For the past 15 years, the Tommy Tune Awards have recognized and rewarded excellence in the production of musical theater by high school students and their teachers across the greater Houston area.
The Tommy Tune Awards are named for Houston native and Lamar High School alumnus, Tommy Tune. A performer, director and choreographer with more than 50 years of stage experience, Tune received nine Tony Awards® for his work. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President George W. Bush. Tune is currently taking an autobiographical stroll in Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales where he dances, sings and tale-tells through more than 50 years of showmanship.
Sarah Pepper is hosting this year’s awards ceremony and will be joined by some very special surprise guests.
After evaluating the 45 participating Houston-area high school productions during the 2016-2017 school year, a team of 34 Houston-based theatre professionals nominated students in 15 award categories. Additionally, a separate committee considered 53 potential scholarship recipients.