Audience Choice Awards 2012-2013

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Speech!  Speech!   The Winners respond

Cast members Kate Eastwood Norris and Brad Koed

Cast members Kate Eastwood Norris and Brad Koed

Howard Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director, Director of Stupid Fucking Bird
Favorite Play

On behalf of everyone at Woolly Mammoth, I want to express how honored we are by the audience choice award for Aaron Posner’s STUPID FUCKING BIRD. When we committed to this play it was a rough draft (albeit a thrilling one), and with the generosity of Woolly’s “Free the Beast” donors we were able to support a year-long developmental process for Aaron and a great team of designers and actors. It’s very gratifying to know how enthusiastically audiences responded once all the pieces came together, and this encourages us to continue investing in off-the-assembly-line artistic steps in the future. I want to congratulate Aaron and all the artists involved in STUPID FUCKING BIRD and thank DC Theatre Scene and its readers.

Paul Scanlan and members of the Cabaret ensemble

Paul Scanlan and members of the Cabaret ensemble

Mark A. Rhea, Producing Artistic Director of Keegan Theatre, Cabaret
Favorite Musical
On behalf of The Keegan Theatre, directors Christina A. Coakley and Michael Innocenti, as well as the entire cast and crew of CABARET, we are honored to have received the Audience Choice Award for Favorite Musical. Congratulations to all 11 Keegan nominees. In addition, we are thrilled and extremely proud of Paul Scanlan and Maria Rizzo for winning Favorite Actor and Actress in a Musical! Thank you!

Bobby Smith, shown with Natascia Diaz

Bobby Smith, shown with Natascia Diaz

Bobby Smith,Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Favorite Actor in a Musical
I wake up in the morning and have the honor of going to work as an actor in Washington DC everyday. I have wonderful friends and talented colleagues that share the stage and rehearsal rooms with me. I hope everyone knows by now this business is not for the timid or the faint of heart. The creatives and producers, artists and designers, stage managers and interns and above all the audiences are the reason I get up everyday and am able to live my dream. It is not often we, as actors, get an honor bestowed upon us and I want you to know how grateful I am for Metrostage, Jacques Brel and the chance to type these words. Thank you to everyone in Washington Theatre for such a vibrant arts community!! PS: I taught Paul Scanlan everything he knows.

Alex Mills with ensemble

Alex Mills with ensemble

Alex Mills, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Favorite Actor in a Play
I am so humbled by and appreciative; of all the audience choice voters that came out to support the DC theatre community. As an actor who got his start in DC, it means a great deal to me to be acknowledged in a community of colleagues and friends. I would have nothing if I didn’t have Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili behind me. At Synetic, they have pushed me to extremes I would have never been able to achieve; I credit my success to the rigorous and relentless demands they put on me as an Actor. Acting being the emphasis.

Susan Lynskey, Favorite Actress

Susan Lynskey, Favorite Actress

Susan Lynskey,  Ghost-Writer
Favorite Actress in a Play
Oh my gosh. How lovely! Truly? Wow, Lorraine, how generous of the DTS audience to see in this play what we so loved about it and to recognize my own work within it in this extraordinary way. Such a beautiful script and top drawer company of actors. To be onstage with Helen [Hedley] and Paul [Morella] is to know honesty and true scene partnering. And to be directed by the thoughtful John Vreeke is to know trust and insightful guidance.  I was so blessed to be able to perform the role of Myra and have the opportunity to say her words and carry her story night after night.  I’m so grateful for Carolyn Griffith’s and Chris Banks’ unwavering belief in this beautiful play (and me). Grateful, too, for this outpouring of response and love from the DC theatre goers and the DC Theatre Scene readers. Thank you for the Audience Choice  Award!

Members of the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy

Members of the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy

Kathryn Chase Bryer, Director, Peter Pan and Wendy
Favorite Family Play

“We are delighted to have won the award for Favorite Family Show. Peter Pan and Wendy was such a fun production to direct, and I was thrilled with the talented cast and designers I had the opportunity to work with. They made it possible to have a waterfall onstage and a Tinkerbell that flitted through the audience, keeping the kids talking about the show as they walked out the door. Many of our families thoroughly enjoyed the production – we even had one family see the show 16 times! We know a show is a success when kids (and parents) sing the songs (“I am the Pan!”) on the way to the car. We heard lots of crowing, too! Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show this summer!”

