News Department

Hackettstown High School’s Tuck Everlasting and Warren Hills High School senior win Freddy Awards

EASTON, PA (Northampton County) – Students across 30 high schools from the Lehigh Valley and Warren County were at The State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton Thursday night for the 17th annual Freddy Awards.

The Freddy Awards are to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.

Hackettstown High School’s Tuck Everlasting won a Freddy Award for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School.

Cody Jackson from Warren Hills Regional High School won a Freddy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family.

In addition to the Freddy awards, there were also scholarships and community awards handed out:

  • Hackettstown High School won the R. Richard Knauss Foundation Cash Award.
  • Maria Taglienti from Hackettstown High School and Kaileigh Cagnassola from Warren Hills Regional High School both won the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Summer Dance Intensive.
  • Phillipsburg High school won the Just Born educational impact award.
  • Cody Jackson won the Mowad Turk Specialists Cash Award and the DeSales University Scholarship.
  • Caroline Copen from North Warren Regional High School won the Northampton Community College Award.
  • Warren Hills Regional High School won the First Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarships.

Here is a complete list of all the 2019 Freddy Award winners:

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

  • Easton Area (Oklahoma!)

Outstanding Use of Scenery

  • Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Outstanding Use of Costumes

  • Moravian Academy (The Boy Friend)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Ensemble Member

  • Lorenzo Antigua as Enjolras, Emmaus (Les Misérables: School Edition)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member (TIE)

  • Allison Fuller as Aunt Eller, Easton Area (Oklahoma!)
  • Abby Ellis as Bambi Bernet, Nazareth Area (Curtains)

Outstanding Use of Lighting

  • Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance (TIE)

  • Orlando Crooms, Makayla Schmid, McKenzie Hagenbuch, “A Heart Full of Love,” Southern Lehigh (Les Misérables: School Edition
  • Brookel Sabella, Gianna Graziano, Morgan Shriver, “Dancing Queen,” Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Outstanding Choreography

  • Freedom (Anything Goes)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Gianna Graziano as Tanya, Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Ryan Murphy as Marius, Emmaus (Les Misérables: School Edition)

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer

  • Abby Ellis as Bambi Bernet, Nazareth Area (Curtains)

Outstanding Chorus

  • Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance

  • Brookel Sabella, “The Winner Takes It All,” Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Just Born Educational Impact Award

  • Phillipsburg High School

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor

  • Trevor Warren as Javert, Emmaus (Les Misérables: School Edition)

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress

  • Milaijah Torres as Papa Ge, Dieruff (Once on This Island)

Outstanding Production Number

  • Freedom, “Anything Goes” (Anything Goes)

Outstanding Stage Crew (in honor of Capt. Christopher Seifert)

  • Emmaus (Les Misérables: School Edition)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Brookel Sabella as Donna Sheridan, Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Cody Jackson as Gomez Addams, Warren Hills Regional (The Addams Family)

Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School

  • Hackettstown High School (Tuck Everlasting)

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical

  • Bangor Area (Mamma Mia!)

For more Northwest Jersey’s News, tune into 92.7FM, 104.7FM, 105.7FM 1510AM, wrnj.com or on the TuneIn app.

By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Freddy Awards)
Tags

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close