USM Performers Win Jerry Awards

USM Performers Win Jerry Awards

Several members of the University School of Milwaukee production of “The Little Shop of Horrors” earned 2022–23 Jerry Awards for their performance and contributions. The following have been announced:

Performer Awards:
Marko Gajic ’23: Outstanding Lead Performer, Seymour
Jackson LaManna ’23: Outstanding Supporting Performer, Mushnik
Lyle Mondano ’24: Outstanding Supporting Performer, Orin the Dentist
Ethan Robledo-Perez ’24: Outstanding Supporting Performer, Audrey II/Urchin
Irene Zheng ’23: Spirit Award

Production Team Awards:
Outstanding Musical Direction: Ellen Shuler, Preschool, Middle School and Upper School music teacher; and Dain Shuler, director of bands and music technology

USM’s production of “The Little Shop of Horrors” received many Jerry Award nominations earlier this spring.

About the Jerry Awards
The Jerry Awards, one of Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards Programs, encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theatre. The program began in the 2009–10 school year and was renamed in 2017–18 season to The Jerry Awards after philanthropist and arts supporter W. Jerome Frautschi. Educators and industry professionals review productions at more than 85 high schools in 30 counties around the state providing valuable feedback. The program elevates the importance of musical theatre within high schools. 

The 2023 Jerry Awards Show will be held on Sunday, June 11 at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin.

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A man pleads with Audrey II, the man-eating plant
A man looks closely at Audrey II's mouth
Two actors stand on stage, one holding a potted plant
Three girls sing on stage, with their arms stretched out
A man in a green suit holds a microphone with an orchestra behind him