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Kenmore East Performing Arts Hall of Fame Committee Seeks Nominees for 2019 Induction Class

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The Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame Committee is looking for nominees for its 2019 class. This will be the fifth group honored by the school and previous inductees span the full range of artistic endeavors – all of them graduates or educators from the 58-year-old school.

Nomination forms can be found at and are due by mid-September. Any former students, teachers or school staff that have committed their life to the performing arts – as a career or even just a lifetime passion – may be eligible for induction.

Next year's class – former students and/or school staff – will be honored at an induction event on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. The special ceremony will take place in the school’s auditorium and is free to the public.

A total of 38 local and national stars from the fields of music, theater, film, TV and radio were previously chosen for this award over the past seven years. The biographies of these individuals read like a script for the Lincoln Center awards and the winners cover the gamut across all the different entertainment arenas.

These include two Emmy award-winners; a costume mistress for the Metropolitan Opera and “Saturday Night Live”; a film producer of such hits as “The Golden Compass”; the special effects genius behind “Avatar”; and the conductor of the U.S. Army Field Band.

Musically, the range of talent is phenomenal, including Western New York music legends Ted and Tom Reinhardt, as well as Billy Sheehan and Dave Constantino – members of the rock band “Talas.” A very fine orchestra could be formed from the individuals who have been inducted in the first four ceremonies, including piano, drums and an incredible brass section.

On the dramatic side, inductees represent the Broadway stage, television, movies and radio.  Comedic twins Paul and Peter Vogt; musical theater stars Corinne Melancon and Brian Charles Johnson; and radio personalities Tom Bauerle and Jim McGee are represented on the special Kenmore East wall.

For more information on the Hall, induction ceremony or the new members, please contact or call 874-8402.