Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2009 Carbonell Award Nominations - UPDATED 2x

Update 2

Hap Erstein weighs in for the Palm Beach ArtsPaper.
 There was nothing miserable about the Actors’ Playhouse production of the epic musical Les Miserables, the nominating committee for the 34th annual Carbonell Awards said Tuesday as it showered the show with 12 nominations.
The Palm Beach Post picked up Jan Sjostrom, who also wrote this article for the Shiny Sheet, and also submitted the list of nominees.  In wicked mind-f*ck, the Post article only lists the Palm Beach County winners, while her Shiny Sheet article at least starts off with a breakdown of nominations by county:
Palm Beach County theaters led the way Tuesday with 38 nominations for the 2009 Carbonell awards. Miami-Dade theaters closely trailed with 37 nominations and Broward theaters brought up the rear with 25.
Don't cry for Broward County; they have a pitiful handful of theatres compared to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

UPDATE 1:
Christine Dolen blogs about the awards on The Drama Queen.  While she congratulates Paul Tei for his 2 nods (Best Director for Broadsword, and Best Actors in Speed-The-Plow), but points out that Greg Weiner will almost certainly take home an award:
..a best actor nod for Dumb Show at Promethean, two best supporting nominations for A Doll's House at Palm Beach Dramaworks and Farragut North at GableStage, and a chance to share in a best ensemble win for Farragut North or Broadsword.
And now I have to step up on a soapbox.  My problem with this has nothing to do with Greg, but with the egregious violation of categorical definition.  The entire point of Best Ensemble is that you can't point a finger at any one performance and say "that one."  Since an ensemble piece, by definition, doesn't have leading and supporting roles, there can't be nominations for either category.  They either need to drop the category, or do a better job policing the nominations.  'Nuff  said.

Christine also has an analysis as a feature in the Miami Herald.  She breaks down the nominations, and also has them broken down by theatre.  But here are some highlights:
The Actors' Playhouse production of Les Misérables earned a dozen nominations, the most of any show. Other strong contenders in the musical category are two biographical shows -- Barnum at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with eight nominations and Cagney at Florida Stage with seven -- and the Caldwell Theatre Company's world premiere musical Vices: A Love Story, which also got eight nominations.
In the not-so-happy category, Coral Gables' New Theatre, which now focuses on new work, was shut out by nominators. Manalapan's Florida Stage, which has also built its reputation on premiering challenging new plays, got seven of its nine nominations for one musical, Cagney. And Mosaic Theatre's ambitious production of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll yielded a lone nomination, while its staging of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone was ignored.
BroadwayWorld.com also has the story and the complete list of nominations.
Actor Gregg Weiner and sound designer Matt Corey are tied for the most individual nominations with three each, yet Weiner could be the night's big winner if he takes home a fourth honor as a cast member of  Broadsword or GableStage's Farragut North which have both been nominated for Best Ensemble.

Double nominees, not including Best Ensemble nominations, include director Joe Adler, choreographer Chrissi Ardito, actor Todd Allen Durkin, music director Helen Gregory, set designer Sean McClelland and lighting designer Jeff Quinn as well as Paul Tei who is nominated in acting and directing categories.   Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern also have two nominations each for Cagney at Florida Stage in Manalapan as Best Actor in a Musical and musical direction, respectively, as well as for creating the musical which is nominated in the Best New Work category.
Typically, the Sun-Sentinel has no coverage of their own, and have opted to take the Herald's coverage.  Why do people bother subscribing to this fish-wrapper?  Oh, I guess so they have something to wrap fish in, duh.  (And no, the link isn't broken; I can't link to coverage that doesn't exist.)

END OF UPDATE

The Miami Herald has this year's Carbonell Award Nominations. The Actors' Playhouse production of Les Miserables is leading the nominations, which is no surprise, but Mad Cat has a particularly good showing this year. 



The 34th annual Carbonell Awards to be held on Monday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Amy London will once again direct the production.


Best New Work: Peter Colley, Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, Cagney, Florida Stage; Mario Diament, A Report on the Banality of Love, The Promethean Theatre; Terry Lawrence, Speaking Elephant, The Women's Theatre Project; Carter W. Lewis, The Storytelling Ability of a Boy, Florida Stage; Susan Draus, Everett Bradley, Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company.


Best Ensemble Production: Bombshells! A Musical Explosion of Life, Love and Telling It All!, Actors' Playhouse; Broadsword, Mad Cat Theatre Company; Farragut North, GableStage; Some Kind of Wonderful, Florida Stage; Viva Bourgeois!, Mad Cat Theatre Company.


PLAYS


Best Production of a Play: Broadsword, Mad Cat Theatre Company; Copenhagen, Palm Beach Dramaworks; Speed-the-Plow, GableStage; The Whipping Man, Caldwell Theatre Company; Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Mosaic Theatre.


