(Please see the video clips of these awards and performances below this list)

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical - Dieruff High School for "In The Heights"

Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School - Notre Dame High School for "A Tale of Two Cities

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Notre Dame High School's Patrick Davis as Sydney Carton in "A Tale of Two Cities"

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Parkland High School's Victoria Bartkavage as Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods"

Outstanding Stage Crew - Whitehall High School for "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Outstanding Production Number - Emmaus High School for "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from "Mary Poppins"

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress - Dieruff High School's Ashley Velazquez as Abuela Claudia in "Hairspray"

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor - Southern Lehigh's Austin Piel as Man in Chair from "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Educational Impact Award - Presented to Lincoln Leadership Academy School

Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance - Notre Dame's Patrick Davis for "I Can't Recall" from "A Tale of Two Cities"

Outstanding Choreography - Dieruff High School for "In The Heights"

WVU Scholarships - Presented to Bethlehem Catholic High School's Madelyn Dundon and Parkland High School's Hannah Hakim

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer - Dieruff High School's Jonathan Cruz as Graffiti Pete & Featured Dancer in "In the Heights"

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Southern Lehigh High School's Chris Smith as Adolpho in "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Bangor Area School District's Tessa Bakke as Penny Pingleton in "Hairspray"

Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance - Freedom High School's Kelly Donah, Lizzie Trostle, Olivia D'Aprile, Brady Hill, Nikki Slavic, and Victoria Scovens for "Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now" from Hairspray

Outstanding Chorus - Bangor Area High School for "Hairspray"

Outstanding Use of Lighting - Dieruff High School for "In the Heights"

Student Achievement Award - Ryan Kuna from Bethlehem Catholic High School

Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member - Emmaus High School's Cathy Ritter as Miss Andrew in "Mary Poppins"

Outstanding Performance by a Ensemble Member Actor - Dieruff High School's Joemichael Luciano as Kevin Rosario from "In The Heights"

Outstanding Use of Costumes - Parkland High School for "Into the Woods"

Outstanding Use of Scenery - Whitehall High School for "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra - Parkland High School for "Into the Woods"

2015 Freddy Awards and Performances


About The Freddy Awards


On May 22, 2003, the State Theatre Center for the Arts made history by becoming the first performing arts center in the country to produce, along with broadcast partner 69 WFMZ-TV, a three-hour, live television show to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in local high school musical theater. It was an extraordinary triumph for creator and executive producer Shelley Brown and her dedicated staff. Regional high schools from the Lehigh, Northampton and Warren County, NJ region now had their own TONY®'s -- The FREDDY© Awards.

In a society where performing arts are given far less attention then sports and academics, the State Theatre is committed to bringing attention to these talented students and preserving the future of theater. It is estimated that this program directly affects over 2,900 students in our area each year. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people experience the students' hard work and dedication to theater arts by enjoying the FREDDY© Awards Ceremony (similar to a local version of the "Glee" TV series), which is broadcast live on 69 WFMZ-TV.

The broadcast has been honored two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received 2 additional EMMY Nominations, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 2 Associated Press Award for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY© program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network's (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011.

The FREDDY© Awards are named after J. "Fred" Osterstock, the legendary "Fred the Ghost" of the State Theatre, who managed the company that owned the theatre from 1936 until his death in 1957.

The 2015 FREDDY© Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.


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