Local stars shine as 10th Annual Teeny Awards nominees

05/02/2012 12:29 PM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The cast of McGann-Mercy's 'Jekyll & Hyde' has been nominated for the Teeny Awards.

The nominees for the 10th Annual Teeny Awards were announced Wednesday morning and local schools earned a combined 21 nods. The awards, presented by East End Arts, showcase the best in local high school theater.

Nominees in each category are listed alphabetically by school below:

DRAMA

Lead Actor in a Drama

Cristian Candemir, East Hampton, It’s a Wonderful Life
Nick Motlenski, McGann-Mercy, The Glass Menagerie

Lead Actress in a Drama

Kathryn Ryan, East Hampton, It’s a Wonderful Life
Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, The Glass Menagerie

Supporting Actor in a Drama

Joshua LeClerc, East Hampton, It’s a Wonderful Life
Yori Johnson, East Hampton, It’s a Wonderful Life
Jamie Tuthill, McGann-Mercy, The Glass Menagerie
Aidin Doyle, Ross, One Acts

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Allison Charde, East Hampton, It’s a Wonderful Life
Danielle Allen, McGann-Mercy, The Glass Menagerie
Dominica Purcell, Ross, One Acts
Eva Zhang, Ross, One Acts

 COMEDY

Lead Actor in a Comedy

Nick Motlenski, McGann-Mercy, Arsenic and Old Lace
Patrick McKenna, Pierson, Pygmalion
James Mancuso, Shoreham-Wading River, Brighton Beach Memoirs
Tye Granger, Westhampton Beach, Fools

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, Arsenic and Old Lace
Elizabeth Field, McGann-Mercy, Arsenic and Old Lace
Laura Rinaldi, Pierson, Pygmalion
Molly Benincasa, Shoreham-Wading River, Brighton Beach Memoirs
Kim Lato, Westhampton Beach, Fools

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Thomas Batuello, Mattituck, One Acts
Oliver Orr, Mattituck, One Acts
Jared Angona, McGann-Mercy, Arsenic and Old Lace
Beau Riva, Pierson, Pygmalion
Bryan Antonoff, Shoreham-Wading River, Brighton Beach Memoirs

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Jenn Lengyel, Mattituck, One Acts
Emily Hinz, Pierson, Pygmalion
Madeleine Kiss, Ross, One Acts
Kristin Suarez, Shoreham-Wading River, Brighton Beach Memoirs
Nora Davenport, Westhampton Beach, Fools

 MUSICAL

Lead Actor in a Musical

Dylan Barone, Center Moriches, All Shook Up
Nick Motlenski, McGann-Mercy, Jekyll & Hyde
Stephen Peppaceno, Riverhead, Working
Matthew Dunning, Shelter Island, Oklahoma
Sam Kortchmar, Southold, Curtains

Lead Actress in a Musical

Allison Charde, East Hampton, Anything Goes
Shelby Nielsen, Eastport-South Manor, West Side Story
Veronica Reitz, Mattituck, Leader of the Pack
Emily Hinz, Pierson, Anything Goes
Haylie Kinsler, Shoreham-Wading River, Beauty and the Beast

Supporting Actor in a Musical

James Argyropoulus, Center Moriches, All Shook Up
Cristian Candemir, East Hampton, Anything Goes
Zach DePetris, Pierson, Anything Goes
Drew Garrison, Shelter Island, Oklahoma
Francesco Logozzo, Westhampton Beach, A Chorus Line

Supporting Actress in a Musical

Catherine Fioriello, East Hampton, Anything Goes
Natalie Vero, Eastport-South Manor, West Side Story
Jacqueline Minogue, Southampton, West Side Story
Sydney Campbell, Southold, Curtains
Colette Girardin, Westhampton Beach, A Chorus Line

 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.

Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, Dancer, All Shook Up
Jeff Creed, Eastport-South Manor, Anybodys in West Side Story
Megan McGuinness, Eastport-South Manor, Dancer in West Side Story
Rebecca Dwoskin, Pierson, Steward in Anything Goes
Amanda Gallo, Riverhead, Anybodys in West Side Story
Jon Troiano, Riverhead, Action in West Side Story

 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 recipients are the cast and crew of Mattituck High School’s “Check, Please”.

 CHOREOGRAPHY

Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, All Shook Up
Megan McGuinness and Jennifer Navarette, Eastport-South Manor, West Side Story
Marisa Fedele, Gayle Gammon, Winter Wilcenski, Southold, Curtains
Gina Arfi, Westhampton Beach, Fools

 OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE

Riverhead, Working
Southold, Curtains
Westhampton Beach, A Chorus Line

 STAGE MANAGEMENT RECOGNITION

Center Moriches, Scott McVetty, All Shook Up
East Hampton, Nicole Miksinski and Ouutong Phooprasert, It’s a Wonderful Life and Anything Goes
Eastport-South Manor, Paige Moeller and Jessica Sauerwald, West Side Story
Greenport, Sean Walden, archy & mehitabel
Hampton Bays, Amy Stangasser and Babette Paul, Bye Bye Birdie
Mattituck, Kaylee Bergen and Kimberly Olsen, Leader of the Pack
Mattituck, Maria Peroni and Julia Gaines, One Acts: The Rehearsal and Check, Please!
McGann-Mercy, Stephanie Strippoli, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Glass Menagerie and Jekyll & Hyde
Pierson, Emma Brannen and Shelly Mathers, Anything Goes
Pierson, Emily Verneuille, Pygmalion
Riverhead, Abigail Beodeker, Working and West Side Story
Ross, Victoria Batista, One Acts
Shoreham-Wading River, Mariah Brengel, Beauty and the Beast and Brighton Beach Memoirs
Southampton, Skylar Borucke, West Side Story
Southold, Jaclyn Conway, Curtains
Westhampton Beach, Jenna Arcuri, Fools
Westhampton Beach, Emily Brosnan, A Chorus Line

 SET DESIGN

Pierson, Beau Riva, Anything Goes

 PLAYBILL/POSTER ART

Edgar Pocasangre, Greenport, archy & mehitabel
Liam Mackey, Pierson, Pygmalion
Emma Sisson, Southold, Curtains
Emily Gandolfo, Westhampton Beach, Fools
Erin Perrier, Westhampton Beach, A Chorus Line

 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, McGann-Mercy High School is being recognized for its addition of a third production during the school year devoted to serious drama by such playwrights as Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder, Edward Albee and Eugene O’Neill.

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