Kelsey Awards Spotlight: Andrew Ruggieri

Once a year, The Kelsey Awards celebrate all things Kelsey Theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, The Kelsey Awards highlight the magic of live theater.

So send your regards to Kelsey Theatre by learning all about the incredible talent that are nominated for The 2017 Kelsey Awards before the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

Today, we get to learn more about Andrew Ruggieri!

EXTRA EXTRA – The 2017 Kelsey Awards – Complete List of Nominees


Andrew Ruggieri is one of New Jersey’s most popular and talented male performers, and he finally made his Kelsey Theatre debut this season as Peter Allen in “The Boy From Oz”. This role won the hearts of critics and voters, and now he’s a Kelsey Awards nominee.

How do you like working at The Kelsey Theatre?

ANDREW: It was a blast working at the Kelsey.

What is your favorite Kelsey Theatre memory?

ANDREW: Working with the amazing cast of “The Boy from Oz”!

What is your most embarrassing moment on or off stage that’s theater-related?

ANDREW: I ripped my pants mid show during “The Boy from Oz” and had to finish the number with a huge hole in my crotch!! And the rip was so loud that I’m pretty sure the last row heard them split!

If there’s one person at The Kelsey Theatre you’ve been wanting to work with, but never had the opportunity, who is it and why?

ANDREW: Koren Zander!! He is a fantastic choreographer.

What is your dream show that you’d like to work on?

ANDREW: “An American in Paris” and “Jersey Boys” but mostly “An American in Paris”!!

Are you excited for The Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 19th?!

ANDREW: Absolutely.

A special message to all of the people who voted for you and made you a nominee…

ANDREW: Thank you so much for your support.

Be sure to buy your tickets for the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm and find out who will walk away with a 2017 Kelsey Award!

For tickets and to learn more about the show and nominees, visit The Kelsey Awards Official Website!



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