Platteville High School has earned two Tommy Awards for their 2012 production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida.”
Junior Arianna Day was awarded Outstanding Lead Actress in the title role of Aida. Senior Emma Wilson was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Amneris.
Arianna is the daughter of Bill and Sue Day, and this is her first Tommy Award. Emma is the daughter of Jon and Bridget Wilson. This is Wilson’s second Tommy Award; she received an Outstanding Lead Actress award for the 2011 PHS musical “All Shook Up.”
The Overture Center’s Tommy Awards program is named for Lodi-born actor Tom Wopat, and honors outstanding achievement in high school musical theater. Tommy reviewers attend and critique more than 40 high school musicals per year within a 70-mile radius of the Overture Center. The Tommy Awards ceremony will be held at the Overture Center in Madison Sunday, June 16 at 6 p.m., and will feature performances by Tommy Award winning schools and students.
This is the third year the Platteville High School musical has earned Tommy Awards.