Nominations for the 11th Annual Teeny Awards are…..Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers.….I am especially excited to see some extremely talented young people who I know on this list. Congratulations to all the nominees you are all very talented and should be very proud of this accomplishment. Below is a Press release sent today from East end Arts…

 11th-Annual Teeny Awards Nominations Announced

Awards Ceremony to be held on June 9, 2013

Presented by East End Arts

East Hampton High School's South Pacific
East Hampton High School’s South Pacific

(RIVERHEAD, NY, May 8, 2013) – 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 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:


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 


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?
Southold/Greenport's Trixie Teen Detective
Southold/Greenport’s Trixie Teen Detective

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


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,  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


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


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.


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
Mattituck's Once Upon a Mattress.
Mattituck’s Once Upon a Mattress.


Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Mattituck, Once Upon a Mattress    


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


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, TangerOutlet Center, Applebee’s, and Bridgehampton National Bank, as well as Media Sponsors WPPB 88.3FM,, and Hamptons Magazine.

For more information about the Teeny Awards, contact Morgan Vaughan at or 310-600-4296, or visit

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.

Stephanie Smith
Marketing & PR Manager
East End Arts
133 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901


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