Congratulations To Kevin Kline Award Nominees

The 2012 Kevin Kline Award nominees have been announced and congratulations to all and, for that matter, congratulations to all of St. Louis theatre for bringing us an outstanding year on stages in our town. Here are the nominees:

Outstanding Production For Young Audiences: “The Giver,” Metro Theater Company and Edison Theatre; “Chanticleer,” Imaginary Theatre Company/St. Louis Rep; “Trail of Tears,” Imaginary; Cruel To Be Kind?,” Shakespeare Festival Education Tour; and “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” Imaginary.

Outstanding New Play or Musical: “Till We Have Faces,” Mustard Seed Theatre; “The Montford Point Marine,” The Black Rep; “Falling,” Mustard Seed; “The Winners,” Hot City Theatre; and “Hit-Story,” OnSite Theatre.

Outstanding Costume Design: Dorothy Marshall Englis, “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Garth Dunbar, “Awake and Sing,” New Jewish Theatre; Michele Siler, “The Death of Atahualpa,” Upstream Theatre; Brad Musgrove, “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians,” Stages St. Louis; Teresa Doggett, “The Royal Family,” Act Inc.; Dorothy Marshall Englis, “The Secret Garden,” Stages; Lou Bird, “Victor/Victoria,” Stages; and JC Krajicek, “Palmer Park,” St. Louis Actors’ Studio.

Outstanding Lighting Design: Josh Smith, “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; Matthew McCarthy, “The Secret Garden,” Stages; Phil Monat, “Red,” Rep; Matthew McCarthy, “Victor/Victoria,” Stages; Kirk Bookman and Steve O’Shea, “God of Carnage,” Rep; and Robert M. Wierzel, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Rep.

Outstanding Set Design: Scott C. Neale, “Cooking With Elisa,” Upstream; Regina Garcia, “Ruined,” Black Rep; Gianni Downs, “In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” Rep; Scott C. Neale, “Awake and Sing,” New Jewish; Scott C. Neale, “The Taming of the Shrew,” Shakespeare Festival; and Michael Ganio, “Red,” Rep.

Outstanding Sound Design: Rusty Wandall, “Macbeth,” Rep; Josh Limpert, “The Immagrants,” New Jewish; Rusty Wandall, “Red,” Rep; Rusty Wandall, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Rep; and Daniel Baker and Aaron Meicht, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Rep.

Outstanding Ensemble of a Play: “In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” Rep; The Real McCoy,” Black Rep; “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Rep; and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Rep.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Linda Kennedy, “Pericles,” Black Rep; Peggy Billo, “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; Emily Baker, “Just Desserts,” St. Louis Actors’ Studio; Julie Venegoni, “Savage In Limbo,” OnSite Theatre; Linda Kennedy, “Blood Wedding,” Upstream; and Hayley Treider, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Rep.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Bob Harvey, “The Price,” Avalon Theatre Company; Chauncy Thomas, “The Real McCoy,” Black Rep; Jason Cannon, “Awake and Sing,” New Jewish; Gary Wayne Barker, “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; and Jonathan Foster, “Falling,” Mustard Seed.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play: Andrea Frye, “Ruined,” Black Rep; Kari Ely, “Sirens,” New Jewish; Brooke Edwards, “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” Non-Prophet Theatre Company; Michelle Hand, “Falling,” Mustard Seed; and Susan Louise O’Connor, “God of Carnage,” Rep.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Gary Wayne Barker, “Shadowlands,” Mustard Seed; J. Samuel Davis, “Ruined,” Black Rep; John Pierson, “Closer,” Actor’s Studio; Bobby Miller, “Awake and Sing,” New Jewish; Bob Thibaut, “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; Brian Dykstra, “Red,” Rep; and Danny McCarthy, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Rep.

Outstanding Director of a Play: Andrew Moodie, “The Real McCoy,” Black Rep; Edward Coffield, “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; Steven Woolf, “Red,” Rep; Stuart Carden, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” Rep; and Jeremy B. Cohen, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Rep.

Outstanding Production of a Play: “In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play,” Rep; “Awake and Sing,” New Jewish; “The Immigrant,” New Jewish; “Red,” Rep; “God of Carnage,” Rep; and Circle Mirror Transformation,” Rep.

Outstanding Musical Direction: Michael Sebastian, “Beehive,” Rep; Charles Creath, “Black Pearl Sings,” Black Rep; Lisa Campbell-Albert, “The Secret Garden,” Stages; Michael Horsley, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Muny; and Joe Schoen, “Godspell,” Mustard Seed.

Outstanding Choreography: Kelli Barclay, “Singin’ In The Rain,” Muny; Dana Lewis, “The Secret Garden,” Stages; Pepper Clyde, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Muny; Dana Lewis, “Victor/Victoria,” Stages; and Alicia Gbaho, “Black Nativity,” Black Rep.

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical: “Beehive,” Rep; “Legally Blonde,” Muny; “Singin’ In The Rain,” Muny; “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Muny; and “Godspell,” Mustard Seed.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: Jessica Vaccaro, “A Chorus Line,” Stages; Michele Ragusa, “Singin’ In the Rain,” Muny; Julia Cardia, “The Secret Garden,” Stages; Melinda Cowan, “Victor/Victoria,” Stages; and Amy Louis, “Godspell,” Mustard Seed.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical: Curtis Holbrook, “Singin’ In the Rain,” Muny; Ken Page, “Little Shop of Horrors, “Muny; Lewis J. Stadlen, “Bye, Bye Birdie,” Muny; and Steve Jenkins, “Victor/Victoria,” Stages.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: Lisa Estridge, “Beehive,” Rep; Debra Walton, “Beehive,” Rep; Denise Thimes, “Black Pearl Sings,” Black Rep; Alexis Kinney, “The Secret Garden,” Stages; Alli Mauzey, “Little Shop of Horrors,” Muny; and Jenny Powers, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Muny.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Leigh Wakeford, “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians,” Stages; Tony Yazbeck, “Singin’ In The Rain,” Muny; James Bleecker, “Thrill Me,” Max & Louie Productions; and David Schmittou, “Victor/Victoria,” Stages.

Outstanding Director of a Musical: Andrea Frye, “Black Pearl Sings,” Black Rep; Rick Conant, “Singin’ In the Rain,” Muny; John Miller-Stephany, “Little Shop of Horrors,” Muny; Mark Schneider, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Muny; and Deanna Jent, “Godspell,” Mustard Seed.

Outstanding Production of a Musical: “Singin’ In the Rain,” Muny; “The Secret Garden,” Stages; “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Muny; “Victor/Victoria,” Stages; and “Godspell,” Mustard Seed.

There they are- the 2012 nominees for the Kevin Kline Awards. Congratulations and “break a leg” to all of the actors and technicians who help make St. Louis theatre great. Join us for the awards ceremony at the Loretto-Hilton Center on April 2nd.

 

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