Acclaim Hall of Fame

Acclaimed Productions for 05-06 Theatre Season
A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

Northern Kentucky University Theatre & Dance
Ensemble, Musical

A Steetcar Named Desire

A Steetcar Named Desire

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Sherman Fracher, Lead Performance
Ensemble
Corinne Mohlenhoff, Supporting Performance
Will Turbyne, Scenic Design

American Buffalo

American Buffalo

New Edgecliff Theatre
Michael Shooner, Alternative Lead Performance

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Jo Twiss, Supporting Performance

Company

Company

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
2005-2006 Best of Season
Outstanding Musical
John Doyle, Direction of a Musical
Raul Esparza, Musical Lead Performance
Ensemble, Musical
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Orchestration
Production Design: David Gallo, Ann Hould-Ward, Thomas Hase, Andrew Keister

Crazy For You

Crazy For You

UC College-Conservatory of Music
Outstanding Musical
Aubrey Berg, Direction
Joe Medeiros, Musical Lead Performance
Ensemble, Musical
Diane Lala and Brandon Bieber, Achievement in Dance
Roger Grodsky, Musical Direction
Production Design: Paul Shortt, Reba Senske, Jim Gage

Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?

Cincinnati Fringe Festival
Amy Salloway, Solo Performance

Don't Look Down

Don't Look Down

Cincinnati Fringe Festival
Adam Wagner, Original Songs

Emergence-See!

Emergence-See!

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park & Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
Daniel Beaty, Solo Performance

Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo

New Stage Collective
Sue Breving, Alternative Lead Performance

Les Belles-Soeurs

Les Belles-Soeurs

Dale-emma Productions
Alternative Ensemble
Dale Hodges, Alternative Supporting Performance
Amy Warner, Alternative Supporting Performance

Little Foxes

Little Foxes

Ovation Theatre Company
Elena Monigold, Alternative Lead Performance
Alternative Ensemble
Gion Defrancesco, Scenic Design

Omnium Gatherum

Omnium Gatherum

Queen City Off-Broadway
Lyle Benjamin, Alternative Scenic Design

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati
Michael Haney, Direction
Tony Campisi, Lead Performance
Robert Jason Jackson, Lead Performance

The Clean House

The Clean House

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Michael Haney, Direction
Susan Greenhill, Supporting Performance

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Know Theatre Tribe
Nick Rose, Alternative Supporting Performance

Wayfarer's Rest

Wayfarer's Rest

Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati
Production Design: Brian c. Mehring, Reba Senske and Fitz Patton

Wicked

Wicked

Broadway Across America
Outstanding Touring Musical
Julia Murney, Lead Performance in a Musical

Yellowman

Yellowman

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Outstanding Production of a Play
Hal Scott, Direction
Tamela Aldridge, Lead Performance
Scott Barros, Lead Performance

Most Valuable Players for 05-06 Theatre Season
Brian C. Mehring

Brian C. Mehring

The man behind the visual magic at Ensemble Theatre, Brian has consistently created fascinating, brilliant and visually stunning set AND lighting designs for ETC, ranging from a swanky, visually suggestive art museum in Permanent Collection, a madcap Hollywood office in Moonlight and Magnolias, and a mysterious cottage in a forest in Wayfarer’s Rest.

Chris Guthrie

Chris Guthrie

Chris has an intensity that consistently energized shows all over town. Partnered with Giles Davies in Titus Andronicus (forget “Gray’s Anatomy’s Meredith and McDreamy… these two actors were the hottest pair of the year!). Chris anchored The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Port Authority for the Know Theatre Tribe, and to see him tip to toe in yellow feathers as Chicken Little in Three Times the Tail for New Edgecliff Theatre was an illustration in making the ridiculous sublime.

Drew Fracher

Drew Fracher

Drew was Mr. Everywhere this season – giving a heartfelt performance onstage at Ensemble Theatre in Intimate Apparel, directing Moonlight and Magnolias at ETC, showing off his skills as a fight director around town (in particular at Playhouse in the Park for Stone My Heart), AND delivering an A Streetcar Named Desire for the millennium at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival.

Giles Davies

Giles Davies

The always dependable Giles gave us a season of memorable performances at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival in parts both leading and supporting, ranging from Richard III to a tortured, decent man in Julius Caesar; to the bestial son of a nasty Goth Queen in Titus Andronicus; to a Cajun card player in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Sara Goff

Sarah created a portrait gallery of characters for Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival this season. She had us from hello in Our Town (as both an exuberant little sis and a busybody neighbor), and the carefully crafted roles just kept coming throughout the season, including Portia in Julius Ceasar, and an unforgettable walk-on role as Eunice the landlady in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Rising Stars for 05-06 Theatre Season
Alan Patrick Kenny

Alan Patrick Kenny

Kenny founded New Stage Collective in 2003, even before he graduated from New York University with a degree in musical theater and vocal performance.Kenny has plotted an ambitious course for his theater, which arrived in Cincinnati last summer with the regional premiere of Acclaim winner "Kimberly Akimbo" and Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George.

Joe Medeiros

Joe Medeiros

"Medeiros delivered a tour de force performance as the hapless hero of "Crazy for You" to cap his career at CCM.Through his years in the program, says musical theater department chair Aubrey Berg, "his instincts just got better and his creativity blossomed. I'm sure he'll be back on Broadway soon."Medeiros was Young Josh in the original Broadway cast of "big: the musical." He is in New York this weekend with the rest of his graduating class, performing in the CCM musical theater senior showcase for agents and casting directors.

Sarah Peak

Sarah Peak

Peak has been Ms. Musical Theatre at NKU, capping her career as Cassie in "A Chorus Line."She has maintained a 4.0 average for four years and a presidential scholarship while working as a nanny and serving as an assistant secretary in the NKU department of theater and dance.

"Every so often I graduate a student who has changed my life as a teacher, director and friend," says theater department chair Ken Jones, "and Sarah is one of those people."I'll miss the creative force and 'no problem' attitude of one of the most talented student NKU's department of theater has ever known.

 

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