The votes have finally been cast for the 2019-2020 Greater Philadelphia Cappies Awards! The critics and shows have persisted, and after twenty-nine schools performed, some live, some virtually experienced, this crazy season is in the books. On Sunday May 17th, Cappies critics cast their votes and the results were announced online.
In the Musical categories, Conestoga High School, with its over-the-top, and exuberant production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was nominated for eighteen production awards, including eight technical awards, ten performance awards, a nomination for overall Musical Production. Other shows with top honors include Upper Darby High School’s spunky production of Footloose, with nominations in fifteen categories including Lead Actor in a Musical, Lead Actress in a Musical, and overall Musical Production, Ridley High School’s transcendent production of The Drowsey Chaperone, which also included Lead Actor in a Musical, Lead Actress in a Musical, and overall Musical Production, and Abington Friends School’s poignant and lively production of Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle Songs for a New World which captured eleven overall nominations.
In the Play categories, Friends Central School’s imaginative Shakespearean production of Love’s Labour’s Lost garnered twelve nominations including Lead Actor in a Play, Lead Actress in a Play, and overall Play Production. Episcopal Academy’s endearing production of Walk Two Moons gathered ten performance nominations.
For the critic awards, Academy of the New Church received five nominations, including four out of their six critics being nominated for top awards and also the Outstanding Overall Team. Harriton High School was recognized with four nominees, including Outstanding Overall Team. Upper Merion Area High School and Conestoga High School both received three critics nominations.
See the full list of nominations here –2019 – 2020 Cappies Nominations
The 15th Annual Cappies Gala, where the Cappies awards will be revealed for all the categories, will be held online this year. Sunday June 7th at 7pm, the Cappies Steering Committee will host the Cappies Gala. The online location will be announced soon. So, get your online watch parties ready!