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Western Connecticut State University has taken home a number of awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.  Seven WestConn students are being recognized for Distinguished Achievement by an Actor of Actress in a Musical.  Production, Director, costume design, choreography, and Ensemble recognitions were also awarded to Western for work in the eight regional festivals that were held from January through March.

 

Outstanding Production of a Musical—The Drowsy Chaperone, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Western Connecticut State University

 

Outstanding Director of a Musical—Tim Howard, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University

 

Distinguished Achievement in Costume Design:
Sharon Sobel, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University

 

Outstanding Choreography— Elizabeth Parkinson, Scott Wise, and Tim Howard, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University

 

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical —Jillian Caillouette, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University


Distinguished Achievement by an Actress in a Musical:
Shaylen Harger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University

 

Distinguished Achievement by an Actor in a Musical:
Ryan J. Taylor, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University
T.J. Swetz, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University
Sergio Mandujano, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University
Manuel Torres, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University
Jared Starkey, The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University

 

Outstanding Ensemble of a Play or Musical —The Drowsy Chaperone, Western Connecticut State University

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