Austin Theatre Critics Table 1999-2000 Winners

The Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for achievement in the Austin arts in a lively ceremony at the Continental Club

On Monday, May 29, the Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for achievement in the Austin arts in a lively ceremony at the Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. The members of the Table -- an informal association of local arts writers who gather monthly for lunch -- pride themselves on the informality of their awards ceremony, but the event's change of venue to the legendary south Austin club took that looseness and informality to a new high. The awards recognized achievements in theatre, dance, classical music, and the visual arts from the period May 1999-April 2000. Critics taking part in the selection and presentation of this year's awards were Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith Cantara, and Jean Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman; and Robert Faires and Sarah Hepola, The Austin Chronicle.

New Script, Original
Curb Appeal, Steven Tomlinson

New Script, Adapted
Lipstick Traces, Kirk Lynn

Musical
The Rocky Horror Show, Zachary Scott Theatre

Drama
My Children, My Africa!, Zachary Scott Theatre / First Stage Productions

Comedy
Lipstick Traces, Rude Mechanicals

Director, Musical
Rod Caspers, Big River

Director, Drama
Dave Steakley, The America Play

Director, Comedy (tie)
Christina J. Moore, Curb Appeal/Millennium Bug
Shawn Sides, Lipstick Traces

Actor, Musical
Joe York, The Rocky Horror Show

Actor, Drama
Forrest McClendon, The America Play

Actor, Comedy
Dan Dietz, Terminal Hip

Actress, Musical
Lorraine Serabian, Fiddler on the Roof

Actress, Drama
Helen Merino, My Children, My Africa!

Actress, Comedy
Lana Lesley, Lipstick Traces

Supporting Actor, Musical
Scott Schroeder, Big River/ The Rocky Horror Show

Supporting Actor, Drama
Joey Hood, The Collection/The Possibilities

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Mical Trejo, Time Bandidos

Supporting Actress, Musical
Larissa Wolcott, Big River

Supporting Actress, Drama
Melba Martinez, Under a Western Sky

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Catherine Glynn, In the House of the Moles

Sound
Allen Robertson, The Flaming Idiots/ The Mystery of Irma Vep

Lights
Jason Amato, Knowledge & Melancholy: A Live Libretto/ The Rocky Horror Show

Costumes
Leslie Bonnell, The Rocky Horror Show
Susan Tsu, Time Again in Oz

Scenery
Michael Raiford, The America Play/Pride's Crossing/The Rocky Horror Show

Musical Direction
Fred Barton & Allen Robertson, Fiddler on the Roof

Movement
Deborah Hay, Knowledge & Melancholy: A Live Libretto

Touring Production
SLABBER, Austin Script Works / Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre

Special Citations

W.H. "Deacon" Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work
Cory Cruser, St. Edward's University
Lameece Isaaq, University of Texas

John Bustin "Beyond Category" Award
Ann Ciccolella

Most Promising Director
Guy Roberts, State Theater Company

Location, Location, Location
The Possibilities, The Public Domain

Unique Theatrical Experience
The Cry Pitch Carrolls, Salvage Vanguard Theater

Best Foot Forward
Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Sarah Richardson

Valedictorian
Rob Nash, The Holy Cross Quadrilogy

Don't Try This at Home
The Flaming Idiots

You Light up My Life
Usherettes, The Rocky Horror Show

Dancer
Anuradha Naimpally

Dance Concert
An Evening with Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin

Touring Dance Concert
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, UT-PAC

Musician
Jennifer Bourianoff, violinist

Musical Concert
Mahler's Tenth, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Touring Musical Concert
Yakov Kasman, UT-PAC

Singer
Cheryl Parrish, Candide

Opera
Candide, Austin Lyric Opera

Artist
Julie Speed

Museum Show
"Queen of My Room," Austin Museum of Art

Gallery Show
"Pattern Language," D. Berman Gallery

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Austin Theatre Critics Table, Austin arts, Austin arts awards, Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith Cantara, Jean Claire van Ryzin, Robert Faires, Sarah Hepola

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