Several students from , , , have been nominated for "Teeny Awards," the long-standing Tony-esque awards ceremony for those who've shined in high school theatrical productions this past school year across the East End.
The ninth-annual "Teenys" is sponsored by the and will be held at Westhampton Beach High School on June 5, where nominees chosen from 15 participating East End high schools will be up for trophies.
A panel of judges attended ambitious North Fork school productions such as and The actors were judged on skill demonstrated in movement, delivery, stage presence, singing, and dancing.
The following North Fork students were nominated for Teeny Awards this year:
Supporting Actress in a Drama
Brette Rosen, Mattituck, Lockdown
Marissa Russo, Mattituck, Lockdown
Rebekah Smith, Mattituck, Lockdown
Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jake DeSimone, Southold, Lend Me a Tenor
Chris Bender, McGann-Mercy, Noises Off
Lead Actress in a Comedy
Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, Noises Off
Laura Lynne Duffy, McGann-Mercy, Noises Off
Kathleen Scotto, Southold, Lend Me a Tenor
Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Tim MacNish, Mattituck, The Audition
Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Madeline Burlingame, Mattituck, The Audition
Kelly Cassidy, Mattituck, The Audition
Emily Comando, Mattituck, The Audition
Lead Actor in a Musical
Drew Garrison, Shelter Island, Zombie Prom
Sam Kortchmar, Southold, Little Shop of Horrors
Lead Actress in a Musical
Ivy Croteau, Southold, Little Shop of Horrors
Supporting Actress in a Musical
Kaitlyn McElroy, Greenport, Wizard of Oz
Rebecca Mincieli, Mattituck, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Shelby Pickerell, Southold, Little Shop of Horrors
Laura Lynne Duffy, McGann-Mercy, Bye Bye Birdie
STAGE MANAGER RECOGNITION
Greenport, Tori Staples, Wizard of Oz
Mattituck, Casey Burns, One Acts
Mattituck, Casie Binkowski, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Southold, Stephanie Sinopoli, Lend Me a Tenor and Little Shop of Horrors
Southold, Ivy Croteau, Lend Me a Tenor
McGann-Mercy, Kat Dickhoff , Noises Off
McGann-Mercy, Stephanie Stripoli, Bye, Bye Birdie
- 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.
Jack Davidson, Southold, Little Shop of Horrors
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD
- Mattituck High School Students, led by Colin Keil, Becca Mincieli and Marissa Russo, are receiving the Judge's Choice Award for campaigning to bring a musical to their school for the first time since 1989.
The Teeny Awards ceremony is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at the East End Arts Council or online at www.eastendarts.org. Tickets are $20/$15 for students.