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Teeny Awards Announced At Gala Ceremony At Riverhead High School

Originally Posted: June 07, 2010

Judges' Choice winners. (Joan and Rich Wozniak)

Riverhead - The Eighth Annual Teeny Awards were presented Sunday, June 6 during a gala ceremony at Riverhead High School. Nominees, decked out in their formal attire, walked the Red Carpet and were filmed for a Verizon Fios One television special.

East Hampton nominees.

The Teeny Awards is a student theatre arts recognition program developed by the East End Arts Council and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center patterned after the Tony Awards. It is now run entirely by the East End Arts Council. Volunteer judges attend high school plays and select nominees in each of a variety of categories, culminating in this gala awards ceremony in June.

David Brandenburg, Artistic Director of the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, served as Master of Ceremonies for a second year, and honored guests and sponsors presenting awards included Marion Stark, Bridgehampton National Bank (sponsor); Will Chandler, Program Coordinator, Stony Brook Southampton's Young American Writers Project; Tracy Mitchell and Murphy Davis, Bay Street Theatre; Michael Disher, Southampton Cultural Center Theatre Director, Joanna Ferraro-Levy, Associate Director, WHB Performing Arts Center; Denise Donovan, Human Resources Executive Team Leader, Target; Mary Ann Martorano, Sponsor; Greg McCaslin, Education Director of Roundabout Theatre Company; Cathy Moriarty, Actor, Oscar Nominee; Sandra Novick, President, East End Arts Council; J. Gordon Huszagh, President and CEO of Suffolk County National Bank (sponsor); Fred Thiele, NYS Assemblyman; Kenneth LaValle, NYS Senator; Andrew Botsford, Hampton Theatre Company; Cindy Clifford, WALK Breakfast Club; Sean O'Hara, Director of Fine Arts at Riverhead High School. Former Teeny winners from past years included Riverhead graduates Erin McKenna, Colin Palmer and Christina Peters, and Shelter Island graduate Kirby Garrison.

Winners Nick Motlenski and Nicole Simons.

Each nominee was presented individually to the audience as they filed into the spotlight onstage one at a time to thunderous applause. Each winner received a glass trophy and $200 scholarship.

The audience was treated to scenes from this past year's productions: Judges Choice winners, the Barbershop Quartet from Westhampton Beach High School's production of "Music Man," Southold High School's "Oliver!," Riverhead High School's "Fame," and East Hampton High School's "Beauty and the Beast."

Four winners were selected to receive a $2,000 Theatre Scholarship from Five Towns College.

The 2010 Teeny Awards Winners Are

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Stephen D'Amico, Southold, "Love is Contagious"

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Haylie Kinsler, Shoreham-Wading River, "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Supporting Actor in a Comedy - TIE
Ken Hawrey, Shoreham-Wading River, "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Andrew Miller, Shoreham-Wading River, "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Madeleine Burlingame, Mattituck, "The Curious Savage"

Nominees from Westhampton Beach Billy Finn and Rob Tureski.

Lead Actor in a Drama
Chris Bender, McGann-Mercy, "The Crucible"

Lead Actress in a Drama
Nicole Simons, McGann-Mercy, "The Crucible"

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Nick Motlenski, McGann-Mercy, "The Crucible"

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Nora Davenport, Westhampton Beach, "Marvin's Room"

Ivy Croteau.

Lead Actor in a Musical
Kevin Spellman, Eastport-South Manor, "Anything Goes"

Lead Actress in a Musical
Ivy Croteau, Southold, "Oliver!"

Supporting Actor in a Musical
Stephen Peppaceno, Riverhead, "Fame"

Supporting Actress in a Musical
Emily Hinz, Pierson, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

For actors not adjudicated in Lead or Supporting Roles who shine beyond their smaller roles.

Outstanding Performance in a Comedy
Sarah Conlin, Mattituck, "The Curious Savage"

Outstanding Performance in a Drama
Rob Tureski, Westhampton Beach, "Marvin's Room"

Outstanding Performance in a Musical
Dylan Barone, Center Moriches, "Grease"

Winner in Best Supporting Musical role.

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 merit. This year, the recipient of the Judges' Choice Award is the Barbershop Quartet from "The Music Man" by Westhampton Beach High School, comprised of Kyle Higgins, Aidan Marsicovetere, Luke Nilsson, and Christian Thienel.

Holly Sponza, Kaitlin McElroy, Greenport, "Grease"

Hannah Cook, Pierson, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Rick Grigonis, Pierson, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Hannah Cook, Pierson, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

All student stage managers were presented with a letter of recommendation written by their directors.

Callie Bubb, Greenport, "Grease"
Casey Burns, Mattituck, "The Curious Savage"
Hannah Cook and Emily Verneuille, Pierson, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Candice Dilavore, Eastport South Manor, "Anything Goes"
Rachel Lucas, Westhampton Beach, "Marvin's Room" and "Music Man"
Jeanette Traslavina, East Hampton, "The Mouse That Roared" and "Beauty and the Beast"
Bryan White, Riverhead, "A Night of Comedy" and "Fame"

Nominees from Pierson High School, Sag Harbor.

The Teeny Awards are made possible by the support of our sponsors. Lead sponsors Suffolk County National Bank and Target Stores; Applebees/Panera, Joseph and Mary Ann Martorano, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Bridgehampton National Bank, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Tanger Outlet Center, Hampton Theatre Company, A & C Horn Trust, Five Towns College, Hudson City Savings Bank, Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank, Dedication Design Associates, Joseph Duva, MD, Emil Norsic & Son, Pine Barrens Printing, Rosanti Floors. Media sponsors: WPPB Peconic Public Broadcasting; 107.1 The Beach; and MyLITV.com.

Updated: June 7, 2010, 3:58 pm
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