Monday, November 12, 2012

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Ovation Award Winners!


The 2012 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were handed out tonight at the historic Los Angeles Theatre in downtown LA, celebrating the best of the best from the 2011-2012 theatre season. Thirty-five awards were given out to 13 different Southern California theatre companies. Congratulations to all the winners!


BEST SEASON
Center Theatre Group

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Peace In Our Time
The Antaeus Company

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (LARGE THEATRE)
Waiting for Godot
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (INTIMATE THEATRE)
The Color Purple: A Musical
Celebration Theatre

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL(LARGE THEATRE)
Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Musical Theatre West

BEST PRESENTED PRODUCTION
War Horse
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre

ACTING ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY
The Cast of Waiting for Godot
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum
 
ACTING ENSEMBLE OF A MUSICAL
The Cast of The Color Purple: A Musical
Celebration Theatre
  
CHOREOGRAPHY
Janet Roston, The Color Purple: A Musical
Celebration Theatre
 
MUSIC DIRECTION
Gregory Nabours, The Color Purple: A Musical
Celebration Theatre

BOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Isaac Laskin, Hey, Morgan!
Black Dahlia Theatre
 
LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
James Coco, Parmer Fuller and Michael Kramer
Stations: A Los Angeles Holiday Story
Ensemble Theatre Company and Boom Kat Dance Theatre
 
PLAYWRIGHTING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY
Andrew Dolan, The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King
Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA
 
DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Michael Matthews, The Color Purple: A Musical
Celebration Theatre
 
DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Emily Mann, The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Davis Gaines as Cervantes/Quixote, Man of La Mancha
Musical Theatre West
 
LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Susanne Blakeslee as Woman 1, Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Musical Theatre West
 
LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Alan Mandell as Estragon, Waiting For Godot
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum
 
LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Pascale Armand as Jekesai/Ester, The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Todrick Hall as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Hairspray
Musical Theatre West
 
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
La Toya London as Shug Avery, The Color Purple: A Musical
Celebration Theatre
 
FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Hugo Armstrong as Lucky, Waiting For Godot
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum
 
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Zainab Jah as Prudence, The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

LIGHTING DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Luke Moyer, Deathtrap
LA Gay & Lesbian Center

LIGHTING DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
Lap Chu, The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre
 
SCENIC DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Tom Buderwitz, Peace In Our Time
The Antaeus Company
 
SCENIC DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
Daniel Ostling, The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

SOUND DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Veronika Vorel and John Zalewski, The Children
The Theatre @ Boston Court

SOUND DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
John Zalewski, A Wrinkle in Time
MainStreet Theatre Company
 
COSTUME DESIGN (INTIMATE THEATRE)
Shon LeBlanc, I Love Lucy Live on Stage
Rockahan, LLC

COSTUME DESIGN (LARGE THEATRE)
Paul Tazewell
The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

COMPOSITION FOR A PLAY
Ryan JohnsonStoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton
Sacred Fools Theatre Company
 
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY
Andrew Amani, Hearts Like Fists
Theatre of NOTE
 
PUPPET DESIGN
Susan Gratch, The Children
The Theatre @ Boston Court
 
VIDEO DESIGN
Shawn Sagady, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

2012 Zelda Fichandler Award (for transforming regional theatre through unique and creative work)
Bill Rauch, Founder, Cornerstone Theatre Company; Current Artistic Director at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

2012 Sherwood Award (for innovative and adventurous artists)
John Sinner

Biller BEST (Building Excellence in Small Theatre) Awards
About Productions, The Antaeus Company, CASA 0101, Circle X Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA, Independent Shakespeare Company, A Noise Within, and The Theatre @ Boston Court.

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