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STARS Awards
2008 STARS Awards Nominees
STARS Awards

Leading Actor in a Drama
Mike Riggs, Centereach, “A Murder is Announced”
* Justin Schaffner, Port Jefferson, “Enemy of the People”

Leading Actress in a Drama
* Sarah Bradley, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias” 
Jessie Lee Duncan, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias” 
Sarah Osit, Port Jefferson, “Enemy of the People”

Leading Actor in a Musical
Richard Kraus, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon” 
* Billy Lewis, Newfield, “Anything Goes” 
David Schwartz, Mount Sinai, “Godspell” 
Daniel Solomon, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon”

Leading Actress in a Musical
* Sappir Baumvoll, Newfield, “Anything Goes” 
Michelle Cosentino, Newfield, “Anything Goes” 
Brittany Infranco, Rocky Point, “Annie” 
Hope Pedisich, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon”

Leading Actor in a Comedy
Matt Foy, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
Matt Newby, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
* Ralphie Picciarelli, Newfield, “Fools” 
Dylan Poulos, Newfield, “Fools”

Leading Actress in a Comedy
* Sara Costantino, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
Margaret Riche, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
Michelle Ventimilla, Newfield, “Fools”

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Dan Anemone, Centereach, “A Murder is Announced” 
* Alexander Steiner, Port Jefferson, “Enemy of the People”

Supporting Actress in a Drama
* Amanda Galasso, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias” 
Angelica LaLota, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias” 
Hayley Moir, Port Jefferson, “Enemy of the People” 
Sara Pena, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias”

Supporting Actor in a Musical
Robert Haltiwanger, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon” 
Christopher Oill, Mount Sinai, “Godspell” 
* Ralphie Picciarelli, Newfield, “Anything Goes” 
Kalyan Ray-Mazumder, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon”

Supporting Actress in a Musical
Jessie Duncan, Rocky Point, “Annie” 
Brianna Gobetz, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon” 
Julia Tavolaro, Rocky Point, “Annie” 
* Michelle Ventimilla, Newfield, “Anything Goes”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Nicholas Abreu, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
Ethan Stein, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
* Anthony Toto, Newfield, “Fools”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
* Caroline D’Angelo, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 
Erin Quinn, Newfield, “Fools”

Lighting Design
* Troy Abbott, Newfield, “Anything Goes” and "Fools"
David Schwartz, Mount Sinai, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Set Design
* Laurie Phillips & Ashley Martin, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias”

Program Cover / Poster Art
Sarah Bradley, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias” 
* Jaclyn O’Sullivan, Ward Melville, “Miss Saigon”

Stage Management
Emily Anderson, Port Jefferson, “Enemy of the People” & “And The Beat Goes On” 
* Inbar Baumvoll, Newfield, “Fools” & “Anything Goes” 
Laurie Phillips, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias”

Student Director
* Krystal Calvano, Centereach, “The King & I” 
Charlie Freeman, Rocky Point, “Steel Magnolias” 
Kelsey Gordon, Ward Melville, “A Fatal Combination” 
Erica Fagundes/Sabrina Torres, Centereach, “A Murder is Announced”

Outstanding Performance
This category was created to recognize a student who “shines brightly”
in a role that is not eligible for adjudication in the leading or supporting 
categories. The following are the nominees:
Gina Angelone, Newfield, “Fools” 
Sappir Baumvoll, Newfield, “Fools” 
Tina DeFalco, Newfield, “Fools” 
Kelsey Gordon, Ward Melville, “A Fatal Combination” 
* Marguerite Jones, Port Jefferson, “And The Beat Goes On”
Lisa Lauto, Ward Melville, “A Fatal Combination” 
Cody Snider, Ward Melville, “A Fatal Combination” 
Lauren Stern, Ward Melville, “A Fatal Combination”

Judges' Choice
This award is chosen by the judges in a vote. It is for a particular 
scene, musical number, dance number, ensemble effort, or group 
that the judges feel stands out enough to warrant the special merit. The following are the nominees:
* Newfield “Anything Goes” Reno & Her Angels 
Newfield “Blow Gabriel Blow” Ensemble Work 
Mount Sinai “Godspell” Ensemble Work 
Port Jefferson “And the Beat Goes On” Ensemble Work 
Ward Melville “Murder Mystery” Ensemble Work/Dinner Theatre

Innovation in Theatre Education
* Ward Melville High School