Greater Atlanta Christian School picked up 8 Shuler Award nominations for its recent Les Misérables performance. This is a record number of nominations for the school with a rich tradition of excellence in theatre production.
The Shuler Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award. Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, these Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. The Shulers are a part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Jimmy Awards® .
The Shuler program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia. GAC students will perform “One Day More” from Les Misérables at the Shuler Awards show on April 18 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Center.
GAC Theater Director Kristy Winkes received several nominations, including Best Direction. She said, “We are honored to receive so many nominations for our Les Mis production. Victor Hugo’s revolutionary themes of redemption, love, and freedom shine through in Les Mis even in the darkest and most miserable of earthly circumstances. My hope was that the audience members found a new fire in their hearts to fight for what is just and true, defend and protect those who are vulnerable, and love all those we meet, including our enemies.”
GAC’s Nominations for Les Misérables:
Best Overall Production
Direction: Kristy Winkes
Musical Direction: Regan Jones
Technical Execution: Kristy Winkes, Garner Harsh, Max Martin
Lighting Design: Kristy Winkes, JD Cooper
Best Performance by a Leading Actor: David Forsman
Best Performance by a Featured Performer: John Michael Vestal
Best Choreography: Kara Johnson
Honorable Mention: Kristy Winkes for Costumes
Honorable Mention: Bronwyn Bailey for Best Performance by a Leading Actress