ATLANTA - Channel 2, WSB-TV announces the 2013 broadcast of the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school musical theater.
Jovita Moore and Fred Blankenship, anchors for Channel 2 Action News, host the fifth annual primetime program live from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
The Shuler Award, named after Georgia’s Tony Award winning actor Shuler Hensley, honors individuals and high schools in 15 different categories including: Overall Production, Leading Actor & Actress, Supporting Actor & Actress, Music Direction, Costume, Lighting and Scenic Design, and Chorus Ensemble.
Since Channel 2, WSB-TV first broadcast the awards five years ago, the nomination process has expanded from 16 high schools to nearly 50 from all over the state of Georgia. This year’s program includes special messages from Tony and Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman, a longtime supporter of the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, will be answering student’s questions about musical theater.
“WSB-TV has been part of the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards from the beginning. We are proud to celebrate excellence in Georgia high school musical theater with these very talented students,” said Tim McVay, Channel 2 Vice-President & General Manager.
WHAT: GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS
WHEN: Thursday, 8 p.m., April 18, 2013
WHERE: ME-TV, Channel 2.2 – COMCAST 248, CHARTER 126
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