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The Gypsy Awards, 2013 Edition

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Seattle Theater Writers announced their slate of nominees for the second annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards today. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 25, 2013.

Typically, there are things I like on the list and things I find insufferable. It is, after all, an award ceremony and I am deeply suspicious of award ceremonies. Notably this year they have divided the Gypsys along economic lines as opposed to Equity/non-Equity. I think this is a step in the right direction. I do not think it goes far enough. But then, it is not my ceremony.

The 2012 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees are:

Excellence in Production of a Play
Large Budget:

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
  • Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company
  • The Pitmen Painters — ACT Theatre

Small Budget:

  • Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope
  • Kittens in a Cage — Annex Theatre
  • Superior Donuts — Seattle Public Theater
  • Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre

Excellence in Production of a Musical
Large Budget:

  • The Producers — Village Theatre

Small Budget:

  • A Mouse Who Knows Me — Annex Theatre
  • Avenue Q — Balagan Theatre
  • Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Direction of a Play
Large Budget:

  • Gabriel Baron — Accidental Death of an Anarchist — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
  • Valerie Curtis-Newton — Dirty Story — Intiman Theatre
  • Allison Narver — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Jeff Steitzer — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company

Small Budget:

  • Russ Banham — Superior Donuts — Seattle Public Theater
  • David Burnett — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre
  • Desdemona Chiang — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope
  • Suzanne Cohen — Odin’s Horse — Mirror Stage Company

Excellence in Direction of a Musical
Large Budget:

  • Steve Tomkins — The Producers — Village Theatre

Small Budget:

  • Eric Ankrim — Avenue Q — Balagan Theatre
  • Eric Ankrim — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Performance as a Lead Actor
Large Budget:

  • Mark Anders — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company
  • 
Ryan Higgins — Accidental Death of an Anarchist — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
  • David Hogan — The Art of Racing in the Rain — Book-It Repertory
  • Trieu Tran — Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam — ACT Theatre

Small Budget:

  • Richard N. Sloniker — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope
  • John Q. Smith — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre

Excellence in Performance as a Lead Actress
Large Budget:

  • Suzanne Bouchard — The Glass Menagerie — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Kirsten Potter — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Jennifer Lee Taylor — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company

Small Budget:

  • Mary Ewald — Happy Days — New City Theater
  • Hannah Victoria Franklin — White Hot — Marxiano Productions
  • Sarah Milici — Suddenly Last Summer — Theatre 9/12
  • Sarah Rudinoff — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre

Excellence in Performance as a Supporting Actor — any non-lead
Large Budget:

  • Peter Crook — Clybourne Park — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Nick DeSantis — The Producers — Village Theatre
  • Jason Harber — Accidental Death of an Anarchist — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
  • Dan Kremer — Antony and Cleopatra — Seattle Shakespeare Company

Small Budget:

  • Dumi — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope
  • Stephen Hando — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre
  • Charles Norris — Superior Donuts — Seattle Public Theater
  • Ray Tagavilla — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Performance as a Supporting Actress — any non-lead
Large Budget:

  • E. Faye Butler — Pullman Porter Blues — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Ryah Nixon — Rent — The 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Jeanne Paulsen — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company

Small Budget:

  • Susannah Burney — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre
  • Angela DiMarco — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope
  • Nike Imoru — Titus Andronicus — upstart crow
  • Morgan Rowe — Emerald City — Live Girls! Theater

Excellence in Performance as an Ensemble
Large Budget:

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist — Strawberry Theatre Workshop (Ryan Higgins, Jason Harber, Timothy Hyland, Galen Joseph Osier, MJ Sieber, Rhonda J. Soikowski)
  • Old Times — ACT Theatre (Anne Allgood, Cheyenne Casebier, Jeffrey Frace)
  • Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre (Kirsten Potter, Basil Harris, Montana von Fliss)
  • The Pitmen Painters — ACT Theatre (Daniel Brockley, Christine Marie Brown, Frank Lawler, Charles Leggett, Jason Marr, Joseph P. McCarthy, Morgan Rowe, R. Hamilton Wright)

