Song & Stage

East Arts Reveals 2015 Teeny Awards Nominees

East End Arts announced the nominees for their local high school version of Broadway’s Tonys, the 13th annual Teeny Awards, on Friday, May 8.

In preparation for the 2014/15 awards, a panel of volunteer judges attended and reviewed theatrical productions from 16 participating East End high schools. 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.

Nominees represent the top five scoring students in each category. Listed below.

A formal awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 7 at Center Moriches High School, commencing with a red carpet at 1:30 p.m. Winners will be announced during a special ceremony, open to the public and hosted by radio personality, broadcaster and interviewer Walker Vreeland, at 3 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eastendarts.org. Adult tickets are $20 in advance (must purchase by 5 p.m. on June 5), and $25 at the door. Student tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Center Moriches High School is located at 311 Frowein Road in Center Moriches.

The 13th Annual Teeny Awards 2014-15 Nominees

MUSICAL

Supporting Male in a Musical
Matt Agryropoulis as Conrad Birdie inBye Bye Birdie at Center Moriches
John Drinkwater as Mistrel in Once Upon a Mattress at Greenport
Matt Drinkwater as Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress at Greenport
Ramsey Pack as Seaweed in Hairspray at Longwood
Connor Vaccariello as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family at Southold

Supporting Female in a Musical
Chloe Dervin as Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray at Longwood
Olivia Garrison as Commissioner Doyle in Annie Warbucks at Shelter Island
Audrey Owen as Alice Beineke inThe Addams Family at Pierson
Meg Pickerell as Alice Beineke inThe Addams Family at Southold
Kaylea Scott as Motormouth Maybell in Hairspray at Longwood

Lead Male in a Musical
Sam deSoto as Link Larkin inHairspray at Longwood
Denis Hartnett as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family at Pierson
Franklin Krzyzewski as Igor in Young Frankenstein at Hampton Bays
David Letteriello as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at Longwood
Sean Mannix as King Arthur in Spamalot at Shoreham-Wading River
William Tondo as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family at Southold

Lead Female in a Musical
Rebecca Dwoskin as Wednesday Addams inThe Addams Family at Pierson
Mackenzie Engeldrum as Inga in Young Frankenstein at Hampton Bays
Serina Kaasik as Annie in Annie Warbucks at Shelter Island
Allie Lasot as Wednesday Addams inThe Addams Family at Southold
Katie Lemmen as Kim McAfee inBye Bye Birdie at Center Moriches
Isabella Le Boeuf as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at Longwood
Marisa Tache as Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie at Center Moriches

PLAY

Supporting Female in a Play
Emily Clasen as Mrs. Webb in Our Town at Shoreham-Wading River
Raven Janoski as Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You at Mattituck
Grace Lukachinski as Petronella Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank and as Ethel in “Moon Over Buffalo” at McGann-Mercy
Lena Wolf as Sister Drobney in Don’t Drink the Water at Southold/Greenport Drama

Supporting Male in a Play
Nicholas Auletti as Heavy 1/Mr./Mrs. McGarrigle in The 39 Steps at Westhampton Beach
James Blydenburgh as Heavy 2/Mr./Mrs. McGarrigle in The 39 Steps at Westhampton Beach
Denis Hartnett as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at Pierson
James Mancuso as Mr. Webb in Our Town at Shoreham-Wading River
Oliver Orr as Kolenkhov in You Can’t Take it With You at Mattituck
Max Peterson as Crofter in The 39 Steps at Westhampton Beach

Lead Female in a Play
Rebecca Dwoskin as Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest at Pierson
Olivia Geppel as Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at McGann-Mercy
Emily Hassid as Emily Webb in Our Town at Shoreham-Wading River
Colleen Kelly as Alice Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You at Mattituck
Audrey Owen as Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest at Pierson

Lead Male in a Play
Max Crean as George in Moon Over Buffalo at McGann-Mercy
Paul Hartman as Algernon Moncrieff inThe Importance of Being Earnest at Pierson
Shane Hennessy as John Worthington, J.P. in The Importance of Being Earnest at Pierson
Sean Mannix as Stage Manager in Our Town at Shoreham-Wading River
Ramsey Pack as Carroll Danes in Bad Auditions by Bad Actors at Longwood

ONE-ACT PLAY

Outstanding Female in a One-Act Play
Emily Austopchuk as Tassie in Tassie Suffers at Ross School
Daniela Herman as Sarah in Bed & Breakfast at Ross School
Megan Kelly as The Nurse in The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet at Riverhead
Aria Saltini as Stage Manager inThe Audition at Riverhead
Hannah Schneider as Elizabeth’s Mother in The Audition at Riverhead

Outstanding Male in a One-Act Play
Isaac Kulp as Romeo inThe Seussification of Romeo and Juliet at Riverhead
Ryan Mancini as Tybalt inThe Seussification of Romeo and Juliet at Riverhead
Samuel Mancini as Mercutio in The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet at Riverhead
Miguel Monori as Barry in Misfortune at Ross School
Mael Oujaddou as Matthew in Measuring Matthew at Ross School

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Victoria Carroll, Brielle Borges, Ella Baldwin, Jessica Nicholson, Laura Schmitt for Footloose at Riverhead
Emma Galasso for her number in Godspell at Westhampton Beach
Paul Hartman for his number in The Addams Family at Pierson
Megan Murry, Nellie Spellman, Lena Wolf for Once Upon a Mattress at Greenport

PLAYBILL AND POSTER DESIGN
Sabrina Baum and Natalie Brooks for The Importance of Being Earnest at Pierson
Bridget Comisky and Lily Saeli for The Addams Family at Southold
Emily Gatz forYou Can’t Take It With You at Mattituck

OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS

Outstanding Male in a Musical or Play
Nick Auletti for his roles in Godspell at Westhampton Beach
Trevor Cockeri-Patrick as Edmund in Bad Auditions by Bad Actors at Longwood
James Mancuso as Galahad in Spamalot at Shoreham-Wading River
Daniel Qua for his performance of Prepare Ye in Godspell at Westhampton Beach
Tyler Thompson as Eugene in Grease at East Hampton

Outstanding Female in a Musical or Play
Julie Ehm as Patty Simcox in Grease at East Hampton
Gwyn Foley as Essie inYou Can’t Take It With You at Mattituck
Emma Leaden as the Grand Duchess Olga in You Can’t Take It With You at Mattituck
Alex Peterson as Dr. Victor von Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein at Hampton Bays
Isabel Simon as the Jester in Once Upon a Mattress at Greenport
Chryso Tsompelis as Grandma in The Addams Family at Southold

JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD

This award is chosen by a judges’ vote. It is for a particular scene, musical number, dance number, ensemble effort or group the judges feel stands out enough to warrant special recognition. This year’s recipient is “The Ancestors” from The Addams Family at Pierson High School.

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