Best Director: Joseph Adler, Farragut North, GableStage; Joseph Adler, Speed-the-Plow, GableStage; J. Barry Lewis, Copenhagen, Palm Beach Dramaworks; Richard Jay Simon, Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Mosaic Theatre; Paul Tei, Broadsword, Mad Cat Theatre Company.


Best Actor: John Archie, The Whipping Man, Caldwell Theatre Company; Todd Allen Durkin, At Home at the Zoo, Palm Beach Dramaworks; Paul Tei, Speed-the-Plow, GableStage; Ricky Waugh, Reasons To Be Pretty, GableStage; Gregg Weiner, Dumb Show, The Promethean Theatre.


Best Actress: Linda Bernhard, Playhouse Creatures, The Women's Theatre Project; Barbara Bradshaw, Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Mosaic Theatre; Lela Elam, No Child, GableStage; Angie Radosh, Speaking Elephant, The Women's Theatre Project; Laura Turnbull, Rock 'n' Roll, Mosaic Theatre


Best Supporting Actor: Dennis Creaghan, The Voysey Inheritance, Caldwell Theatre Company; Todd Allen Durkin, Reasons To Be Pretty, GableStage; Erik Fabregat, Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Mosaic Theatre; Gregg Weiner, A Doll's House, Palm Beach Dramaworks; Gregg Weiner, Farragut North, GableStage.


Best Supporting Actress: Elena Maria Garcia, Summer Shorts: Signature Shorts, City Theatre; Patti Gardner, Defiance, GableStage; Erin Joy Schmidt, Viva Bourgeois!, Mad Cat Theatre Company; Deborah L. Sherman, Dumb Show, The Promethean Theatre; Miriam Wiener, In a Dark, Dark House, Mosaic Theatre.


MUSICALS


Best Production of a Musical: Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Cagney, Florida Stage; Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; A Little Night Music, Broward Stage Door; Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company.


Best Director: David Arisco, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Bill Castellino, Cagney, Florida Stage; Clive Cholerton, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company; Gordon Greenberg, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Margaret M. Ledford, Cannibal! The Musical, The Promethean Theatre.


Best Actor: Matthew William Chizever, Cannibal! The Musical, The Promethean Theatre; Robert Creighton, Cagney, Florida Stage; David Michael Felty, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Mark A. Harmon, A Little Night Music, Broward Stage Door; Brad Oscar, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre.


Best Actress: Natalie Venetia Belcon, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company; Misty Cotton, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Jodie Langel, Evita, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Kimberley Xavier Martins, A Little Night Music, Broward Stage Door; Holly Shunkey, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company.


Best Supporting Actor: Darrin Baker, Cagney, Florida Stage; Marcus Bellamy, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company; Nathanial Braga, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Gary Marachek, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Rudy Martinez, Evita, Maltz Jupiter Theatre.


Best Supporting Actress: Katherine Amadeo, Cannibal! The Musical, The Promethean Theatre; Miki Edelman, A Little Night Music, Broward Stage Door; Gwen Hollander, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Melissa Minyard, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Margot Moreland, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse.


Best Musical Direction: Eric Alsford, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Helen Gregory, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Helen Gregory, Evita, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Christopher McGovern, Cagney, Florida Stage; Jon Rose, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company.


Best Choreography: Chrissi Ardito, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Broward Stage Door; Chrissi Ardito, Cannibal! The Musical, The Promethean Theatre; A.C. Ciulla, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company; Joshua Rhodes, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Jeff Shade, Cagney, Florida Stage.


DESIGN

Best Set Design: Antonio Amadeo, Macon City: A Comic Book Play, The Naked Stage; Michael Amico, Private Lives, Palm Beach Dramaworks; Joe Kimble, Broadsword, Mad Cat Theatre Company; Sean McClelland, In a Dark, Dark House, Mosaic Theatre; Sean McClelland, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.


Best Lighting Design: Suzanne M. Jones, In a Dark, Dark House, Mosaic Theatre; John Manzelli, Macon City: A Comic Book Play, The Naked Stage; Jeff Quinn, No Child, GableStage; Jeff Quinn, Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Mosaic Theatre; Patrick Tennent, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse.


Best Costume Design: Alberto Arroyo, The Voysey Inheritance, Caldwell Theatre Company; Danielle Campbell, Viva Bourgeois!, Mad Cat Theatre Company; Colleen Grady, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Brian O'Keefe, A Doll's House, Palm Beach Dramaworks; Alejo Vietti, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre.


Best Sound Design: Matt Corey, Broadsword, Mad Cat Theatre Company; Matt Corey, Cannibal! The Musical, The Promethean Theatre; Matt Corey, Macon City: A Comic Book Play, The Naked Stage; Alexander Herrin, Les Miserables, Actors' Playhouse; Steve Shapiro, Summer Shorts: Signature Shorts, City Theatre.





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