POWDER BURNS Awarded for Outstanding Storytelling / Best Performance at the 2017 Voice Arts Awards
POWDER BURNS, the Western audio drama that takes place solely from the perspective of a blind sheriff, took home the award for Outstanding Storytelling / Best Performance at the 2017 Voice Arts Awards at Lincoln Center Sunday night.
Emmy Award winner John Wesley Shipp (currently Jay Garrick on CW's The Flash) stars as The Blind Sheriff. Mr. Shipp made his Broadway debut opposite Harvey Fierstein in Safe Sex. He also enjoyed a celebrated run as Mitch Leery on Dawson's Creek.
The podcast Western features an impressive supporting cast, including Broadway veterans Lance Roberts (Sunset Boulevard), Jason Babinsky (Ghost), and Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables). Guest stars who've lent their voice include Florencia Lozano (Netflix' Narcos), Barret Helms (Lee Daniels' Precious), Jeffrey C. Hawkins (Rockstar Games' LA Noire) and Academy Award nominee Robert Vaughn (The Man from UNCLE) in his final Western performance.
The show's sixth episode, which took home the award last Sunday, features Golden Globe winner Ed Asner (TV's Lou Grant, Elf, Pixar's UP) as an aging cowboy losing his memory. The episode is dedicated with thanks and tribute to The Alzheimer's Association and was recorded locally at Ripley Grier Studios.
POWDER BURNS is the creation of writer/executive producer David A. Gregory (CBS' The Good Fight) who also voices the sheriff's deputy. Noah DeBiase directs and engineers the project with an original rock Western score by Benjamin James (frontman for Pluto Revolts). Ben Meadors serves as associate producer; Bill Burrows, announcer. Voice Arts Award nominee Donna McKenna earned a nod this year for casting.
Stream all available episodes for free at PowderBurnsWest.com or at: https:// itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-0-trailer/id987005704?i=1000340199796&mt=2.
Hailed as "The Oscars of Voice Over" by Good Morning America, The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences proudly produce THE VOICE Arts Awards annually, celebrating the best in voice-over work all over the world. Other winners this year include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lily Tomlin, Owen Wilson, Brian Blessed and Ken Burns.