Rye Neck High School senior Isaak Meier has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Metro Award for Best Comedic Actor for his performance as Kyle O’Boyle in the high school production of “Legally Blonde.” He received his award during the annual ceremony, which was held at Purchase College Community Arts Center on June 12.

The Metro Awards shine a spotlight on exceptional musical theater productions, talented actors and actresses and creative teams from Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Bergen counties.

"Isaak Meier, quite simply, was hilarious as Kyle B. O'Boyle in our production of ‘Legally Blonde’ this year,” theater director Scott Harris said. “He has a wonderful sense of comedy and a perfect deadpan expression that made him ideal to play the role of the unwittingly handsome UPS delivery man. Although his time on stage was short, Isaak made the most of the part, keeping a straight face while the characters around him – not to mention his own jazz horns and theme music – helped inform the audience of just how funny his strut and delivery were."

Principal Scott Mosenthal also praised Meier’s comedic talent, adding that he created the most unforgettably humorous role and award-winning character.

In addition, seniors Jillian Hurlbut, Bria McClain, Justin Sturgis and Rachel Wurzburger were nominated for Metro Awards for their contributions to “Legally Blonde.” Hurlbut, stage manager, was nominated in the technical merit category. McClain was nominated as best actress in a supporting role for her role as Paulette; while Sturgis and Wurzburger were nominated for best outstanding duet.

"This year's graduating class are among the most talented, dedicated, hardworking students I've had the pleasure of teaching in my time at Rye Neck,” Harris said.