THE 2022 SHULER AWARDS - APRIL 21, 2022

Did you miss the 2022 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards®? You can watch it by clicking here.

We are so proud of all our talented students. Congratulations to all of our 2022 Shuler Award recipients:

OVERALL PRODUCTION

Lambert High School – The SpongeBob Musical

DIRECTION

Tri-Cities High School – Jade Lambert-Smith (Fela!)

MUSIC DIRECTION

Morgan County High School – Lenae Rose (Les Misérables)

ORCHESTRA

Heritage High School (Ringgold) – Scott Willis (Matilda)

CHOREOGRAPHY

Tri-Cities High School – Jade Lambert-Smith and Briana Bunkley (Fela!)

LEADING ACTRESS

Greater Atlanta Christian School – Georgia Thomas (Anastasia)

LEADING ACTOR

Tri-Cities High School – Nicholas Alexander Wilkinson II (Fela!)

FEATURED PERFORMER

Lakeview Academy – Noah Caplan (Something Rotten!)

SUPPORTING PERFORMERS

Decatur High School – Lorelei Calder (Matilda)
Hiram High School – Shyla Rosario (Bring It On)

ENSEMBLE

Lambert High School – The SpongeBob Musical

COSTUMES

Lambert High School – Julianne Lopez (The SpongeBob Musical)

LIGHTING DESIGN

Lambert High School – Thomas Schnitzer (The SpongeBob Musical)

SCENIC DESIGN

Milton High School – Sim Jones (Anastasia)

SOUND

St. Pius X Catholic High School – Sarah Rakoski and Brennan Ciccarelli (The Addams Family)

TECHNICAL EXECUTION

Lambert High School – Carly Ann Lovell, Thomas Schnitzer, and Megan Hunter (The SpongeBob Musical)


Celebrating Excellence in High School Musical Theatre

Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards® program celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre. The Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia. Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre provides a beautiful, state-of-the-art home for the Shuler Awards®. The Shulers® are a part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Jimmy Awards® . The televised show won the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Southeast Emmy® Award for "Special Event Live Coverage."

Learn more about Shuler Hensley here.

The Shuler Awards® made possible thanks to our partners at Fox Theatre and Broadway Across America and the generous support of sponsors.


JOIN US for Nomination Announcements on Thursday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). You can stream the nominations here.

The complete list of nominees can be found here: 2021-22 Shuler Awards Nomination List


Alliance Theatre Summer Intensive Scholarship
Georgia Thomas - Greater Atlanta Christian School
Gracie Price - Whitefield Academy

The Aurora Theatre Summer Intensive Scholarship
Maya Gows - Grayson High School

Smiley for Kylie Scholarship
Iley Barnes - Ringgold High School
Jackson Dunlap - Milton High School
Tyler Ginn - Greenbrier High School
George-Henry Ewers - Gainesville High School

Broadway Dreams Scholarship
Julia Wolff - Denmark High School
Katelyn Miller - West Forsyth High School

The Mamie Words and Rosabelle Allen Scholarship
Calah Munoz - Grayson High School
Farrel Russell - Alpharetta High School

The Dobbs/Berntson Family Educational Excellance Scholarship
Jailin Damon - Martha Ellen Stilwell Performing Arts School

The James Carlos Family Musical Theatre Performance Scholarship
Farrel Russell - Alpharetta High School
Sam Yousuf - Denmark High School

The Orbit Arts Academy Broadway University Scholarship
William Sabonis-Chafee - Wesleyan School

Lockstep Technology Group Jimmy Awards Scholarship
Lead Actress, To Be Announced Live on April 21
Lead Actor, To Be Announced Live on April 21

Pippin - Calhoun High School

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