For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013

East End Arts: 11th Annual Teeny Awards Nominations Announced

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Awards Ceremony to be held on June 9, 2013; Presented by East End Arts

(Riverhead, NY, ) – East End Arts is thrilled to announce the 2013 Teeny Awards Nominees. Theatrical productions presented by the 17 participating East End high schools have been attended and reviewed by a panel of volunteer judges. Evaluations of student performances were based on skills demonstrated in Movement (physical expression, gesture, posture, fluidity), Delivery (projection, articulation, interaction, timing, expression), and Stage Presence (confident, believable, enthusiastic, charismatic, dynamic). Evaluations of performances in Musical Productions also include skills in Singing (intonation, range, interpretation, phrasing, rhythm, articulation, ensemble work) and Dancing (technique, fluidity, expression, gesture, ensemble work). The Teeny Awards, conceived from the idea of the Antoinette Perry Awards – The Tony Awards – for Broadway shows, has been celebrating excellence in high school theater across the East End of Long Island since 2002, and is presented and coordinated by East End Arts.

The top five scoring students are the nominees. A formal awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Southold Junior-Senior High School, hosted by award-winning broadcaster, producer, host and interviewer, Bonnie Grice, during which the winners will be announced. The 11th-Annual Teeny Awards ceremony is open to the public. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. Tickets are $20 in advance (must purchase by 5 PM on June 7), and $25 at the door. Southold Junior-Senior High School is located at 420  Oaklawn Avenue in Southold, NY.

And the nominees are:

DRAMA

Lead Actor in a Drama

  • Eliminas Abromaitis, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Casey Pitcher, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
  • Brian Rocha, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
  • Jonathan Troiano, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Jamie Tuthill, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Lead Actress in a Drama

  • Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Brionna Cook, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Amanda Osborne, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Jordan Tapley, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Alex Stanco, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind

Supporting Actor in a Drama

  • Anthony DeFeo, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
  • Aubrey Jowers, Ross, One Acts: The Sin Eater
  • Perry Ladouceur, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
  • Andrew Nucatola, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Patrick O’Brien, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Supporting Actress in a Drama

  • Danielle Allen, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Emma Bernhardt, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Erin Plitt, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
  • Maria Popova, Ross, One Acts: The Sin Eater
  • Jessica Sisti, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol

COMEDY

Lead Actor in a Comedy

  • Chris Durst, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Zach Fisher, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
  • Yori Johnson, East Hampton, Pygmalion
  • Sean Mannix, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
  • Oliver Orr, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?

Lead Actress in a Comedy

  • Maggie Daley, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
  • Gayle Gammon, Southold/Greeport Co-Production, Trixie, Teen Detective
  • Mally Fogarty, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
  • Rachel Lohrius, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
  • Rachel Rienecker, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Julia Tyson, East Hampton, Pygmalion

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

  • Nicholas, Auletti, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Tom Batuello, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
  • Anthony DeVita, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
  • Jack Vicari, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Ryan Zlatniski, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

  • Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, You Can’t Take it With You
  • Gwyn Foley, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
  • Abigail Gianis, Sag Harbor, Hurry Up and Wait
  • Denise Mulemga, Ross, One-Acts: No Dogs Allowed
  • Sydney Campbell, Southold/Greeport Co-Production, Trixie, Teen Detective

MUSICAL

Lead Actor in a Musical

  • Sam Bracken, Southold, Grease
  • John Coyne, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • John Drinkwater, Greenport, Guys& Dolls
  • Francesco Logozzo, Westhampton Beach, Footloose
  • Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, The Wiz

Lead Actress in a Musical

  • Emily Hinz, Sag Harbor, Funny Girl
  • Laura Logan, Shoreham-Wading River, Sweeney Todd
  • Susanna Kelly, Southold, Grease
  • Kayla Matters, Southampton, Fame
  • Brianna Pagano, Greenport, Guys& Dolls
  • Doree Primavera, Hampton Bays, Annie Get Your Gun

Supporting Actor in a Musical

  • Matt Drinkwater, Greenport, Guys& Dolls
  • Denis Hartnet, Sag Harbor, Funny Girl
  • Daniel Lilley, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Brian Rocha, Eastport-South Manor, The Music Man
  • Jack Dunne, Southold, Grease

Supporting Actress in a Musical

  • Lea Gianbruno, Shelter Island, Legally Blonde
  • Isabella LeBoeuf, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Michaela Manno, Southold, Grease
  • Shelby Pickerell, Southold, Grease
  • Lily Spellman, Hampton Bays, Annie Get Your Gun

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

This category was created to recognize a student who shines brightly in a role that is not eligible for adjudication in the leading or supporting categories.

