SM East senior Abby Cramer wins Interlochen Arts Camp’s ‘most prestigious honor’

Abby Cramer won the Blue Star Award for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role in 2013.
Abby Cramer won the Blue Star Award for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role in 2013.

The Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan brings together 2,500 of the most talented young musicians, performers, writers and visual artists in the country. And based on the results of this year’s camp awards ceremony, a Prairie Village young woman is among the most talented of that select group.

Incoming SM East senior Abby Cramer, 17, was named the recipient of the 2014 Joseph Maddy Summer Artist Award for Musical Theater. Just 22 of the 2,500 campers receive a Maddy Award; it is the most prestigious honor the camp can confer. To be eligible, the camper must be endorsed by 75 percent of the camp’s voting faculty.

Cramer has made a name for herself in the SM East community with her powerful voice and remarkable performances. She won the Blue Star Award for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role for her performance in The Drowsy Chaperone in 2013.