By Waldo Cabrera

2019 TEENY AWARDS PERFORMANCE NOMINEES

 

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA

Katie Spina as Julia / East Islip / Lend Me a Tenor 

Amber Gidden as Teacher / Sayville / Peter and the Starcatcher 

Angelina Mercurio as Kelina / Hauppauge / Fools 

 

FEATURED ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA

Lorenzo Kortright as Bert / Central Islip / It’s a Wonderful Life

Connor Barnes as Bellhop / East Islip / Lend Me a Tenor 

 

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA

Evesha Harry as Kate / Brentwood / Brighton Beach Memoirs

Taylor D’Agostino as Kate / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs 

Daniella LoCascio as Blanche / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs 

Karina Gallagher as Maggie / East Islip / Lend Me a Tenor 

Rene Kozlowski as Lenya Zubritsky / Hauppauge / Fools 

Rose Recce as Sophia Zubritsky / Hauppauge / Fools 

 

ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA

Yashaun Harris as George Bailey / Central Islip / It’s a Wonderful Life 

Nicholas Fandaros as Stanley / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs 

Luke Rosario as Eugene / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs 

Andrew Timminsas Max / East Islip / Lend Me a Tenor

James Lombardi as Dr. Zubritsky / Hauppauge / Fools 

Alex Pittarias Stache / Sayville / Peter and the Starcatcher 

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA

Isabella Kerr as Laurie / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brooke Miranda as Nora / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs 

Alex Bertolini as Maria / East Islip Lend Me a Tenor

Jenni Profera as Diana / East Islip Lend Me a Tenor 

Danielle Gerardi as Snetsky / Hauppauge / Fools 

Gigi Manta as Yencha / Hauppauge / Fools 

Elizabeth Campbell as Prentiss / Sayville / Peter and the Starcatcher 

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA

Gospel Excel as Uncle Billy / Central Islip / It’s a Wonderful Life 

Stephan Mills as Henry Potter / Central Islip / It’s a Wonderful Life 

Sean Brandow as Jack / Connetquot / Brighton Beach Memoirs

Luke Ferrari as Tito / East Islip / Lend Me a Tenor

Kieran Tohill as Saunders / East Islip / Lend Me a Tenor 

Aidan DeVerna as Smee / Sayville / Peter and the Starcatcher 

 

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Miklayla Hicks as Blanket Woman/Season’s Soloist / Bay Shore / RENT 

Kyanie Louis as Mary Sunshine / Bay Shore / Chicago 

Christy Jean as Carla / Brentwood / In the Heights

Alex Bertolini as Gigi / East Islip / Miss Saigon 

Gigi Manta as Arianne / Hauppauge / Twelfth Night 

Emily Pandal as Maye / Hauppauge / Twelfth Night 

Rachel Nettuno as Flotsam / Islip / The Little Mermaid 1 

Katy Zurbaran as Jetsam / Islip / The Little Mermaid 1 

 

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Will Logan as Fred Casely / Bay Shore / Chicago 

Scott Wysocki as Gordon-Mr. Jefferson-Seasons Soloist / Bay Shore / RENT 

Jayden Brown as Piragua Guy / Brentwood / In the Heights

Richard Ortiz as Graffiti Pete / Brentwood / In the Heights

Luca Iallonardi as Sebastian / Hauppauge / Twelfth Night

Zack Center as Scuttle / Islip / The Little Mermaid 1 

Ryan DelGenio as Scuttle / Islip / The Little Mermaid 2 

Joe Leo as Rodger / Islip / Grease

Frank Neri as Chef Louis / Islip / The Little Mermaid

 

ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Alisa Barsch as Princess Puffer / Bayport-Blue Point / The Mystery of Edwin Drood 

Daphne Sparacio as Rosa Bud / Bayport-Blue Point / The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Adrianna Romeo as Roxie Hart / Bay Shore / Chicago

