Awards Showcase

Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m

Orpheum Theater

Omaha Performing Arts presents an annual Awards Showcase to recognize the achievements of participating schools. Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the ceremony features several outstanding performances with awards for top ensembles, performers and excellence behind the scenes. 

20/21 Nebraska High School Theater Academy Award Winners


Outstanding Achievement in Design

  • Jazlyn Adams, Makeup Design Scottsbluff High School
  • Samantha Spencer, Scenic & Costume Design – Millard West High School


Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management

  • Ian HogelandLincoln Southwest High School


Outstanding Educator Award

  • Mark Harman – Fremont High School



Senior of the Year Award

  • Ian Cullin – Norfolk High School



Backstage Excellence

  • Columbus High School
  • Wood River Rural Schools



Top Fourteen National Finalists

  • Andrew Milburn - Chadron High School
  • Audrey Saucier - Omaha Burke High School
  • Isabel Gott - Omaha South Magnet High School
  • Isabella Reilly - Millard West High School
  • John Greisen - Lincoln Southwest High School
  • Julian Hinrichs - Westside High School
  • Lateisha Ngoi - Chadron High School
  • Matthew Wilson - Elkhorn South High School
  • Nathan Hiykel - Blair High School
  • Regan Wiseman - Waverly High School
  • Robbie Exstrom - Kearney High School
  • Saylor Wilterding - Kearney High School
  • Shannon Engel - Fremont High School
  • Wayne Hudson II – Millard North High School


Jimmy Awards National Nominees

  • Audrey Saucier - Omaha Burke High School
  • Nathan Hiykel - Blair High School