Area high school theater students were recognized for their talent and dedication at the 21st annual Kenny Awards on Saturday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

The winners are:

Outstanding Production: Orchard Park High School, “Les Misérables”

Rising Star: Ayden Herreid, Orchard Park, “Les Misérables”

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Andrew Pszonak, Eden, “The Wedding Singer”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Michaela Tramuta, Fredonia, “Bye Bye Birdie”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nathaniel Feldman, Orchard Park, “Les Misérables”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kayla Storto, Orchard Park, “Les Misérables”

Best Performance by an Ensemble: Graciela Rey, Claire O’Brien, Shelby Przybysz, Jordyn Wawro and Emma Storm, Fredonia, “Bye Bye Birdie”

Best Orchestral Performance: Orchard Park, “Les Misérables”

Best Technical Design: Maple Grove, “Grease”

Best Choral Performance: West Seneca, “Godspell”

Best Scenic Design: Fredonia, “Bye Bye Birdie”

Best Dramatic Performance: Maple Grove, “Grease”

Best Costume Design: Fredonia, “Bye Bye Birdie”

Best Dance Performance: Eden, “The Wedding Singer”

The Blossom Cohan Award (which honors a performer who “blossoms” in a role): Alyssa Cirrito, North Tonawanda, “9 to 5: the Musical”

The theater department at Orchard Park High School will receive a $5,000 grant from the Lipke Foundation.


On the Web: See a gallery of photos from the Kenny Awards at