Winners Circle 

Results of the 2011-12 Ostranders.

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

Memphis magazine and the Memphis Arts Council honored the best shows and brightest stars of Memphis' 2011-12 theater season when the Ostrander Awards were handed out at the Botanic Garden, Monday, August 27th. Glengarry Glenn Ross scored the Ostrander for Best Play, Avenue Q won for Best Musical, but no one show dominated in the community division. The University of Memphis owned the college awards.

The reasons for this outstanding season's unusual results?  Younger, smaller community companies, like Hattiloo and the New Moon Theatre Company, came into their own this year, and the University of Memphis' ambitious centennial season was stacked with hits like The Phantom of the Opera and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It was a lineup built to impress, and it did.

Community Winners

SET DESIGN
Mark Guirguis • Present Laughter 
Circuit Playhouse

COSTUMES
Amie Eoff  • Present Laughter 
Circuit Playhouse

LIGHTING
John Horan • God of Carnage
Playhouse on the Square

PROPS   
Betty Dilley • The Spitfire Grill  
Germantown Community Theatre

HAIR/MAKEUP
Mitch Baker and Liz Sharpe • Chicago 
Theatre Memphis

MUSIC DIRECTION
Angelo Rapan
A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Playhouse on the Square

SOUND DESIGN
Gene Elliott • King Lear 
New Moon Theatre                    

CHOREOGRAPHY
Christi Hall • Bye Bye Birdie
Theatre Memphis

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Robin Wilcox • The Spitfire Grill 
Germantown Community Theatre

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Ben Laxton • Next To Normal  
Playhouse on the Square

LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Renee Kemper A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline
Playhouse on the Square

LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Ben Laxton • Avenue Q  
Circuit Playhouse

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Gary John La Rosa • Next To Normal
Playhouse on the Square

MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Avenue Q
Circuit Playhouse

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire D. Kolheim 
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)              Circuit Playhouse

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
John Dylan Atkins • King Lear  
New Moon Theatre

LEADING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire Hayner • Present Laughter
; Circuit Playhouse

LEADING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jerre Dye • Present Laughter 
Circuit Playhouse

SMALL ENSEMBLE ACTING
(Cast of 7 or less) God of Carnage 
Playhouse on the Square

LARGE ENSEMBLE ACTING
(Cast of 8 or more)
The Bluest Eye
Hattiloo Theatre

FEATURED ROLE
James Dale Green 
The Boys Next Door 
Germantown Community Theatre

DIRECTION OF A DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
Anita Jo Lenhart • King Lear  DIRECTION OF A New Moon Theatre

DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
Glengarry Glen Ross DIRECTION OF A Theatre Memphis

BEHIND THE SCENES AWARD
Whitney Jo 
Playhouse on the Square

THE JANIE MCCRARY PUTTING IT TOGETHER AWARD
Michael Detroit                                     

THE LARRY RILEY RISING STAR AWARD
John Dylan Atkins

THE EUGART YERIAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jude Knight and Ann Sharp

ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Judas Hands
Hattiloo Theatre

PRODUCTION OF AN ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree 
Circuit Playhouse

College and University Winners

SET DESIGN
Dave Nofsinger • The Phantom of the Opera
University of Memphis

COSTUMES
Janice Benning Lacek • The Phantom of the Opera • University of Memphis

LIGHTING
    Ben Fichthorn • Wit   
University of Memphis

PROPS
Mandy K. Heath • Arcadia 
University of Memphis

MAKEUP
Miriam Patterson-Smith • Urinetown:
The Musical • McCoy Theatre

MUSIC DIRECTION
Jacob Allen • The Phantom of the Opera
University of Memphis

SOUND DESIGN
Eric Sefton • Treefall • McCoy Theatre

CHOREOGRAPHY Courtney Oliver • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee • University of Memphis

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Katie Liesner • The Phantom of the Opera University of Memphis

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Lucas Hefner • The Phantom of the Opera 
University of Memphis

LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Christina Hernandez The Phantom of the Opera 
University of Memphis

MUSICAL PRODUCTION
The Phantom of the Opera
University of Memphis

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Jessica Otis • Wit 
University of Memphis

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Caleb Pless • Arcadia   
University of Memphis

LEADING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Katie Zisson • Wit  
University of Memphis

LEADING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Sean Carter • Arcadia 
University of Memphis

LARGE ENSEMBLE (Cast of 13 or more)
The Arabian Nights • University of Memphis

SMALL ENSEMBLE (Cast of 12 or less)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
University of Memphis

FEATURED ROLE/CAMEO
AJ Bernard • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee • University of Memphis

DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
Wit • University of Memphis

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Bob Hetherington • The Phantom of the Opera • University of Memphis

DIRECTION OF A DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
Michael Bolinski • Arcadia
University of Memphis

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