Wantagh High School thespians Kyra Orgass and John Sileo have been nominated for the 2020 Roger Rees Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress for their performances in “Rent School Edition,” which was held under the direction of Heather Naughton on Nov. 21-23. John played the part of Roger Davis, an HIV positive songwriter and musician and boyfriend to Mimi, played by Kyra.
The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance is sponsored by the Disney Theatrical Group and the Broadway Education Alliance and in association with Camp Broadway LLC. The RRA is a New York metro student-award program which recognizes excellence and distinction in high school musical theater. Audio videos of the students’ performances were evaluated by a panel comprised of theater industry professionals to determine the top 25 female and male nominees. Finalists and winners will be announced during the online awards presentation scheduled for Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m., on the Broadway Education Alliance YouTube channel.
The district congratulates Kyra and John for this outstanding accomplishment and best wishes for success moving forward in the program.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.