1999 Critics' Table Winners

On Monday, June 14, the Austin Theatre Critics' Table presented its seventh annual awards for achievement on Austin stages in a ceremony at Top of the Marc, 618 W. Sixth. This year, for the first time, the association of local arts writers recognized achievements in classical music, dance, and the visual arts as well as theatre. Critics taking part in the selection and presentation of the seventh set of awards were Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith Cantara, Kendall Klym, and Jean-Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman; Jerry Conn, West Austin News and Round Rock Leader; and Robert Faires and Sarah Hepola, Austin Chronicle. (Note: Members refrained from voting in categories in which they or members of their family were eligible.) -- Robert Faires

David Mark Cohen New Play Award (tie)
Dirigible, Dan Dietz
The Speaker Speaks, Clay Nichols

Gypsy, Austin Musical Theatre

Race of the Ark Tattoo, Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre

Comedy (tie)
Full Gallop, Zachary Scott Theatre Center
Twelfth Night, Sneck Up! Productions, in association with VORTEX Repertory Company

Director, Musical
Dave Steakley, The Who's Tommy

Director, Drama
Vicky Boone, Race of the Ark Tattoo

Director, Comedy
Robert Faires, Twelfth Night

Actor, Musical
Charlie Pollock, The Who's Tommy

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

Actor, Comedy
Martin Burke, The Santaland Diaries

Actress, Musical
Pamela Myers, Gypsy

Actress, Drama
Katherine Catmull, Betrayal

Actress, Comedy
Karen Kuykendall, Full Gallop

Supporting Actor, Musical
Scott Schroeder, Schoolhouse Rock/The Who's Tommy

Supporting Actor, Drama
Judson L. Jones, The Soldier Dreams

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Michael Miller, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Supporting Actress, Musical
Felicia Dinwiddie, Ain't Misbehavin'/Schoolhouse Rock

Supporting Actress, Drama
Barbara Chisholm, Nantasket

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Sharron Bower, Misalliance

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

Musical Direction
Allen Robertson, Schoolhouse Rock/The Who's Tommy

Movement (tie)
Shawn Sides, Crucks
Dave Steakley, The Who's Tommy

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

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

Zach Murphy, Crucks

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

Touring Theatre Production
Chicago, UT Performing Arts Center

Stayin' Alive, Tapestry Dance Company

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

Touring Dance/Classical Music Production
Mark Morris Dance Group, UT Performing Arts Center

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

Gallery Exhibition
Margo Sawyer, Women & Their Work Gallery

Classical Music Event (tie)
Salome, Austin Lyric Opera
Verdi Requiem, New Texas Festival

Special Citations:

W. H. "Deacon" Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work
Kevin Archambault

John Bustin "Beyond Category" Award
Ken Webster

Cultural Vision and Leadership
ARTS Center Stage

Artistic Direction
Lambros Lambrou, Ballet Austin

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long

Hometown Heroes
Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, Charles Duggan,
Red, White and Tuna

New Company
Theater'less Theater Corps

Artistic Bonanza
The acquisition of the Suida-Manning Collection by the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

Creative B12 Shot in the ASO
Peter Bay

Guerilla My Dreams
Shirk Workers' Onion

Original Graphics
Chase Staggs

Singular Voice
Amy Baker Stinson

Breakout Comedy Troupe
Latino Comedy Project

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