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2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. Scroll down for the complete 2017 Nominations list! (The list can also be found at www.freddyawards.org.)

Rehearsals for the Opening Number of the live broadcast featuring four students from each of the 29 participating schools will begin tonight, May 11th at the State Theatre.

The 2017 FREDDY Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live from the State Theatre on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com on Thursday, May 25th at 7 PM. For more information on the FREDDY Awards, visit www.freddyawards.org. Tickets for the Awards Ceremony on May 26th are made available through the participating schools.

The public can get a "sneak peak" of the 2017 FREDDY Awards TV production in action on Dress Rehearsal night, Wednesday, May 24th by purchasing a Rehearsal ticket for $25 adults/$10. The rehearsal runs from 4:30-10 pm. Tickets are available at statetheatre.org/events/2017-freddy-awards-dress-rehearsal.


2017 FREDDY Award Nominations;

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

Bangor Area Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Easton Area Anything Goes

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Hackettstown 42nd Street

Liberty West Side Story

Parkland Pippin

Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Outstanding Use of Scenery

Bangor Area Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Parkland Pippin

Southern Lehigh Sister Act

William Allen Bonnie & Clyde

Wilson Area Little Shop of Horrors

Outstanding Use of Costumes

Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Parkland Pippin

Phillipsburg Mary Poppins

Saucon Valley Nice Work If You Can Get It

Whitehall Monty Python's Spamalot

Outstanding Performance by a Male Ensemble Member

Dylan Brown as Elisha J. Whitney Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Tim Ferguson as Cogsworth Bangor Area Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Alex Kolesnikov as Ali Hakim Bethlehem Catholic Oklahoma!

Danny Garcia as King Herod/Simon Zealotes Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Jalon Mathis as Smee Freedom Peter Pan

Shane Hurley as Neleus Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Max Hakim as Lewis Parkland Pippin

Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member

Blake McGill as Aunt Eller Williams Bethlehem Catholic Oklahoma!

Leigha Montes as Annas Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Hailey Durner as Bird Woman Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Meghan McGorry as Brooke Wyndham Northwestern Lehigh Legally Blonde The Musical

Evelyn Carlin as Bambi Bernet Notre Dame Curtains

Kayleigh Scott as Berthe Parkland Pippin

Greta Walen as Bird Woman Phillipsburg Mary Poppins

Outstanding Use of Lighting

Bangor Area Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Liberty West Side Story

Moravian Academy Urinetown

Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Parkland Pippin

William Allen Bonnie & Clyde

Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance

Julia Bezems, Thomas Riley "Sun & Moon" Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Brielle Rivera, Alyssa Rosario "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" Liberty West Side Story

Kelly Brown, Ryan Reyes "Almost Paradise" North Warren Regional Footloose

Dannielle Hibshman, Eddie Nuber, Meg Bennett, Chris Bianchi "What Kind of Man?"

Notre Dame Curtains

Reese Diaz, Lisa Conte "Love Song" Parkland Pippin

Giuliana Augello, Lexi Brown "Here Within These Walls" Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Emma Marhefka, DeLacey Lora "You Love Who You Love" William Allen Bonnie & Clyde

Outstanding Choreography

Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Hackettstown 42nd Street

Moravian Academy Urinetown

Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Parkland Pippin

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Erin McGowan as Ellen Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Alyssa Rosario as Anita Liberty West Side Story

Abby Ellis as Jane Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Lisa Conte as Catherine Parkland Pippin

Caleigh Schmid as Sister Mary Robert Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Lauren Jardine as Sister Mary Patrick Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Taylor DeFranco as Lady of the Lake Whitehall Monty Python's Spamalot

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Jaden Boyd as Gaston Bangor Area Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Brayden Bambary as Moonface Martin Easton Area Anything Goes

Sebastian Mora as Thuy Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Alejandro Rodriguez as John Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Jon Riker as Mr. Caldwell B. Cladwell Moravian Academy Urinetown

Alex Atiyeh as Charlemagne Parkland Pippin

Cody Jackson as Motel, the Tailor Warren Hills Regional Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer

Gabrielle Acampora as Dream Laurey Bethlehem Catholic Oklahoma!

