Maltz Jupiter Theatre Leads with 18 Carbonell Nominations

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 18 nominations for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida's equivalent of the Tony Awards.

The Theatre garnered the most nominations of any of the nominated organizations in South Florida. By show, the Theatre led the musical category with 10 nominations for Me and My Girl, four for Peter Morgan's drama Frost/Nixon and four for The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue. Celebrating the best shows and performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Carbonell nominations encompass the entire length of South Florida.

"We feel thankful to be recognized for three of the shows in our diverse spectrum of work - including a heartwarming musical comedy (Me and My Girl), a riveting drama (Frost/Nixon) and a dynamic musical extravaganza (The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue)," said Andrew Kato, the Theatre's producing artistic director and chief executive. "We are also happy for our friends at Palm Beach Dramaworks, who received 11 nominations. It speaks to the high standard of work that's being created here in Palm Beach County."

The Theatre received double nominations in three of the categories, causing its nominees to compete against themselves and doubling their chances of winning: Matt Loehr received Best Actor in a Musical nominations for his leading roles in Me and My Girl and The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue; the Theatre's resident Sound Designer Marty Mets received Best Sound Design nominations for his sound design in Frost/Nixon and Me and My Girl; and Gail Baldoni received Best Costume Design nominations for her costumes in both Me and My Girl and The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue. Additionally, Laura Hodos received two nominations for her work both at the Theatre and elsewhere, garnering a Best Actress in a Musical nomination for her leading role in The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue and a Best Supporting Actress in a Musical nomination for her role in 1776 at Palm Beach Dramaworks.

"There is incredibly strong work being produced here in South Florida, and the Carbonell Awards are a great way to showcase the exemplary productions that are being created," Kato said. "The Maltz Jupiter Theatre draws local and national artists to re-envision classic plays and musicals. It is because of these talented people that we are being recognized with so many nominations."

Palm Beach County theaters and Miami-Dade County theaters tied for the most nominations in South Florida, receiving 39 each. The nominations come less than a week before the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's much-anticipated unveiling of shows for its 2017/18 season, set to be announced January 23.

And the Theatre's current season is far from over, as the stage heats up with the current hit show The Producers (onstage through January 29) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced (February 12 - 26). Closing out the season is the beloved Tony Award-winning musical Gypsy (March 21 - April 9).

The winners will be announced at the 41st annual Carbonell Awards ceremony, set to be held on Monday, April 3, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida's preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state's largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,758 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida's highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence. For more information about the Theatre's upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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