Photos: Three local theater students win Teeny Awards
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.
The Teeny Awards — presented by East End Arts for the 12th consecutive year — honors the best in theater from high schools located in the five East End towns and a portion of northeastern Brookhaven.
When the last award was handed out and the final musical number was performed at the ceremony, which was emceed by Bonnie Grice of Peconic Public Broadcasting, three local students headed home with a Teeny in their hand.
Local winners included Connor Vaccariello of Southold High School for “The 39 Steps,” Meg Pickerell of Southold High School for “Rent”and Patrick O’Brien of Bishop McGann-Mercy High School for “Death of a Salesman.”
Host Longwood won the most awards with four.
Below is a complete list of winners in the featured categories. Click here to see a list of all the local nominees.
BEST ACTRESS — DRAMA
Rebecca Dwoskin, Pierson “A Murder Among Us.”
BEST ACTOR — DRAMA
Patrick O’Brien, Bishop McGann-Mercy “Death of a Salesman”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS — DRAMA
Amili Targownik, The Ross School, “The One-And-A-Half-Year Silent Girl”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR — DRAMA
Yanni Giannakopoulos, The Ross School, “Median”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS — COMEDY
Daniela Herman and Naomi Tankel , The Ross School, “The Grand Scheme” (tie)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR — COMEDY
Connor Vaccariello, Southold, “The 39 Steps”
BEST ACTRESS — COMEDY
Amanda Mullin, Eastport-South Manor, “Blithe Spirit”
BEST ACTOR — COMEDY
John Coyne, Longwood, “Much Ado About Nothing”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS — MUSICAL
Maura Sitzman, Westhampton Beach, “Little Sally”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR — MUSICAL
Sean Mannix, Shoreham-Wading River, “Carousel”
BEST ACTRESS — MUSICAL
Shannon Muthig, Longwood, “Damn Yankees”
BEST ACTOR — MUSICAL
Drew Garrison, Shelter Island, “Young Frankenstein” and Ramsey Pack, Longwood, “Damn Yankees” (tie)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMER — COMEDY OR DRAMA
David Letteriello, Longwood, “Much Ado About Nothing”
OUTSTANDING PERFORMER — MUSICAL
Meg Pickerell, Southold, “Rent”
JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD
Pierson, “The Fantasticks,” student director Emily Selyukova
BEST STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY
Ryan Schafer, Center Moriches, “Fame”
Pierson, “A Chorus Line”
Aly Blazer, Eastport-South Manor, “Blithe Spirit”
See photos from the red carpet.