Wednesday, June 29, 2016

EYT in the EMPYS

If you've been around EYT for a few years, it is hard to scroll through the Empy nominee list and not recognize many of the names.  For your ease and wonderment, I've compiled a list of all the nominees with ties to EYT.  I'm grateful for the many talented people who have participated both as students and as staff in the EYT program over the last 6 years!


The Empy's are awarded annually at the Empress Gala, and details, tickets, and the full nominations list are available now at the Empress website. But if you'd like to just peruse the amazing talent associated with EYT over the program's history, look no further than below.


BEST ACTOR
Glen Carpenter - Man In Chair - The Drowsy Chaperone
EYT Connection: Director 2011

Skyler Bluemel - Mr. Body - Clue; The Musical
EYT Connection: Music Director 2011

Logan Gifford - Adam Pontipee - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
EYT Connection: Set Design 2013 and 2016

BEST ACTRESS
Ehlana Durfee - Janet Van De Graff - The Drowsy Chaperone
EYT Connection: Set Painter 2016

Melina Wrathall - JoJo - Seussical the Musical
EYT Connection: Cast Member 2012

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Skyler Bluemel - Minstrel - Once Upon A Mattress
EYT Connection: Music Director 2011

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melina Wrathall - Alice - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
EYT Connection: Cast Member 2012

BEST ENSEMBLE MEMBER
Andrea Fife - Trix - The Drowsy Chaperone
EYT Connection: Choreographer 2011, Director 2012-2013, Producer 2015-2016

Justina Spencer - Maid - Clue; The Musical
EYT Connection: Stage Manager 2015-2016

Jacob Murphy - Usher - Forever Plaid; Plaid Tidings
EYT Connection: Cast Member 2015

BEST DIRECTION
Jamie Victor - Forever Plaid; Plaid Tidings
EYT Connection: Vocal Coach 2012-2013, Workshop Coordinator 2015-2016

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION
Skyler Bluemel - The Drowsy Chaperone, Forever Plaid; Plaid Tidings, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum
EYT Connection: Music Director 2011

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sammi Arsuffi - Clue; The Musical
EYT Connection: Cast Member 2011-2013

Shannalee Harrison - Forever Plaid; Plaid Tidings
EYT Connection: Workshop Instructor 2015-2016

Michelle Davis - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
EYT Connection: Music Director 2013

BEST STAGE MANAGEMENT
Travis Hymas - Seussical the Musical
EYT Connection: Cast Member 2011-2016, Youth Council, Assistant Director 2015

Justina Spencer - Once Upon A Mattress
EYT Connection: Stage Manager 2015-2016

BEST SCENIC DESIGN
Logan Gifford - The Drowsy Chaperone
EYT Connection: Set Design 2013 and 2016

Michelle Davis - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
EYT Connection: Music Director 2013

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