1999 Critics' Table Nominations

The Austin Theatre Critics' Table has released the nominations for its seventh annual awards for achievement in theatre. Critics representing the Austin American-Statesman, The Austin Chronicle, Round Rock Leader, and West Austin News honored work produced on Austin stages from May 1998 through April 1999. This year's honors also recognized achievements in dance, classical music, and the visual arts as well as theatre. The awards will be announced in a public ceremony in early June. (Note: Members refrained from voting in categories in which critics or members of their family were eligible.) --Robert Faires

David Mark Cohen New Play Award

Dirigible, Dan Dietz

FC: A Reconstruction, Tim O'Brien

Nantasket, David Mark Cohen

Red, White and Tuna, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard

Salivation, Kirk Lynn

The Speaker Speaks, Clay Nichols


A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Gypsy, Austin Musical Theatre

The Mikado, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin

My Fair Lady, State Theater Company

Schoolhouse Rock, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

The Who's Tommy, Zachary Scott Theatre Center


Angels in America: Part Two, Perestroika, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Betrayal, The Public Domain Theatre

Nantasket, UT Department of Theatre & Dance

Race of the Ark Tattoo, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre

The Soldier Dreams, Subterranean Theatre Company

The Speaker Speaks, The Public Domain Theatre


Full Gallop, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Raised in Captivity, Subterranean Theatre Company

Red, White and Tuna, Charles S. Duggan Presents

Salivation, Rude Mechanicals

The Santaland Diaries, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Twelfth Night, Sneck Up! Productions, in association

with VORTEX Repertory Company

Director, Musical

Richard Byron & Scott Thompson, Gypsy

Michael Costello, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine

Ralph MacPhail Jr., The Mikado

Allen Robertson, Schoolhouse Rock

Dave Steakley, The Who's Tommy

Director, Drama

Vicky Boone, Race of the Ark Tattoo

Christina J. Moore, Nantasket

Peck Phillips, House

Robi Polgar, Betrayal/The Speaker Speaks

Dave Steakley, Angels in America: Part Two, Perestroika

David Yeakle, O.T.

Director, Comedy

Ann Ciccolella, Full Gallop

Robert Faires, Twelfth Night

Jason Neulander, Dirigible

Dave Steakley, The Santaland Diaries

Joe York & Jill Parker-Jones, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Actor, Musical

Todd Lowe, The Tower Massacre Musical

Charlie Pollock, The Who's Tommy

David Ruprecht, Gypsy

Actor, Drama

Steven Fromholz, The Night Hank Williams Died

David R. Jarrott, The Speaker Speaks

David Jones, Betrayal

Matthew Patterson, Norm L.

Jason Phelps, Angels in America/Race of the Ark Tattoo

David Stahl, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Michael Stuart, True West

Actor, Comedy

Norman Blumensaadt, The Hypochondriac

Martin Burke, The Santaland Diaries

Ev Lunning Jr., The Homecoming

Joe Sears, Red, White and Tuna

Jaston Williams, Red, White and Tuna

David Stahl, Raised in Captivity

Ken Webster, House

Actress, Musical

Lauren Hathaway, Gypsy

Boni Hester, My Fair Lady

Pamela Myers, Gypsy

Linda Nenno, Passion

Amy Baker Stinson, The Mikado

Actress, Drama

Jackie Belvin, Our Town

Katherine Catmull, Betrayal

Marissa Castañon, Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

Lameece Isaaq, Nantasket

Annie Suite, Dancing at Lughnasa

Actress, Comedy

Jennifer Don, Misalliance

Karen Kuykendall, Full Gallop

Amy McAndrew, The Homecoming

Edi Patterson, don b's Snow White

Stephanie Swenson, Dirigible

Michele Waldock, Twelfth Night

Supporting Actor, Musical

Patrick Boyd, Gypsy

Marcus Maurice, Ain't Misbehavin'

Thomas C. Parker, My Fair Lady

Scott Schroeder, Schoolhouse Rock/The Who's Tommy

Scott Swanson, The Who's Tommy

Supporting Actor, Drama

Patrick Amos, Angels in America

Martin Burke, Angels in America

Guy Chandler Roberts, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Robert Fisher, The Soldier Dreams

Judson L. Jones, The Soldier Dreams

Douglas Taylor, Nantasket

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Ron Berry, Raised in Captivity

Martin Burke, Twelfth Night

Robert Faires, Twelfth Night

Joey Hood, Raised in Captivity

Michael Miller, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Dirk Van Allen, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Alan Waldock, Twelfth Night

