Photo Flash: Winners of the 2014 MITF Awards

Last Monday, October 27, the Midtown International Theater Festival presented the awards for its 15th anniversary season. Meshelle, "The Indie-Mom of Comedy," hosted this New York independent theatre tradition which celebrates the outstanding work of the festivals and productions found in the Midtown International Theatre Festival, Midwinter Madness Fest, Commercial Division, Children''s Theatre Program, Cabaret Showcase, Staged Reading Series, and the Short Play Lab. BroadwayWorld brings the results and pictures from the evening below!

The first presenter of the night was Jim Kierstead, two-time 2013 Tony Award-winning producer of the Broadway productions of Kinky Boots and the acclaimed revival of Pippin whose play, Cover, won two Midtown International Awards that night.

Festival producer John Chatterton has always believed in celebrating creativity in all it many forms so - like any awards show - this one celebrated the best plays and musicals but the MITF also highlights the ingenuity it takes to create unique production elements within a festival format: best lighting, sound, costumes, concept, even marketing, and most dedicated!

And the winners are...

WITH SEVEN AWARDS:

Warp Speed: A Sci Fi Parody Musical!

· The Producer''s Award: Benjamin Simpson

· Outstanding Choreography including Dance and Fight (Play or Musical)

· Christopher Noffke for Outstanding Direction of a Full-Length Musical

· Collin Kessler for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Full-Length Musical

· Anna Winter for Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)

· DeAnne Stewart for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Full-Length Musical

· Oliver Blatt for Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical)

WITH FOUR AWARDS:

Alien Adventure, the Adventure (MIDWINTER Fest)

· Outstanding Production of a Play or Musical

· Outstanding Production Values in a Play or Musical

· Tristan Miller for Outstanding Actor in a Play or Musical

· Jon Freda & Eren T. Gibson for Outstanding New Script/Playwright, Book, Music & Lyrics

The Bauer Sisters

· Outstanding Production of a Full-Length Play

· Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Play or Musical)

· Natalie Pecora for Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical)

· Jacqueline Kroschell for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Full-Length Play

New Dawn

· Outstanding Production of a Full-Length Musical

· Max King for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Full-Length Musical

· Aaron Michael Krueger for Outstanding New Book, Music & Lyrics for a Full-Length Musical

· Adam Salazar for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Full-Length Musical

WITH THREE AWARDS:

Old Men Are Full Of Sh*t

· Outstanding Production of a Staged Reading

· Mohammed Saad Ali for Outstanding New Script, Music & Lyrics for a Staged Reading

· Jay Michaels for Outstanding Direction of a Staged Reading

WITH TWO AWARDS:

Pistrix

· Outstanding Creative Element (Play or Musical)

· Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)

The Swans

· Outstanding Production of a Short Subject (Play or Musical)

· Shino Frances & Sun ae Hwang for Outstanding Direction of a Short Subject (Play or Musical)

Cover

· Paul Michael for Outstanding Direction of a Full-Length Play in Cover

· Max Rhyser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Full-Length Play in Cover

WITH ONE AWARD:

Bielzy and Gottfried

· Lori Prescott Hansen for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Full-Length Musical

Chenel Star! My Journey at the Strip Club

· Renee McNeil for Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject (Play or Musical)

Conversations With My Molester

· Michael Mack for Outstanding New Script for a Full-length Play

Countdown

· Gregory Higgins for Outstanding Actor in a Short Subject (Play or Musical)

Diary of a MILF

· Meshelle "The Indie-Mom of Comedy" for Outstanding Solo Performer

The Dooples in the Land of Doo (MIDWINTER Fest)

· Outstanding Marketing/Producer for a Play or Musical

Eddie

· Madison McGhee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Full-Length Play

Eddie and the Palaceades

· Jamibeth Margolis for Outstanding Direction of a Full-Length Musical

Farm Hall

· Miller Lide for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Full-Length Play

Frame 313

· Victoria Rae Sook for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Full-Length Play

I Never Miss a Larry Kramer Musical (MIDWINTER Fest)

· Jennifer Pace for Outstanding Actress in a Play or Musical

Julia & Buddy

· Outstanding Production of a Full-Length Play

Lottie and Leo

· Sharon Shah for Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject (Play or Musical)

Sleep Well

· Glynn Borders for Outstanding New Script, Music & Lyrics for a Short Subject (Play or Musical)

Star of David, Men of Bondage

· Outstanding Production in the Short Play Lab (Play or Musical)

That L-Word (MIDWINTER Fest)

· Christen Omantra Callahan for Outstanding Direction of a Play or Musical

This Will All Be Yours

· Ludovica Villar-Hauser for Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising

The Whole Damn Thing

· The Producer''s Award: Brandon Smithey

The Congeniality Award: Renee McNeil

Outstanding Cabaret MITF Performance: Bill Zeffiro

Visit www.midtownFestival.org to learn more and about all these opportunities to experience great theater!

Photo Credit: A.G. Liebowitz/WrightGroupNY

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Photo Flash: Winners of the 2014 MITF Awards
Ben Simpson creator of Warp Speed

Photo Flash: Winners of the 2014 MITF Awards
Jim Kierstead

Photo Flash: Winners of the 2014 MITF Awards
John Chatterton

Photo Flash: Winners of the 2014 MITF Awards
Jay Michaels presents the award for Outstanding Musical to NEW DAWN


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