The New Hampshire Theatre Awards Announces Professional Nominees for 2012

The New Hampshire Theatre Awards Announces Professional Nominees for 2012
The nominations are out for the 11th Annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards. Like Broadway as the Tony Awards, NH has the NHTA, which will be handed out on Saturday January 26th at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire. The award ceremony begins at 7pm.

The New Hampshire Theatre awards are a non-profit organization, which is made up of professional, community and youth theater companies from across the state. The organization recognizes the hard work and talent needed to put together a superb production.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Stockbridge Theatre. https://tickets.stockbridgetheatre.com/

The nominations are as follows:

Best Production - Drama/Comedy
Auld Lang Syne - Peterborough Players
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players
The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Advice To The Players


Best Production - Musical
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre
Hair - New London Barn Playhouse
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre


Best Director - Drama/Comedy
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Neil Pankhurst)
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players (Charles Morey)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Gus Kaikkonen)
The Last Night of Ballyhoo - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Bryan Halperin)


Best Director - Musical
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Kevin P Hill)
Hair - New London Barn Playhouse (Carol Dunne)
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - Second Stage (Alan D. Kaplan)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Richard Roland)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Jacques Stewart)


Best Original Playwright
Auld Lang Syne - Peterborough Players (Jack Neary)


Best Actor - Drama/Comedy
Auld Lang Syne - Peterborough Players (Gordon Clapp as Joe)
Dusk Rings A Bell - Shaker Bridge Theatre (Kent Burnham as Ray)
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Alex Jacobs as Phil)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Tom Frey as Crichton)


Best Actor - Musical
Hair - New London Barn Playhouse (Phil Tayler as Berger)
Hair - New London Barn Playhouse (Andrew Garret Karl as Claude)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Bradley Gibson as Coalhouse)
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Michael Stewart as Robbie Hart)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Alan Winner as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein)


Best Actress - Drama/Comedy
Auld Lang Syne - Peterborough Players (Kathy Manfre as Mary)
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Rebecca Turner as Louise)
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players (Bridget Beirne as Annabella Schmidt / Pamela / Margaret)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Karen Peakes as Mary)
The Merchant of Venice - Advice To The Players (Angela Smith as Portia)


Best Actress - Musical
Avenue Q - Weathervane Theatre (Laura Oldham as Lucy / Kate Monster)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Sara Schoch as Christine Colgate)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Sara Schoch as Mother)
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Katherine McDonough as Julia Sullivan)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Alaina Mills as Elizabeth)


Best Supporting Actor - Drama/Comedy
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Shabazz Green as Various)
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Dan Lendzian as Benny)
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players (Kraig Swartz as Clown 2)
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players (Tom Frey as Clown 1)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Michael Page as Lord Loam)


Best Supporting Actor - Musical
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Jesse Carrey Beaver as Freddy Benson)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Jared Nelson as Andre Thibault)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Raymond Sage as Tateh)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Ethan Paulini as Igor)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Nathan Brisby as Monster)


Best Supporting Actress - Drama/Comedy
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Tonya Free as Various)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Hayley Palmaer as Catherine)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Laurel Schroeder as Agatha)
The Last Night of Ballyhoo - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Cathy MacKay as Reba Freitag)
The Merchant of Venice - Advice To The Players (Christine Titus as Nerissa)


Best Supporting Actress - Musical
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Logan Troyer as Muriel)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Kara Tripoli as Jolene)
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Jaime Swartz as Holly)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Deborah Jean Templin as Frau Blucher)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Tessa Faye as Inga)


Best Music Director
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Paul Loman)
Hair - New London Barn Playhouse (Joel Mercier)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Joel Mercier)
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Paul Loman)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Colin Keating)


Best Choreographer
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Kevin P Hill)
Hair - New London Barn Playhouse (Gregory Daniels)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin)
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Lisa Travis)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Taryn Herman, musical staging by Jacques Stewart)


Best Costume Designer
Epic Proportions - Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Lesley Pankhurst)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Allison Crutchfield)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Sam Fleming)
The Wedding Singer - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Amanda McGee)
Young Frankenstein - Weathervane Theatre (Meghan Pearson)


Best Scenic Designer
Auld Lang Syne - Peterborough Players (TBA)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Matthew Kizer)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Jordan Janota)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (Charles Morgan)


Best Sound Designer
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Daniel Brunk)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (Randall Hetman)
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players (Benjamin Marcum)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (KEVIN FRAZIER)


Best Lighting Designer
Auld Lang Syne - Peterborough Players (John Eckert)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - NCCA Papermill Theatre (Daniel Brunk)
Ragtime - New London Barn Playhouse (William Stewart)
The 39 Steps - Peterborough Players (John Eckert)
The Admirable Crichton - Peterborough Players (John Eckert)

Photo courtesy of the NH Theatre Awards.

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Daniel Adams Daniel Edwin Adams is a double graduate of Lyndon State College with BS in Television Studies and Communications and a recent grad of Quinnipiac University with a Masters in Interactive Media. Daniel has worked as an Actor, a Paramedic, a Media Specialist and whatever else he chooses to be. He's a resident of Northern, NH and can be found checking out the regional theater scene around NH, Maine and Vermont. He looks forward to earning his remaining EMC weeks necessary to join the Actor's Equity Association. Favorite roles include: Tommy Albright (Brigadoon-Upstage Players, NH) Harry the Horse (Guys and Dolls-Weathervane Theatre) and The Manager (Out of Order-Col Town Players-NH). But nothing beats his time as an Extra in a Japanese TV Show.


 
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