Monday, March 26, 2012

Big Easy Theater Award winners announced

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Entertainer of the Year Dane Rhodes starred in The Weir.
  • Entertainer of the Year Dane Rhodes starred in The Weir.
The Big Easy Theater Awards were held tonight at a black-tie ceremony at Harrah's New Orleans. Winners were announced in 26 categories, and three special honors were given out for Lifetime Achievement Award, Entertainer of the Year and Business Recognition Award. Actor Jamie Wax hosted the gala, which featured performances by many of the nominated performers and shows. Barbara Motley, founder of the St. Charles cabaret venue Le Chat Noir, served as the Honorary Theater Chairperson.

2011 BIG EASY THEATRE AWARD WINNERS

2011 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Dane Rhodes

2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Carol Sutton

2012 BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD
The National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen

BEST MUSICAL 2011
Chicago
Rivertown Repertory Theatre

BEST DRAMA 2011
The Weir
Rising Shiners

BEST COMEDY 2011
The Norman Conquests
Southern Rep

Under the cut: the remainder of the winners ...

BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL 2011
Diane Lala
Man of La Mancha
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University

BEST DIRECTOR OF A DRAMA 2011
Mark Routhier
Orange Flower Water
Elm Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY 2011
Andrew Larimer
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
NOLA Project/New Orleans Museum of Art

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 2011
Kelly Fouchi
The Drowsy Chaperone
Jefferson Performing Arts Society/Theatre 13

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR 2011
C. Leonard Raybon
Man of La Mancha
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University

BEST SET DESIGN 2011
David Raphel
The Drowsy Chaperone
Jefferson Performing Arts Society/Theatre 13

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN 2011
Selena Poznak
The Future is a Fancyland Place
Goat in the Road Productions/Cripple Creek Theatre Company

BEST COSTUME DESIGN 2011
Veronica Russell
The Boys in the Band
Frederick Mead, Producer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL 2011
Carrie Hill
The Drowsy Chaperone
Jefferson Performing Arts Society/Theatre 13

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL 2011
Brian Peterson
The Drowsy Chaperone
Jefferson Performing Arts Society/Theatre 13

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL 2011
Kyra Miller
Man of La Mancha
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL 2011
Evan Spigelman
Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Skin Horse Theater Company

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 2011
Liann Pattison
The Trip to Bountiful
NOCCA Stage Company

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA 2011
Mike Harkins
Cat’s-Paw
InSideOut Productions

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 2011
Mary Pauley
Three Tall Women
Silk Dress Productions

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA 2011
Michael Martin
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Silk Dress Productions

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 2011
Natalie Boyd
The Norman Conquests
Southern Rep

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY 2011
James Bartelle
The Norman Conquests
Southern Rep

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 2011
Heidi Dippold
Twelfth Night
New Orleans Shakespeare Fest at Tulane University

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY 2011
Alex Martinez Wallace
Is He Dead?
NOLA Project/Theatre UNO

BEST ORIGINAL WORK OF THEATRE 2011
Jim Fitzmorris
From A Long Way Off
Irish Channel Productions/Jefferson Performing Arts Society

BEST UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION 2011
Godspell
Patrick C. Gendusa, Director
Loyola University

BEST ENSEMBLE OF 2011
The Weir
Rising Shiners

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