Justine Moral and Jonathan Atkinson

Justine Moral and Jonathan Atkinson

Justine Moral, Peter Pan and Wendy
Favorite Actress in a Family Play
When l heard the news, all I could think about was how blessed and grateful I was to have had this beautiful experience this summer! I am so thankful to have been a part of this wonderful and unique production of Peter Pan and to have been able to work and bring this story to life with such a talented, loving, hardworking cast, crew, director, and staff at Imagination Stage. I thank you for the amazing journey to Neverland. To all the friends, family, and audience members, everyone who supported team Peter Pan and Wendy, thank you, this award would not be possible without all of you.

Jonathan Atkinson, Peter Pan and Wendy
Favorite Actor in a Family Play
Thank you so much to Imagination Stage and to Kate Bryer for the opportunity to play Peter Pan. I can’t think of a better team to have worked with all summer long. It was a true pleasure! 

Members of the cast of The Tempest

Members of the cast of The Tempest

Philip Fletcher, company member of The Tempest
Favorite Ensemble

On behalf of the cast of Synetic’s Tempest, I would like to say it is truly an honor to be recognized in the Ensemble Category among so many amazingly talented casts. There are a great number of people to thank, so please forgive us for any omissions owing to my oversight. First, and most importantly, we would like to thank Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili for always trusting us and our abilities on stage, and for challenging and pushing us in ways that make us grow as a company and performers. Thank you, Synetic crew and staff, current and former, for your dedication and your tireless efforts, without which we would never make it to stage. A special thank you to Arlington County, Crystal City Bid, Synetic Donors, and Synetic Board Members for all your guidance and support. Thank you, the Synetic fans and especially volunteers for your continued support. And finally thank you DC Theatre Scene for your steadfast, enthusiastic promotion of the greater DC performing arts. 

Final results
August 26, 2013

(winners are highlighted in red) 

Favorite shows: Stupid Fucking Bird, Cabaret, Peter Pan and Wendy, Show Boat, The Book of Mormon

Audience Choice Favorite Shows: Stupid Fucking Bird, Cabaret, Peter Pan and Wendy, Show Boat, The Book of Mormon

Favorite Play

Stupid Fucking Bird, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
The Tempest, Synetic Theater
Ghost-Writer, MetroStage
Caesar and Dada, WSC Avant Bard
Salome, Scena Theatre

Favorite Actor in a Play

Alex Mills (Prof Jekyll/Mr. Hyde) Jekyll & Hyde, Synetic Theater
Rick Foucheux (Shelly) Glengarry Glen Ross, Round House Theatre
Zach Appelman (Henry V) Henry V, Folger Theatre
Adi Stein (Jared) Body Awareness, Theater J
Will Gartshore (Max) Becky Shaw, Round House Theatre

Favorite Actress in a Play

Susan Lynskey (Myra Babbage) Ghost-Writer, MetroStage
Irina Koval (Salome) Salome, Scena Theater
Heather Haney (Zocha) Our Class, Theater J
Mundy Spears (Lily) Caesar and Dada, WSC Avant Bard
Emily Townley (Adelaide) Tryst, Washington Stage Guild

Favorite Musical

Cabaret, Keegan Theatre
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre
Company, Signature Theatre
The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre

Favorite Actor in a Musical

Paul Scanlan (Emcee), Cabaret, Keegan Theatre (tie)
Bobby Smith, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
(tie)
Modesto Lacén (Roberto Clemente) DC-7:The Roberto Clemente Story, GALA Hispanic Theatre
James Gardiner (Jamie) The Last Five Years, Signature Theatre
Mitchell Jarvis (Frank N. Furter) The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre

Favorite Actress in a Musical

Maria Rizzo (Sally Bowes) Cabaret, Keegan Theatre
Natascia Diaz, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Erin Weaver (Amy) Company, Signature Theatre
Nova Y. Payton (Effie White) Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre
Mary Bridget Davies (Janis), One Night with Janis Joplin, Arena Stage

Favorite Family Show

Peter Pan and Wendy, Imagination Stage
Young Robin Hood, Round House Theatre
Platero y Yo, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Anime Momotaro, Imagination Stage  (tie)
Three Little Birds, Adventure Theatre/MTC  (tie)
Winnie the Pooh, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Seussical, Imagination Stage

Favorite Actor in a Family Show

Jonathan Atkinson (Peter) Peter Pan and Wendy, Imagination Stage
Matthew A. Anderson (Horton) Seussical, Imagination Stage
James Gardinor (Kanga/Eeyore) Winnie the Pooh, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Joe Isenberg (Robin Hood) Young Robin Hood, Round House Theatre
Jacob Yeh (Momotaro) Anime Momotaro, Imagination Stage