Kaylee Frias as Abuela Claudia / Brentwood / In the Heights

Marilyn Parada as Nina / Brentwood / In the Heights 

Ariana Vargas as Vanessa / Brentwood / In the Heights

Anna Grottola as Belle / Connetquot / Beauty and the Beast 

Tori Tiernan as Kim / East Islip / Miss Saigon 

Allie Morrissey as Ariel / Islip / The Little Mermaid 1 

Julianna Rezza as Belle / St. John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast 

 

ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Connor Teague as Mayor Sapsea / Bayport-Blue Point / The Mystery of Edwin Drood 

Lukas Veracek as John Jasper / Bayport-Blue Point / The Mystery of Edwin Drood

David Tucciarone as Billy Flynn / Bay Shore / Chicago 

Samuel M. De La Cruz as Usnavi / Brentwood / In the Heights 

Justin Velez as Benny / Brentwood / In the Heights

Giovanni Santiago as The Beast / Connetquot / Beauty and the Beast 

Luke Ferrari as Chris / East Islip / Miss Saigon

Kieran Tohill as The Engineer / East Islip / Miss Saigon

Brandon Larson as Prince Eric / Islip / The Little Mermaid

Will Brennan as The Beast / St. John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast 

Jack DeNicola as Gaston / St John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast 

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Mikayla Hicks as Mama Morton / Bay Shore / Chicago 

Emerese Noel as Daniela / Brentwood / In the Heights

Jasmine Almonte as Lorrell Robinson / Central Islip / Dreamgirls

Brooke Miranda as Babbette / Connetquot / Beauty and the Beast 

Gabrielle Perticone as Mrs. Potts / Connetquot / Beauty and the Beast 

Karina Gallagher as Ellen / East Islip /Miss Saigon 

Katie Dolce as Feste / Hauppauge / Twelfth Night 

Rene Kozlowski as Maria / Hauppauge /Twelfth Night 

Toni Castronova as Rizzo / Islip / Grease 2 

Tyler Cirulnick as Ursula / Islip / The Little Mermaid 1

Noelle Richard as Ursula / Islip / The Little Mermaid 2

Kat Motlensk as Mrs. Potts / St. John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Samuel Lent as Reverend Crisparkle / Bayport-Blue Point / The Mystery of Edwin Drood 

Dylan Chong as Amos Hart / Bay Shore / Chicago 

Edgar Romero as Sonny / Brentwood / In the Heights 

Nicholas Miller as Cosgworth / Connetquot / Beauty and the Beast 

Jake Peralta as Lefou / Connetquot / Beauty and the Beast 

Andrew Timmins as John / East Islip / Miss Saigon

Nick D’Auria as Sebastian / Islip / The Little Mermaid

Matthew Mahr as King Triton / Islip / The Little Mermaid 

Nick D’Auria as Kenickie / Islip / Grease 

Shaun Gibbons as Moonface Martin / Sayville / Anything Goes 

Eddie David as Lefou / St. John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast 

Brendan Ferraro as Lumiere / St. John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast 

Fernando Gomez as Cogsworth / St. John The Baptist / Beauty and the Beast 

 

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE OF A MUSICAL

"RENT" Bay Shore

"Chicago" Bay Shore

"In the Heights" Brentwood

"Beauty and the Beast" Connetquot

"Miss Saigon" East Islip

"Grease" Islip

 

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE OF A COMEDY/DRAMA

"It’s a Wonderful Life" Central Islip

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" Connetquot

"Lend Me a Tenor" East Islip

"Fools" Hauppauge

"Peter and the Starcatcher" Sayville

 

STUDENT THEATER RECOGNITION

ART DESIGN

Nicolette Borutto, Chicago, Bay Shore

Stephanie McDonough, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bayport-Blue Point 

Sean Kearns, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bayport-Blue Point

Aliyah Soriano, In the Heights, Brentwood 

Aleasa Julian, Dreamgirls, Central Islip

Lauren Florenz, Lend Me a Tenor & Miss Saigon, East Islip 

Jade Kirdahy, Fools & Twelfth Night, Hauppauge 

Alexander Pittari, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sayville

Marilyn Theagene, Beauty and the Beast, St. John The Baptist

 

