More Places at the Table

Nominations expand for the 10th Austin Critics Table Awards

2001-02 Critics Table Award nominee Jason Liebrecht in <i>El Paraiso</i>, recipient of 13 nominations
2001-02 Critics Table Award nominee Jason Liebrecht in El Paraiso, recipient of 13 nominations

We came, we saw, we liked an awful lot of it. That essentially describes the reaction of the Austin Critics Table to the last year in the arts. As the informal affiliation of local arts writers gathered to put together nominations for the 2001-02 Critics Table Awards, they found so much exceptional work they wished to recognize, they opted to expand the size of the categories to include up to 10 nominees. Contributing nominations for the 2001-02 season -- which ended April 30 -- were Austin American-Statesman staff reporters Michael Barnes and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts), and freelance writers Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), and Moira Muldoon (theatre), and Austin Chronicle writers Rob Curran (theatre), Robi Polgar (music and theatre), and yours truly. This year marks the 10th time local arts critics have teamed up to honor achievements on the local cultural scene, and the Critics Table will mark the occasion by founding the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. The initial inductees into the Hall of Fame, which will include artists, administrators, and patrons from the areas of dance, classical music, theatre, visual art, and comedy, will be announced during the presentation of the awards in a ceremony -- an exceedingly informal ceremony, as always -- Monday, June 3, 7pm, at a location to be announced. As always, admission is free.

David Mark Cohen New Play Award

Anna Bella Eema, Lisa D'Amour

The Dinosaur Within, John Walch

Madame X, Ann Ciccolella

The Medea Stories, J. Ed Araiza & Medea company

El Paraiso, Kirk Lynn

Le Petomane, David Yeakle, et al.

Tilt Angel, Dan Dietz

Production, Drama

The Dinosaur Within, State Theater Company

Fugitive Pieces, Salvage Vanguard Theater

The Laramie Project, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Madame X, Different Stages

Master Class, Zachary Scott Theatre

The Medea Stories, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's

Shopping and Fucking, Vortex Repertory Company

Tilt Angel, Salvage Vanguard Theater

Production, Comedy

Big Love, Rude Mechanicals

The Chairs, State Theater Company

Desdemona, iron belly muses

The Isosceles Love Triangle, Austin Commedia Society

The London Cuckolds, Bedlam Faction

The Tempest, State Theater Company

Production, Musical

Anna Bella Eema, Refraction Arts Project/ Physical Plant Theater

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Jelly's Last Jam, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Landscape of the Body, UT Department of Theatre & Dance

El Paraiso, Rude Mechanicals

The Sound of Music, Austin Musical Theatre

The World Goes Round, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Director, Drama

J. Ed Araiza, The Medea Stories

Michael Breault, The Dinosaur Within

Ann Ciccolella, Madame X/Master Class

Justin Elliott, This Is Our Youth

Jason Neulander, Fugitive Pieces/Tilt Angel

Barry Pineo, Shopping and Fucking

Michelle Polgar, The Glass Menagerie

Dave Steakley, The Laramie Project

Director, Comedy

Rick Garcia, Luminarias

Shoshana Gold, Seven Deadly Sins

Richard Jones, The Chairs

Scott Kanoff, The Tempest

Johanna McKeon, As You Like It

Deanna Shoemaker, Desdemona

Darron L. West, Big Love

Director, Musical

Kevin Archambault, Once Upon a Mattress

Rod Caspers, Really Rosie

Amparo Garcia Crow, Landscape of the Body

Katie Pearl, Anna Bella Eema

Shawn Sides, El Paraiso

Dave Steakley, Hedwig and the Angry Inch/ Jelly's Last Jam/The World Goes Round

Scott Thompson and Richard Byron, The Sound of Music

Actress, Drama

Lisa Bansavage, Master Class

Barbara Chisholm, Stephen King's Misery

Megan Cole, Wit

Lee Eddy, Fugitive Pieces

Lameece Isaaq, The Dinosaur Within

Karen Jones, The Glass Menagerie

Christa Kimlicko Jones, The Seagull

Helen Merino, Hamlet/Madame X

Bernadette Nason, Faith Healer

Stephanie Swenson, Shopping and Fucking

Actress, Comedy

Emily Abrams, The London Cuckolds

Holly Babbitt, Desdemona

Tamara Beland, Desdemona

Monika Bustamante, Blur

Lee Eddy, Desdemona

Shannon Grounds, The London Cuckolds

Karen Jones, The Chairs

Keri Safran, As You Like It/Changes of Heart

Actress, Musical

Jill Blackwood, The Gifts of the Magi

Stephanie Block, Oliver!

