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2012 Wilde Awards Nominations

By | 2012-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 August 16th, 2012|Michigan, News|

Best Musical or Opera
Chicago the Musical, Mason Street Warehouse; Kurt Stamm, director
From My Hometown, Meadow Brook Theatre; Travis W. Walter, director
I Pagliacci, Michigan Opera Theatre; Bernard Uzan, director
The Light in the Piazza, The Encore Musical Theatre; Steve DeBruyne, director
Sunset Boulevard, Barn Theatre; Hans Friedrichs, director
Urinetown, Farmers Alley Theatre; Laurel Scheidt, director

Best Performance, Actress – Drama
Penelope Alex, A Streetcar Named Desire, Barn Theatre
Barbara Coven, Next Fall, Performance Network Theatre
Hayley Galbraith, I Remember Mama, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
Julia Glander, Mary Stuart, Meadow Brook Theatre
Linda Ramsay, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Planet Ant Theatre

Best Design – Costumes
Nina Barlow and Megan Johnson, The Tempest, Water Works Theatre Company
Jerry Belanger and Cal Schwartz, The Tempest, Park Bar
Melanie Schuessler, Tartuffe, Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Best Original One-Act Comedy
M 5, Planet Ant Theatre; Sara Wolf Molnar, director
iMerica – Brand That i Love, Go Comedy! Improv Theater; Tommy LeRoy, director
Montag and Marbles, Go Comedy! Improv Theater; Pete Jacokes, director
The Tim Machine, Go Comedy! Improv Theater; Nancy Edwards, director
Wirelessless, Go Comedy! Improv Theater; Bryan Lark, director

Best Performance, Actor – Musical or Opera
Bernard Balbot, Blood Brothers, Farmers Alley Theatre
Vince Kelley, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Ringwald
Corey McKern, The Marriage of Figaro, Michigan Opera Theatre
Antonello Palombi, I Pagliacci, Michigan Opera Theatre
Eric Parker, Sunset Boulevard, Barn Theatre
Jack Sweeney, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Farmers Alley Theatre

Best Choreography
Jill Dion, A Day in Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, Hilberry Theatre
Angie Kane Ferrante, Spring Awakening, The AKT Theatre Project
Hans Friedrichs, The Great Big Bar Show, Barn Theatre
Jennifer George-Consiglio, From My Hometown, Meadow Brook Theatre
Kathryn S. Williams, Urinetown, Farmers Alley Theatre

Best New Script
Scott Burkell & Paul Loesel, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Farmers Alley Theatre
David MacGregor, Consider the Oyster, The Purple Rose Theatre Company
Sean May & Ryan Parmenter, RoGoCop! The Musical, Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Linda Ramsay-Detherage, The Sunday Punch, Planet Ant Theatre
Joseph Zettelmaier, And The Creek Don’t Rise, Williamston Theatre
Joseph Zettelmaier, Dead Man’s Shoes, Williamston Theatre & Performance Network Theatre

Best Touring Production
Blue Man Group, Broadway in Detroit
A Christmas Story – The Musical, Broadway in Detroit
Rock of Ages, Broadway in Detroit

The Biggest Thank You Award Ever

Founders Award for Excellence

Best Performance, Actress – Comedy
Janet Haley, Tartuffe, Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Terry Heck, The Importance of Being Earnest, Tipping Point Theatre
Robin Lewis-Bedz, The Dead Guy, Williamston Theatre
Kate Peckham, And The Creek Don’t Rise, Williamston Theatre
Mary Robin Roth, Spreading It Around, Meadow Brook Theatre

Best Design – Lights
Genesis Garza, The Dead Guy, Williamston Theatre
Ted Hatton, A Few Good Men, What A Do Theatre
Ted Hatton, The Last Five Years, What A Do Theatre
Brian Scruggs, The Winter’s Tale, Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Dana White, A Stone Carver, The Purple Rose Theatre Company

Best Performance – The Bard
Janet Haley, The Winter’s Tale, Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Kat Hermes, Henry IV, Part 1,Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Paul Hopper, The Tempest, Water Works Theatre Company
Dave Toomey, Much Ado About Nothing, Hilberry Theatre

Best Performance, Actress – Musical or Opera
Robyn Hurder, Chicago the Musical, Mason Street Warehouse
Melissa Parks, The Marriage of Figaro, Michigan Opera Theatre
Ashlyn Nicole Shawver, The Last Five Years, What A Do Theatre
Annie Wessendarp, Cinderella, Barn Theatre
Kim Zimmer, Sunset Boulevard, Barn Theatre

Best Design – Props
Beth C. Duey, Crimes of the Heart, Tipping Point Theatre
Amy Harpenau, Cinderella, Barn Theatre
Mark Konwinski, Avenue Q, The Box Theater
Diane E. Ulseth, The Whipping Man, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company & Plowshares Theatre Company
Barbie Amann Weisserman, Same Time, Next Year, Two Muses Theatre

