Earlier this year, The Kenny Awards was selected to participate in The Jimmy Awards along with 30 other regional awards programs from across the country.
Representing Buffalo at the Jimmy Awards will be Joseph Russi, who played Gomez Addams in The Addams Family at Frontier High School, and Rachel Kauderer, who played Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein at Clarence High School. Both students will prepare for their Broadway debut during a 10-day training intensive with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway faculty members, plus other theatre professionals.
This year's Jimmy Awards ceremony on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 pm will be hosted by stage and screen star Zachary Levi. Zachary Levi is currently making his Roundabout Theatre Company debut in She Loves Me on Broadway. Zachary recently starred in the NBC event series “Heroes Reborn.” He is also known for his title role in the NBC hit series “Chuck,” and for his leading role opposite Mandy Moore in Disney's 2010 hit film Tangled. He was also seen on the big screen in the 2013 release of the Marvel film Thor: The Dark World. Zachary made his Broadway debut in 2013 in the musical First Date opposite Krysta Rodriguez.
Tickets to the ceremony on Monday, June 27 can be purchased by visiting NHSMTA.COM or TICKETMASTER.COM and range from $39 to $89. Premium seats are $250.
And check out highlights from this year's Kenny Awards on the video below, produced by Full Circle Studios.