SEATTLE — Diana Huey, a Kamiak High School alumna, is the winner of the 2017 Gregory award for outstanding actress in a musical. She portrayed Ariel in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
The Gregory Awards, which were announced Oct. 23, are similar to Broadway’s Tony Awards, recognizing actors, directors and designers of Seattle area productions.
Village Theatre’s “Dreamgirls” won the award for outstanding musical production, and Alexandria Henderson won outstanding supporting actress in a musical for her work as Lorrell in “Dreamgirls.”
Henderson is currently on stage in Everett as one of Cinderella’s stepsisters in Village’s “Into the Woods,” which continues through Nov. 19 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Also in “Into the Woods” is Mari Nelson, as the witch. Nelson won the Gregory award for outstanding actress in a play for her work in “Bring Down the House” with the Seattle Shakespeare Co.
Huey, 30, graduated from Kamiak High in 2004 and from Cornish College of the Arts in 2008. After “Little Mermaid” closed in Seattle, Huey joined a touring production of the musical.
Along with her work at the 5th Avenue, Huey has worked with Village Theatre, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory as well as regional theaters across the country, including the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. There in 2013, she won a prestigious Helen Hayes Award for best leading actress for her role as Kim in “Miss Saigon.”