Austin Theatre Critics' Table Nominations 1998

The Austin Theatre Critics' Table have announced nominations for their sixth annual awards for achievement in theatre. The participating critics — Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith, and Anna Hanks, Austin American-Statesman; Jerry Conn, West Austin News; and Robert Faires, Adrienne Martini, and Sarah Hepola, The Austin Chronicle — honored work produced on Austin stages during the period May 1997-April 1998. The awards will be announced in a public ceremony Monday, May 9, during which the members of the Table will honor David Mark Cohen and John Bustin, both of whom died in the last year. (Note: Members refrained from voting in categories in which family members were eligible.) — Robert Faires

New Script, Original

Take a Deep Breath, Alan Altimont
blood pudding, Sharon Bridgforth
Lust Supper, Kirk Lynn
Down Along the Brazos, Ellsworth Schave
Managed Care, Steven Tomlinson

New Script, Adapted

Our Own Dear Anton's Abandoned Story Cycle, Joseph Skibell
curst & Shrewd, Kirk Lynn, et al.
Ambrose Bierce on Tour: The Civil War Tales, Timothy Miller
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, Kirk Smith


Annie, Austin Musical Theatre
Blues in the Night, Zachary Scott Theatre Center
Dreamgirls, Zachary Scott
Man of La Mancha, Live Oak Theatre
West Side Story, Austin Musical Theatre


Angels in America: Part One, Millennium Approaches, Zachary Scott
Beast on the Moon, Live Oak Theatre
blood pudding, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre
The Brothers Karamazov, UT Department of Theatre & Dance
Juno and the Paycock, Different Stages


Arcadia, Different Stages
Fur, VORTEX Repertory Company
Lust Supper, Rude Mechanicals
Managed Care, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre
Petra's Pecado, Teatro Humanidad Cansada
30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Rude Mechanicals

Director, Musical

Richard Byron & Scott Thompson, Annie/West Side Story
Bonnie Cullum, Triskelion
Dave Steakley, Blues in the Night/Dreamgirls

Director, Drama

Michael Bloom, The Brothers Karamazov
Laurie Carlos, blood pudding
Karen Carver-Snead, Juno and the Paycock
Jill Parker-Jones, Beast on the Moon
Dave Steakley, Angels in America

Director, Comedy

Norman Blumensaadt, Arcadia
David Mark Cohen, Managed Care
Katie Pearl, The Whimsy
Barry Pineo, Fur
Sarah Richardson, Lust Supper
David Yeakle, Our Own Dear Anton's...

Actor, Musical

Christopher Barrett, Little Shop of Horrors
Edmound Fitzpatrick, Man of La Mancha
Matthew Patterson, Triskelion
Dan Sullivan, Guys and Dolls
John Leslie Wolfe, Annie

Actor, Drama

Martin Burke, Angels in America
Jason Phelps, Angels in America
Michael Silverstone, Ordinary People
Everett Skaggs, A Delicate Balance
Wison Wade, Juno and the Paycock
Ken Webster, Beast on the Moon
William Byrd Wilkins, The Piano Lesson

Actor, Comedy

Martin Burke, Fur
Billy Harden, I'm Not Rappoport
Joey Hood, Arcadia
Thomas C. Parker, I'm Not Rappoport
Steve Shearer, Down Along the Brazos
Steven Tomlinson, Managed Care
Douglas Taylor, Lust Supper/The Food Chain

Actress, Musical

Kerry Holden-David, Annie
Andra Mitrovich, Love, Janis
Linda Nenno, Into the Woods
Janis Stinson, Blues in the Night
Yolanda Williams, Dreamgirls
Ruth Williamson, Annie

Actress, Drama

Roxy Becker, David's Redhaired Death
Katherine Catmull, The Duchess of Malfi
Barbara Chisholm, David's Redhaired Death
Boni Hester, Beast on the Moon
Carla Nickerson, The Piano Lesson
Bobbie Owens, Juno and the Paycock
Amalia Stifter, The Love of the Nightingale

Actress, Comedy

Joy Cunningham, Goin' to Georgia
Catherine Glynn, Lust Supper
Irene Gonzales, Petra's Pecado
Kathy Lagaza, Arcadia
Jill Parker-Jones, Down Along the Brazos
Stephanie Swenson, Fur

Supporting Actor, Musical

Jason Hartley, West Side Story
Sebastian LaCause, West Side Story
T. Mychael Rambo, Dreamgirls
Joe York, Annie

Supporting Actor, Drama

Patrick Amos, Angels in America
Djola Branner, blood pudding
Jason Brooks, The Piano Lesson
Tom Byrne, Angels in America
Henry Fitzgerald, Juno and the Paycock
Jim Grisham, A Few Good Men
Ev Lunning Jr., The Brothers Karamazov
Steve McDaniel, The Duchess of Malfi
Clayton Murrell, The Piano Lesson

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Ehren Christian, curst & Shrewd
Nicholas Keene, The Bald Soprano
David Nancarrow, Holiday
Robert Pierson, Arcadia
Raul Salinas, Petra's Pecado
David Stokey, Down Along the Brazos

Supporting Actress, Musical

Donna Marie Asbury, West Side Story
Jacqui Cross, Blues in the Night
Jill Crowley, Annie
Felicia Dinwiddie, Blues in the Night
Aimee McCormick, Love, Janis
Kelly Zinge, A Little Night Music

Supporting Actress, Drama

Janelle Buchanan, A Delicate Balance
Lee Eddy, The Cherry Orchard
Karen Kuykendall, Angels in America
Melanie Myers, The Brothers Karamazov
Meredith Robertson, Angels in America
Stacey Robinson, blood pudding

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Sharron Bower, Holiday
Lee Eddy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Lana Lesley, curst & Shrewd
Melissa Miller, House of Blue Leaves
Lenore Perry, The Bald Soprano

Musical Direction

Fred Barton, Annie/West Side Story
Chad Salvata, Triskelion
Allen Robertson, Blues in the Night/ Dreamgirls/The Taffetas


Chris Cortez & Byron Tate, Dracula
Duncan Edwards, Annie
ethos, Triskelion
Allen Robertson, Angels in America


Jason Amato, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities/Fur/Triskelion
Ryan Brummel, blood pudding
Laura Sandberg, The King Stag
Scott Segar, Clayangels
Tony Tucci, Annie/West Side Story
Robert Whyburn, Angels in America


Aziza Bey, The Cherry Orchard
Molly Reynolds, Holiday
Brian Gaston & J. Richard Smith, The King Stag
Sally Hipchen & Diana McAlpin, A Little Night Music
Andrea Lauer & Chad Salvata, Triskelion


Jason Amato, Fur
James Barker, A Delicate Balance
Christopher McCollum, Annie/ West Side Story
Mark Ridgeway, Holiday
Marc Silva, The Life of Galileo
Leilah Stewart, blood pudding


Andrea Ariel, Bambi: A Life in the Woods
Jason Brooks & Dave Steakley, Dreamgirls
Richard Byron & Scott Thompson, Annie/West Side Story
Laurie Carlos, blood pudding
Amparo Garcia, Bocón
Bryan Green, Triskelion

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