2018-2019 National Youth Arts Awards

The National Youth Arts Awards recognized Spotlight’s 2018-2019 theatre season with 82 nominations. Performers and artists won 25 NYA Awards for their work in Spotlight productions. An awards ceremony will be held Aug. 11 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Outstanding Production

Outstanding Production (Junior Division)

Artist of the Year

Awarded for outstanding performances of principle roles in multiple productions:

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play

Outstanding Lead Performance (Junior Division)

Outstanding Guest Performance

Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division)

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play

Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division)

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical

Outstanding Featured Performance (Junior Division)

  • Nominated: Meredith Arends for Into the Woods Jr.
  • Nominated: Michael Hook for 13
  • Nominated: Patrick Mullen for 13

Outstanding Ensemble

Outstanding Ensemble (Junior Division)

Outstanding Costume Design

Outstanding Lighting Design

Outstanding Set Design

Outstanding Choreography

Outstanding Hair / Makeup Design:

Outstanding Sound Design / Original Music

Outstanding Musical Direction

Outstanding Direction