Tedisco Honors Niskayuna High School Star of Hit Netflix Show “Stranger Things”

James Tedisco

August 07, 2019

Senator presents NYS Senate Proclamation to Gabriella Pizzolo, who has a key role in “Stranger Things 3” and has starred on Broadway in “Matilda” and the Tony-winning “Fun Home”

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today honored “Stranger Things 3” star Gabriella “Gabby” Pizzolo of Niskayuna to celebrate her breakthrough performance as the character “Suzie” in the hit Netflix television program.

Over 40 million people watched “Stranger Things 3”over the July 4thweekend alone, according to Netflix. Pizzolo, who has starred on Broadway in the title role in “Matilda”and as Young Alison in the Tony-winning “Fun Home,” gave a bravura musical performance of the song “Never Ending Story” in the “Stranger Things 3”season finale with the character Dustin, played by Gaten Matarazzo,that has generated a tremendous amount of buzz. 

Without giving more away in terms of spoilers, Pizzolo’s character is central to the outcome of “Stranger Things 3.”

Click here to see her musical performance from “Stranger Things 3.”

Tedisco presented Pizzolo, who is 16-years-old and going into her junior year at Niskayuna High School, with a New York State Senate Proclamation. 

“As I often say, all good things emanate from the 49thSenate District and one of those bright lights is Gabby Pizzolo who has had a true breakthrough performance as Suzie in the hit Netflix show, ‘Stranger Things,” said Senator Jim Tedisco.  “I’m proud to represent Gabby and her wonderful family, and honor her incredible talent which has taken her from performing in Schenectady to Broadway and now in a key role in the hottest television show in America. We know even bigger things are to come in Gabby’s future and we wish her continued success in all her endeavors.”