Theatre Critics Table Nominations 1997

The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced nominations for their fifth annual awards for achievement in theatre. The participating critics -- Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith, and Anna Hanks, Austin American-Statesman; John Bustin, West Austin News; David Mark Cohen, Texas Triangle; Jerry Conn, Westlake Picayune; and Robert Faires and Adrienne Martini, Austin Chronicle -- honored work produced on Austin stages during the period May 1996-April 1997. The awards will be announced in a public ceremony Monday, May 12, 7pm, at Top of the Marc. -- Robert Faires

New Script

Blood:Shock:Boogie, Daniel Alexander Jones
Craving Gravy, John S. Walch
Enfants Perdus, Erik Ehn, et al.
Pale Idiot, Kirk Lynn
Stranger Desire, David Bucci


The Christmas Schooner, Austin Theatre for Youth
The Gospel at Colonus, Zachary Scott Theatre
Grease, Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Peter Pan, Austin Musical Theatre
Ruthless! The Musical, Zachary Scott Theatre


The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces, Hopeful Monsters/ Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre
Julius Caesar, VORTEX Repertory Company
Racing Demon, Rare Creations
Unmerciful Good Fortune, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre
Vinegar Tom, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance


The Birthday Party, Critical Mass Productions
Craving Gravy, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Jack and Jill, Zachary Scott Theatre
Sin, Subterranean Theatre Company
Sylvia, Zachary Scott Theatre

Director, Musical

Rod Caspers, Das Barbecü
Allen Robertson, Woody Guthrie's American Song
Dave Steakley, The Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!
Scott Thompson & Richard Byron, Grease/ Peter Pan
David Yeakle, A Saga of Billy the Kid

Director, Drama

Ron Berry, Racing Demon
Vicky Boone, Enfants Perdus
Susan Fenichell, The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces
Daniel A. Jones, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery
Laura Worthen, Vinegar Tom

Director, Comedy

Stan Kern, Pale Idiot
Kati Koerner, Craving Gravy
Barry Pineo, The Birthday Party
Ken Webster, Sin
Alice Wilson, Jack and Jill/Sylvia

Actor, Musical

Timothy Curry, The Gospel at Colonus
Jonathan Freeman, Peter Pan
William Earl Ray, The Gospel at Colonus
Daniel Sullivan, The Christmas Schooner/ Das Barbecü
Joe York, Ruthless! The Musical/Sweeney Todd

Actor, Drama

Dan Dietz, The Battle of San Jacinto
J. Andrew Hawkins, The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces
Paul E. Savas, The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces
Michael Stuart, Cyrano
Douglas Taylor, Black Coffee

Actor, Comedy

Michael Arthur, Craving Gravy
G. W. Bailey, The Dead Presidents' Club
Dennis Letts, The Dead Presidents' Club
Jim McQueen, Sylvia
Marco Perella, Jack and Jill

Actress, Musical

Felicia Dinwiddie, Das Barbecü
Kristi Lynes, Peter Pan
Linda Nenno, The Christmas Schooner
Laura Powell, Once Upon a Mattress
Meredith Robertson, Ruthless! The Musical

Actress, Drama

Valerie Marsh, The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces
Sonja Parks, dyke-warrior/prayers
Paula Rester, Why We Have a Body
Molly Rice, The Battle of San Jacinto
Stacey Robinson, Unmerciful Good Fortune

Actress, Comedy

Emily Balanoff, Sylvia
Janelle Buchanan, The Birthday Party
Katherine Catmull, Sin
Meredith Robertson, Jack and Jill
Amy Washburn, Craving Gravy

Supporting Actor, Musical

Matt Brown, Sweeney Todd
John Robinson, The Gospel at Colonus
William Walden, Woody Guthrie's American Song
Greg Wise, Once Upon a Mattress
Dana Younger, A Saga of Billy the Kid

Supporting Actor, Drama

Joseph Gibson, subUrbia
Kevin Madden, The Glass Menagerie
Barry Pineo, Hedda Gabler
Everett Skaggs, Shadowlands
Greg Wise, Vinegar Tom

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Martin Burke, A Family Affair
Jason Phelps, Blood:Shock:Boogie
David Stahl, Sylvia
David Stokey, Shear Madness
Michael Stuart, Sin

Supporting Actress, Musical

Lauren Adrian, Grease
Gretchen Kingsley, Das Barbecü/ Woody Guthrie's American Song
Meta Rosen, Ruthless! The Musical
Amy Baker Stinson, The Pirates of Penzance/ Sweeney Todd
Janis Stinson, The Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!

Supporting Actress, Drama

Kristen Kosmas, Enfants Perdus
Aimee McCormick, The Glass Menagerie
Susan Romweber, Vinegar Tom
Janelle Schremmer, Vinegar Tom
Amy Washburn, Vinegar Tom

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Roxy Becker, A Family Affair
Kara Bliss, The Birthday Party
Emily Erington, Sin
Andrea Osborn, Tartuffe
Stacey Sperling, Twelfth Night

Musical Direction

Fred Barton, Peter Pan
Shawn Gough, Grease
Allen Robertson, Das Barebcü/Gospel at Colonus/ Ruthless!/Sweeney Todd/Woody Guthrie's...
Morris Stevens, Jr., The Christmas Schooner
Mark Stewart, A Saga of Billy the Kid


ethos, Panoptikon
Susan Fenichell, et al., The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces
Kevin Freedman, Unmerciful Good Fortune
Gunn Brothers, The Glass Menagerie
J. Daniel Stanley, Vinegar Tom


Jason Amato, A Saga of Billy the Kid
Don Day, Jack and Jill
Scott Hochhalter, Vinegar Tom/Wolf at the Door
Shannon M. M. January, Branson or Bust
Robert Whyburn, The Gospel at Colonus/ Peter Pan/Woody Guthrie's American Song


T'Cie Mancuso & Chad Sylvata, Panoptikon
Sara Medina-Pape, Twelfth Night
Bil Pfuderer, Das Barbecü
Michael Raiford, The Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!
Simone Williams, Vinegar Tom


Kim Koym, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery/ Unmerciful Good Fortune
Christopher McCollum, Hedda Gabler/ Peter Pan/Sylvia
Michael Raiford, The Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!
Leilah Stewart, Vinegar Tom
Jim Weisman, Once Upon a Mattress


Rod Caspers, Branson or Bust
Margery Segal, Enfants Perdus
Dave Steakley, The Gospel at Colonus
Scott Thompson & Richard Byron, Grease/ Peter Pan
David Yeakle, A Saga of Billy the Kid

Road Show

Curiouser and Curiouser, UT Performing Arts Center
Having Our Say, Paramount Theatre
The Heather Woodbury Report, or Whatever, VORTEX Repertory Company
slip, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre
12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Family III, VORTEX Repertory Company

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