Winners of Pittsburgh CLO's 2013 Gene Kelly Awards announced

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PITTSBURGH - A sold-out crowd gathered at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh honored Allegheny County’s finest high school performers at the Gene Kelly Awards on Saturday.    

Named for legendary performer and Pittsburgh native Gene Kelly, the annual celebration emphasizes the importance of arts education and recognizes the time, energy and dedication that local high schools devote to their musical productions each spring.  

The recipients of the 2013 Gene Kelly Awards are:  


Best Scenic Design

Budget Level I:                         Pittsburgh CAPA for In The Heights

Budget Level II:                         West Mifflin for Willy Wonka

Budget Level III:                         Woodland Hills for Young Frankenstein  

Best Costume Design

Budget Level I:                         St. Joseph for Seussical

Budget Level II:                         Keystone Oaks for The Drowsy Chaperone

Budget Level III:                         Plum for Seussical                  

Best Lighting Design

Budget Level I:                         Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy for Once On This Island

Budget Level II:                         Chartiers Valley for 9 to 5: The Musical

Budget Level III:                         Woodland Hills for Young Frankenstein  

Best All-Student Orchestra: Pittsburgh CAPA for In The Heights  

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Justin McCord of Woodland Hills for Igor in Young Frankenstein  

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Michala Williams of Pittsburgh CAPA for Abuela Claudia in In the Heights    

Best Ensemble: Pittsburgh CAPA for In the Heights  

Best Crew/Technical Execution: Woodland Hills for Young Frankenstein  

Best Choreography: Penn Hills for All Shook Up  

Best Direction: Pittsburgh CAPA for In The Heights  

Best Actor: Angelo Ragghianti of Pittsburgh CAPA for Usnavi in In the Heights

Best Actress: Rachael Houser of Quaker Valley for Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes     

Best Musical

Budget Level I: Pittsburgh CAPA for In the Heights              

Budget Level II: Avonworth for The Phantom of the Opera

Budget Level III: Baldwin for Hairspray