Silver Palm Awards 2022-2023 Honorees Announced!

This year's honorees, along with all those who participate in creating theater in South Florida, will be feted at a gala dinner.

By: Sep. 25, 2023
Silver Palm Awards 2022-2023 Honorees Announced!

Silver Palm Awards 2022-2023 Honorees Announced!

The Silver Palm Awards will be returning to The Addison of Boca Raton on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., when the recipients of this year's awards will be honored. The Silver Palms Awards were established in 2008, conceived to celebrate the work of theater artists who live in South Florida.


This year's honorees, along with all those who participate in creating theater in South Florida, will be feted at a gala dinner that includes a complimentary specialty cocktail hour, full dinner, the presentation of the awards and dancing afterwards. Tickets for the event are $50 (a $125 value) or $500 for a table of ten. The Addison of Boca Raton is located at 2 E. Camino Real in Boca Raton. The Silver Palm Awards Gala is sponsored by the Tony Finstrom Fund at Our Fund and Mark Traverso and Conor Walton.


Tickets can be reserved at http://www.silverpalmawards.com/


This year the awards were expanded to include and honor more unique and non-traditional contributions to our community. Judges from across Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward Counties helped choose the honorees. Judges - consisting of professionals working in all aspects of the theater industry, as well as devoted, knowledgeable patrons - attended a cumulative 478 performances this season. Votes are weighted by how many shows each judge saw, and honorees confirmed by a select committee.


The Silver Palm 2022-2023 Judging Panel:
*designates select committee member


Barbara Bradshaw, actor
• Mary Damiano, arts journalist
• *Christine Dolen, theatre critic
Niki Fridh, actor
• Bianca Garcia, actor
Patti Gardner, actor
• Carey Brianna Hart, actor/director
• *Luis Roberto Hererra, playwright/actor/theatre critic
• Bill Hirschman, theatre critic
• Lee Rubin, sponsor
• *Karen Stephens, actor
Michelle Solomon, arts journalist
• *John Thomason, theatre critic
• Gaby Tortoledo, actor
James White III, actor
• Kent Chambers-Wilson, actor/director
• *Sandi Stock, Silver Palm Awards Managing Director

THE SILVER PALM AWARDS 2022-2023 HONOREES

• Angie Radosh, Outstanding Performance, One More Yesterday, Ronnie Larsen Presents/Plays of Wilton
• Autumn Kioti, Outstanding Performance, Rotterdam, Island City Stage
• Bari Newport & Karina Batchelor, Commitment to Dramaturgical Excellence, Gablestage
• Bill Hayes, Outstanding Director, August, Osage County, Palm Beach Dramaworks
• Create Dangerously, Outstanding Cultural Contribution, Miami New Drama
• David Hart, Outstanding Sound Design, Pageant, Rotterdam, Tracy Jones, Thrill Me, Island City Stage
• Elizabeth Price, Outstanding Performance, What the Constitution Means to Me, City Theatre
• Frank J. Oliva, Outstanding Set Design, Little Mermaid, Area Stage; Native Gardens, Gablestage
• Jerel Brown, Outstanding Performance, Mlima's Tale, Zoetic Stage
• Jordon Armstrong, Outstanding Special Effect, Grand Horizons, Boca Stage
• Karen Stephens, Outstanding Performance, Time Alone, Boca Stage
• LakehouseRanchDotPNG, Outstanding New / Emerging Theatre Company
• Little Mermaid, Outstanding Immersive Theatre Experience, Area Stage
• Matt Stabile, Outstanding Director, Red Riding Hood, Dorothy's Dictionary, Last Night in Inwood, Theatre Lab
• Melquisedel Dominguez Cadena, Outstanding Set Design, Red Speedo, Ronnie Larsen Presents/Plays of Wilton
• Michael McKeever, Outstanding New Work, American Rhapsody, Zoetic Stage
• Nate Promkul, Outstanding Performance, Next to Normal, Zoetic Stage; Newsies on-stage understudy, Slow Burn Theatre Company
• Next to Normal, Outstanding Production, Zoetic Stage
• Palm Beach Dramaworks, Excellence in Ensemble Casting, 12 Angry Men, August, Osage County
• Paul Curtis & Hola Hi, Outstanding Original Music Contribution to SFL Theatre Community
• Refuge, Outstanding Production, Theatre Lab
• Rick Peña, Outstanding Costume Design, Newsies, Slow Burn Theatre Company
• Roderick Randle, Outstanding Breakout Performance, Topdog/Underdog, Main Street Players
• Ronnie Larsen, Outstanding Multi-disciplinary Work, Producer, Director, Playwright, and Actor
• Stuart Meltzer, Outstanding Director, Next to Normal, American Rhapsody, Zoetic Stage; The Actors, Red Speedo, Ronnie Larsen Presents/Plays of Wilton

