HENSLEY AWARDS OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Please note that
neither Shuler nor his website are involved with the organisation
of the Awards, so if you have any enquiries relating to the Awards
please contact the Awards Official Website at the link above.
the Awards on
The Cobb Energy Centre
awards are named for award winning Marietta native, Shuler Hensley.
Shuler Awards Mission :
To recognize and promote excellence
in high school musical theatre through a high-profile event
raise the public’s awareness of the value of the arts in educating
: The 6th annual Shuler Hensley Awards were held on 17th April 2014.
The Awards were recorded
and will be broadcast in August on WSB-TV
Tri-Cities High School
dominates Shuler Hensley Awards
The 5th annual Shuler Hensley Awards were held on 18th April 2013.
Local actors walk the red
carpet for Shuler Awards. Great 6min video!
Georgia High School Music
Awards show provides students a taste of the big time
High School Performers
Get Chance to Shine
The 4th annual Shuler Hensley Awards were held on the 17th April 2012.
High school stars walk
the red carpet for Shuler Hensley Awards, with photos and videos.
photos : Performance
with photos. (Chelsey Willis, Arts Atlanta)
The 3rd annual Shuler Hensley Awards took place at the Cobb Energy
Centre, Atlanta on Tuesday 26 April 2011.
Roll Out The Red Carpet;
Awards Honor Top Georgia Actors. wsbtv.com - video - Shuler
introduces West Forsyth High School (winners of best overall production)
performing Kansas City from Oklahoma!
"These kids are just
coming out from everywhere and they are just so many years ahead of
where they should be," Hensley said. "It's just amazing the
level of talent and just the maturity on stage."
Shuler Hensley Awards
spotlight teen theater. (Lynn Peisner, Access Atlanta)
“I would have loved
to have been a part of something like this when I was a high school
student,” Hensley said backstage.
: The 2nd annual Shuler
Hensley Awards were presented on Tuesday, April 13 2010 at the Cobb Energy Centre,
4 min video from the Awards
show has Shuler singing Comedy Tonight plus a marvellous high
school performance of Aida
PRESS RELEASE :
"Shuler Hensley himself will kick off the April 13th spectacular
and serve as co-host of the event joined by Jovita Moore and Justin
Farmer, WSB-TV Channel 2 News Anchors. 'It's an incredible honor' said
Hensley. 'It sort of makes me feel like I'm still linked to the
community.' Having grown up in the arts, Shuler recalled the
"magic" of actor-audience relationships.
report, here :
2010 Shuler Hensley Awards
the inaugural year of the Shuler Hensley Awards.
Here are several articles and photos which
featured on the internet :
award-winner Shuler Hensley to host high school musical awards. (Ashley
Hungerford, Marietta Daily Journal)
To start the show, which begins at 7pm, Hensley will perform a large musical production with dozens of
the nominated high school students. "The plan is to open the show
where everyone's involved; this whole show is about the kids," he
Hensley said he has big plans for
the future of the award show. "I'd like to bring managers and
agents down to the kids to see what it's like to really be a working
actor," he said. "Making contacts is probably the most
important thing you can do. It'll be a perfect way to teach kids what
it means to network."
Drama queens, kings to be
honored. (Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal Constitution)
in July, the Shulers are the brainchild of Mark B. Kent, who runs Cobb
Energy Centre’s educational outreach program. “It has become much
bigger than I envisioned it would be in its first year,” Kent says.
He expects about 1,500 people at tonight’s event. Atlanta theater
luminaries such as Kenny Leon of True Colors Theatre, John McFall of
Atlanta Ballet and Dennis Hanthorn of Atlanta Opera will present the
prizes. Nominees will arrive in a fleet of Mercedes sedans and walk a
red carpet. “It’s going to be a big deal for these kids,” says
Awards Ceremony Will Celebrate High School Musical Theatre on April 14.
ceremony which honors Atlanta-born, award-winning actor and singer
Shuler Hensley is the finishing touch for a program that involved more
than 1,500 students, teachers and parents from 15 high schools who
have been staging popular musical productions since last October: from
the madcap antics of Anything Goes, the hilarity of Guys and Dolls and
the romanticism of South Pacific to wholesomely joyful The Sound of
Music, the dance-happy Footloose and the homicidal thriller Sweeney
receive award nods. (Ashley Hungerford, Marietta Daily
is a great way to affirm what so many schools across the metro area
are doing," he said. "The organizers have said from the
beginning that this is not a competition - this is about recognizing
Awards honor Atlanta’s high school theater. (Wendell
Brock, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
their debut Tuesday night at the Cobb venue, the Shuler Hensley Awards
for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre were a giddy, spirited,
red-carpet affair that celebrated and validated the wealth of talent
in area schools. To the judges’ credit, no single school steamrolled
the event: The squiggly crystal trophies, named for Marietta native
and Broadway star Hensley, were spread among eight of the 13 nominated
tonight,” Hensley said, “it’s safe to say that musical theater
is alive and well and thriving in the great state of Georgia.”
A night of stars. (Ashley Hungerford, Marietta Daily
The night was bigger than just the nominees and award
recipients, organizers said. In fact, the words, "And the
winner is," were never mentioned. "Every school that
introduces the arts to our young people is a school of
excellence," said Hensley. "This is not a competition,
it's a celebration of theater and the theater community."