The 2019 program finalists:
Cleveland Hill Union Free School – Newsies
Cuba-Rushford Middle/High School – Annie
John F. Kennedy High School – The Wizard of Oz
Nardin Academy – The King and I
Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School – Sister Act
St. Mary’s High School – The Addams Family
Sweet Home High School – Mamma Mia!
Tonawanda High School – Mamma Mia!
West Seneca West Senior High School – Legally Blonde
Since its inception in 1993, The Kenny Awards have bestowed $125,000 to theatre programs in Western New York high schools and has recognized over 50 local high schools and nearly 10,000 students. In addition to the awards, the program offers complimentary workshops, lectures, and demonstrations to students in the finalist schools to help enhance and develop their craft.
The Kenny Awards is one of 40+ awards programs nationwide participating in The Jimmy Awards, the national high school musical awards program. The selected Outstanding Leading Actress and Actor winners of the Kenny Awards will go on to receive an all-expenses-paid, week-long trip to New York City to participate in The Jimmy Awards in June, 2019. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity includes rehearsals with Broadway actors and musicians, performances, opportunities to win college scholarships, and a debut performance on a Broadway stage.
For more information on the Kenny Awards Program, call Shea’s Education Coordinator Holly Grant at (716) 829-1171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.