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Announcing The Nominees For The 2015 Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards

2015

The nominations for the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards are gathered by Austin theatre writers from Austin Entertainment Weekly, Central Texas Live Theatre and Broadway World Austin.  The Final Awards will be selected by the nominees and recipients of the 2014 Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards.

For the first time, the Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards will be presented at a live awards event in January 2016. More details will be made available soon. We are excited to see these awards grow and become an important part of the Central Texas Theatre Community.

Best Actor in a Play

  • Steve Vinovich – President Lyndon Baynes Johnson -All the Way – Zach
  • Martin Burke -Multiple Roles -This Wonderful Life – Zach
  • David R. Jarrott – Dr. Sygmond Freud -Freud’s Last Stand- Jarrot Productions
  • Jason Phelps – Gus – The Dumb Waiter – Captial T Theatre
  • Kirk Kelso – Gregory Mitchel – Love! Valour! Compassion! – City Theatre
  • Robert Pierson -George W. Bush – The Strangerer, Capital T Theatre
  • Scot Friedman – Henry Law – When the Rain Stops Falling – Different Stages
  • Rick Felkens – Buzz Hauser – Love! Valour! Compassion! – City Theatre

 

Best Actress in a Play

  • Michael Learned – Katharine Gerard – Mothers and Sons – Zach
  • Katherine Catmull – Jean -The Quarry- – Hyde Park Theatre
  • Dawn Erin -Helen Warren – Love Alone – City Theatre
  • Jennifer Underwood – Breda – The New Electric Ballroom – Renaissance Austin
  • Regan Goins – Blanche Dubois – Streetcar Named Desire – Texas State University Department Of Theatre and Dance
  • Suzanne Balling – Catherine – Rapture Blister Burn -Southwest Theatre Productions
  • Babs George – M’lynn Eatenton – Steel Magnolias – TexArts

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Play

  • Cory Grabenstein – Crowe -Never the Sinner – Sam Bass Theatre
  • Jason Liebrecht – Gil Pepper- Year of the Rooster – Capitol T Theatre
  • Kenneth Wayne Bradley – Dickie Thimble -Year of the Rooster – Capitol T Theatre
  • Michael Stuart – 3 roles – Waiting for Lefty – Street Corner Arts
  • Robert Matney – Andrei – Thr3e Zisters – Salvage Vanguard
  • Melvin Abston – Martin Luther King – All The Way – Zach

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Play

  • Alyssa Castro -Millie Owens – Picnic – Agape Theatre
  • Tiffany Nicely-Williams – Uranita/Loretta- Mast- Paper Chairs
  • Johanna Whitmore –Patsy – Jacob’s Ladder – Theatre En Bloc
  • Mary Kennelly – Alice – Rapture Blister Burn – Southwest Theatre Productions
  • Karen Jambon – Clara – The New Electric Ballroom – Renaissance Austin
  • Jess Hughes – 3 roles – The Quarry – Hyde Park Theatre
  • Sheila Lucas – Ouiser – Steel Magnolias – TexArts

 

Best Direction of a Play

  • David Steakley – All the Way – Zach
  • Fritz Ketchum – Freud’s Last Session – Jarrot Productions
  • Andy Berkovsky – Love Alone – City Theatre
  • Matthew Burnett – Love! Valour! Compassion! – City Theatre
  • Lily Wolff, Never Such Rain by Tegan McLeod, UT Lab Theatre
  • Mark Pickell, Year of the Rooster, Capital T Theatre
  • Fritz Ketchum – Rapture Blister Burn – Southwest Theatre Productions

 

Best Production of a Play

  • All the Way by Robert Schenkkan – Zach Theatre
  • Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain- Jarrott Productions
  • Year of the Rooster by Eric Dufault – Capital T Theatre
  • Love! Valour! Compassion! By Terrance McNally- City Theatre
  • When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell, Different Stages
  • The Strangerer by Mickle Maher – Capital T Theatre
  • Mothers And Sons by Terrance McNally – Zach Theatre

 

