Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ostrander Award Nominees, 2017 — Community Division.

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Attention Theater People of Memphis! Awards season is officially upon us. That special time when... You know what, let's forget all the flowery talk about how we're all winners and just cut to the chase. The nominees are...

Set Design
Katie Bell-Kenny – Million Dollar Quartet, Playhouse on the Square
Ryan Howell – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Jack Yates – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Jack Yates – The City of Conversation, Theatre Memphis
Jack Yates – Rasheeda Speaking, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis

Props
Gabrielle D’arcangelo – Hand to God, The Circuit Playhouse
Betty Dilley – The Game’s Afoot, Germantown Community Theatre
Betty Dilley – The Odd Couple, Germantown Community Theatre
Jack Yates – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Jack Yates – Rasheeda Speaking, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis

Lighting Design
Jeremy Allen Fisher – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Jeremy Allen Fisher – Side Show, Theatre Memphis
Jeremy Allen Fisher – South Pacific, Theatre Memphis
Zo Haynes – The Bridges of Madison County, The Circuit Playhouse
John Horan – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square

Hair/Wig/Make-Up Design
Buddy Hart, Rence Phillips, Ellen Inghram – Side Show, Theatre Memphis
Buddy Hart, Eric Quick, and Ellen Inghram – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Kathleen R. Kovarik – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Barbara Sanders – Sense & Sensibility, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Lindsay Schmeling – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse

Costume Design
Amie Eoff – Side Show, Theatre Memphis
Amie Eoff, Anne Suchyta, Dawn Bennett and Rafael Castanera – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Kathleen R. Kovarik – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Lindsay Schmeling – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse
André Bruce Ward – Sense & Sensibility, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis

Music Direction
Gary Beard – Liberace!, The Next Stage at Theater Memphis
Thomas Bergstig – Million Dollar Quartet, Playhouse on the Square
Thomas Bergstig – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Thomas Bergstig and Nathan McHenry – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse
Jeff Brewer – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis

Sound Design
Christopher Cotten – Haint, Germantown Community Theatre
Joshua Crawford – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Carter McHann – Million Dollar Quartet, Playhouse on the Square
Carter McHann – Victory Blues, POTS@TheWorks
Jo Sanburg – The 39 Steps, Theatre Memphis

Choreography/Fight Choreography
Travis Bradley – Rock of Ages, Playhouse on the Square
Travis Bradley and Jordan Nichols – Mamma Mia!, Playhouse on the Square
Travis Bradley, Jordan Nichols and Courtney Oliver – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Daniel Stuart Nelson and Courtney Oliver – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Courtney Oliver and Kim Sanders – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Mary Buchignani – Sense & Sensibility, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Jessica “Jai” Johnson – Disgraced, The Circuit Playhouse
Jo Lynne Palmer – Haint, Germantown Community Theatre
Kristen Vandervort – The Glass Menagerie, Germantown Community Theatre
Leah Beth Wingfield – Hand to God, The Circuit Playhouse

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Gabe Beutel-Gunn – The 39 Steps, Theatre Memphis
Gabe Beutel-Gunn – Disgraced, The Circuit Playhouse
Emmanuel McKinney – Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, Hattiloo Theatre
Johnathan Williams – Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, Hattiloo Theatre
Jacob Wingfield – Hand to God, The Circuit Playhouse

Leading Actress in a Drama
Anne Marie Caskey – Rasheeda Speaking, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Michele Somers Cullen – Haint, Germantown Community Theatre
Emily Draffen – Sense & Sensibility, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Jessica “Jai” Johnson – Rasheeda Speaking, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Karen Mason Riss – The City of Conversation, Theatre Memphis

Leading Actor in a Drama

Jared Graham – Hamlet, New Moon Theatre Company
Ryan Kathman – One Ham Manlet, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Jordan Nichols – Hand to God, The Circuit Playhouse
Gregory Szatkowski – Disgraced, The Circuit Playhouse
Jacob Wingfield – Victory Blues, POTS@TheWorks

Supporting Actress in a Musical
Anne E. Freres – Rock of Ages, Playhouse on the Square
Kathryn Kilger – Million Dollar Quartet, Playhouse on the Square
Jude Knight – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Claire D. Kolheim – Mamma Mia!, Playhouse on the Square
Kim Sanders – Mamma Mia!, Playhouse on the Square

Supporting Actor in a Musical
Jason Eschhofen – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Stephen Garrett – Rock of Ages, Playhouse on the Square
Philip Andrew Himebook – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Nathan McHenry – Million Dollar Quartet, Playhouse on the Square
Daniel Stuart Nelson – Rock of Ages, Playhouse on the Square

Leading Actress in A Musical
Dani Chaum and Gia Welch – Side Show, Theatre Memphis
Anne E. Freres – Mamma Mia!, Playhouse on the Square
Kathryn Kilger – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse
Carla McDonald – The Bridges of Madison County, The Circuit Playhouse
Amy P. Nabors South Pacific, Theatre Memphis

Leading Actor in a Musical
Gary Beard – Liberace!, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Kent M. Fleshman – South Pacific, Theatre Memphis
David Foster – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Daniel Gonzalez – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse
Bruce Huffman – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square

Large Ensemble
Million Dollar Quartet – Playhouse on the Square
Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Playhouse on the Square
Rock of Ages – Playhouse on the Square
Sense & Sensibility – The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Side Show – Theatre Memphis

Small Ensemble
The 39 Steps – Theatre Memphis
Disgraced – The Circuit Playhouse
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting – Hattiloo Theatre
Rasheeda Speaking – The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
Sisters of Swing – The Circuit Playhouse

Cameo/Featured Role
Barry Fuller – Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Memphis
Ron Gordon – Hamlet, New Moon Theatre Company
Mario Hoyle – Hamlet, New Moon Theatre Company
Curtis C. Jackson – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Kim Sanders – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square

Excellence in Direction of a Drama

Irene Crist – Disgraced, The Circuit Playhouse
Irene Crist – Hand to God, The Circuit Playhouse
Dennis Whitehead Darling – Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, Hattiloo Theatre
Tony Isbell – The 39 Steps, Theatre Memphis
John Rone – Sense & Sensibility, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis

Excellence in Direction of a Musical

Michael Detroit – Million Dollar Quartet, Playhouse on the Square
Michael Detroit – Sisters of Swing, The Circuit Playhouse
Dave Landis – The Bridges of Madison County, The Circuit Playhouse
Dave Landis – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Playhouse on the Square
Scott Ferguson – Rock of Ages, Playhouse on the Square

Best Dramatic Production
The 39 Steps – Theatre Memphis
The City of Conversation – Theatre Memphis
Disgraced – The Circuit Playhouse
Hand to God – The Circuit Playhouse
Rasheed Speaking – The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis

Best Musical Production
Million Dollar Quartet – Playhouse on the Square
Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Playhouse on the Square
Rock of Ages – Playhouse on the Square
Sisters of Swing – The Circuit Playhouse
South Pacific – Theatre Memphis

To see nominees in the College and University division, click here.

The 2017 Ostrander Awards are slated for Sunday, August 27 at the Orpheum Theatre. Cocktails at 6 p.m. awards and show at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online. Just follow this link.

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