All Hail the New Mr. Amagansett!

Tom Muse of Montauk, an environmental activist, was crowned Mr. Amagansett 2016 on Saturday night. Taylor K. Vecsey

The Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund crowned the sixth Mr. Amagansett on Saturday. Tom Muse of Montauk, an environmental activist and the husband of the singer-songwriter Nancy Atlas, took home the grand prize, a clam rake, after performing a modified version of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" about Yogi Bob, the missing dog who has received quite a bit of attention around East Hampton. The competition took place in front of a rowdy crowd at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

Hanniel Levenson, a rabbi at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons and a newcomer to the pageant, took second place by "dropping some knowledge" in a rap about the upcoming holidays of Passover and Easter.

Proceeds from the $20 admission go to help residents in need pay medical bills, in addition to providing scholarship opportunities and tuition to summer camps for kids here and contributing to local fire departments. The Mr. Amagansett contest is held in honor of Don Sharkey, an East Hampton Town building inspector who died in 2009.
 

Tom Muse performed a song about Yogi Bob, the missing dog. Levi Shaw-Faber
Hanniel Levenson did a dance onstage before performing a rap.Levi Shaw-Faber
Judging Mr. Amagansett were local media mavens. They included, from left, Kitty Merrill of The East Hampton Independent, Laura Weir, the editor of The East Hampton Press, The Star's digital media editor, Taylor K. Vecsey, and Kathryn G. Menu, the co-publisher and editor of The Sag Harbor Express.
Tom Muse was selected among the seven contestants as the winner.Levi Shaw-Faber
Nancy Atlas congratulated her husband, Tom Muse, the winner. Taylor K. Vecsey