Awards & Recognition
We are proud of ALL of the students who contribute in every way to the program and its many productions. The focus is on learning, teamwork and creativity. It is also wonderful when some of our students really do shine through as particularly talented in their work on the stage, behind the scenes or in the community. We are very proud to say we are watching future generations of professional performers, directors, muscians, artists, choreographers and teachers.
BLUE STAR AWARDS: Modeled after Broadway's Tony Awards®, Starlight's Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre. The program is the second largest of its kind in the nation and annually serves approximately 5,000 area students who contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes to their schools' musical theatre productions.
Winner of 8 Blue Star Nominations 2020
"Crazy For You"
Awards from past years
2019 Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, Janie Carr as Ariel
Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role, Aiden Connelly as Chef Louis
Plus 6 additional nominations (Little Mermaid)
2018 8 Blue Star nominations (Curtains)
2017 8 Blue Star nominations (Seussical)
2015 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Austin Dalgleish (Little shop of Horrors)
2014 Best Actress in a Leading Role, Maddie Roberts (Shrek! The Musical)
Outstanding Costume Design (Shrek! The Musical)
2013 Best Actress in a Leading Role, Lily Kaufmann (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Best Actress in a Featured Role, Abby Cramer (The Drowsy Chaperone)
Best Actor in a Featured Role, Alec and Justin Armer (The Drowsy Chaperone)
* Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role: Fritz Sullivan
* Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Aidan Connelly
* Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Lily Utt
* Outstanding Ensemble: Shawnee Mission East
* Outstanding Lighting Design: Shawnee Mission East
* Rising Star Scholarship Female Nominee: Janie Carr