15th Annual Teeny Awards Nominations Announced


Matt Schiavoni as the “Man in Chair” watches Lola Lama as Janet and Zeb Kinney as Robert during a rehearsal of the Pierson High School production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which earned a number of nominations for Teeny Awards last week.

Pierson High School students have racked up a number of Teeny Award nominations for their work in “Harvey” and the spring musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” East End Arts announced its 2016-17 Teeny Award nominees late last week. A formal ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 4 at Southampton High School, hosted by former WBAZ radio personality, writer and performer, Walker Vreeland.

Matthew Schiavoni has earned a nomination for Lead Male in a Play for his performance as Elwood P. Dowd in “Harvey,” and is joined by Anna Francesca Schiavoni, who earned a nomination for Lead Female in a Play in the role of Veta Louise Simmons in the same play. Hope Brindl has been nominated for Supporting Female in a Play in the role of William R. Chumley MD in “Harvey,” as was Reilly Rose Schombs for her performance as Myrtle Mae Simmons.

For musical, nominees for Lead Male in a Musical including Matthew Schiavoni in the role of Man in Chair in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” with Lola Lama earning a nomination for Lead Female as Janet Van De Graaf. Yanni Bitis was nominated for Supporting Male in a Musical in the role of Aldolpho, as was Graham DiLorenzo as Underling in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Reilly Rose Schombs also earned a nomination for her portrayal of Kitty in “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Eva Doyle was honored by a nomination for Outstanding Choreography for “Wedding Bells #1” in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” with Natalie Federico and was given technical recognition for stage managers for her work on “The Drowsy Chaperone,” as was Rachel Williams for her work in “Harvey” at Pierson. Paul Anderson earned a nomination for Lighting Design for both “Harvey” and “The Drowsy Chaperone,” and Griffin Federico was nominated for his work in Audio Design for “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Simone Kessler’s work as assistant director of “The Drowsy Chaperone” earned her a nomination, as did Rachel Williams as assistant director of “Harvey.”

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