Favorite Actress in a Family Show

Justine Moral (Wendy) Peter Pan and Wendy, Imagination Stage
Laura C. Harris (Marian) Young Robin Hood, Round House Theatre
Angela Miller, (Gina) Big Nate, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Chelsea Lynn Alfredo (Blue Fairy) Pinocchio, Infinity Theatre Company (audience nominated)
Kate Fisher (Mrs. Baskin) Big, the Musical, Adventure Theatre/MTC

Favorite Opera

Show Boat, Washington National Opera
Paul’s Case, Urban Arias
Anna Bolena, Washington National Opera
Manon Lescaut, Washington National Opera
Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera

Favorite Male Performer in an Opera

Morris Robinson (Joe), Show Boat, Washington National Opera (audience nominated)
Jonathan Blalock (Paul), Paul’s Case, Urban Arias
Solomon Howard (Mohammed Ali), Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera
Georgio Caduro (Lescaut), Manon Lescaut, Washington National Opera
David Kravitz (Davis Miller), Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera

Favorite Female Performer in an Opera

Alyson Cambridge (Julie) Show Boat, Washington National Opera
Sondra Radvanovsky (Anna) Anna Bolena, Washington National Opera
Patricia Racette (Manon) Manon Lescaut, Washington National Opera
Aundi Marie Moore (Odessa Clay) in Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera

Favorite Non-Resident Show

The Book of Mormon, Kennedy Center
War Horse, The Kennedy Center
Metamorphoses, Arena Stage
Anything Goes, Kennedy Center (tie)
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, Theater J (tie)

Favorite Performer in a Non-Resident Production

Christopher John O’Neill, (Elder Cunningham), The Book of Mormon, Kennedy Center
Kathleen Turner (Molly Ivins) Red Hot Patriot, Arena Stage
David M. Lutken (Woody Guthrie) Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, Theater J (tie)
Rachel York (Reno Sweeney) Anything Goes, Kennedy Center (tie)
Michael Benz (Hamlet) Hamlet, Folger Theatre

Favorite Cabaret Performer

Sutton Foster – George Mason University
Michael Feinstein, The Gershwins and Me – The Music Center at Strathmore
Adam Pascal, Barbara Cook Spotlight Series – Kennedy Center
Uta Lemper, Washington Performing Arts Society
Ann Hampton Callaway – Bethesda Blues and Jazz

Favorite Cast for the Ensemble Award

The Tempest, Synetic Theater
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Company, Signature Theatre
August: Osage County, Keegan Theatre  (tie)
Our Class, Theater J  (tie)

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 DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice nominations
announced August 19, 2013

BEST PLAY

4000 Miles, Studio Theatre
A Behanding in Spokane, Keegan Theatre
A Commedia Romeo and Juliet, Faction of Fools
A Man, His Wife and His Hat, Hub Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Theatre
August: Osage County, Keegan Theatre
Becky Shaw, Round House Theatre
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Round House Theatre
Black Comedy, No Rules Theatre
Caesar and Dada, WSC Avant Bard
Candide or Optimism, Spooky Action
Ghost-Writer, MetroStage
Glengarry Glen Ross, Round House
Good People, Arena Stage
Hamlet , Folger Theatre
Henry V , Folger Theatre
Hughie, Shakespeare Theatre
Invisible Man, Studio Theatre
MASTER HAROLD … and the boys, Bay Theatre
No Man’s Land, WSC Avant Bard
Our Class, Theater J
Pullman Porter Blues, Arena Stage
Rabbit Hole, Keegan Theatre
Salome, Scena Theatre
Stupid Fucking Bird, Woolly Mammoth
Taking Steps, Constellation
The Convert,  Woolly Mammoth
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
The Government Inspector, Shakespeare Theatre
The House of the Spirits, GALA Hispanic Theatre
The Motherfucker with the Hat, Studio Theatre
The Mountaintop, Arena Stage
The Tempest, Synetic Theater
Tryst, Washington Stage Guild

