DST's NYA Award Recipients

2014-2015

Artist of the Year:
Jeremy Yampolsky (DST's Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz, Desert Mountain's Footloose, Spotlight's Rent)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:
Patrick Steward as William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Lead Actor (Junior Division):
Jack Yampolsky as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:
Peyton Woolf as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Ensemble:
Beauty and the Beast (Desert Stages Theatre)

2013-2014

Artist of the Year:
Rachel Redleaf (DST’s Aladdin, Diary of Anne Frank, Horizon’s Bye Bye BirdieCulture Clash & Greasepaint’s Legally Blonde)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical:
Anissa Griego as Rose Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:
Kessley Butler as Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie (Desert Stages Theatre)
Jordan Yampolsky as Lucy Van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actor (Junior Division):
Jared Lara as Linus Van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Ensemble:
Bye Bye Birdie (Desert Stages Theatre)

2012-2013

Junior Artist of the Year:
Addison Bowman (DST’s The Little Mermaid, Greasepaint’s Dear Edwina, Spotlight’s The Wizard of Oz)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical:
Paige Michelet as Cat in the Hat in Seussical (Desert Stages Theatre)
Elysha Nemeth as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:
Rachel Redleaf as Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actor (Junior Division):
Asher Angel as Jojo in Seussical (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actress (Junior Division):
Sarah Pansing as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Ensemble:
The Little Mermaid (Desert Stages Theatre)

2011-2012

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:
Nathan Harrington as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Desert Stages Theatre)

Tanner Van Parys as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:
Rachel Redleaf as Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Ensemble:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Choreography:
Haley Johnson, Megan Sawyer, Jordan Yampolsky for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Desert Stages Theatre)

Outstanding Direction:
Dillan Butler and Angela Kriese for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Desert Stages Theatre)

2010-2011

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:

Tanner Van Parys as Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:

Rachel Redleaf as Lefou in Beauty and the Beast (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Junior Division:
Jeremy Yampolsky as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ)

Outstanding Ensemble:
Beauty and the Beast (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

2009-2010

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical:

David Buehrle as Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:

Alex Carter as Genie in Aladdin (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)
Haley Cohn as Poindexter in The Ugly Duckling (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)
Becca Courtney as Rizzo in Grease (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

Outstanding Supporting Actress (13 and under):

Alana Doyle as Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

Outstanding Ensemble:

Peter Pan (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

Outstanding Direction:

Tiffany Atkinson for Peter Pan (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

2008-2009

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical:

Haley Johnson as Lily St. Regis in Annie (Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ)

Outstanding Supporting Actor (13 and under):

E.J. Dohring as Jojo in Seussical (Desert Stages Theatre, AZ)

Outstanding Ensemble:

The Butterfly’s Day (Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ)