Gene Kelly Awards

GKA Alumni Association


image descriptionThe Gene Kelly Awards Alumni Association is a dynamic professional network for Alumni of the Gene Kelly Awards celebrating excellence in High School Musical Theater.

Founded in July 2015, the GKAAA seeks to connect Alumni of the Gene Kelly Awards to continue the tradition of excellence. Anyone that participated in any aspect of the program including: on stage, behind the scenes, orchestra, creative teams, and design teams is eligible to join.  Sign up now  - scholarship fundraisers, an alumni Cabaret fundraiser performance, network opportunities, and mentoring sessions are only a few of the events planned for this groundbreaking year!

For the most up-to-date information on the GKAAA, visit the Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @GKAAlumni and #GKAAA!

Notable Gene Kelly Awards Alumni

The following individuals were winners in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress categories at the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater.


Michael McGurk Best Supporting Actor 1993: Guys and Dolls, Best Actor 1994: My Favorite Year
Broadway: The Wedding Singer, Children and Art, The Music Man

Zachary Quinto Best Supporting Actor 1994 Pirates of Penzance
Numerous Credits include: Broadway: The Glass Menagerie
Television: American Horror Story, Heroes, 24
Film: Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Margin Call

Courtney Lopez Best Actress 1996: Weird Romance and 1999: Violet
Broadway: Cry-Baby, The Little Mermaid, A Chorus Line
Television: Saved By The Baby, Mario and Courtney's Wedding Fiesta, Top Rank Boxing

Jacob Ming-Trent Best Actor 1996: Weird Romance
Broadway: Shrek the Musical
Television: Law & Order Criminal Intent

Matthew Hydzik Best Supporting Actor 1999: Fiddler on the Roof
Broadway: West Side Story, Grease

Sarrah Strimel Best Supporting Actress 2000: West Side Story
Broadway: An American in Paris, Young Frankenstein, The Producers

Chris Peluso Best Actor 2001: Crazy for You
Broadway: Lestat, Assassins, Mamma Mia!

Christian Elan Ortiz Best Supporting Actor 2003: Les Miserables
Broadway: West Side Story