Tony Finstrom, Iris Acker and Ron Levitt co-founded the awards in 2008 as a way to celebrate excellence in South Florida theater. Fashioned after New York’s Off-Broadway Obie Awards, the Silver Palms do not designate nominees, and they place no limit on the number of citations that might be given in any “category.” In truth, there are no official categories. Silver Palm judges submit 10 recommendations to the Silver Palm Executive Committee, citing the artists they feel should be recognized as having made an “Outstanding Contribution to the South Florida Theater Season.” All submissions are tallied and scored. The theater artists with the highest scores are awarded the honor. After his passing, Mr. Finstrom designated Andy Rogow and Michael McKeever as the co-chairs of the Awards, requesting that they continue his legacy of supporting the community and honoring its artists. Sandi Stock oversees the awards as Managing Director.

BroadwayWorld Awards Voting

RELATED STORIES - Miami Metro

1
David Foster, Katharine McPhee, and Leann Rimes Headline 2024 Kravis Center Gala Photo
David Foster, Katharine McPhee, and Leann Rimes Headline 2024 Kravis Center Gala

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is bringing some major star power to its main stage for its upcoming Gala on Friday, February 16, 2024. Learn more about the upcoming event here!

2
Coral Springs Center For The Arts To Present Lucinda Williams & Her Band in February Photo
Coral Springs Center For The Arts To Present Lucinda Williams & Her Band in February

Coral Springs Center for the Arts presents Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Lucinda Williams & Her Band. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 am.

3
Carbonell Awards Add Four New Judges Photo
Carbonell Awards Add Four New Judges

The Carbonell Awards adds four new judges to its panel, bringing the total number to 42. These judges will evaluate productions at professional theaters across South Florida.

4
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; THE PLAY THAT GO Photo
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

More Hot Stories For You

Videos


Xanadu in Miami Metro Xanadu
Shuler Stage (5/17-5/26)
Menopause, The Musical in Miami Metro Menopause, The Musical
Titusville Playhouse (5/17-5/26)
FST Improv Presents: To Die For in Miami Metro FST Improv Presents: To Die For
BOWNE'S LAB (12/02-12/16)
Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends in Miami Metro Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
Miami Theater Center (4/20-4/20)
FST Improv Presents: It's A Blunderful Life in Miami Metro FST Improv Presents: It's A Blunderful Life
BOWNE'S LAB (12/23-12/23)
A Chorus Line in Miami Metro A Chorus Line
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (1/11-1/28)
Hello, Dolly! in Miami Metro Hello, Dolly!
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (4/04-4/21)
Beyond Sonorism:  Miami Art Week/Art Basel Exhibition in Miami Metro Beyond Sonorism: Miami Art Week/Art Basel Exhibition
Etra Fine Art (12/03-12/03)
2023 Lyric Chamber Music Competition, Final Round in Miami Metro 2023 Lyric Chamber Music Competition, Final Round
Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall (12/13-12/13)
20th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert in Miami Metro 20th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center (12/10-12/10)
VIEW ALL SHOWS  ADD A SHOW  

Recommended For You