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Local teen actors and actresses were in for a special treat at Sunday’s Teeny Awards at Center Moriches High School. Not only did the area’s bright young stars get recognized for their hard work on the stage at the annual awards ceremony, but a couple of big names made a virtual drop-in to announce some of the awards firsthand. (more…)

05/08/15 10:27am
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Southold High School's Teeny Award nominees for 2014. This year, the school has earned more nominations.

Southold High School’s Teeny Award nominees for 2014. This year, the school has earned more nominations.

Nominees for the 13th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced this morning. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 7 at Center Moriches High School where radio personality Walker Vreeland will serve as host.  (more…)

06/08/14 7:01am
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Southold High School nominees are interviewed for MyLITV on Verizon Fios1. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Southold High School nominees are interviewed for MyLITV on Verizon Fios1. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

On the same day Broadway’s best headed to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate a year’s worth of achievement at the Tony Awards, the top performers in East End high school theater gathered at Longwood High School for a celebration of their own.  (more…)

05/07/14 1:00pm
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Southold Drama Club is up for Best Student Choreography for their rendition of ‘Rent.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

Southold Drama Club is up for Best Student Choreography for their rendition of ‘Rent.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Nominees for the 12th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced Wednesday. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 8 at Longwood High School where award-winning broadcaster and producer Bonnie Grice will serve as host. (more…)

06/09/13 6:32pm
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PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | McGann-Mercy students Patrick O'Brien, Nicole Chiuchiolo and Danielle Allen celebrate after their three Teeny Award wins.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | McGann-Mercy students Patrick O’Brien, Nicole Chiuchiolo and Danielle Allen celebrate after their three Teeny Award wins.

McGann-Mercy High School senior Nicole Chiuhiolo stood near the red carpet at Southold High School, waiting to be photographed in her blue dress as she held her glass prize for best Lead Actress in a Drama.

Her fellow cast members had just won awards for best supporting actor and actress for their work in the school’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Nearby, a camera crew was interviewing her friends.

“My hands are still shaking!” Nicole said.

The 11th annual Teeny Awards brought the glitz and glamour of an awards show to the North Fork Sunday afternoon to honor high school theater productions from across the East End.

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE CEREMONY

The ceremony, produced by East End Arts, highlighted scenes from some of the 17 participating school’s theater productions, including “Summer Nights” from Southold High School’s version of “Grease.”

The packed auditorium cheered as each nominee was read. When the award was announced, the winner’s cast seated in bunches around the room would scream in delight.

“I think the performances today really showed these kids are not only incredibly talented, they are skilled,” said show coordinator and professional actress and singer Morgan Vaughan. “I really believe that together, we can make the East End of Long Island the home of the best high school theatre in the United States.”

See below for a full list of winners from the North Fork:

DRAMA

Lead Actress in a Drama

• Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Supporting Actor in a Drama

• 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?

COMEDY

Lead Actor in a Comedy

• Sean Mannix, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

• Gwyn Foley, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?

MUSICAL

Supporting Actor in a Musical

• Matthew Drinkwater, Greenport, Guys & Dolls

Supporting Actress in a Musical

• Lea Giambruno, Shelter Island, Legally Blonde

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 recipient is The Greek Chorus from Shelter Island’s Legally Blonde.

STAGE MANAGEMENT RECOGNITION

The following students are all recognized for their invaluable contributions as STAGE MANAGERS:

• Mariah Brengel, Shoreham-Wading River

• Ian Byrne, McGann-Mercy

• Quinn Carey, McGann-Mercy

• Helen Chen, Mattituck

• Jaclyn Conway, Southold-Greenport Co-Production

• Jaclyn Conway, Southold

• Mayra Gonzalez, Mattituck

• Melissa Hickox, Mattituck

• Julie Lindell, Shoreham-Wading River

• Anne O’Rourke, Mattituck

• Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River

• Jerilyn Toole, Riverhead

• Sean Walden, Greenport

• Rachel Williams, Riverhead

TECHNICAL DESIGN RECOGNITION

• Savannah Calderale, Southold, Grease – Set Design