Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance & Theatre and Drama Studies alumni are nominated at the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Three actresses standing mid-scene on the stage of the Mary Poppins production at the Young People's Theatre.
Mary Poppins production at Young People’s Theatre featuring Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance alumni Jessie Cox ’13 (left), Vanessa Sears ’15 (center), and Hailey Lewis ‘16 (right).

Photo (above) is sourced from “Mary Poppins is an exuberant, warm-hearted show for kids and adults alike” online review by Christopher Hiole on nowtoronto.com

Congratulations to our alumni who are nominated at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards this year. We are proud to see the incredible talents of our students and alumni being recognized in the performing arts industry.

Seven Sheridan alumni from our Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance and Theatre and Drama Studies programs were nominated in four categories.

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are Canada’s longest running professional theatre, dance and opera awards, and are presented by the Toronto Alliance for Performing Arts (TAPA). The awards recognize outstanding achievements in Toronto theatre in seven Divisions: General Theatre, Independent Theatre, Musical Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Dance, Opera and Touring. This year marks a special 40th anniversary of the awards.

Our nominated alumni are:

Musical Theatre Division:

  • Vanessa Sears (Music Theatre Performance ‘15) – Mary Poppins byYoung People’s Theatre,in the Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role category.
  • Hailey Gillis (Theatre and Drama Studies ‘13) – Rose by Soulpepper Theatre Company,in the Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role category.
  • Brandon Antonio (Music Theatre Performance ‘17) – Next to Normal by The Musical Stage Company, in the Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role category.
  • Jade Repeta (Music Theatre Performance ‘13) – Mary Poppins byYoung People’s Theatre,in the Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role category.

Theatre for Young Audiences Division:

  • Mussie Solomon (Theatre and Drama Studies ‘19) – Suddenly Shakespeare by Shakespeare in Action, in the Outstanding Performance of an Individual category.
  • Camila Diaz-Varela (Music Theatre Performance ‘13) – Alex in Wonderland bySolar Stage, in the Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble category.
  • Eudes La Roche-Francoeur (Music Theatre Performance ‘17) – Les Zinspirés: L’âge de raison by Théâtre Français de Toronto, in the Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble category.

The Dora Mavor Moore Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and will highlight the excellence and history of Toronto’s performing arts community over the past forty years.


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