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2017 Roger Rees Award Nominees Announced; Tim Federle to Host May Ceremony!

The Broadway Education Alliance is pleased to announce thenames of the 41 student performers who will compete for the 2016-2017 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance.

This year, 23 schools from the Greater New York area have nominated their students to participate in a showcase that culminates in theselection of the Best Actor and Best Actress in a local high schoolmusical. The complete list of nominees representing schools from Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester Counties follows and is also available by clicking here.

Produced by the Broadway Education Alliance, The Roger Rees Awards recognizes the importance of musical theater as part of a school curriculum. By acknowledging the talent of participating students, the award encourages young people to get involved in a creative and collaborative activity that motivates them to strive for personal excellence.

The Roger Rees Awards presentation will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 4:00 pm at the Professional Children's School hosted by writer, Tim Federle.

The event is a musical theater showcase featuring ensemble musical numbers and solos by students performing a song from his or her leading role intheir school musical for industry professionals, family and friends.

Two students will be selected by a panel of theater industry professionals to receive the Best Actress and Best Actor Awards. The two local winners will represent Greater New York at the 9th National High School Musical Theatre Awards (aka The Jimmy Awards) on June 26 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance celebrates the exceptional life and career-long artistic excellence of Broadway'sbeloved actor, Roger Rees. Roger received Olivier and Tony Awards for his performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Tony nominations for Indiscretions and as co- director of Peter and the Starcatcher. He passed away in July 2015 after a year-long battle with braincancer. He was posthumously inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in November 2015.

The 2016-2017 Roger Rees Award Nominees are:

High School

Production

Actress

Role

Actor

Role

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Tech High School

Cinderella

Sandra Kralik

Cinderella

Poly Prep Country Day School

Pippin

Olivia Whitmer

Leading Player

Zachary Kimmel

Pippin

The Berkeley Carroll School

Blood Brothers

Gemma Siegler

Mrs. Johnstone

Graham Stodolski

Mickey

Manhattan

Hunter College High School

Little Shop of Horrors

Juliette Carbonnier

Audrey

Emmet Smith

Seymour

Professional Performing Arts

School

How to Succeed InBusiness

Without Really Trying

Madeleine Rubin

Rosemary Pillkington

Talon Ackerman

J Pierpont Finch

Talent Unlimited High School

In the Heights

Gloria McDonald

Nina Rosario

Andrew Elhamalawy

Usnavi de la Vega

Nassau County

Carle Place High School

A Chorus Line

Jean-Marie Neave

Cassie

Logan Kelly

Zach

Paul D Schreiber High School

Crazy for You

Sarah DeMarino

Polly

Christian Hill

Bobby

Wantagh High School

The Little Mermaid/ Legally Blonde

Nicole Ninivaggi

Ariel

Kevin Ganzkaufer

Emmett

Staten Island

St. Joseph Hill Academy High

School

Bye, Bye Birdie

Rosalia Cioffi

Rosie Alvarez

New Dorp High School

Cabaret

Sophia Condon

Sally Bowles

Anthony Oliva

Emcee

Susan Wagner High School

Evita / Company

Olivia Jane Parisi

Evita

Joseph Gottfried

Robert

Suffolk County

Bay Shore High School

25th Annual Putnam

County SpellingBee / The AddamsFamily

Michaela DeJoseph

Olive Ostrovsky

Christian Negron

Gomez Addams

Hauppauge High School

The Boyfriend

Evelyn Beltrani

Polly

North Babylon High School

Godspell

Jacob Lesko

Jesus

St. John the Baptist Diocesan

High School

Rodgers &

Hammerstein's Cinderella

Hannah Crews

Marie

West Babylon High School

Grease

NicoleRinaudo- Concessi

Sandy Dumbrowski

Matthew Lightsey

Danny Zuko

Rockland County

Nyack High School

Xanadu

Alyssa McDonald

Kira (Clio)

Graham Sevastian

Sonny Malone

Westchester County

Archbishop Stepinac

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Gabbie Sansone

Esmerelda

Jeremy Fuentes

Quasimodo

Ossining High School

Sister Act

Ijendu Adiele

Deloris

Colin Tobin

Eddie

Pleasantville High School

The Drowsy Chaperone

Carina Florio

Beatrice Stockwell

Michael Bloom

Aldolpho

Rye Neck High School

Legally Blonde

Rachel Wurzburger

Elle Woods

Justin Sturgis

Emmett Forrest

Walter Panas High School

Monty Python's Spamalot

Lilliana Oliviero

The Lady of the Lake

Ryan Moore

Sir Robin

For more information, visit www.rogerreesawards.com.

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