Nominees

2022 Betty Lynn Buckley Award Nominees

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

We can’t wait to celebrate you as we announce the winners on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.


Excellence in Lighting Design

NomineeProductionSchool
Kassidy SchleyAlice in Wonderland: The Manhattan ProjectBirdville High School
Ruby RavstenThe SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Hayden Turner and Jyra SchulerLucia MadL.D. Bell High School
Allison PopeOnce on This IslandMansfield Timberview High School
Derek CheungShe Kills MonstersMartin High School
Emma ChambersJames and the Giant PeachV.R. Eaton High School

Excellence in Sound Design

NomineeProductionSchool
Caleb Jackson, Jackson Layton & Oakley SerranoAs You Like ItFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Bennie Felan and Dylan HaefliFrozen Jr.Grapevine High School
Cari LeBeauMurder on the NileLake Country Christian School
Alicia Johnson and Alyssa ShearerThe Man Who Came to DinnerNolan Catholic High School
Zachary CunninghamCinderellaThe Oakridge School
Jessica Crawford and Suzanne DunningJames and the Giant PeachV.R. Eaton High School

Excellence in Scenic Design

NomineeProductionSchool
Ella NagengastGuys & DollsByron Nelson High School
Alex Marshall, Chriz Balarezo & Chris LopezMatildaGuyer High School
Emily Sather, Marissa Spinelli & Ruby RavstenThe SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Cari LeBeauMurder on the NileLake Country Christian School
Alicia Johnson and Issac WestonMary PoppinsNolan Catholic High School
Itzel MuñozHole in the SkyTrinity Valley School

Excellence in Costume Design

NomineeProductionSchool
Chaney Tipton, Rylee Patten & Sydney RuoccoMatildaGuyer High School
Carver OlsonBoyle HeightsHaltom High School
Lauren Minke and Serenity YatesThe SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Avery Whipple and Lily PrescottShe Kills MonstersMartin High School
Ammerah KamgangOnce on This IslandMansfield Timberview High School
Maura KahudaHole in the SkyTrinity Valley School

Excellence in Choreography

NomineeProductionSchool
Brick Knadle and Tia AtwoodMatildaBurleson High School
Gabriela Yarbrough and Jenna WilliamsonJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Darren Sanders, Evelyn Shelton & Ryley PattenMatildaGuyer High School
Audrie Liles, Landry Barker & Marissa SpinelliThe SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Isabella Pair, Julianna Smith & Justin LeMary PoppinsNolan Catholic High School
Jillian IvyLittle Shop of HorrorsTrinity Valley School

Best Female Supporting Actor in a Musical

NomineeRoleProductionSchool
Payton Nickel"Jovie"Elf the MusicalCarroll Senior High School
Audrie Liles"Karen the Computer"The SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Elizabeth Messinger"Ezrulie"Once on This IslandMansfield Timberview High School
Kristina Miller"Marie/Fairy Godmother"Rodgers & Hammerstein's CinderellaThe Oakridge School
Audrey Pettigrew"Charlotte"Rodgers & Hammerstein's CinderellaThe Oakridge School
Claire Summers"Aunt Spiker"James and the Giant PeachV.R. Eaton High School

Best Male Supporting Actor in a Musical

NomineeRoleProductionSchool
Jackson Lacefield"Nicely-Nicely Johnson"Guys & DollsByron Nelson High School
Cristian Cendejas"Bruce Bogtrotter"MatildaGuyer High School
Jalen Wheaton"Mr. Wormwood"MatildaGuyer High School
Anthony Nevitt"Potiphar/Reuben"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Caleb Jackson"Pharaoh"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Oliver Knight"Squidward"The SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School

Best Female Lead Actor in a Musical

NomineeRoleProductionSchool
Emma Sanchez"Miss Hannigan"AnnieBrewer High School
Ella Richardson"Miss Adelaide"Guys & DollsByron Nelson High School
Emma Grace Freeman"Matilda"MatildaGuyer High School
Allie Spitler"Princess Fiona"Shrek the MusicalLiberty Christian School
Haley Hudson"Roxie Hart"ChicagoMansfield High School
Maria Shorunke"Ti Moune"Once on This IslandMansfield Timberview High School

Best Male Lead Actor in a Musical

NomineeRoleProductionSchool
Blayne Stonecipher"Sky Masterson"Guys & DollsByron Nelson High School
Corbin Ross"Miss Trunchbull"MatildaGuyer High School
Landry Barker"SpongeBob"The SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Zach Neuva"Daniel"Once on This IslandMansfield Timberview High School
Cameron Farris"Donkey"Shrek the MusicalNorthwest High School
Ethan Dodson"The Ladahlord"James and the Giant PeachV.R. Eaton High School

Best Female Lead Actor in a Play

NomineeRoleProductionSchool
Mercedes Slade"Daphne"BrainstormBurleson High School
Gabriela Yarbrough"Roslind"As You Like ItFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Trinity Duhon"Lucia Joyce"Lucia MadL.D. Bell High School
Kamille Morgan"Lenny"Crimes of the HeartMartin High School
Macie Menard"Tillie Evans"She Kills MonstersMartin High School
Mallory Menard"Agnes Evans"She Kills MonstersMartin High School

Best Male Lead Actor in a Play

NomineeRoleProductionSchool
Jerron Camp"Hamlet"HamletChisholm Trail High School
Jackson Layton"Orlando"As You Like ItFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Eli Purtell"Canon Pennefather"Murder on the NileLake Country Christian School
Danny Wall"Truffaldino"Servant of Two MastersLegacy Mansfield High School
Simon Kowalski"Miles"She Kills MonstersMartin High School
Blake Dunham"Edward"The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulanePrestonwood Christian Academy

Best Student Orchestra

ProductionSchool
AnnieBrewer High School
Elf the MusicalCarroll Senior High School
The SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Shrek the MusicalLegacy Mansfield High School
ChicagoMansfield High School
James and the Giant PeachV.R. Eaton High School

Best Play

ProductionSchool
BrainstormBurleson High School
The Book of LizCarroll Senior High School
As You Like ItFort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Crimes of the HeartMartin High School
She Kills MonstersMartin High School
Hole in the SkyTrinity Valley School

Best Musical

ProductionSchool
Guys & DollsByron Nelson High School
Elf the MusicalCarroll Senior High School
MatildaGuyer High School
The SpongeBob MusicalKeller Central High School
Once on This IslandMansfield Timberview High School
James and the Giant PeachV.R. Eaton High School