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SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced the winners of the 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded last night, July 27, 2015 at Urbo (11 Times Square).

The 2015 NYMF Award for Best Musical Sponsored by Play-by-Play was awarded to SONGS FOR THE FALLEN, with the 2015 Best of Fest Audience Prize going to THE CALICO BUFFALO. CLAUDIO QUEST took home the most awards, with SINGLE WIDE and THE COBALTEANS taking home multiple prizes as well.

The full list of winners, plus photos from the ceremony, can be found below!


Outstanding Music

Ben Chavez, The Cobalteans

Outstanding Lyrics

Yianni Papadimos, The Cobalteans

Outstanding Book

Yianni Papadimos, The Cobalteans

Outstanding Direction

John Tartaglia, Claudio Quest

Outstanding Choreography

Justin Boccitto, What Do Critics Know?

Outstanding Overall Design

Claudio Quest - Timothy R. Mackabee (Scenic), Jennifer Schriever (Lighting), Leon Dobkowski (Costume), Matt Kraus (Sound)

Outstanding Musical Direction

Evan Feist, Acappella

Outstanding Orchestrations/Arrangements

Evan Feist, Acappella

Outstanding Lead Actor

Sam Bolen, Pope! An Epic Musical

Outstanding Lead Actress

Sheridan Harbridge, Songs for the Fallen

Outstanding Featured Actor

Andre Ward, Claudio Quest

Outstanding Featured Actress

Liz McCartney, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Acappella - Miche Braden, Darilyn Castillo, Anthony Chatmon II, Katrina Rose Deideriksen, Cheryl Freeman, Rachel Gavaletz, Emily Goglia, Tyler Hardwick, Alex Koceja, Janelle McDermoth, Gavyn Pickens, Garett Turner, Darryl Jovan Williams, Virginia Ann Woodruff

Outstanding Individual Performance

Derek Carley, Single Wide

Lindsey Brett Carothers, Claudio Quest

Mark Coffin, Wearing Black

Jason Edward Cook, Pope! An Epic Musical

Stacia Fernandez, Single Wide

Matthew Miner, Single Wide

Mary Mossberg, What Do Critics Know?

Shakina Nayfack, Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty

Jacqueline Petroccia, Single Wide

Ethan Slater, Claudio Quest

Special Citations

Social Relevance and Impact - Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty

Puppetry and Puppet Design - Michael Schupbach and The Puppet Kitchen, Claudio Quest

Best of Fest Audience Prize

The Calico Buffalo

The 2015 NYMF Award for Best Musical Sponsored by Play-by-Play

Songs for the Fallen

AWARDS PER SHOW:

Claudio Quest: 6

Single Wide: 4

Acapella: 3

The Cobalteans: 3

What Do Critics Know?: 2

Pope! An Epic Musical: 2

Manuel vs The Statue of Liberty: 2

Songs For The Fallen: 2

Tonya & Nancy: A Rock Opera: 1

The Calico Buffalo: 1

Wearing Black: 1

The lineup for NYMF 2015 included over twenty new musicals: 210 Amlent Avenue, Acappella, Claudio Quest, Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera, Foolerie, HeadVoice, Held Momentarily, Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty, Moses Man, Napoleon, Passing By, Pope! An Epic Musical, Real Men, a musical for guys and the women who put up with them; Single Wide, Songs for the Fallen, Spot on the Wall, Summer Valley Fair, The Calico Buffalo, The Cobalteans, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, Wearing Black, and What Do Critics Know? In addition, NYMF 2015 featured 11 staged readings and the debuts of several brand-new concerts.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre.

Now in its twelfth year, the Festival is the premier musical theatre event in the world. The preeminent site for launching new musicals and discovering new talent, the Festival provides an affordable platform for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theatre fans. More than 90 Festival shows have gone on to productions on and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters in all 50 states, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Festival alumni have received a wide array of awards including the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, NYMF received a special Drama Desk Award in recognition of its work "creating and nurturing new musical theatre, ensuring the future of this essential art form."

NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2015 is sponsored by Fuzzrocket, PRG, TheaterMania, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and The Village Voice, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival took place July 7-27. For more information, go to www.nymf.org.

Photo Credit: Russ Rowland

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SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
The cast and crew of SONGS FOR THE FALLEN, front (l. to r.) Garth Holcombe, Sheridan Harbridge, Simon Corfield Basil Hogios and (rear) Michael Whalley at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
ACAPPELLA's Tyler Hardwick, Greg Cooper, Darryl JoVan Williams and Virginia Ann Woodruff at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW? (front l. to r.) Michael Bello, Chris Gleim, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Prescott Seymour, Mary Mossberg, Sarah Stevens, Kimberly Doreen Burns and Kaitlyn Frank, (rear l. to r.) Sean Bell, Bruce Rebold, Jason Fleck and Matthew Gurren at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL's (l. to r.) Sam Bolen and Jason Edward Cook at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
The Company of SONGS FOR THE FALLEN accepts The 2015 NYMF Award for Best Musical at the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony. (l to r) Jen Bender, Director of Programming , Basil Hogios, Sheridan Harbridge, Simon Corfield, Garth Holcombe and Dan Markley, Executive Director.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
Sheridan Harbridge (center) accepts Outstanding Lead Actress award for SONGS FOR THE FALLEN from Jen Bender, Director of Programming (left) Dan Markley, Executive Director (right) at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
Sam Bolen accepts Outstanding Lead Actor Award for POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL from Jen Bender, Director of Programming (left) Dan Markley, Executive Director (right) at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
Jason Edward Cook (center) accepts Outstanding Individual Performance award for POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL from Jen Bender, Director of Programming (left) Dan Markley, Executive Director (right) at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
Some of the company of ACAPPELLA accept the Outstanding Ensemble Performance Award at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony. (l. to r.) Jen Bender, Director of Programming , Leslie Dockery, Lee Summers, Anthony Chatmon II, Tyler Hardwick, Darryl JoVan Williams, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Greg Cooper, Producer and Dan Markley, Executive Director.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
Greg Cooper, ACAPPELLA Producer (center) accept Evan Feist's awards for Outstanding Arrangements and Orchestrations and Outstanding Music Direction from Jen Bender, Director of Programming (left) Dan Markley, Executive Director (right) at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN and THE CALICO BUFFALO Top 2015 NYMF Awards for Excellence; All the Winners!
Mary Mossberg (center) accepts Outstanding Individual Performance award for WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW? from Jen Bender, Director of Programming (left) Dan Markley, Executive Director (right) at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Ceremony.

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