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Monday, March 30, 2015

Young Frankenstein, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest top Big Easy Theater Awards

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:00 PM

click to enlarge Cecile Monteyne, winner of the Entertainer of the Year Award, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • Cecile Monteyne, winner of the Entertainer of the Year Award, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Chris Lane and Trixie Minx hosted the annual Big Easy Theater Awards tonight at Harrah's New Orleans, which celebrated the best in local stagework. Thirty-two awards were handed out, including a Lifetime Achievement Award for singer-dancer-costumer Linda Fried. The Entertainer of the Year was given to the managing director of the NOLA Project, actor Cecile Monteyne, and a Special Recognition Award was given to the Patchwork Players, New Orleans' long-running children's theater group. 

Among the big winners: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts' production of Young Frankenstein, and The NOLA Project's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

A full list of winners under the cut:


2015 BIG EASY THEATER AWARD WINNERS

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Cecile Monteyne

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
The Patchwork Players

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Linda Fried

BEST MUSICAL
Young Frankenstein
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST DRAMA
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The NOLA Project

BEST COMEDY
One Man, Two Guvnors
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

click to enlarge Rivertown Theatre's Young Frankenstein took home several awards.
  • Rivertown Theatre's Young Frankenstein took home several awards.

BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Ricky Graham
Young Frankenstein
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST DIRECTOR OF A DRAMA
Mark Routhier
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The NOLA Project

BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY
Andrew Larimer
Adventures in Wonderland
The NOLA Project

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Angelle Hebert
Macbeth
Skin Horse Theater

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
Alan Payne
Young Frankenstein
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST SET DESIGN
David Raphel
Young Frankenstein
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Dan Zimmer
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The NOLA Project

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Cecile Casey Covert/Chris Arthur
Adventures in Wonderland
The NOLA Project

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Kyle Sheehan
Numb
Goat in the Road Productions

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Tracey E. Collins
Young Frankenstein
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Jermaine L. Keelen
Shrek The Musical
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Jauné Buisson Hebert
A Chorus Line
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Joshua Wayne Brewer
Zanna, Don’t!
See ‘Em On Stage: A Production Company

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jessica Podewell
The Totalitarians
Southern Rep

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN COMEDY
Keith Claverie
Twelfth Night
The NOLA Project

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Liann Pattison
Broomstick
Southern Rep

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Marroy
One Man, Two Guvnors
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Yvette Hargis
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The NOLA Project

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Sam Dudley
The Normal Heart
The Allways Theatre

click to enlarge The NOLA Project's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won several major awards.
  • The NOLA Project's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won several major awards.

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Amy Alvarez
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The NOLA Project

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Alex Martinez Wallace
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The NOLA Project

BEST ORIGINAL WORK (SCRIPTED)
Pete McElligott
Adventures in Wonderland
The NOLA Project

BEST ORIGINAL WORK (DEVISED)
Numb
Goat in the Road Productions

BEST ENSEMBLE
Numb
Goat in the Road Productions

BEST UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION

Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo
David W. Hoover, Director
University of New Orleans

BEST CABARET
True Blue Bayou – A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Dorian Rush/The AllWays Theatre


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