Small Budget:

  • Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope (Richard Nguyen Sloniker, Dumi, Ray Tagavilla, Patrick Allcorn, Angela DiMarco)
  • Kittens in a Cage — Annex Theatre (Francesca Mondelli, Katie Driscoll, Lisa Viertel, Laurel Ryan, Tracy Leigh, Erin Pike, Erin Stewart)
  • Titus Andronicus — upstart crow (Amy Thone, Kate Wisniewski, Tracy Hyland, Brenda Joyner, Rhonda Soikowski, Kelly Kitchens, Ki Gottberg, Nike Imoru, Peggy Gannon, Sarah Harlett, Therese Diekhans, Zoey Belyea, Kacey Shiflet, Nicole Merat, Terri Weagant, Donna Wood)
  • Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre (Sarah Rudinoff, John Q. Smith, Stephen Hando, Susanna Burney, Emily Chisholm)

Excellence in Set Design
Large Budget:

  • Scott Bradley — Clybourne Park — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Matthew Smucker — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Carey Wong — A Single Shard — Seattle Children’s Theater

Small Budget:

  • Bryan Boyd and Suzi Tucker — The Illusion — Sound Theater Company
  • Timothy Siciliano — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions
  • Craig Wollam — Superior Donuts — Seattle Public Theater
  • Deanna Zibello — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Costume Design
Large Budget:

  • Ron Erickson — Accidental Death of an Anarchist — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
  • Catherine Hunt — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Deanne Middleton — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company
  • Deb Trout — Romeo and Juliet — Intiman Theatre

Small Budget:

  • Eve Cohen — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions
  • Katie Hegarty — The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls — WET
  • Nina Moser — Happy Days — New City Theater
  • Kimberley Newton — Titus Andronicus — upstart crow

Excellence in Lighting Design
Large Budget:

  • Michelle Habeck — A Single Shard — Seattle Children’s Theatre
  • L.B. Morse — Hedda Gabler — Intiman Theatre
  • Rick Paulsen — No Man’s Land — ACT Theatre
  • Andrew D. Smith — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company

Small Budget:

  • Robert Aguilar — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre
  • Amiya Brown — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions
  • Geoff Korff — Titus Andronicus — upstart crow
  • Jessica Trundy — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Sound Design
Large Budget:

  • Evan Mosher — The Bells — Strawberry Theatre Workshop
  • Chris R. Walker — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Robertson Witmer — The Art of Racing in the Rain — Book-It Repertory

Small Budget:

  • Paul Hansen — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions
  • Michael White Hayes — Team of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors — Annex Theatre
  • Jay Weinland — Odin’s Horse — Mirror Stage Company

Excellence in Musical Direction
Large Budget:

  • Jmichael — Pullman Porter Blues — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Tim Symons and Bruce Monroe — The Producers — Village Theatre

Small Budget:

  • Kimberley Dare — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Choreography or Movement
Large Budget:

  • Kristin Bohr Holland — The Producers — Village Theatre
  • Sonya Dawkins — Pullman Porter Blues — Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Denis Jones — Damn Yankees — The 5th Avenue Theatre

Small Budget:

  • Pat Graney — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions
  • Paul Ray — Disco Pigs — Sound Theater Company and Giant Productions
  • Lexi Scamehorn and Kathryn Van Meter — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Local Playwriting

  • Kelleen Conway Blanchard — Kittens in a Cage — Annex Theatre
  • Keri Healey — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre
  • S.P. Miskowski — Emerald City — Live Girls! Theater
  • Robert Schenkkan — A Single Shard — Seattle Children’s Theatre

Excellence in Local Composing

  • John Ackerman — Torso — Printer’s Devil Theatre
  • Christian “Lil Kriz” Beeber — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope
  • Myra Platt and Theresa Holmes — Prairie Nocturne — Book-It Repertory
  • Anastasia Workman — Cafe Nordo: Somethin’s Burning

Enjoy.

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