    Rutvik
    Ashtikar
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actress in a Classical Play
    Ondine County Prep High
    School
    Alexia
    Velazquez
    Outstanding Performance by a Lead
    Actress in a Classical Play
    Macbeth Morristown

    Beard
    School
    Sydney
    Morris
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Supporting Actor in a Classical
    Play
    Cymbeline Bergen County
    Academies
    Darien Fiorino
    Outstanding Performance by a
    Supporting Actress in a Classical Play
    Romeo and Juliet Westfield High School Abigail
    Connolly
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting
    Ensemble of a Comedy
    Noises Off Hopewell Valley High
    School
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting
    Ensemble of a Drama
    Metamorphoses Pascack Valley High
    School
    Outstanding Achievement by an Acting
    Ensemble of a Classical Play
    Eurydice Northern Highlands
    High School
    Outstanding
    Production of a Middle
    School Play
    The Miracle
    Worker
    Orange Avenue
    School
    The New Heights Award Rumors Montclair Kimberley
    Academy
    Outstanding Work of Innovation and
    Invention
    El Otro Lado Memorial High School Performing Arts
    Academy
    Outstanding
    Production of a Comedy
    Peter and the
    Starcatcher
    Mater Dei Prep
    Outstanding Production of a Drama Irene’s Vow West Morris Central
    High School
    Outstanding Production of a Classical
    Play
    Cymbeline Bergen County
    Academies
    Outstanding Overall Production
    of a
    High School Play
    You Can’t Take It
    with You
    Summit High School
    Outstanding Achievement in
    Scholarship and Directional Insight
    El Otro Lado Memorial High School Performing Arts
    Academy
    The Jo Anne Fox Award Brandon Doemling

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