2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Results: Toronto's Ramin Karimloo Wins for Tony Nominated Role

2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Results: Toronto's Ramin Karimloo Wins for Tony Nominated Role

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration.

Soulpepper theatre came out on top with a total of five wins, Canadian stage came in second with three wins, and Ross Petty Productions and Mirvish Productions each had two wins.

Notable winners include Ramin Karimloo, who played Jean Valjean in Toronto before taking the role to New York, and James Monroe Iglehart who brought Aladdin's Genie to life in the Pre-Broadway tryout of the show. Both Karimloo and Iglehart are also nominated for Tony Awards in their respective eligible categories.

Could these results be indicative that these actors will take home Tony Awards on June 8th?

BroadwayWorld was able to catch up with Iglehart and talk to him about his win. He told us "I'm extremely excited & honored to receive this award. I had such a great time doing Aladdin for the Toronto audiences and I thank them and the Toronto Theatre Critics for allowing me to be my silly self and enjoying it as well. Thank you so much!"

A list of all the winners is below:

Best Canadian Play - Needles and Opium, Robert Lepage

Best International Play - Passion Play, Sarah Ruhl

Best Production of a Play - Tie: Lungs (Tarragon Theatre)/Angels in America (Soulpepper)

Best Director of a Play - Albert Schultz, Of Human Bondage (Soulpepper)

Best Actor in a Play - Damien Atkins, Angels in America (Soulpepper)

Best Actress in a Play - Carly Street, Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage)

Best Supporting Actor in a Play - Ian D Clark, Cock (Studio 180)

Best Supporting Actress in a Play - Nancy Palk, Angels in America (Soulpepper)

Best Design - Lorenzo Savoini (sets and lighting), Erika Connor (costumes) and Mike Ross (sound), Of Human Bondage (Soulpepper).

Best Production of a Musical - London Road (Canadian Stage)

Best Director of a Musical - Jackie Maxwell, London Road (Canadian Stage)

Best Actor in a Musical - Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables (Mirvish Productions)

Best Actress in a Musical - Chilina Kennedy, The Little Mermaid (Ross Petty Productions)

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin (Mirvish Productions)

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Lana Carillo, The Little Mermaid (Ross Petty Productions)

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Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more.

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