Islip Earns 10 Nominations at Teeny Awards

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Islip was nominated for 10 Teeny Awards for this year’s musical productions of “Into the Woods” and “The Wiz”, and the school was chosen to create a featured performance for this year’s Teeny Award ceremony, held on June 4 at the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale. “The Wiz” cast was one of only four districts to be nominated for a Teeny for Best Ensemble in a Musical.

The Teeny Awards is a student arts recognition program of the Islip Arts Council, intended to celebrate the talented theater students of the Town of Islip.

Matthew Kadam won the Teeny for Best Supporting Male in a Musical, and Faith Terrill won for Outstanding Female Cameo in a Musical; both were for “Into the Woods.”

Other individual Islip students who were nominated for Teeny Awards for their performances were Kristen Baumgartner (Outstanding Female Cameo in a Musical in “The Wiz”), Maria Cacoperdo (Best Supporting Female in a Musical in “Into the Woods”), John DelGenio (Best Lead Male in a Musical in “The Wiz”), Ashley Howell (Student Choreographer for “The Wiz”), Morgiana McDevitt (Best Supporting Female in a Musical in “Into the Woods”), Matthew McManus (Outstanding Male Cameo in a Musical in “Into the Woods”), Nicole Poliandro (Best Lead Female in a Musical in “The Wiz”), and Emma Regina (Best Lead Female in a Musical in “Into the Woods”).