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Brien McMahon & Norwalk High Honored at 21st Annual Halo Awards

Brien McMahon & Norwalk High Honored at 21st Annual Halo Awards
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Norwalk High School and Brien McMahon High School drama clubs and their young thespians were honored at the 21st Annual Seven Angels Theatre Halo Awards on May 29 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury.

Brien McMahon High School’s Paul Cherynsh won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Willard in the school’s spring musical “Footloose.” The musical’s Vocal Director, senior Laszlo Balazs, received the Special Award for Outstanding Musical Directions.

Norwalk High School’s Sean Tagariello won Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Robert Martin in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Kathryn Romano won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Contemporary Play for her role as Grace Fryer in “Radium Girls.”

Click here to find all the nominations and winners from across the state.

See all of Brien McMahon and Norwalk High’s nominations and awards below:

Awards Won

Brien McMahon High School

  • Best Performance, Featured Actor, Musical - Paul Chernysh, Willard in “Footloose”
  • Special Award, Outstanding Musical Directions - Laszlo Balazs for “Footloose”

Norwalk High School

  • Best Performance, Supporting Actor, Musical - Sean Tagariello, Robert Martin in “The Drowsy Chaperone”
  • Best Performance, Leading Actress, Contemporary Play - Kathryn Romano, Grace Fryer in “Radium Girls”

Nominations Received

Brien McMahon High School

  • Best running crew
  • Best specialty ensemble
  • Best performance by a supporting actress in a musical
  • Best performance by a couple or dynamic duo in a musical
  • Best performance by a cast in an ensemble production
  • Best female standout performance in an ensemble production
  • Best performance by a leading actor in a contemporary musical
  • Best performance by a leading actress in a contemporary musical
  • Best classical play

Norwalk High School

  • Best performance by a featured actor in a play
  • Best performance by a featured actress in a play
  • Best performance by a featured actress in a musical
  • Best comic male performance in a musical
  • Best costume design and/or execution
  • Best props design (x2)
  • Best orchestra
  • Best dancing
  • Best chorus
  • Best performance by a supporting actor in a play
  • Best performance by a supporting actress in a play
  • Best performance by a couple or dynamic duo in a play
  • Best performance by a leading actor in a contemporary play
  • Best contemporary play
  • Best contemporary musical