A Recap of the Ostrander Awards 

Memphis theater awards honor the best of the season.

Hattiloo’s Once on this Island

Don Perry

Hattiloo’s Once on this Island

Sunday, August 30th, was a big night at the Orpheum for The Addams Family director Cecelia Wingate. Not only did her spooky musical lead the pack in Ostrander Awards, she also picked up an Ossie for best supporting actress for her work in Distance, a Voices of the South world premiere. Other big winners included Bad Jews and Vanya, and Sonia, and Masha, and Spike.

Winners in the college division included The Physicists, The Wedding Singer, Good Woman of Setzuan, and Thebes: Contending with Gods & Contemplating Sphinxes.

Sound Design: Gene Elliott — The Woman in Black, New Moon Theatre Company

Lighting: Jeremy Allen Fisher — The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Set Design: Jack Yates — The Heiress, Theatre Memphis

Costumes: Paul McCrae — The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Props: Bill Short — Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, New Moon

Hair/Wig/Make-Up: Paul McCrae, Buddy Hart, Caiden Britt, Ellen Inghram and Justin Asher — The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Small Ensemble: Bad Jews, The Circuit Playhouse

Large Ensemble: Once on This Island, Hattiloo Theatre

Featured Role/Cameo: Marc Gill — Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square

Best Original Script: Mountain View, POTS@TheWorks

Best Production of an Original Script: Distance, Voices of the South

Leading Actress in a Musical: Emily F. Chateau — The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Leading Actor in a Musical: Robert Hanford — The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Supporting Actress in a Musical: Leah Beth Bolton — Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square

Supporting Actor in a Musical: John M. Hemphill and John Maness — Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square

Music Direction: Adam Laird — Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square

Choreography: Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley — Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square

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Direction of a Musical: Cecelia Wingate — The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Best Musical Production: The Addams Family, Theatre Memphis

Leading Actress in a Drama: Laura Stracko Franks — Bad Jews, The Circuit Playhouse

Leading Actor in a Drama: Devin Altizer — Tribes, The Circuit Playhouse

Supporting Actress in a Drama: Cecelia Wingate — Distance, Voices of the South

Supporting Actor in a Drama: Johnathan Williams — King Hedley II, Hattiloo Theatre

Direction of a Drama: Irene Crist — Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Playhouse on the Square

Best Production of a Drama: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Playhouse on the Square

Special Award: Ed Finney, Isaac Middleton, and McCheyne Post — Original Music & Musicians — Mountain View POTS@TheWorks

The Gypsy Award: Kim Sanders

The Behind the Scenes Award: Andrew Clarkson and The Jeniam Foundation

Janie McCrary Putting it Together Award: Ekundayo Bandele

The Larry Riley Rising Star Award: Chelsea Robinson

The Eugart Yerian Lifetime Achievement Award: Karin Barile, Playhouse on the Square

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