Taft students earned seven 2023 Halo Award nominations for their work on stage and in the wings.
Taft students earned seven award nominations for their work on stage and in the wings. Sabrina Moffa ’24 earned top honors at the 2023 Halo Awards, taking home the prize for her role as Trix the Aviatrix in Taft’s fall production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Now in their 20th year, Halo Awards were created by Waterbury’s Seven Angels Theater to honor high school student achievements in all aspects of theater, from acting and dancing to set design and stage management. Productions mounted by nearly 100 high schools across the state of Connecticut were considered during this year’s nominating process. Awards were presented in three evening events during the first week of June.
Congratulations to Sabrina, and to all of Taft’s 2023 Halo Award nominees. They are:
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:
Sabrina Moffa as Trix the Aviatrix in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Comic Male Performance in a Musical:
Vincent Chen as Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Comic Female Performance in a Musical:
Marina Tanaka as Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Lighting Design and/or Execution:
Emily Sherer for The Drowsy Chaperone and Cabaret
Best Featured Dancer(s):
Grace Deng in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Performance by a Couple or Dynamic Duo in a Musical:
Vikte Bartninkaite and Vincent Chen as Ernst Ludwig and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Musical:
Marina Tanaka as Emcee in Cabaret