2011 nominations & winners

Congratulations to the following nominees! Winners were at the Showdown Awards Night on Wednesday 5 October at The Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna! Winners highlighted in orange.

Costume Design

Nominee Show School
Anne-Marie Dixon Into The Woods Takapuna Grammar
Bridget Burnett & Fuschia Goldsmith Stage and Hens ACG Senior College
Emma Bishop The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Jeanette Verster Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Lily Perkins Alice in Wonderland Pinehurst College
Miss Mullan Jesus Christ Superstar Massey High School
Nathalie Owen, Jasmine Vallance, Anna Siridova The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Stephanie Loveday The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College
Stephanie Thompson & team The Wedding Singer Whangaparaoa College
Virginia Lynskey & team A Christmas Carol Botany Downs Secondary College

Props Design

Nominee Show School
Hamish Sealey and Kelsey Jenkins The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Ian Thomas and Tim Olson The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Kirsty Evitt, Jayne Vennell, Debbie Hodder Little Shop of Horrors Orewa College
Liam Hadlow and Jordyn King The Wedding Singer Whangaparaoa College
Sherie Harrison &            Amanda Burnett The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College
The Team The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Trish Loulanting and Shaunna Woollard Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Wilma Van Heeswijk Guys and Dolls Lynfield College

Set Design

Nominee Show School
Alex Hellens and Sarah Dacis Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Allen Vester & team Disco Inferno Edgewater College
Barnaby John James The Importance of Being Earnest Western Springs College
Duncan Allan & team Bat Boy Selwyn College
Jane Luton A Christmas Carol Botany Downs Secondary College
Jeanette Verster Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School

Lighting Design

Nominee Show School
Allan Vester Disco Inferno Edgewater College
Glen Howell and Allan Roberts The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
James Reading Bat Boy Selwyn College
Jared Kristensen, Ross Gerritsen, Emma Bishop, Lucy OBrien The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Malcolm Hay Little Shop of Horrors Orewa College
Ryan Benjamin The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College
Stacey Bolt Dracula Rosehill College

Sound Design

Nominee Show School
Allan Vester Disco Inferno Edgewater College
Ian Robinson The Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr Kristin School
Martin Hannon & team The Wedding Singer Waitakere College
Sally Van Praag Macbeth Rangitoto College
Stacey Bolt The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College
Taylor Groves Mother Courage Western Springs College

Choreography Performance

Nominee Show School
Cast of Chicago ACG Senior College
Cast of Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Cast of Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
Cast of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Marist College
Cast of The Wedding Singer Waitakere College
Cast of The Wedding Singer Whangaparaoa College
Cast of The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Cast of The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College

Vocal Chorus Performance

Nominee Show School
Cast of Chicago ACG Senior College
Cast of Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Cast of Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar
Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Cast of Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Cast of Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
Cast of The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College

Best Male Soloist

Nominee Show School
Akshay Belas as Rev. Hightower Bat Boy Selwyn College
Billy Scarfe as Nicely Johnson Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Cain Thompson as Grandma Rosie The Wedding Singer Waitakere College
Luke Eskildsen as Caiaphas Jesus Christ Superstar Massey High School
Matthew Burrows as Pontius Pilate Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Taylor Callaghan as Herod/Annas Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School

Best Female Soloist

Nominee Show School
Alice Nicholls as the Witch Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar
Amelia Smith as Flower Seller Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Angela Tolai as Lady Marmalade Disco Inferno Edgewater College
Emma Gunn as Mary Sunshine Chicago ACG Senior College
Harriet Maire as Cinderella Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar

Best Supporting Male in a Play

Nominee Show School
Alex Spoh as Marley A Christmas Carol Botany Downs Secondary College
Arlo Gibson Mother Courage Western Springs College
Jack Barry as Prof. Van Helsing Dracula Rosehill College
Jared Pickstock The Compleat Works of Shakespeare Kristin School
Jasper Sole as King Louis XIII The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Jeremy Tant as Porthos The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Jordan King as Macduff Macbeth Rangitoto College
Mac Wilson as Banquo Macbeth Rangitoto College
Nick Watson as Algernon Moncrief The Importance of Being Earnest Western Springs College

Best Supporting Female in a Play

Nominee Show School
Carla Boniolo as Juliet The Compleat Works of Shakespeare Kristin School
Francesca Dorman Hard to Swallow Diocesan School for Girls
Hannah Mirbach as Milady de Winter The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Lauren Young as Maureen Stags and Hens ACG Senior College
Lou Grey as Simon Hard to Swallow Diocesan School for Girls
Louise Haslam as Bridget OMalley Daughters of Heaven Glendowie College
Lydia Shoebridge as Cat Duck St Cuthberts College
Pearl McGlashan as Yvette Mother Courage Western Springs College
Tessa Telle Hard to Swallow Diocesan School for Girls

