The third time continues to be a charm for Pearland High School.
For its third consecutive classic Broadway show, PHS has garnered its third consecutive Tommy Tune “Best Musical” nomination.
When this year’s nominees were announced March 26, PHS’s “Guys and Dolls” swept up 12 out of 15 possible nominations for excellence in high school musical theatre:
Best Lead Actor (Austin Ingalls)
Best Lead Actress (Fiona Flynn)
Best Supporting Actor (Ricky Garza)
Best Featured Performer (Joseph Reyes)
Best Musical Direction
Best Lighting Design
Best Costume Design
Best Crew/Technical Execution
Tommy Tune Award winners will be announced in a Tony Awards-style ceremony April 21 at the Hobby Center. As a “Best Musical” nominee, “Guys and Dolls” cast will perform during the awards show.
PHS last won the “Best Musical” award in 2013 for its production of “South Pacific” and, to date, has garnered 42 Tommy Tune award nominations.
This year, a team of theatre professionals reviewed and evaluated performances by 45 Houston-area high schools before making 164 nominations in 15 categories.
The awards are named in honor of Tony Award-winning performer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune, who grew up in Houston.