Alexandria Austin as Reno Sweeney Easton Area Anything Goes

Luke Csordas as Morning of the Dragon Dancer Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

ZacH Clark as Andy Lee Hackettstown 42nd Street

Alexa Tironi as Principle Dancer North Warren Regional Footloose

Evelyn Carlin as Bambi Bernet Notre Dame Curtains

Jillian Sinko as Jeannie Muldoon Saucon Valley Nice Work If You Can Get It

Outstanding Chorus

Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Hackettstown 42nd Street

Moravian Academy Urinetown

Parkland Pippin

Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance

Abby Garza "I Get a Kick Out of You" Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Liam Nixon "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" Bethlehem Catholic Oklahoma!

Alejandro Rodriguez "Bui-Doi" Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Liam Mulligan "Something's Coming" Liberty West Side Story

Jon Riker "Don't Be the Bunny" Moravian Academy Urinetown

Reese Diaz "Corner of the Sky" Parkland Pippin

Caleigh Schmid "The Life I Never Led" Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor

Xavier Morales as Judas Iscariot Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Andrew Gifford as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh Easton Area Anything Goes

RoBert Lynn as Engineer Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Garrett Richards as Officer Lockstock Moravian Academy Urinetown

Pierce McGowan as Lumiere Northern Lehigh Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Nicholas Bonilla as Sir Robin Whitehall Monty Python's Spamalot

Ean McCloud as Patsy Whitehall Monty Python's Spamalot

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress

Gabby Pedraza as Gertrude McFuzz Belvidere Seussical

Prescious Correa as Pontius Pilate Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Ryan Taylor as Little Sally Moravian Academy Urinetown

Dannielle Hibshman as Carmen Bernstein Notre Dame Curtains

Jessette Long as Sally Brown Salisbury You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Lexi Brown as Mother Superior Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Kristen Ahman as Golde Warren Hills Regional Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Production Number

Allentown Central Catholic "Anything Goes" Anything Goes

Easton Area "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" Anything Goes

Emmaus "The Morning of the Dragon" Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Nazareth Area "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Mary Poppins

Parkland "Magic to Do" Pippin

Southern Lehigh "Raise Your Voice" Sister Act

Warren Hills Regional "Prologue - Tradition" Fiddler on the Roof

Whitehall "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" Monty Python's Spamalot

Outstanding Stage Crew

In honor of Capt. Christopher Seifert

Bangor Area Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Hackettstown 42nd Street

Parkland Pippin

Salisbury You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Southern Lehigh Sister Act

William Allen Bonnie & Clyde

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Abby Garza as Reno Sweeney Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Julia Bezems as Kim Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Kelly Donah as Peter Pan Freedom Peter Pan

Brielle Rivera as Maria Liberty West Side Story

Marissa Dibilio as Mary Poppins Nazareth Area Mary Poppins

Mara Cohen as Leading Player Parkland Pippin

Meghan Altemose as Billie Bendix Saucon Valley Nice Work If You Can Get It

Giuliana Augello as Deloris Van Cartier Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Emma Marhefka as Bonnie Parker William Allen Bonnie & Clyde

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Mark Yowakim as Jesus of Nazareth Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Thomas Riley as Chris Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Michael Harding as Captain Hook Freedom Peter Pan

Liam Mulligan as Tony Liberty West Side Story

Ryan Reyes as Ren McCormack North Warren Regional Footloose

Reese Diaz as Pippin Parkland Pippin

Jake Jackson as Tevye Warren Hills Regional Fiddler on the Roof

Anthony Richards as Clyde Barrow William Allen Bonnie & Clyde

Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School

Allentown Central Catholic Anything Goes

Bethlehem Catholic Oklahoma!

Hackettstown 42nd Street

Moravian Academy Urinetown

Notre Dame Curtains

Saucon Valley Nice Work If You Can Get It

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical

Dieruff Jesus Christ Superstar

Emmaus Miss Saigon (School Edition)

Freedom Peter Pan

Parkland Pippin

Southern Lehigh Sister Act

Pictured: 2016 FREDDY Awards. Photo by Thomas Kosa.


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