For nearly 50 years, Lyric Theatre Company has been part of the dynamic arts community in the area. For the past several years, Lyric Theatre Company has awarded $2,000 to an area high school senior to help support their interest in pursuing an education in the performing arts. This scholarship, The Delano-Nulty Award, honors two of Lyric’s founding members—Howard Delano and Polly Nulty.
The submission period for the 2023 Delano-Nulty Award is now closed. The recipient will be contacted by a member of the Lyric Education Committee and announced this month.
Thank you to all of the applicants, young artists and arts educators in our community!
The Lyric Community was proud to present The 2022 Delano-Nulty Award to Theo Ellis Novotny of Burlington!
Theo recently graduated from Burlington High School, and plans to pursue a double major in Theater Studies and Computer Science at Occidental College in Los Angeles this fall. He has appeared twice with Lyric on stage at the Flynn in Burlington Does Broadway, with the BHS Senior Choir and Drama Club, and various other local groups. Congratulations, Theo!
2022 | Theo Ellis Novotny, Burlington High School
2021 | Delanee Hill, Union 32 High School
2020 | Amelia Mason, Burlington High School
2019 | Tommy Page, Hartford High School
2018 | Shea Dunlop, Champlain Valley Union High School
2017 | Sofia Carfaro, Mount Mansfield Union High School
2016 | Noa Saunders, South Burlington High School
2015 | Gianna Kiehl, Lake Champlain Waldorf School
2014 | Olivia Hern, Champlain Valley Union High School
2013 | Kerstin Anderson, South Burlington High School
2012 | Callum Adams, Stowe High School
2011 | Miranda Scott, Montpelier High School
2010 | Rachel Sanguinetti, Union 32 High School
2009 | Jacob Tischler, Champlain Valley Union High School
2008 | Kari Grunberg, Rice Memorial High School
2007 | Hannah Whitney, Champlain Valley Union High School
2006 | Ian Cramer, Champlain Valley Union High School
2005 | Charlotte Munson, Champlain Valley Union High School
2004 | Alex Kilgore, Harwood Union High School
2003 | Emily Mara, Stowe High School
2002 | Miranda Jones, Mount Abraham Union High School
2001 | Jason Whitcomb, South Burlington High School
2000 | Paul Raber Umphenour, Union 32 High School
1999 | Shaun Jessie, Essex High School
1998 | Keith Varney, Mount Mansfield Union High School
1997 | Jenna Close, Mount Abraham Union High School & Liz McGown, Bellows Free Academy Fairfax
1996 | Todd Lyon, Essex High School
1995 | Zachary Williamson, Champlain Valley Union High School
1994 | Kate Wetherhead, Burlington High School & Pol Senecal, Burlington High School
1993 | Tammie Ledoux, South Burlington High School
1992 | Nikki Juvan, Essex High School
1991 | Jon Murad, Mount Mansfield Union High School
1990 | Kelly Vincent, Rice Memorial High School & Chris Jarvis, Mount Mansfield Union High School
1987 | Erica Heilman, Homeschool
1986 | Caitlin Hughes, Champlain Valley Union High School
1985 | Michelle (Shelley) Dawson, Champlain Valley Union High School
1980 | Marc LaChapelle, Champlain Valley Union High School
If you are a previous Delano-Nulty Award recipient, we would love to hear what you’re up to! Email Lyric at [email protected].