Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley joins students on stage at the 2019 Shuler Awards presented by ArtsBridge Foundation. The event honors Georgias best performances and productions of high school musical theatre. This year marks the events return to the stage for the first time in three years. The Shuler awards were presented Thursday at Cobb Energy Centre. In addition to his many accomplishments onstage Shuler Hensley is also one of the driving forces behind the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards also known as the Shuler Awards. The 14th edition of the annual awards show was presented Thursday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and telecast on GPB.
In 202122 50 high schools across the state enrolled and 46 competed to determine the 17 Shuler Award nominees with a team of 46 Georgiabased arts professionals evaluating the student productions. This year marks the introduction of a non gendered award category. The supporting actress and supporting actor fields are now designated as supporting performer. Caption Winner of the Best Performance by a Lead Actor category was TriCities High Schools Nicholas Alexander Wilkinson I as Fela! Wilkinson and the lead actress winner Georgia Thomas of Greater Atlanta Christian School will travel to New York in June to compete as the states representatives in The Jimmy Awards the national competition of the high school musical theater awards. Photo by Ben Rose. Lambert High School of Suwanee earned the most awards garnering five for their production of The Sponge Bob Musical while Tri Cities High School of East Point took home three awards for Fela! Heres a list of Thursday nights winners