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Award Nominees

Check back on May 9, 2016 for a full list of the 2016 Rising Star Awards Nominees and Recipients!


Rising Star Awards - Presented by the Investors Foundation is also generously supported by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation and MetLife Foundation. Rising Star scholarships are made possible by Ruth Bedford in memory of Jane Burgio, Walt Santner in honor of Janet Sovey, and the Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund Trust. The Theatre for Everyone Inclusion and Access Award is supported by VSA New Jersey and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Rising Star Awards is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a not-for-profit arts organization.