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PRESS PHOTO BY ED COURRIERStudent cast members, selected from participating high school musical productions, join together for “Last Dance” during Freddy Awards finale rehearsal May 22 at State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Copyright - © Ed Courrier PRESS PHOTO BY ED COURRIERStudent cast members, selected from participating high school musical productions, join together for “Last Dance” during Freddy Awards finale rehearsal May 22 at State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Copyright - © Ed Courrier

2019 Freddy Awards presented in State Theatre WFMZ telecast

Friday, May 24, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 2019 Freddy Awards recipients were announced May 23 during the 17th annual live ceremony from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com.

The awards telecast will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. June 1 on WFMZ-TV.

Here is the list of award recipients and scholarship and community awards recipients:

Orchestra

Easton Area High School, “Oklahoma!”

Scenery

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!”

Costumes

Moravian Academy, ”The Boy Friend”

Male Ensemble Member

Emmaus High School, “Les Miserables: School Edition,” Lorenzo Antigua (Enjolras)

Female Ensemble Member (tie)

Easton Area High School, “Oklahoma!,” Allison Fuller (Aunt Eller)

Nazareth High School, “Curtains,” Abby Ellis (Bambi Bernet)

Student Achievement Award

Madylin Zegalia, Bethlehem Catholic High School

Lighting

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!”

Small Ensemble Performance (tie)

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!,” Brookel Sabella, Gianna Graziano, Morgan Shriver, “Dancing Queen”

Southern Lehigh High School, “Les Miserables: School Edition,” Orlando Crooms, Makayla Schmid, McKenzie Hagenbuch, “A Heart Full of Love”

Choreography

Freedom High School, “Anything Goes”

Supporting Role Actress

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!,” Gianna Graziano (Tanya)

Supporting Role Actor

Emmaus High School, “Les Miserables: School Edition,” Ryan Murphy (Marius)

Featured Dancer

Nazareth High School, “Curtains,” Abby Ellis (Bambi Bernet)

West Virginia Scholarship

Musical Theater Performance: Christian Clausnitzer, Southern Lehigh High School

Theater Design and Technology: Maggie Helfst, Moravian Academy

Chorus

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!”

Vic Kumma Award: Solo Vocal

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!,” Brookel Sabella, ”The Winner Takes It All”

Just Born Education-Community Impact Award

Phillipsburg High School

Featured Actor

Emmaus High School, “Les Miserables: School Edition,” Trevor Warren (Javert)

Featured Actress

Dieruff High School, “Once On This Island,” Milaijah Torres (Papa Ge)

Production Number

Freedom High School, “Anything Goes,” “Anything Goes”

Stage Crew (In honor of Capt. Christopher Seifert)

Emmaus High School, “Les Miserables: School Edition”

Leading Actress

Bangor High School, “Mamma Mia!,” Brookel Sabella (Donna Sheridan)

Leading Actor

Warren Hills Regional High School, “The Addams Family,” Cody Jackson (Gomez Addams)

Overall Production Smaller School

Hackettstown High School, “Tuck Everlasting”

Overall Production

Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!”

Scholarships, Community Awards

DeSales University Scholarship

Gianna Graziano, Bangor Area High School

Ryan Murphy, Emmaus High School

Brookel Sabella, Bangor Area High School

Cody Jackson, Warren Hills Regional High School

Muhlenberg College Scholarship

Ryan Murphy, Emmaus High School

Civic Theatre Outstanding Student Director Award Internship

Not awarded

R. Richard Knauss Foundation Cash Award

Bangor Area High School

Hackettstown High School

Mowad Turf Specialists Cash Award

Cody Jackson, Warren Hills Regional High School

Brookel Sabella, Bangor Area High School

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet-Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Summer Dance Intensive

Lauren Lukachek, Easton Area High School

Maria Taglienti, Hackettstown High School

Elizabeth Lee, Liberty High School

Natalie Brimfeld, Lincoln Leadership Academy

Abby Ellis, Nazareth Area High School

Kaileigh Cagnassola, Warren Hills Regional High School

Madison Bauman, Wilson Area High School

Sing for America Scholarship

Lindsey Sommons, Liberty High School

Arts Community of Easton Performing Arts Scholarships

Lindsey Sommons, Liberty High School

Mary Felix, Southern Lehigh High School

Northampton Community College

Caroline Copen, North Warren Regional High School

East Stroudsburg University

Not awarded

First Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarships

Freedom High School

Warren Hills Regional High School