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan (Emma) Contractions, Studio Theatre
E. Faye Butler (Sister Juba) Pullman Porter Blues, Arena Stage
Emily Townley (Adelaide) Tryst, Washington Stage Guild
Heather Haney (Zocha) Our Class, Theater J
Holly Twyford (Harper) Dirt, Studio Theatre
Irina Koval (Salome) Salome, Scena Theater
Johanna Day (Margie) Good People, Arena Stage
Kate Eastwood Norris (Emma) Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Kelsey Painter (Devon Tramore) Devil Dog Six, Venus Theatre
Kimberly Gilbert (Tiffany) You for Me for You, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
MaryBeth Wise (Mary), How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Round House Theatre
Michelle Six (Becky Shaw) Becky Shaw, Round House Theatre
Mundy Spears (Lily) Caesar and Dada, WSC Avant Bard
Nancy Moricette (Jekesai) The Convert, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Natalia Miranda-Guzmán (Alba) The House of the Spirits, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Rena Cherry Brown (Violet) August: Osage County, Keegan Theatre
Rosal Colón (Veronica) The Motherfucker with the Hat, Studio Theatre
Ruibio Qian (Junhee) You for Me for You, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Sara Topham (Titania)  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Theatre
Sarah Marshall (Grusha) The Inspector General, Shakespeare Theatre
Susan Lynskey (Myra Babbage) Ghost-Writer, MetroStage
Susan Rhea (Becca) Rabbit Hole, Keegan Theatre
Tana Hicken (Vera), 4000 Miles, Studio Theatre

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Adi Stein (Jared) Body Awareness, Theater J
Alex Mills (Prof Jekyll/Mr. Hyde) Jekyll & Hyde, Synetic Theater
Alexander Strain (Richard) Glengarry Glen Ross, Round House Theatre
Christopher Henley (Mr. Spooner) No Man’s Land, WSC Avant Bard
Danny Gavigan (Diego/Zorro) Zorro, Constellation Theatre
Darius Pierce (Dev) Stupid Fucking Bird, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Derek Smith (Ivan Alexandreyevich) The Inspector General, Shakespeare Theatre
Drew Cortese (Jackie) The Motherfucker with the Hat, Studio Theatre
Felipe Cabezas (Kev) Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, Round House Theatre
Grant Harrison (Leo) 4000 Miles, Studio Theatre
Jose Joaquin Perez (Macedonio “Mace” Guerra) The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Julian Elijah Martinez (Private Reeves) 9 Circles, Forum Theatre
Larry Marshall (Monroe) Pullman Porter Blues, Arena Stage
Mariano Mazze (Jesus), Jesucristo, Teatro de la Luna
Mark A. Rhea (Carmichael) A Behanding in Spokane, Keegan Theatre
Matt Dewberry (Wade), You for Me for You, Woolly Mammoth
Matthew McGee (Tristam) Taking Steps, Constellation Theatre
Michael Anthony Williams (Sam) MASTER HAROLD … and the boys, Bay Theatre
Patrick Page (Coriolanus) Corliolanus, Shakespeare Theatre
Pomme Koch (Uday) Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, Round House Theatre
Richard Schiff (Erie Smith) Hughie, Shakespeare Theatre
Rick Foucheux (Shelly) Glengarry Glen Ross, Round House Theatre
Ro Boddie (Guy), Dirt, Studio Theatre
Stan Shulman (Beverly) August: Osage County, Keegan Theatre
Steve Pickering (Wallenstein) Wallenstein, Shakespeare Theatre
Sun King Davis (Franz Lichter) Caesar and Dada, WSC Avant Bard
Teagle F. Bougere (Invisible Man) The Invisible Man, Studio Theatre
Tim Campbell (Oberon) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Theatre
Will Gartshore (Max) Becky Shaw, Round House Theatre
Zach Appelman (Henry V) Henry V, Folger Theatre