Supporting Actress, Musical

Felicia Dinwiddie, Ain't Misbehavin'/Schoolhouse Rock

Roxie Lucas, Gypsy

Meta Rosen, Schoolhouse Rock

Courtney Wissinger, Schoolhouse Rock

Amy Baker Stinson, Passion

Supporting Actress, Drama

Monika Bustamante, The Soldier Dreams

Barbara Chisholm, Nantasket

Karen Kuykendall, Angels in America

Meredith Robertson, Angels in America

Rebecca Robinson, All My Sons

Sandra Salas, Blood Wedding

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Emily Balanoff, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Sharron Bower, Misalliance

Janelle Buchanan, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Barbara Chisholm, Last Night of Ballyhoo/Twelfth Night

Catherine Glynn, Salivation/Twelfth Night

Helen Merino, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Shawn Sides, don b's Snow White

Stephanie Swenson, Altamont Now


Alaskan Heat Blue Dot, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre

Another Evening With Dottie P., Shirk Workers Onion

Crucks, Rude Mechanicals

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Hey-Stop-That, Salvage Vanguard Theater

The Wars of the Roses, The Public Domain Theatre

Musical Direction

Fred Barton, Gypsy

Lyn Koenning, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine

Allen Robertson, Schoolhouse Rock/The Who's Tommy


Richard Byron & Scott Thompson, Gypsy

Laurie Carlos, Alaskan Heat Blue Dot

Greg Easley, Schoolhouse Rock

Lisa Holmstrom & Dave Steakley, Ain't Misbehavin'

Shawn Sides, Crucks

Dave Steakley, The Who's Tommy


Ann Marie Gordon, Beauty Vultures and the Plague of Sleep/don b's Snow White/Crucks

Andrea Lauer, Race of the Ark Tattoo

Christopher McCollum, Full Gallop/South Pacific

Michael Raiford, The Last Night of Ballyhoo/Rockin' Christmas Party/The Who's Tommy

Gary van der Wege, The Skin of Our Teeth

Megan Wilkerson, Nantasket


Leslie Bonnell, The Santaland Diaries/The Who's Tommy

Kathy Lang, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Steven N. Lee, Nantasket

Kathleen Lussier, Misalliance

Michael Raiford, Angels in America/Rockin' Christmas


Jason Amato, Twelfth Night/The X & Y Trilogy

Don Day, The Who's Tommy

Zach Murphy, Crucks

Tony Tucci, Gypsy

Robert Whyburn, Angels in America


Kevin Freedman, Race of the Ark Tattoo

Christopher Langer, The Who's Tommy

Living Noise, Night of the Werewolf

Allen Robertson, Angels in America

Sergio R. Samayoa & ethos, The X & Y Trilogy

Touring Theatre Production

2 Pianos, 4 Hands, Paramount Theatre

Chicago, UT Performing Arts Center

An Evening With Quentin Crisp, Planet Theatre

Rent, UT Performing Arts Center


Atlas of the Universe, Johnson/Long Dance Company

Aztlan '99, Aztlan Folk Dance Company

Fugue State, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ballet Austin

Rodeo/Big Sky, Ballet Austin

Stayin' Alive, Tapestry Dance Company


Gus Giordano (Jazz Dance Chicago), Austin Festival of Dance

Christopher Hannon, Kisses/ A Midsummer Night's Dream/Sleeping Beauty

Willy Shives, Rodeo

Nicole Wesley, Atlas of the Universe

Nicholas Young, Stayin' Alive

Nadya Zybine, Rodeo

Touring Dance/Classical Music Production

Anonymous 4, Bates Recital Hall

Austin Festival of Dance, Paramount Theatre

Forever Tango, Paramount Theatre

Mark Morris Dance Group, UT Performing Arts Center

Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Erwin Center

Itzhak Perlman, Bass Concert Hall

Porgy and Bess (Dallas Black Dance Theatre), Paramount Theatre

Museum Exhibition

"Cantos Paralelos," Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

"Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills," Austin Museum of Art

"Margo Sawyer: Presence and Absence," Austin Museum of Art

"Modotti and Weston: Mexicanidad," Austin Museum of Art

"Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Lewis Carroll Centenary Exhibition," UT Harry Ransom Center

The Suida-Manning Collection, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

"Young Latino Artists," Mexic-Arte Museum

Gallery Exhibition

Kate Breakey, Stephen L. Clark Gallery

Steve Brudniak, Eeka Beeka Gallery

Malcolm Bucknell, Tarrytown Gallery

T. Paul Hernandez, Tarrytown Gallery

James Mitchell, Yard Dog Gallery

Artemio Rodriguez, Galeria Sin Fronteras

Margo Sawyer, Women & Their Work Gallery

Classical Music Event

Christmas at the Carillon, New Texas Festival

The Grand Tour, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Salome, Austin Lyric Opera

Tosca, Austin Lyric Opera

Verdi Requiem, New Texas Festival

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