Theatre Critics Table Awards 1997

On Monday, May 12, the Austin Theatre Critics' Table presented their fifth annual awards for achievement in theatre at Top of the Marc. 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, The Austin Chronicle -- honored work on Austin stages from May 1996-April 1997. -- Robert Faires

New Script
Craving Gravy, John S. Walch

Musical (tie)
The Gospel at Colonus, Zachary Scott Theatre
Peter Pan, Austin Musical Theatre

Drama
The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces, Hopeful Monsters/Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre

Comedy
Sylvia, Zachary Scott Theatre

Director, Musical
Dave Steakley, The Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!

Director, Drama
Susan Fenichell, The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces

Director, Comedy
Kati Koerner, Craving Gravy

Actor, Musical
Joe York, Ruthless! The Musical/Sweeney Todd

Actor, Drama
Dan Dietz, The Battle of San Jacinto

Actor, Comedy
Jim McQueen, Sylvia

Actress, Musical (tie)
Kristi Lynes, Peter Pan
Laura Powell, Once Upon a Mattress

Actress, Drama
Paula Rester, Why We Have a Body

Actress, Comedy
Emily Balanoff, Sylvia

Supporting Actor, Musical
Greg Wise, Once Upon a Mattress

Supporting Actor, Drama
Everett Skaggs, Shadowlands

Supporting Actor, Comedy
David Stahl, Sylvia

Supporting Actress, Musical
Janis Stinson, Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!

Supporting Actress, Drama
Amy Washburn, Vinegar Tom

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Emily Erington, Sin

Musical Direction
Allen Robertson, Das Barebcü/Gospel at Colonus/
Ruthless!/Sweeney Todd/Woody Guthrie's...

Sound
J. Daniel Stanley, Vinegar Tom

Lights
Scott Hochhalter, Vinegar Tom/Wolf at the Door

Costume
Michael Raiford, The Gospel at Colonus/Ruthless!

Scenery
Christopher McCollum, Hedda Gabler/Peter Pan/Sylvia

Movement
Scott Thompson & Richard Byron, Grease/Peter Pan

Road Show
The Heather Woodbury Report, or Whatever, VORTEX Repertory Company


Special Citations

Ensemble Performance
Cast of The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces

Show Savior
Martin Burke, Richard III/2 Actors, A Family Affair, Lucifa

Tip of the Hat
Leslie Bonnell, Ruthless! The Musical

Debut Performance
Meta Rosen, Ruthless! The Musical

The Ann Ciccolella Award
Ann Ciccolella

Most Welcome Trend: Theatrical Cabarets
Cafe Bremond, Later at Live Oak, Z Cabaret

Trendsetters:
Sterling Price-McKinney and Karen Kuykendall

Lifetime Dedication to Theatre
Michel Jaroschy

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