BEST MUSICAL

Cabaret, Keegan Theatre
Cinderella, Olney
Company, Signature Theatre
DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Little Shop of Horrors, Olney Theatre Center
My Fair Lady, Arena Stage
One Night with Janis Joplin, Arena Stage
She Loves Me, Infinity Theatre
The Color Purple, Toby’s Dinner Theatre
The Last Five Years, Signature
The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Analisa Leaming (Amalia) She Loves Me, Infinity Theatre
Carolyn Agan (Audrey), Little Shop of Horrors, Olney Theatre Center
Dayna Quincy, (Celie) The Color Purple, Toby’s Dinner Theatre
Erin Weaver (Amy) Company, Signature Theatre
Erin Weaver (Cathy) The Last Five Years, Signature Theatre
Jessica Lauren Ball (Cinderella) Cinderella, Olney Theatre Center
Kayla Dixon (Magenta) The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre
Laura Wehrmeyer (Lauretta) Gianni Schicchi, In Series.
Maria Rizzo (Sally Bowes) Cabaret, Keegan Theatre
Mary Bridget Davies (Janis), One Night with Janis Joplin, Arena Stage
Natascia Diaz, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Nova Y. Payton (Effie White) Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre
Sabrina Elayne Carten (multiple roles) One Night with Janis Joplin, Arena Stage
Sarah Marshall (Narrator/Dr. Scott) The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Benedict Campbell (Prof. Henry Higgins) My Fair Lady, Arena Stage
Bobby Smith, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Bradley Foster Smith (Clifford) Cabaret, Keegan Theatre
Cedric Neal (Jimmy “James Thunder” Early) Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre
David Little (Harpo) The Color Purple, Toby’s Dinner Theatre
James Gardiner (Jamie) The Last Five Years, Signature Theatre
James Gardiner (Seymour) Little Shop of Horrors, Olney Theatre Center
Jesus Daniel Hernandez (Ricky) Gianni Schicchi, In Series
Matthew McGee (Riff Raff) The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre
Matthew Scott (Bobby) Company, Signature Theatre
Mitchell Jarvis (Frank N. Furter) The Rocky Horror Show, Studio Theatre
Modesto Lacén (Roberto Clemente) DC-7:The Roberto Clemente Story, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Paul Scanlan (Emcee), Cabaret, Keegan Theatre
Sydney James Harcourt (Curtis) Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre

BEST FAMILY SHOW

A Little House Christmas, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Anime Momotaro, Imagination Stage
Big Nate, Adventure Theatre
Big, the Musical, Adventure Theatre
Cinderella, The Puppet Co
Jason Invisible, Kennedy Center
Peter Pan and Wendy, Imagination Stage
Platero y Yo, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Seussical, Imagination Stage
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, The Kennedy Center
Three Little Birds, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Winnie the Pooh, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Young Robin Hood, Round House Theatre

 BEST ACTRESS IN A FAMILY SHOW

Angela Miller, (Gina) Big Nate, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Justine Moral (Wendy) Peter Pan and Wendy, Imagination Stage
Kate Fisher (Mrs. Baskin) Big, the Musical, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Laura C. Harris (Marian) Young Robin Hood, Round House Theatre

BEST ACTOR IN A FAMILY SHOW

Gregory Maheu (Josh) Big, the Musical, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Jacob Yeh (Momotaro) Anime Momotaro, Imagination Stage
James Gardinor (Kanga/Eeyore) Winne the Pooh, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Jobari Parker-Namdar (Ziggy) Three Little Birds, Adventure Theatre/MTC
Joe Isenberg (Robin Hood) Young Robin Hood, Round House Theatre
Jonathan Atkinson (Peter) Peter Pan and Wendy, Imagination Stage
Mark Halpern (Jason) Jason Invisible, Kennedy Center
Matthew A. Anderson (Horton) Seussical, Imagination Stage
Ryan Mercer, (Homer P. Figg) The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, The Kennedy Center
Sam Ludwig (Big Nate) Big Nate, Adventure Theatre/MTC

NON-RESIDENT PRODUCTIONS

Anything Goes, Kennedy Center
Baby Universe, Studio Theatre
DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming, Kennedy Center
Fanny and Alexander, Kennedy Center
Hamlet, Folger Theatre
Hedda Gabler, Kennedy Center
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Kennedy Center
Metamorphoses, Arena Stage
Million Dollar Quartet, Kennedy Center
Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, Arena Stage
The Book of Mormon, Kennedy Center
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Shakespeare Theatre
War Horse, The Kennedy Center
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, Theater J

BEST PERFORMER, NON-RESIDENT PRODUCTION

Christopher John O’Neill, (Elder Cunningham), The Book of Mormon, Kennedy Center
David M. Lutken (Woody Guthrie) Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, Theater J
Doug Hara (Phaeton) Metamorphoses, Arena Stage
Geoff Packard (Orpheus) Metamorphoses, Arena Stage
Kathleen Turner (Molly Ivins) Red Hot Patriot, Arena Stage


Melody Grove (Prudencia Hart) The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Shakespeare Theatre
Michael Benz (Hamlet) Hamlet, Folger Theatre
Rachel York (Reno Sweeney) Anything Goes, Kennedy Center
Samantha Marie Ware (Nabulungi ) The Book of Mormon, Kennedy Center

