Performing Arts Hall of Fame

Click here for Hall of Fame nominations forms. for the 2021 Class


Music, drama, broadcast and other artistic talents join “Who’s Who” of inductees

The Kenmore East Performing Arts Hall of Fame will soon induct eight new members as part of its 2021 class at an induction event some time in April 2021; The special ceremony will take place in the school’s auditorium and is free to the public.

The deadline for submission is September 18, 2020.

General Rules of Nomination:

  • Candidates must be focused on the performing arts – theater, drama, visual arts (TV/film), music and dance.
  • Three categories- Performers; Contributors; Honorary:
    • The Performer category is based on achievement beyond high school. The nominee’s class must have left Kenmore East a minimum of seven years prior to nomination.
    • The Contributor category includes directors, administrators, crew, etc.; if the nominee was a teacher, he or she must have retired or left the Ken-Ton district two years prior to selection. If the nominee was a student, his or her class must have left Kenmore East a minimum of seven years prior to nomination.
    • The Honorary category (pioneers, non-graduates, etc.) must have made a significant impact on the Kenmore East performing arts programs, and/or made a significant impact at the professional level.
  • The nomination form must have current contact information (address, phone, email, website) for the nominee to be considered for induction. The nominees will be given the opportunity to provide more information for consideration. If the nominee is deceased, please provide as much information as possible.

For more information on the Hall, induction ceremony or the new members, please contact or call 716-874-8402.

2017 Inductees

  • Eric Alsford, 1985
  • Carin Zakes Green, 1972
  • Jeanine Hunter, 1994
  • Jim McGee, 1983
  • Deborah Moran, 1990
  • Molly Peacock, 1965
  • Ted Reinhardt, 1971 (posthumously)
  • Tom Reinhardt, 1973

See photo 2017 gallery.

Inducted 2015

  • Robin Greene Grandin, 1975
  • William H. Jones, 1966
  • Loren Keller, retired teacher
  • Ron Mendola, 1969
  • Mike Migliore, 1972
  • William Mosher, retired Band Director
  • Vicki Jo Potaczala Derocker, 1977
  • Andrew Miano, 1991
  • Francis Vogt, 1983

2013 Inductees

  • Louis Baroudi, Faculty, 1962-85
  • Dick Bauerle, 1970
  • Tom Bauerle, 1981
  • Brian Blaziak, 1998
  • Nikki Casseri, 2002
  • Tom Doyle, Faculty, 1977 – 2005 (and the Company of Song)
  • Jim Pritchard, 1995
  • Justin Rizzo, 2002

See photo 2013 gallery.
See photo 2011 gallery.

Charter Class, Inducted 2011

  • Karen Gawel Smiley, 1966
  • David Carroll, 1960
  • Dave Constantino, 1971
  • Billy Sheehan, 1971
  • Michael Licata, 1979
  • Corinne Melancon, 1976
  • Paul Vogt, 1982
  • Peter Vogt, 1982
  • Brian Johnson, 1903
  • Tom Spence, 1970
  • John D’Arcangelo, 1960
  • Alex Wozniak, 1904
  • Art Cranston (faculty 65-98)