Jenna Wood, Best Actress as Elle Woods, Matty Thornton, Best Supporting Actor as Professor Callahan, and the production crew, Best Crew / Technical Execution received Gene Kelly Award nominations for their performance in the CVHS production of Legally Blonde.
Pittsburgh CLO’s 28th Annual Gene Kelly Awards will be held on May 26, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.
The Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater were launched in 1991 as a means to recognize and encourage student achievement and to focus the attention of the community and school districts on the importance of musical theater and arts education.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony® Awards, this event celebrates the power of the Arts to significantly improve all areas of education! High school theater programs are the real winners as show business veterans and community celebrities help to spread the word about the achievements of high school students and their school’s musical theater programs. Over the past 20 years, Gene Kelly Award winners have gone on to Broadway and Hollywood careers.
The 2018 Best Actor & Best Actress winners will travel to New York City to represent Pittsburgh in the Jimmy Awards on June 25, 2018.
The Gene Kelly Awards are presented by Pittsburgh CLO, with additional support provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, PNC Bank, American Eagle Outfitters, Virginia S. Nicklas and the CLO Ambassadors. Deloitte is the official auditor for the Gene Kelly Awards.