BEST OPERA

Anna Bolena, Washington National Opera
Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera
Manon Lescaut, Washington National Opera
Paul’s Case, Urban Arias
Show Boat, Washington National Opera

BEST MALE PERFORMER IN AN OPERA

David Kravitz (Davis Miller), Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera
Georgio Caduro (Lescaut), Manon Lescaut, Washington National Opera
Jonathan Blalock(Paul), Paul’s Case, Urban Arias
Solomon Howard (Mohammed Ali), Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER IN AN OPERA

Alyson Cambridge (Julie) Showboat, Washington National Opera
Aundi Marie Moore (Odessa Clay) in Approaching Ali, Washington National Opera
Patricia Racette (Tosca) Tosca, Washington National Opera
Sondra Radvanovsky (Anna) Anna Bolena, Washington National Opera

BEST CABARET

Adam Pascal, Barbara Cook Spotlight Series – Kennedy Center
Ann Hampton Callaway – Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Judy Kuhn, Barbara Cook Spotlight Series – Kennedy Center
Michael Feinstein, The Gershwins and Me – The Music Center at Strathmore
Sutton Foster – George Mason University
Uta Lemper, Washington Performing Arts Society

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

A Commedia Romeo and Juliet, Faction of Fools
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Theatre
August: Osage County, Keegan Theatre
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Round House Theatre
Candide or Optimism, Spooky Action Theatre
Company, Signature Theatre
Henry V, Folger Theatre
In Spite of Love, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage
Never the Sinner, 1st Stage
Our Class, Theater J
The Government Inspector, Shakespeare Theatre
The Motherfucker with the Hat, Studio Theatre
The Tempest, Synetic Theater
Zorro, Constellation Theatre

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Comments

  1. Hadona Diep says:

    I vote for Justine Moral and Jonathan Atkinson

  2. Hadona Diep says:

    wait………….where do we vote lol

  3. I notice that “Shakeapeare’s R&J” (Signature) is not listed? :(

  4. JA Elliott says:

    How are the nominations on this list arrived at? I saw that the criteria said all pro shows between two dates, but it’s not actually all shows produced before 7/31/13 on the list.

  5. Helen Ryan says:

    Salome as best play.

  6. Helen Ryan says:

    Krona local in Salome

  7. Helen Ryan says:

    Irons Koval as best actress in a play, Salome Scena Theatre

  8. Jacques Brel at Metrostage is the clear winner!

  9. Magaly Galdo Hirst says:

    I vote for Jacques Brel at MetroStage, undoubtedly the winner.

  10. Audience Choice voters are invited to leave comments after voting. Here are some favorites:

    - This is a fine way to involve theater goers in honing their discernment skills about performers and playwrights.

    - I would like to know if you divide the number of votes by the maximum possible audience (times no. of days) to control for the relative size of the theaters and their potential to garner votes. You should.

    - Director, Choreographer why no category for these hard working folks?

    - For the first round of voting, it would be nice to be able to pick 3 favorites in each category and then limit the choice to one per category in the finals. Having separate categories for lead and featured performances would be nice too. Love the site!

    - This is such a wonderful way to show how much we appreciate the outstanding performances that the artist bring to DC. (several comments like this)

    Don’t forget. Voting closes at Registration closes Sunday night at 7pm. Voting closes Sunday night at midnight.

  11. two more comments we love:

    - This was a fine season with lots of really good productions. Some of the smaller theaters are doing very fine work and some of the larger ones are stretching themselves to higher degrees. We are fortunate to live in this great theater town.

    - Wow, what riches we have in our fair city!

    Voting ends tonight for round 1. last calls: 7pm to register. midnight to vote.

  12. Sokolova Marta-Elena says:

    Irons Koval as best actress in a play, Salome Scena Theatre

  13. Glenda Moore says:

    Aundi Marie Moore was outstanding in the role of Mohammad Ali’s mother, Odessa Clay in “Approaching Ali”. She truly depicted a loving, patient, compassionate mother who dearly cared for Mohammad Ali when his boxing career was over. Her voice was simply magnificent and left you yearning to hear more. In addition, she added lots of humor as she participated in the jokes that Ali played on his house guest. I am hopeful that the public school system could also use this new opera as a tool for helping students who are bullied or taunted see that there is a way out. The entire cast was superb and “Approaching Ali” deserves a
    5 Star rating!!

  14. Mary Haney says:

    It is the 26TH of August, and I would like to know how to find out the results of the voting. Can you please tell me where to go to find the results? Thanks so very much!

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