Best Actor in a Musical

  • Scott Shipman – Shrek – Shrek! The Musical – Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • Mark Pouhe – Mr. Burns – Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Rob Franco – Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire – TexArts
  • Gray Randolph – Dr. Frank -N-Furter – The Rocky Horror Show – Doctuh Mistuh Productions
  • Scott Shipman – Edna Turnblad – Hairspray – Zilker Hillside Production
  • R. Michael Clinkscales – Pseudolus – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – City Theatre
  • Creighton Moench – Jesus – Jesus Christ Superstar – Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • Robert Moore – Black Stache the pirate – Peter and the Starcatcher – Zach
  • Kirk Kelso – Dr. Frank-N-Furter – Rocky Horror Show – Austin Theatre Project

 

Best Actress in a Musical

  • Meredith McCall – Salome -The Robber Bridgroom – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Jill Blackwood – Jill – Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Michelle Cheney -Betty – The Great American Trailer Park – Austin Theatre Project
  • Sarah Burke – Molly Aster – Peter and the Starcatcher, Zach Theatre
  • Brittany Allison -June Carter Cash – Ring of Fire – TexArts
  • Alexandra Reilman – Aline Sangazure – The Sorcerer -Gilbert & Sullivan Society
  • Sarah Burke – Catherine -The Last 5 Years – Penfold Theatre
  • Laurel Rothhamel – Magenta – Rocky Horror Show – Austin Theatre Project

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

  • Kirk Kelso – Donkey – Shrek! – Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • Tyler Jones – Corny Collins – Hairspray – Zilker Hillside Productions
  • Jeff Phillips, Hysterium, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, City Theatre
  • Daniel Cline – Frankie – Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Josean Rodriguez – boy/Peter – Peter and the Starcatcher – Zach
  • Daniel Cline – Brad – Rocky Horror Show – Austin Theatre Project
  • Matthew Redden – Peron – Evita – Zach

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

  • Julie Foster – Ring of Fire
  • Jennifer Coy, Stars of David, Austin Jewish Repertory Theatre
  • Ann Richards – Mary Magdalen- Jesus Christ Superstar, Georgetown Palace
  • Jacqui Cross – Matron Mamma Morton – Chicago – Austin Playhouse
  • Chanel Haynes-Schwartz – The Soubrette – Sophisticated Ladies – Zach
  • Linda Bradshaw – Momma Lily Williams – Hank Williams Lost Highway – Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • Jacqui Cross – Motor Mouth Mabel – Hairspray – Zilker Hillside Productions
  • Annie Violett – Audrey – Hank Williams Lost Highway – Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • Sarah Burke -Belle – A Christmas Carol – Zach

Best Choreography

  • Cathie Sheridan – Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Sara Burke – Rocky Horror Show – Austin Theatre Project
  • Christa Oliver – A Christmas Carol – Zach
  • Heloise Gold and Nathalie George – 1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas – Salvage Vanguard Theatre
  • Devon Adams – Young Frankenstein – Georgetown Palace Theatre

 

Best Direction of a Musical

  • David Long -Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Barbara Schuler – Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Sarah Gay – Ring of Fire – TexArts
  • Rachel Wiese – Sacred Space – Exchange Artists
  • Abe Reybold – Sophisticated Ladies – Zach
  • Ralph MacPhail Jr. – The Sorcerer – Gilbert & Sullivan Society
  • Michael Baron – Peter And the Starcatcher – Zach

 

Best Musical Direction

  • Michael McKelvey – Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Mark Stewart – Mast – Paper Chairs
  • Allen Robertson – Sophisticated Ladies – Zach
  • David Blackburn – Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Sarah Gay/Paul Koudouris – Ring of Fire – TexArts
  • Jeffrey Jones-Ragona – The Sorcerer – Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin
  • Jonathan Borden – Jesus Christ Superstar – Georgetown Palace Theatre

 

Best Production of a Musical

  • Burns, A Post-Electric Play – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Hank Williams Lost Highway – Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Sophisticated Ladies – Zach
  • Chicago – Austin Playhouse
  • Murder Ballad Murder Mystery – Paper Chairs
  • Jesus Christ Superstar – Georgetown Palace
  • Godspell -Emily Ann Theatre Wimberley
  • A Christmas Carol – Zach

Best Original Play

  • Jacob’s Ladder – Dennis Bailey & David Mixner – Theatre En Bloc
  • Mast – Elisabeth Doss – Paper Chairs
  • Naked As A GayBird – Jay Bryd – Salvage Vanguard Theatre
  • Deus ex Machina – Liz Fisher – Whirligig Productions
  • The Wars of Heaven, Part 1 – Connor Hopkins – Trouble Puppet Theatre

 