Best Supporting Male in a Musical

Nominee Show School
Sam Malone as Amos Hart Chicago ACG Senior College
Chase Madsen as Bill Sykes Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Dion Pritchard as Nathan Detroit Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Hamish Mouat as Judas Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Jack Barnard as Dr Thomas Parker Bat Boy Selwyn College
Lachie Kermode as Fagin Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Mac Wilson as Michael The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Mattghew Jackson (Scarecrow) The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Metitlani Alo as Judas Jesus Christ Superstar Massey High School
Rhys Landon Lane as Mr Bumble Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Shannon Hirst as Orin Little Shop of Horrors Orewa College

Best Supporting Female in a Musical

Nominee Show School
Amber Johnson as Holly The Wedding Singer Whangaparaoa College
Emily McKenzie as Bet Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Holly Stokes as Adelaide Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Lucy Connell as Nickie Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
Rebecca Smith as Jennifer Gabriel The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Sally Melrose as Mama Morton Chicago ACG Senior College
Tiffany Ross as Edmund The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Marist College


Best Leading Male in a Play

Nominee Show School
BJ Mallinson as Scrooge A Christmas Carol Botany Downs Secondary College
Hamish Mouat The Compleat Works of Shakespeare Kristin School
Henry Beasley as Macbeth Macbeth Rangitoto College
Jacob Waelen as Aramis The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Joel Wilson as John Worthing Importance of Being Earnest Western Springs College
Levi Turner as Aslan The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College
Paddy Leishman as Robby Stags and Hens ACG Senior College

Best Leading Female in a Play

Nominee Show School
Freya Sawbridge as Juliet Daughters of Heaven Glendowie College
Lavinia Macovich as Pauline Daughters of Heaven Glendowie College
Lydia Buckley as DArtagnan The Three Musketeers Saint Kentigern College
Madison Cooper The Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr Kristin School
Natalije Insley as The White Witch The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College
Erin O’Flaherty as Gwendoline The Importance of Being Earnest Western Springs College
Sarah Snow Hard to Swallow Diocesan School for Girls

Best Leading Male in a Musical

Nominee Show School
Bennet Conran as Bat Boy Bat Boy Selwyn College
George Keenan as Seymour Little Shop of Horrors Orewa College
Henry Beasley as Darryl can Horne The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Jack Buckley as The Baker Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar
Joel Granger as Jesus of Nazareth Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Josh Cassidy as The Wiz The Wiz Rutherford College
Luka Zubcic as Robbie The Wedding Singer Waitakere College
Paddy Leishman as Billy Flynn Chicago ACG Senior College
Shawn Cleaver as Sky Masterson Guys and Dolls Lynfield College

Best Leading Female in a Musical

Nominee Show School
Amelia Jull The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Caitlin Anyon-Peters as Velma Chicago ACG Senior College
Chrystelle LAmie as Roxie Hart Chicago ACG Senior College
Emma Smart as Dorothy The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Frances Ash as Sukie Rougemont The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Heather Wilcock as Audrey Little Shop of Horrors Orewa College
Imogen Wells as Charity Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
Kelly Radford as Julia Sullivan The Wedding Singer Waitakere College
Lizzie Morris as Alexandra The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Madison Cooper as Mary Magdalene Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Olivia Davison as the Bakers Wife Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar
Siobhan Grace as Nancy Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls

AMI Showdown Performing Arts Scholarship Finalists

Hamish Mouat Kristin School
Heather Wilcock Orewa College
Imogen Wells Diocesan School for Girls
Lizzie Morris Rangitoto College
Metitilani Alo Massey High School

Best Choreographer

Nominee Show School
Andrea Hellens Oliver! Auckland Grammar/Epsom Girls
Ann Tombleson The Wedding Singer Waitakere College
Erika Bond-Milne Disco Inferno Edgewater College
Rachel Walton & team Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Rochelle Craig and Morgan Heron The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Sarah Tenwolde The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Sheryl Orchard Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
Teresa Lauago Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School

Best Musical Director

Nominee Show School
Anthony Young Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar
David Gordon Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
Nicholas Richardson Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Nick Duirs Chicago ACG Senior College
Nicola Haddock Disco Inferno Edgewater College
Ross Gerritsen The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Sonya Montgomery Bat Boy Selwyn College

Best Director

Nominee Show School
Allan Roberts The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
Barnaby John James The Importance of Being Earnest Western Springs College
Bess Reynolds Hard to Swallow Diocesan School for Girls
Celia Nicholson Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
John Anthony Stags and Hens ACG Senior College
Lorna Rood Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Rita Stone Mother Courage Western Springs College
Stacey Bolt The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College

 

People’s Choice Award:
The Wizard of Oz – Saint Kentigern College

Outstanding Play

Show School
Hard to Swallow Diocesan School for Girls
Macbeth Rangitoto College
Mother Courage Western Springs College
The Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr Kristin School
The Importance of Being Earnest Western Springs College
The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Rosehill College

Outstanding Musical

Nominee School
Bat Boy Selwyn College
Chicago ACG Senior College
Guys and Dolls Lynfield College
Into the Woods Takapuna Grammar
Jesus Christ Superstar Kristin School
Sweet Charity Diocesan School for Girls
The Witches of Eastwick Rangitoto College
The Wizard of Oz Saint Kentigern College
Overall Production:

Jesus Christ Superstar – Kristin School

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