LIGHTING, SOUND & SPECIAL EFFECTS

Jeremy Burd, RENT , Bay Shore 

Dennison DeNatalie, Chicago, Bay Shore 

Kyle Dell Aquila, In the Heights, Brentwood 

Krystal Morales, Dreamgirls, Central Islip 

Isaiah Silver, Dreamgirls, Central Islip

Tori Tiernan, Lend Me a Tenor, East Islip

James Rindos, The Little Mermaid & Grease, Islip 

Valerie Buonasera, The Little Mermaid & Grease, Islip 

Nicholas Cameron, Peter and the Starcatcher Sayville 

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & CREW CHIEF

 

 

MEDIA

Adlin Telus, In the Heights, Brentwood

Luke Ferrari, Lend Me a Tenor & Miss Saigon, East Islip

Alex Rivera, The Little Mermaid, Islip

Erin Quinn, Grease, Islip 

 

DANCE CAPTAIN & CHOREOGRAPHY

Kaitlyn Elmendorf, RENT & Chicago, Bay Shore 

Tatiana Padro, Chicago, Bay Shore 

Jordan Pickens, Dreamgirls, Central Islip 

Rachel Finz, The Little Mermaid & Grease, Islip

 

STAGE MANAGER

Mallory Vannoni, RENT & Chicago, Bay Shore

Anna Kearns, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bayport-Blue Point 

Christopher Minardi, In the Heights, Brentwood

Sarah Schneider, Dreamgirls, Central Islip 

Emily DaSilva, Lend Me a Tenor, East Islip 

Timothy Meier, Miss Saigon, East Islip

Gabriella Cavallaro, Twelfth Night, Hauppauge 

Lillian Schwiekert, Anything Goes, Sayville 

Nicholas Cameron, Anything Goes, Sayville

Elina McAteer, Beauty and the Beast, St. John The Baptist 

 

PIT ORCHESTRA

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Bayport-Bluepoint

"RENT" Bay Shore

"Chicago" Bay Shore

"In the Heights" Brentwood

"Dreamgirls" Central Islip

"Beauty and the Beast" Connetquot

"Miss Saigon" East Islip

"Twelfth Night" Hauppauge

"Anything Goes" Sayville

 

DIRECTORS' CHOICE

Spencer Asofsky, RENT, Bay Shore 

Jordan Arthur, In the Heights, Brentwood

Adanna Rivera, It’s a Wonderful Life, Central Islip 

Valarie Belizaire, Dreamgirls, Central Islip

Gabrielle Cascio, Beauty and the Beast, Connetquot 

Diana Danielsson, Beauty and the Beast, Connetquot 

Emily DaSilva, Lend Me a Tenor, East Islip

Tori Tiernan, Miss Saigon, East Islip

Gigi Manta, Fools & Twelfth Night, Hauppauge 

Gabriella Cavallaro, Twelfth Night, Hauppauge 

Brandon Larson, The Little Mermaid, Islip 

Marisa Esposito, Grease, Islip

Alexander Pittari, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sayville 

Cameryn Surdi, Anything Goes, Sayville

Julianna Rezza, Beauty and the Beast, St. John The Baptist 

By Waldo Cabrera

 

It all started ten years ago with breakfast between two friends, Randi Shubin Dresner from Island Harvest  and Linda Armyn of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Linda asked what does Island Harvest need. Randi said.. "Turkeys for our hungry families."

 

They immediately got to work on The Bethpage Turkey Drive, which instantly became the largest food drive on Long Island.

 

A decade later, more than 30,000 turkeys and more than 109,000 pounds of food which were then provided to Long Island families facing hardship in time for the holidays.

 

More than 300,000 Long Islanders live with food insecurity year round.

 

 

To find out how to make a food donation visit IslandHarvest.org

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