DSM High School Musical best actor, actress, musical nominees



Posted on April 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 9 at 8:56 AM

Local high school students are dreaming big this morning, Broadway big.

Exclusively on Daybreak, the nominees for this year's High School Musical Theatre Awards - think Tony Awards, but for teenagers.

Nine $3,000 scholarships will be given away, which will be judged separately from the actual awards.

Tracy Jordan, executive director of the  High School Musical Theatre Awards, and Michael Jenkins, the president of Dallas Summer Musicals, reveal the nominees for best actor and best actress categories.


  • Chris Willmer (ALEDO HIGH SCHOOL) as "Teyve" in "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • Javan Stalls (DENTON HIGH SCHOOL) as "Jeckyl & Hyde" in "Jeckyl & Hyde"
  • Tanner Brodess (FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL) as "Bobby Child" in "Crazy for You"
  • Zach Payne (GRANBURY HIGH SCHOOL) as "Seymour" in "Little Shop of Horrors"
  • Doug Keffer (LAKE HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL) as "William Barfee" in "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
  • Kyle Raper (LEWISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL) as "Johnny" in "Zombie Prom"
  • Michael Williams (MCKINNEY BOYD HIGH SCHOOL) as "The Phantom" in "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Cam Winrich (PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL) as "Billy Flynn" in "Chicago"
  • Brandon Baker (RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL) as "Billy Crocker" in "Anything Goes"


  • Sara Driskill (ALEDO HIGH SCHOOL) as "Golde" in "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • Emily Pound (DENTON HIGH SCHOOL) as "Lucy Harris" in "Jeckyl & Hyde"
  • Emily Emmett (FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL) as "Polly Baker" in "Crazy for You"
  • Landry McRee (HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL) as "Belle" in "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Samantha Meril (J.J. PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL) as "Christine" in "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Riley McRae (MCKINNEY BOYD HIGH SCHOOL) as "Christine" in "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Abby Miller (PLANO WEST HIGH SCHOOL) as "Cinderella" in "Cinderella"
  • Emily Lyons (RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL) as "Reno Sweeney" in "Anything Goes"
  • Bailey Veneble (WAXAHACHIE HIGH SCHOOL) as "Tracy Turnblat" in "Hairspray"


  • ALEDO HIGH SCHOOL for "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • DENTON HIGH SCHOOL for "Jeckyl & Hyde"
  • FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL for "Crazy for You"
  • JOHN H. GUYER HIGH SCHOOL for "Chicago"
  • J.J. PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL for "Phantom of the Opera"
  • PLANO EAST HIGH SCHOOL for "Hairspray"
  • RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL for "Anything Goes"
  • WAXAHACHIE HIGH SCHOOL for "Hairspray"