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Fort Bend ISD Students and Staff Nominated for Theater Under the Stars Tommy Tune Awards





Maria Mingino and Nichole Duga are nominated for “Outstanding Costume Design” for their costumes in Dulles High School’s production of 9 to 5.

Travis High School student Esther Oseni and Dulles High School students Stephen McDonald and Maria Mingino along with teacher Nichole Duga have been nominated for the 2022 Tommy Tune Awards.

Presented by Theater Under the Stars (TUTS), the annual awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in musical theater production by high school students and their teachers.

Oseni is nominated for “Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role” for her role as Berthe in Travis High School’s production of Pippin.

McDonald is nominated for “Best Performance in a Feature Film” for his role as Dick in Dulles High School’s production of 9 to 5. Mingino and Duga are nominated for “Outstanding Costume Design” for their costumes in the same production.

Nominees will be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony which will be streamed live on TUTS’ social media platforms on May 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

The Tommy Tune Awards are named after Broadway legend and Houston native Tommy Tune, a performer, director and choreographer with over 50 years of experience on stage. Tune has received nine Tony Awards for its work in the following productions: Seesaw, My One and Only, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President Bush.