Best Teamwork
Josh Campos & Brian Papandrea, Montag and Marbles, Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Miriam Henkel-Moellmann & Natalie Sparbeck, Cinderella, Barn Theatre
Yana Levovna & Lisa Lauren Smith, Looking for the Pony, Detroit Repertory Theatre
Caitlyn Macuga, Brian P. Sage, Natividad Salgado, Katie Terpstra, & Kevin Young; The Mystery of Irma Vep, Tipping Point Theatre
Ian Page, Chris Purchis & Michelle Serje, The Dead Guy, Williamston Theatre

Performance of the Century Award

Best Comedy
The Dead Guy, Williamston Theatre; Tony Caselli, director
Escanaba in da Moonlight, The Purple Rose Theatre Company; Guy Sanville, director
The Love List, Tipping Point Theatre; Lynn Lammers, director
The Importance of Being Earnest, Tipping Point Theatre; Julia Glander, director
Tartuffe, Michigan Shakespeare Festival; Robert Kauzlaric, director

Best Performance, Actor – Drama
Council Cargle, The Whipping Man, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company & Plowshares Theatre Company
Robert Grossman, Imagining Madoff, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company
Eric Parker, A Streetcar Named Desire, Barn Theatre
Guy Sanville, A Stone Carver, The Purple Rose Theatre Company
Curt I. Tofteland, I Remember Mama, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Best Music Direction
Catherine Walker Adams, Urinetown, Farmers Alley Theatre
Brian E. Buckner, Godspell, The Encore Musical Theatre
Brian E. Buckner, The Last Five Years, The Encore Musical Theatre
Daniel Feyer, From My Hometown, Meadow Brook Theatre
Bill Meyer, A Jazzy Christmas, Plowshares Theatre Company

Best Performance, Actor – Original One-Act Comedy or Solo Performance
Chris DiAngelo, iMerica – Brand That i Love, Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Joe Hingelberg, Wirelessless, Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Tim Kay, The Tim Machine, Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Peter Prouty, Oh, Hell!, The Abreact

Best of The Bard
Cymbeline, Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company; Bob Jones, director
Much Ado About Nothing, Hilberry Theatre; Matthew Earnest, director
The Tempest, Park Bar; Jerry Belanger, director
The Tempest, Water Works Theatre; Jeff Thomakos, director
The Winter’s Tale, Michigan Shakespeare Festival; Janice Blixt, director

Best Design – Sets
Monika Essen, Red, Performance Network Theatre
Joseph P. Flauto, I Remember Mama, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
Elisa Limberg, Unlocking Desire, Khoros Inc.
Daniel C. Walker, A Stone Carver, The Purple Rose Theatre Company
Daniel C. Walker, The Usual: A Musical Love Story, Williamston Theatre

Best Ensemble
Dax Anderson, Sarah Galloway, Charles Reynolds & David Schoen, Endgame, The Abreact
Liza Bielby, Steven DeWater, Richard Newman, Dave Sanders & Eleni Zaharopolous, Manifest Destiny! (there was blood on the saddle), The Hinterlands
Dave Davies, Tina Gloss-Finnell & Wayne David Parker, Love List, Tipping Point Theatre
Alexander Elisa, Will Lee Williams & Tyrick Wiltez Jones, From My Hometown, Meadow Brook Theatre
Mark Rademacher & Kevin Young, Red, Performance Network Theatre

The Jim Posante Community Pride Award

Best Performance, Actress – Original One-Act Comedy or Solo Performance
Suzan M. Jacokes, iMerica – Brand That i Love, Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Cara Trautman, Seance 4, Planet Ant Theatre

Best Design – Sound
Ken Faulk, Next Fall, Performance Network Theatre
Quintessa Gallinat, Escanaba in da Moonlight, The Purple Rose Theatre Company
Kate Hopgood, Much Ado About Nothing, Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Kate Hopgood, The Winter’s Tale, Michigan Shakespeare Festival
John Purchase, A Few Good Men, What A Do Theatre

Best Performance, Actor – Comedy
Buz Davis, Tartuffe, Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Paul Hopper, Dead Man’s Shoes, Williamston Theatre & Performance Network Theatre
Chris Korte, The Dead Guy, Williamston Theatre
Joel Mitchell, Dogman’s Last Stand, UDM Theatre Company
David Spencer, The 39 Steps, Mason Street Warehouse

Best Drama
Next Fall, Performance Network Theatre; Ray Schultz, director
Red, Performance Network Theatre; Carla Milarch, director
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Planet Ant Theatre; Annette Madias, director
A Stone Carver, The Purple Rose Theatre Company; Rhiannon Ragland, director
The Whipping Man, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company & Plowshares Theatre Company; Gary Anderson, director

Critics’ Choice Award

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