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Port Chester High Nominated For Nine Metropolitan Theater Awards

Liam Herbert, who played Pippin, is nominated for e Metropolitan Theater Award for best actor in a leading role, shown rehearsing in April. "Pippin" involved more than 60 students from Port Chester High School -- in the running for nine Metro Awards. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Ten Port Chester High drama students and teacher and "Pippin" producer Josh Tenzer, bottom left, met with Ben Vereen after he performed in Stamford, Conn., on March 31. Photo Credit: Provided/Port Chester High School

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester Drama Club’s recent production of "Pippin" has been nominated for nine Metropolitan High School Theater Awards.

Josh Tenzer, producer of the Port Chester High School's Spring musical "Pippin," said winners will be announced June 6 at the 18th annual awards ceremony at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.

Port Chester won two Metros last spring as reported here.

This year's Port Chester nine nominees are

-- Production Number: "Glory" by the cast of Pippin

-- Liam Herbert (Pippin) as actor In a leading role.

-- Charles Simmons (Charles) as actor in a supporting role.

:-- Elizabeth Montemurro (Catherine) as an actor in a supporting role.

-- Grace Simmons (Berthe) for vocal performance.

-- Diana Maldonado (Stage Manager) for technical merit.

-- Michael Mastroianni for musical direction.

-- Ruth Goldberg and Crew for lobby display.

-- Devon James for direction.

About 50 area high school productions are in the running for awards in 31 categories. To win a Metro Award, schools must enter in the running and have judges attend their performances. The awards are produced by Nyack’s Helen Hayes Youth Theater.

Archbishop Stepinac’s production of "Sister Act" and Hastings High School’s "Les Miserables" lead the nominees, with 14 nominations apiece, including for outstanding overall production.

The Metros honor high school shows performed in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Bergen counties.

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