Best Non-Traditional Theatre

  • Frankenstein -Trouble Puppet Theater Company
  • The Big Bash – The Hideout Theatre
  • Naked As A Gaybird – Jay Byrd – Salvage Vanguard Theatre
  • Wail -Gale Theatre Company
  • 1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas – Heloise Gold and Nathalie George – Salvage Vanguard Theatre

 

Best Costume Design

  • Michael McDonald – All the Way – Zach
  • Benjamin Taylor Ridgeway/Tara Cooper -Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play – St. Edwards Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Susan Branch Towne – Freud’s Last Session – Jarrot Productions
  • Veronica Prior – Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Hope Bennett – Murder Ballad Murder Mystery – Paper Chairs
  • Veronica Prior – Rocky Horror Show – Austin Theatre Project
  • Dawn Allee – Much Ado About Nothing – The Baron’s Men
  • Tamar Madrigal – Jesus Christ Superstar – Georgetown Palace Theatre

 

Best Scenic Design

  • Mark Pickell – The Night Alive -Hyde Park Theatre
  • Leslie Ann Turner – Freud’s Last Session – Jarrot Productions
  • Ann Marie Gordon – When the Rain Stops Falling – Different Stages
  • Cliff Simon – All the Way – Zach
  • Michelle Ney – A View from the Bridge -Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Bruno-Pierre Houle – The Great God Pan – Street Corner Arts
  • Michelle Ney -A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance

 

Best Lighting Design

  • Patrick Anthony – Year of the Rooster – Capital T Theatre
  • Sarah Maines – Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play – St. Edward Mary Moody Northen Theatre
  • Matthew Webb – Peter and the Starcatcher – Zach
  • Patrick Anthony – DNA – Capital T Theatre
  • Bill Peeler – When the Rain Stops Falling – Different Stages
  • Stephen Pruitt – Sacred Space – Exchange Artists
  • Jason Amato – Mothers and Sons – Zach

 

Best Sound Design / Musical Score

  • Justin Sherburn – Score -Wars of Heaven, Part 1 – Trouble Puppet Theatre Company
  • Philip Owens – A Streetcar Named Desire – Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Joel Mercado-See – Chicago – Austin Playhouse
  • Sam Kokajko – Forever Plaid – Austin Theatre Project
  • Craig Brock – A Christmas Carol – Zach

 

Outstanding Theatre within Austin City Limits

  • Zach Theatre
  • Capital T Theatre
  • Hyde Park Theatre
  • Zilker Hillside Productions

 

Outstanding Theatre Outside Of Austin City Limits

  • Georgetown Palace Theatre
  • TexARTS
  • Wimberley Playhouse
  • Gaslight Baker Theatre, Lockhart

 

Outstanding Academic Theatre

  • Mary Moody Northen Theatre – St. Edwards University
  • McCallum Fine Arts Academy
  • UT School of Theatre and Dance
  • Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance

 

Outstanding Contribution to Central Texas Theatre

  • Ken Webster – Actor / Director / Producer – Hyde Park Theatre
  • Michael Meigs – Theatre Supporter – Reviewer – Editor Central Texas Live Theatre
  • Dave Steakley – Artistic Director – Zach Theatre
  • Don Toner – Director/Producer -Austin Playhouse
  • Michael Mckelvey – Musical Director / Director / Educator / Producer – Doctuh Mistuh Productions / Summerstock Austin
  • The Vortex Summer Youth Theatre Program
  • Ann Ciccolella Director – Producer – Aristic Director – Austin Shakespear

If you or your organization were nominated or awarded an award in the 2014 Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards please email Austinentertainmentweekly@gmail.com for your passcode to vote in the 2015 awards.

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST HAVE BEEN NOMINATED IN THE 2014 CENTRAL TEXAS EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE AWARDS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.

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10 thoughts on “Announcing The Nominees For The 2015 Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards

  1. A correction- while Cliff Simon did design the powerful set for ALL THE WAY at Zach, Michael McDonald designed the beautiful and detailed costumes.

  2. Oh, my, there are a couple of typos in the name of one nominee for Best Actress in a Musical. Aline Sangazure was actually played by Ms. Alexandra Reilman, not by Mr. Alexander Rielman. 😉

  3. Did you mean to nominate Jason Newman or Jason Liebrecht? You have Liebrecht listed as the nominee of the character Newman played.

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