National Youth Arts Awards

National Youth Arts was Born originally on March 27, 2000 as a local San Diego theatre website, our efforts to become a resource for youth theatre went national in 2005 with the creation of National Youth Theatre. Each year more than 600 productions are considered for the awards, including shows spanning 17 states & the UK.

2017-2018

  • Awards:
    • Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Helena Vargas as Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Direction: Elise Marinkovich for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Nominations:
    • Supporting Performance in a Musical: Vaughn Melbourn as Lewis in Pippin
    • Supporting Performance in a Play: Gale Bruell as Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Supporting Performance in a Play: Isabella Cerqueira as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Supporting Performance in a Play: Jack Morrill as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Eva in A Child Shall Lead
    • Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Pavel in A Child Shall Lead
    • Ensemble (Junior Division): And A Child Shall Lead
    • Costume Design: Elise Marinkovich for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2016-2017

  • Awards:
    • Lead Actor in a Musical: Jack Morrill as Baker in Into the Woods
    • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Gabi Leibowitz as Witch in Into the Woods
    • Ensemble: Into the Woods
    • Direction: Elise Marinkovich for Into the Woods
  • Nominations:
    • Outstanding Production: Into the Woods
    • Lead Actress in a Musical: Kaelyn Kappers as Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical
    • Lead Actress in a Musical: Hershey Suri as Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods
    • Supporting Actor in a Musical: Miles Blue as Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods
    • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Izzie Haberman as Little Red/Rapunzel in Into the Woods
    • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Emma Steiner as Cinderella/Granny in Into the Woods