WEST ORANGE, NJ - Gabrielle Florendo and Madelyn Machado of West Orange High School (WOHS) have been nominated for Paper Mill Playhouse "Rising Star" awards for their performances in "In the Heights."

Gabrielle ("Nina Rosario") was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and Madelyn Machada ("Carla Rosario") was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Member. Florendo will also perform at the awards event, to be held June 4.

Jordan Scott-Young ("Daniela") was recognized with an Honorable Mention for Best Performance in a Featured Role and the Chorus was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Best Performance by a Chorus category.

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"Everyone in the show did a fantastic job and we are so proud of them all," said WOHS Chorus Director John Hellyer.

See the complete list of nominees here.