The 17th Annual Connecticut Halo Awards

Seven Angles Theatre, Greater Waterbury’s only Equity Professional Theater, hosted the 17th Annual High School Halo Awards on June 25. The largest award program in Connecticut, the Halos honor student participation in all areas of high school theatre throughout the state.

Suffield Academy received 13 nominations for its production of Legally Blonde: The Musical and Max Santopietro ’21 was awarded Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emmet Forrest.

Congratulations to Max and all of Suffield’s 2020 Halo nominees:

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Michaela Domino ’20 as Vivienne Kensington

Best Lighting Design and/or Execution
Zeno Dancanet ’21

Best Sound Design and/or Execution
Connor Smith ’22

Best Running Crew
Suffield Academy (Legally Blonde: The Musical)

Best Stage Management
Nora Slate ’21 (PSM)

Best Dancing
Suffield Academy (Legally Blonde: The Musical)

Best Specialty Ensemble
Laurel Vardakas ’20, Sohi Shah ’20, and Kennedy Morris ’22 as Margot, Pilar, and Serena

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical
Eli Wiener ’22 as Professor Callahan

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical
Allie Mohn ’20 as Paulette Bonafonte

Best Performance by a Couple or Dynamic Duo in a Musical
Max Santopietro ’21 and Naila Gomez ’21 as Emmett and Elle

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Naila Gomez ’21 as Elle Woods

Best Contemporary Musical
Suffield Academy (Legally Blonde: The Musical)