Delano-Nulty AwardFor over 41 years, Lyric Theatre Company has been a part of Greater Burlington’s vibrant arts community. Each year Lyric awards a $1,000 award to an area high school senior to help defray expenses during his or her freshman year of college. The Delano-Nulty Scholarship honors two of Lyric’s founding members, Howard Delano and Polly Nulty.

2018 Delano Nulty Award Recipient Shea Dunlop with Lyric Executive Director Jose Rincon
The 2018 Delano-Nulty Award has been awarded to Shea Dunlop.

Congratulations to Shea!

Shea recently played “Joan” in Vermont Stage’s hit production of Fun Home, and she spent the summer studying at Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC. Favorite credits include Spring Awakening (Anna) with FlynnArts, Les Misérables (Fantine) with Very Merry Theatre, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia) with Robin Fawcett at CVU. Shea takes voice at Bill Reed Voice Studio, dances at Spotlight Vermont, and has spent her Saturday afternoons for the past five years in FlynnArts’ Show Choir. She is currently a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School.

Criteria for future award recipients
  • Graduation from an area high school with plans to attend college the following September
  • Involvement in theatre through Lyric Theatre Company, school productions, or other area theatre companies
  • Demonstration of continuing interest in the performing arts
  • Educational/career goals that relate to the performing arts (theatre, music, dance or technical theatre)

​In addition to the official application, the applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from his or her drama or music director, or an adult who has supervised/instructed the applicant in the performing arts or technical aspects of theatre. These letters should be in a sealed envelope marked confidential and included in the application package. Applications can be obtained by calling the Lyric Office at 802-658-1484. Scholarship applications and letters of reference must be received by the deadline listed on the application.

Send completed applications to:
Lyric Theatre Company
P.O. Box 1688
Williston, VT 05495