Phillly's 2003 Barrymore Awards

October 28
1:31 PM 2003

Philly's 2003 Barrymore Awards – October 27th, 2003

The stars came out to the Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center last night for yearly gala event.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!  Here's this year's best of the best.

Outstanding Overall Production of A Play- In The Blood- People's Light & Theatre Company

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical- The Last Five Years- Philadelphia Theatre Company

Outstanding Direction of a Play- Abigail Adams- In The Blood- People's Light & Theatre Company

Harold Prince Award For Outstanding Direction of a Musical- Rebecca Bayla Taichman- Green Violin- Prince Music Theater

Outstanding Leading Actor in A Play- Kraig Swartz as Kraig Swartz as Sam Peliczowski - Fully Committed- Philadelphia Theatre Company/ Act II Playhouse

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play- Roslyn Ruff as Hester, La Negrita- In the Blood- People's Light & Theatre Company

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical- Raul Esparza as Mikhoels- Green Violin- Prince Music Company

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical- Christine Andreas as Vera Simpson- Pal Joey- Prince Music Theater

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play- Ian Merrill Peakes as Chris Keller- All My Sons- Arden Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play- Marcie Saunders as Claire- A Delicate Balance- People's Light & Theater Company

Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Musical- Romaine Fruge as Smee/Nana- Peter Pan and Wendy- Prince Music Theater

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical- Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey as Madeleine- James Joyce is Dead and so in Paris: The Lucia Cabaret- Pig Iron Theatre Company

Outstanding Set Design- Jerry Rojo- Big Love- The Wilma Theater

Outstanding Lighting Design- Russell H. Champa- Red- The Wilma Theater

Outstanding Costume Design- Janus Stefanowicz- Big Love- The Wilma Theater

 Outstanding Sound Design- James Sugg- Red- The Wilma Theater

Outstanding Original Music- Frank London- Green Violin- Prince Music Theater

Outstanding Choreography/ Movement- David Dorfman- Green Violin- Prince Music Theater

Outstanding New Play- A Picasso- By Jeffrey Hatcher- Philadelphia Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensamble in a Play- In the Blood- People's Light & Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensamble in a Musical- Bat Boy: The Musical –1812 Productions

F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Theater Artist- Ian Merrill Peakes

Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service Award- 1812 Outreach –1812 Productions

Lifetime Achievement Honoree- Tom McCarthy 

For a complete listing of the nominees, visit: The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia at







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Pati Buehler Pati has been involved with various aspects of the theater from hosting large groups to Broadway shows in the early 90's to supporting various Broadway artists for charities such as the "Make A Wish Foundation", The Leukemia Society, and Gilda's Club, programs supporting fighting ovarian cancer. New York's Jane Ellisa's Shining Star Award for the Leukemia Society. In 2001, she began writing for various theater-based web sites from,, and

Her passion is Arts and Education and Fundraising for Non Profit Organizations. In 2002 she teamed up with Broadway star Craig Schulman (Les Miserables/Phantom/Jekyll & Hyde) to put together a traveling Broadway in your school Workshop/Master Class program that has thrilled young artists and theater groups across the country.

She began producing live concert events as PB Entertainment in 2003 at various venues. From 2004-2006 she produced two seasons of professional events for Eastern High School Performing Arts Center, Voorhees, NJ including Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway", two Rockin' Oldies events, a Broadway cast Jazz Show and the Southern New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Australian world class violinist Martin Lass and more. In 2013 Pati produced “Broadway Sings For Newtown” bringing 6 Broadway artists together to perform for the Newtown Conn. Community to benefit the “Healing Arts Foundation” and honoring all the families involved in the Sandy Hook School tragedy.

Venue Affiliations: Theater Reviews: Forrest Theater, Merriam Theater, Walnut Street Theater, The Academy of Music, The Kimmel Center, Peter Nero & the Philly Pops, Media Theater, Lenape Regional PAC, The Arden Theater, The Prince Music Theater, The Paper Mill Playhouse, The Bristol Riverside Theater, Commerce Bank Arts Center, Surflight Theater, Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company and more.

Events Producer: Ritz Theater Company, Ocean City Music Pier, Collingswood Foundation For the Arts , Stafford Township Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Center for the Performing Arts , Eastern Center For the Performing Arts, Newtown Conn. Arts Festival.

Pati owns and manages PB Entertainment LLC. and is a director for a private fundraising company Fundagroup.


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Methacton Community Theater
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Lantern Theater Company
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York Little Theatre
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New Castle Playhouse
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Fulton Theatre
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