VIDEO: Kenny Award winners appear on Wake Up!

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Kenny Awards recognize western New York high school students for their exceptional work in theater.

Plays, musicals, actors and actresses are honored by the award ceremony’s committee.

The 2017 winner of Best Actress, Maple Grove High School’s Grace Auer, and Best Actor winner, Frontier Central High School’s Ian Hayes, appeared on Wake Up! Monday morning. The two will soon be headed to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, otherwise known as the “Jimmy Awards,” in New York City.

See their interview with News 4’s Brittni Smallwood in the video above. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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