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Riordan Drama is proud to announce that it has received six awards from the National Youth Arts Awards for recent performances of Circus Olympus, The Frogs and Godspell. Eleven other actors were also nominated. Kudos to this talented group!

Awards:
Lead Actress in a Play: Andrea Sanchez as Ishy, et al in Circus Olympus
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Bianca Gonzalez as Gilmer in Godspell
Supporting Actor in a Play: Dominic Collantes as George Bernard Shaw in The Frogs
Supporting Actor in a Play: J.P. Detweiler as Perseus, Eurystheus, Silenus in Circus Olympus
Ensemble: Circus Olympus
Direction: Valerie O’Riordan for Godspell

Nominations:
Lead Actor in a Musical: Estefan Granucci as Xanthias in The Frogs
Lead Actor in a Musical: Alex Perez as Dionysos in The Frogs
Lead Actress in a Play: Bianca Gonzalez as Osina, et al in Circus Olympus
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Jose Angulo as John the Baptist/Judas in Godspell
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Elizabeth Merski as Joanne in Godspell
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Andrea Sanchez as Robin in Godspell
Supporting Actor in a Play: Alex Perez as Echo 1, Herakles, Guard 1 in Circus Olympus
Featured Actor in a Musical: Darren Bucko as Charon in The Frogs
Featured Actress in a Play: Gracie DeBattista as Athena in Circus Olympus
Ensemble: Godspell

National Youth Arts Awards honors outstanding work by youth in the arts. This year more than 500 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 160 different members in more than 70 cities spanning 15 states.

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