Boston Conservatory at Berklee Shines at Elliot Norton Awards
Boston Conservatory at Berklee was strongly represented at the 2018 Elliot Norton Awards, Boston’s largest theater awards ceremony, held on May 21. Several Conservatory alumni, faculty, and students contributed to this year’s award-winning productions, and a number of students and recent graduates performed during the evening.
Faculty member Summer Williams took home the award for Outstanding Director, Midsize Theater for Barbeque (The Lyric Stage); In the Heights (Wheelock Family Theatre), which featured several Conservatory students and alumni, and was directed and choreographed by faculty member Rachel Bertone, won Outstanding Ensemble; Arrabal, directed by dance alumnus Jack Noseworthy (B.F.A. '87), won Outstanding Musical Production; and A Dead Man’s Diary: A Theatrical Novel (Arlekin Players Theatre), which won Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small or Fringe Theater, featured faculty member Igor Golyak as artistic director.
Conservatory students helped kick off the festivities in a performance featuring the In the Heights cast. Several recent graduates presented their senior showcase pieces to close out the evening, as part of the musical theater program’s receipt of the 2018 Elliot Norton Arts Education Award, which will help fund the program’s annual senior showcase trip to New York City.