East End Arts Gives Out Teeny Awards

A scene from Center Moriches High School's production of "Bye Bye Birdie."
A scene from Center Moriches High School’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”

East End Arts held its 13th Annual Teeny Awards yesterday afternoon at Center Moriches High School. The Teeny Awards, modeled after the Tony Awards, celebrate the best high school theater on the East End, complete with a walk down the red carpet and performances from some of the plays nominated for awards.

Among the biggest winners yesterday were the cast of Southold’s “The Addams Family,” Longwood High School’s production of “Hairspray and ” Mattituck’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You.”

The full list of winners is below:

MUSICAL

Supporting Male in a Musical – TIE
Ramsey Pack as Seaweed in “Hairspray” at Longwood
Connor Vaccariello as Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family” at Southold

Supporting Female in a Musical
Kaylea Scott as Motormouth Maybelle in “Hairspray” at Longwood

Lead Male in a Musical
Denis Hartnett as Gomez Addams in “The Addams Family” at Pierson

Lead Female in a Musical – TIE
Mackenzie Engeldrum as Inga in “Young Frankenstein” at Hampton Bays
Isabella Le Boeuf as Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray” at Longwood

PLAY

Supporting Female in a Play
Raven Janoski as Penny Sycamore in “You Can’t Take it With You” at Mattituck

Supporting Male in a Play – TIE
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

Lead Female in a Play – TIE
Olivia Geppel as Anne Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank” at McGann-Mercy
Colleen Kelly as Alice Sycamore in “You Can’t Take it With You” at Mattituck

Lead Male in a Play
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

Outstanding Male in a One-Act Play
Miguel Monori as Barry in “Misfortune” at Ross School

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Emma Galasso for her number in “Godspell” at Westhampton Beach

PLAYBILL AND POSTER DESIGN
Bridgett Comiskey and Lily Saeli for “The Addams Family” at Southold

OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS

Outstanding Male in a Musical or Play
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.
Nick Auletti for his roles in “Godspell” at Westhampton Beach

Outstanding Female in a Musical or Play
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.

Gwyn Foley as Essie in “You Can’t Take it With You” at Mattituck

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

STUDENT STAGE MANAGER RECOGNITION
Bryan Aguilar for “Footloose” at Riverhead
Andrea Anketell for “Suddenly Last Summer” at Shoreham-Wading River
Shane Factora (Lead) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Jennifer Hall for “The Addams Family” at Pierson
Christen Heine for “The Addams Family” at Pierson
Erin Horan for “Bye Bye Birdie” at Center Moriches
Sarah Huneault for “Footloose”, “The Seussificaton of Romeo and Juliet” and “The Audition” at Riverhead
Benjamin Jazdzewska (Assistant Crew Chief) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Hunter Mancuso (Co-Crew Chief) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Kyra Mears for “Suddenly Last Summer” at Shoreham-Wading River
Anthony Navas for “Bye Bye Birdie” at Center Moriches
Hannah Oswalt for “Bye Bye Birdie” at Center Moriches
Catherine Penn for “The 39 Steps” and “Godspell” at Westhampton Beach
Philip Rossillo (Crew Chief) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Kimberly Scheer for “Bye Bye Birdie” and “You Can’t Take it With You” at Mattituck
Cara Vaccariello for “Don’t Drink the Water” at Southold-Greenport Drama and “The Addams Family” at Southold
Sarah Volkmann for “Bye Bye Birdie” at Center Moriches
Sean Walden for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport

STUDENT PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR RECOGNITION
Sean Mannix (Director) for “Suddenly Last Summer” at Shoreham-Wading River
Cady Vitale (Producer) for “You Can’t Take it With You” at Mattituck

STUDENT LIGHTING DESIGN RECOGNITION
Michael Carey for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Alec Giufurta for “The Wizard of Oz” at Southampton
Shane Hennessy for “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Addams Family” at Pierson
Philip Staples for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport
Sarah Tuthill for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport

STUDENT SOUND DESIGN RECOGNITION
Chris Gabrielson for “The Wizard of Oz” at Southampton
Amanda Gallagher (Assistant) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Thomas Gallina (Assistant) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Meaghan McDonough (Assistant) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Jessica Reyes (Lead) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Ashley Sommer (Assistant) for “Hairspray” at Longwood
Philip Staples for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport
Sarah Tuthill for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport

STUDENT COSTUME DESIGN RECOGNITION
Shannon Colfer for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport
Hanna Land for “Once Upon a Mattress” at Greenport

STUDENT SET DESIGN RECOGNITION
Amanda Gallagher for “Hairspray” at Longwood

 

 




Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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