Established in 1994, The Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards honor high school students as they receive awards for the school’s musical productions. The program is designed to promote and celebrate the musical theatre arts in high schools. The awards encompass all schools producing a high school musical in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties.
The program is named after beloved composer and West Aliquippa native, Henry Mancini. During his long career in the music indusry, he was regarded as the most important film composer of his time and one of Pennsylvania’s most successful musicians. Henry Mancini was nominated for an unprecedented 72 Grammy awards, and won 20. Nominated for 18 Oscars, he won 4, as well as a Golden Globe and 8 gold records.