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The 2012 Gypsy Awards Announce Their Winning Contestants

Gypsy Rose Lee at her typewriter. Photo by Fred Palumbo
Gypsy Rose Lee at her typewriter. Photo by Fred Palumbo

Another day, another award ceremony. The Seattle Theater Writers Critics’ Circle reveal their winners’ slate for the second annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards.

A Special Award of Recognition went to Ms. Kathy Hsieh for Excellence in Playwriting for her ten plus years on the long-running serial, Sex in Seattle, whose final episode bowed in 2012. The rest of the list follows. Enjoy.

Excellence in Production of a Play

(Large Budget): The Pitmen Painters — ACT Theatre
(Small Budget): Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Production of a Musical

(Large Budget): The Producers — Village Theatre
(Small Budget): Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Direction of a Play

(Large Budget): Allison Narver — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
(Small Budget): Desdemona Chiang — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Direction of a Musical

(Large Budget): Steve Tomkins — The Producers — Village Theatre
(Small Budget): Eric Ankrim — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Performance as a Lead Male Actor

(Large Budget): David Hogan — The Art of Racing in the Rain — Book-It Repertory
(Small Budget): Richard N. Sloniker — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Performance as a Lead Female Actor

(Large Budget): Jennifer Lee Taylor — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company
(Small Budget): Mary Ewald — Happy Days — New City Theater

Excellence in Performance as a Supporting Male Actor — any non-lead

(Large Budget): Nick DeSantis — The Producers — Village Theatre
(Small Budget): Dumi — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Performance as a Supporting Female Actor — any non-lead

(Large Budget): Jeanne Paulsen — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company
(Small Budget): Nike Imoru — Titus Andronicus — upstart crow

Excellence in Performance as an Ensemble

(Large Budget): Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre (Kirsten Potter, Basil Harris, Montana von Fliss)
(Small Budget): Kittens in a Cage — Annex Theatre (Francesca Mondelli, Katie Driscoll, Lisa Viertel, Laurel Ryan, Tracy Leigh, Erin Pike, Erin Stewart)

Excellence in Set Design

(Large Budget): Scott Bradley — Clybourne Park — Seattle Repertory Theatre
(Small Budget): Deanna Zibello — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Costume Design

(Large Budget): Catherine Hunt — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
(Small Budget): Katie Hegarty — The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls — WET

Excellence in Lighting Design

(Large Budget): L.B. Morse — Hedda Gabler — Intiman Theatre
(Small Budget): Amiya Brown — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions

Excellence in Sound Design

(Large Budget): Evan Mosher — The Bells — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
(Small Budget): Michael White Hayes — Team of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors — Annex Theatre

Excellence in Musical Direction

(Large Budget): Jmichael — Pullman Porter Blues — Seattle Repertory Theatre
(Small Budget): Kimberly Dare — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Choreography or Movement

(Large Budget): Kristin Bohr Holland — The Producers — Village Theatre
(Small Budget): Pat Graney — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions

Excellence in Local Playwriting

S.P. Miskowski — Emerald City — Live Girls! Theater

Excellence in Local Composing

Christian “Lil Kriz” Beeber — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Omar Willey was born at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Seattle and grew up near Lucky Market on Beacon Avenue. He believes Seattle is the greatest city on Earth and came to this conclusion by travelling much of the Earth. He is a junior member of Lesser Seattle and, as an oboist, does not blow his own trumpet. Contact him at omar [at] seattlestar [dot] net