Monday, November 14, 2011

Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Ovation Award Winners!

The 2011 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were handed out tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, celebrating the best of the best from the 2010-2011 theatre season. Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon twenty different Southern California theater companies. Here is a list of the winners. Congratulations all!

BEST SEASON

Troubadour Theater Company
The First Jo-el, Fleetwood Macbeth, A Wither’s Tale

MUSICAL THEATRE:

Best Musical – Intimate Theater
Jerry Springer: The Opera
The Chance Theater

Best Musical - Large Theater
Kiss Me, Kate
Reprise Theatre Company

Acting Ensemble of a Musical
The Cast of A Wither's Tale
Troubadour Theater Company

Choreography
Cate Caplin
Fascinating Rhythms, Rubicon Theatre Company

Music Direction
Paul Litteral
Hoboken To Hollywood, Reasoner Associates LLC

Book for an Original Musical
William Norris, Stuart Gordon, and Dennis Paoli
Re-Animator: The Musical
Red Hen Productions and The Schramm Group LLC

Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical
Gregory Nabours
The Trouble With Words
Coeurage Theatre Company

Director of a Musical
Matt Walker
A Wither's Tale
Troubadour Theatre Company

Lead Actor in a Musical
Raul Esparza as Jonas Nightingale
Leap of Faith
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

Lead Actress in a Musical
Lesli Margherita as Lilli Vanessi/Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
Reprise Theatre Company

Featured Actor in a Musical
Matt Walker as Leontes/Clown
A Wither's Tale
Troubadour Theater Company

Featured Actress in a Musical
Beth Kennedy as Paulina/Shepherd
A Wither's Tale
Troubadour Theater Company

PLAY AWARDS:

Best Play – Intimate Theater
Small Engine Repair, Rogue Machine

Best Play – Large Theater
A Raisin in the Sun, Ebony Repertory Theatre

Acting Ensemble for a Play
The Cast of Small Engine Repair, Rogue Machine

Playwriting for an Original Play
Stefan Marks
Hello, Crooked Arrow Productions

Director of a Play
Andrew Block
Small Engine Repair, Rogue Machine

Lead Actor in a Play
Stefan Marks as Clark
Hello, Crooked Arrow Productions

Lead Actress in a Play
Laurie Metcalf as Virginia
Voice Lessons, Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Featured Actor in a Play
Henry Dittman as James Moriarty
Watson, Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Featured Actress in a Play
Deidrie Henry as Ruth Younger
A Raisin in the Sun, Ebony Repertory Theatre

DESIGN AWARDS:

Lighting Design – Intimate Theater
Christopher Kuhl
How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Lighting Design - Large Theater
David Weiner
Venice, Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Scenic Design - Intimate Theater
Joel Daavid
Skeleton Stories, Theatre of NOTE

Scenic Design – Large Theater
Todd Rosenthal
Twist – An American Musical, Pasadena Playhouse

Sound Design – Intimate Theater
Alyssa Ishii
Awake, Bootleg Theater

Sound Design – Large Theater
Joshua Horvath
Venice, Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

Costume Design – Intimate Theater
A. Jeffrey Schoenberg
The Malcontent, The Antaeus Company

Costume Design – Large Theater
Emilio Sosa
Twist – An American Musical, Pasadena Playhouse

SPECIAL AWARDS:

The Sherwood Award
Presented to Christopher Kuhl

OVATION HONORS CATEGORIES:

Composition for a Play
Brian Joseph, Lyle Lovett, Fred Sanders, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins
Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

Fight Choreography
Brian Danner
The Walworth Farce, Theatre Banshee

Puppet Design
Kristopher Bicknell, Gwyneth ConawayBennison, and Miles Taber
D Is For Dog, Rogue Artists Ensemble

Video Design
Jason Thompson
Venice, Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

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