  • Gwen Clarke, Southampton, Ms. Sherman in Fame
  • Rebecca Dwoskin, Sag Harbor, Trixie in Funny Girl
  • Alexandra Lasot, Southold, Teen Angel in Grease
  • Lara Mahaffy, Southold, Ursula in Trixie, Teen Detective
  • Tye Granger, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace

JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD

This award is for a particular scene, musical number, dance number, or group that the judges feel stands out enough to warrant special recognition. This year, the recipient is The Greek Chorus from Shelter Island’s Legally Blonde.

CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Victoria Carroll, Riverhead, Fiddler on the Roof
  • Megan McGuiness and Jennifer Navarette, Eastport-South Manor, The Music Man
  • Southold Dance Captains, Southold, Grease
  • Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, The Wiz

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE

  • Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
  • Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Mattituck, Once Upon a Mattress

PLAYBILL/POSTER ART

  • Sadie Klughers, East Hampton, Pygmalion
  • Daniel Pritchard, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Amanda Tomasello, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
  • Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River, Sweeney Todd
  • Gretchen Walter, Southold, Trixie, Teen Detective

STAGE MANAGEMENT RECOGNITION – The following students are all recognized for their invaluable contributions as STAGE MANAGERS

  • Mariah Brengel, Shoreham-Wading River
  • Jesse Buchter, Westhampton Beach
  • Ian Byrne, McGann-Mercy
  • Quinn Carey, McGann-Mercy
  • Helen Chen, Mattituck
  • Jaclyn Conway, Southold-Greenport Co-Production
  • Jaclyn Conway, Southold
  • Emily Fey, Center Moriches
  • Mayra Gonzalez, Mattituck
  • Jennifer Hall, Sag Harbor
  • Melissa Hickox, Mattituck
  • Julie Lindell, Shoreham-Wading River
  • Kyra McAlary, Eastport-South Manor
  • Rae LaBorne, Sag Harbor
  • Shelly Matthers, Sag Harbor
  • Scott McVetty, Center Moriches
  • Kevin O’Brien, Center Moriches
  • Anne O’Rourke, Mattituck
  • Solomon Polshek, Ross
  • Christine Sipala, Longwood
  • Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River
  • Jerilynn Toole, Riverhead
  • Zoë Vatash, Sag Harbor
  • Kerrie Vila, Sag Harbor
  • Sean Walden, Greenport
  • Rachel Williams, Riverhead

TECHNICAL DESIGN RECOGNITION – The following students are all recognized for their invaluable contribution in TECHNICAL DESIGN

  • Savannah Calderale, Southold, Grease – Set Design
  • Denis Hartnet, Sag Harbor, Funny Girl – Set Design
  • Catherine Penn, Riverhead, Arsenic and Old Lace and Footloose – Costume Design
  • Daniel Lilly, Longwood, M*A*S*H* – Lighting Design

INNOVATIONS IN THEATRE EDUCATION

This award recognizes the efforts of a school that goes above and beyond to support exceptional theatre arts education. This year, Bridgehampton High School is being recognized for its production of “A Night on Broadway: A Musical Revue,” which was a non-book musical written, performed and produced by its students and volunteer staff. This is the first theatrical production in the school, and, we hope, will be the first of many.

The 11th Annual Teeny Awards is made possible by the support of our sponsors. We extend our thanks to our Lead Sponsors, Suffolk County National Bank and Riverhead Toyota, as well as Astoria Federal Savings, Mary Ann & Joseph Martorano, Tanger Outlet Center, Applebee’s, and Bridgehampton National Bank, as well as Media Sponsors WPPB 88.3FM, MyLITV.com, and Hamptons Magazine.

For more information about the Teeny Awards, contact Morgan Vaughan at teenyawards@eastendarts.org or 310-600-4296, or visit http://www.eastendarts.org/programs/events/teeny-ceremony.html.

East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round.Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission of bringing the arts to everyone and inspiring communities through service, advocacy and education.






 


 



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