Carolee Carmello, Mike Daisey, et al. Win 2011 Footlight Awards
The Seattle Times has officially announced the winners of their 2011 Footlight Awards. Featured amoungst this year's winners are such favorites as Mike Daisey, Carolee Carmello, and many more! The full list of 2011 winners is as follows:
Top Mainstage Productions: "Border Songs" and "Sense and Sensibility" (Book-It Repertory Theatre); "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," "Mary Stuart" and "Double Indemnity" (ACT Theatre); "All My Sons" (Intiman Theatre); "The Brothers Size" (Seattle Repertory Theatre); "My Wonderful Day" (Seattle Public Theatre); "Brownie Points" and "The Odyssey" (Taproot Theatre)
Fab Fringe: "Suffering Inc." (Pony World Theatre); "Hardball" (Live Girls); "Crooked" (Theater Schmeater)
Best World Premiere Play: "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," by Yussef El-Guindi (ACT). Runner-Up: "Ghost Light" by Tony Taccone (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)
Scintillating Shakespeare: "Cymbeline" (Seattle Shakespeare Theatre)
Tops for Tots: "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and "The Man Who Planted Trees" (Seattle Children's Theatre); "Cinderella" (5th Avenue Theatre)
Delectable Dinner Theater: "Bonjour, Liliane!" (Teatro ZinZanni) and Café Nordo
Acting Kudos (Plays): Patrick Allcorn and Jim Gall ("Border Songs"); Kjerstine Anderson ("Sense and Sensibility"); N'Tasha Anders ("My Wonderful Day"); Teagle Bougere, Sean Griffin and Jim Gall ("Of Mice and Men," Seattle Rep); Mark Chamberlin ("The Odyssey"); Jane Jones ("Great Expectations," Book-It Rep); Aaron Lamb ("An Ideal Husband," Taproot Theatre); Jeanne Paulsen and Connor Toms ("Cymbeline"); Adam Standley ("Love Horse"); Mariah Caine Ware and Zoey Cane Belyea ("Crooked'); Terri Weagant, Kevin McKeon and Todd Jefferson Moore ("A Midsummer Night's Dream")
Acting Kudos (Musicals): Carolee Carmello ("Saving Aimee"); Vicki Noon ("Annie Get Your Gun"); Don Darryl Rivera ("Harold and the Purple Crayon"); Billie Wildrick and Brandon O'Neill ("Guys and Dolls"); Bobbi Kotula and John Dewar ("Iron Curtain")
Acting Kudos (Entire Ensemble): The casts of "The Brothers Size"; "Suffering Inc.;" "Mary Stuart;" "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World;" and "Brownie Points"
Prince of Clowns: Lorenzo Pisoni, a master of gags, shtick and acrobatics in his limber and poignant solo show, "Humor Abuse"
Hardest working actors in Seattle: Excellent thesps Michael Patten in "O Lovely Glowworm (New Century Theatre Company); "Circle Mirror Transformation" (Seattle Rep), "In the Next Room" (ACT) and "Great Expectations"; Reginald Jackson in "All My Sons," "Inherit the Wind" (Strawberry Theatre Workshop), "Macbeth" (Wooden O) and "Midsummer Night's Dream."
Men (and Women) in Tights: The nimble actors romping through "Robin Hood" at Seattle Children's Theatre
Delectable Dinner Theater: "Bonjour, Liliane!" (Teatro ZinZanni) and "To Savor Tomorrow" (Café Nordo)
Best Theater Parody of Theater: "Double-Wide Indemnity," a riotous sendup in Dos Fallopia's "Ham for the Holidays" (Theatre Off Jackson)
Mullet Mania: "Rock of Ages" (Paramount Theatre)
Evangelical Overkill: "Saving Aimee" (5th Avenue)
Cheerless Cheerleaders: "Vanity, the Musical" (ACT and 5th Avenue Theatre)
Splendid Scenic Effects: Tom Lynch's versatile setting of emerald-green faux marble for "Double Indemnity"; Carol Wolfe Clay's boardwalk kingdom for "Cymbeline"; Bill Forrester's spy vs. spy motif for "Iron Curtain"; Jennifer Zeyl's big sky California for "Of Mice and Men"; Jennifer Lupton's adventure playground-style Sherwood Forest in "Robin Hood"
Best Props: The office tchotchkes in "Suffering Inc."
Worst Prop: The flightless flying carpet in "Aladdin" (5th Avenue)
Trends du Jour: Big bird costumes, religion-themed musicals.
Best Show about Butoh and Biology: "Love Horse" (Washington Ensemble Theatre)
Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest: RIP set designer Edie Whitsett; esteemed actors Mark Chamberlin, Philip Davidson and Ted D'Arms; playwrights Lanford Wilson, Arthur Laurents and Vaclav Havel; theater scholar Ruby Cohn.