Shawnee Mission Students Named Blue Star Nominees

Shawnee Mission Students Named Blue Star Nominees
Shawnee Mission School District

Recognizing their achievements and excellence in high school music theatre, Shawnee Mission students have received Blue Star Awards nominations, as announced by Starlight.

Nominations are traditionally announced to schools, however in light of the pandemic, nominations were livestreamed via Starlight’s Facebook page.  Nominees were able to celebrate the much-anticipated nominations at a safe social distance.

2019-2020 Shawnee Mission Blue Star Awards Nominees 

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role 
Fritz Sullivan as Bobby Child, “Crazy For You,” Shawnee Mission East

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role 
Aidan C. Connelly as Lank Hawkins, “Crazy For You,” Shawnee Mission East 
Gavin Tanner as Jack, “Into the Woods,” Shawnee Mission West 
Will Edeal as Cinderella’s Prince – “Into the Woods,” Shawnee Mission West

Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role 
Lily Utt as Patsy, “Crazy For You,” Shawnee Mission East

Outstanding Ensemble 
Shawnee Mission East, “Crazy For You”   

Outstanding Orchestra 
Shawnee Mission West, “Into the Woods”

Outstanding Lighting Design 
Shawnee Mission East, “Crazy For You” 
Shawnee Mission West – “Into the Woods”

Rising Star Scholarship Female Nominees 
Janie Carr, Shawnee Mission East 

“We realize the end of this school year is very different than anyone had planned,” Andy Pierce, Starlight’s community engagement manager, said. “The Blue Star Awards program always strives to spotlight the amazing talent found in our area high schools and this year will be no exception!”

The 18th annual Blue Star Awards ceremony has been postponed to Friday, July 31 at Starlight Theatre, pending city guidelines at that time.