SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Sleepy Hollow High School won a dozen nominations for its 2016 musical, “Seussical!,”including Best Overall Production.
The nominations put Sleepy Hollow Players in a group with the second largest number of awards. Henry Titcomb was nominated as Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the Cat in the Hat, Zoe Kaplan was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role as Gertrude McFuzz, and Francis Pace-Nunez, who played Horton the Elephant, was nominated for best Male Acting Role. Also nominated for Best Child Acting Performance was Samantha Marie Beadle as Elephant Bird.
In addition, Sleepy Hollow's student orchestra was nominated, and Director Julie Colangelo-Dore was nominated in the Best Director category. Brittney Trenczer was nominated for Best Musical Direction, and Camille Marchini was nominated for Best Costume Design. On the technical side, David Dileo was nominated for Best Lighting Design, and Zach Dore was nominated for Best Scenic Design. Zoe Kaplan was nominated for Best Student Critic and Camille Marchini was nominated for Best Technical Merit, a category nominated by other teachers.
The Metros, the high-school equivalent of the Tony Awards in the Lower Hudson Valley, honor work performed at participating schools in Rockland, Putnam, Westchester and Bergen counties. This year, 48 schools put their hats into the Metros ring and were adjudicated in 31 categories — from lobby display and child actor to the big prize, outstanding overall production.
The Metros ceremony is June 6 at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. The awards are produced by Danielle Rudess of Nyack’s Helen Hayes Youth Theater. Hosting this year’s event will be Ashley Park of Lincoln Center’s Tony-winning production of “The King and I” and Jason Gotay, who recently starred in the world premiere of “A Bronx Tale” at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, directed by Jerry Zaks and Robert DeNiro.