Sudbury’s Alessandro Costantini has been nominated for an award for his performance in the lead role of "Prom Queen: The Musical" at Montreal’s Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in the fall of 2016.
Costantini has been nominated in the outstanding lead performance – actor category in the Montreal English Theatre Awards. "Prom Queen: The Musical" also received three other nominations in the awards program.
“It's an honour to be included this year in such an amazing season of theatre,” said a Facebook post from the show's producers.
“What a lovely reminder of the production and all the amazing people we were able to create with, bringing this incredible story to life.
“Congrats to the cast, crew, creative team, producers and staff of the Segal Centre! We love and miss you all!”
"Prom Queen: The Musical" tells the true story of Marc Hall, who fought a successful legal battle against the Durham Catholic District School Board to bring a same-sex date to his high school prom in 2002.
Costantini is known in Sudbury for founding YES Theatre when he was just 16, and has been a driving force behind all of its productions since.
The theatre company staged "Billy Elliot: The Musical" last month, and is putting on a musical performance of "Beauty and the Beast" this December.