Stevi Cavender, The USO Christmas Show

Alexis Chamow, Landscape of the Body

Felicia Dinwiddie, Jelly's Last Jam

Lauren Hathaway, The Sound of Music

Meredith McCall, Little Shop of Horrors

Marlow Moore, Once Upon a Mattress/ Really Rosie

Actor, Drama

Scott Bate, Burn This

Martin Burke, Shopping and Fucking

Joey Hood, The Metamorphosis

Judson L. Jones, Fugitive Pieces

Michael Miller, Corpus Christi

Jason Phelps, Tilt Angel

David Stahl, The Glass Menagerie/ Richard III/The Seagull

Actor, Comedy

Kirk Burg, Laughing Wild

Mick D'Arcy, Cyrano de Bergerac

Patrick Johnson, Lend Me a Tenor

Rob Nash, Rob Nash Does Romeo and Juliet

Benjamin Sterling, As You Like It

Nick Walker, Once in a Lifetime

Jaston Williams, The Chairs

Actor, Musical

Tim Blackwood, The Will Rogers Follies

Kevin Cahoon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Kevin Gray, Man of La Mancha

Mark Jacoby, The Sound of Music

Peter Kevoian, Oliver!

Gerard Lebeda, Little Shop of Horrors

Robert Pierson, Le Petomane

Andrew Rannells, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ronn K. Smith, Jelly's Last Jam

Supporting Actress, Drama

Barbara Chisholm, Hamlet

Mary Agen Cox, The Dinosaur Within

Shannon Grounds, Wit

Karen Kuykendall, The Dinosaur Within

Andrea Osborn, The Dinosaur Within

Jill Swanson, Madame X

Cyndi Williams, Tilt Angel

Supporting Actress, Comedy

San Juanita Alcala, Petra's Sueño

Babs George, The Tempest

Lameece Isaaq, Seven Deadly Sins

Karen Kuykendall, Big Love

Lana Lesley, Big Love

Sarah Richardson, Big Love

Erica Saenz, Luminarias

Shawn Sides, Big Love

Supporting Actress, Musical

Susanne Abbott, Hedwig and the Angry Inch/Little Shop of Horrors

Karen Kuykendall, The World Goes Round

Jill Leberknight, The World Goes Round

Lana Lesley, El Paraiso

Sarah Richardson, El Paraiso

Rebecca Schoolar, The World Goes Round

Janis Stinson, Jelly's Last Jam/Little Shop of Horrors/The USO Christmas Show

Larissa Walcott, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Melanie Wilkinson, Blues in the Night

Supporting Actor, Drama

Ron Berry, The Dinosaur Within

Leon Addison Brown, The Dinosaur Within

Raul Castillo, Blade to the Heat

Cory Gagne, Fugitive Pieces

Paul Norton, Hamlet/Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Matthew Patterson, Shopping and Fucking,

Robert Pierson, Tilt Angel

Guy Roberts, The Glass Menagerie/Wit

Clay Towery, Shopping and Fucking

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Greg Gondek, Art Stripped Naked

Joey Hood, Blur

Andrew Hutcheson, As You Like It

Michael T. Mergen, Big Love

Robert Newell, Big Love

Guy Roberts, The Tempest

Jon Watson, Big Love

Supporting Actor, Musical

René Alvarado, El Paraiso

Harvey Guion, El Paraiso

Mark Anthony Hall, Jelly's Last Jam

Gerard Lebeda, The World Goes Round

Jason Liebrecht, El Paraiso

Paul Norton, Oliver!

Dan Sullivan, Little Shop of Horrors

Ensemble Performance

Anna Bella Eema, Refraction Arts Project/Physical Plant Theater

Corpus Christi, Real Rain Productions

The Isosceles Love Triangle, Austin Commedia Society

The Laramie Project, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

The Medea Stories, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's

Scenic Design

Anne Marie Gordon, Shopping and Fucking,

Kimberlee Koym, Tilt Angel

Christopher McCollum, The Chairs/The Consul/ La Fanciulla del West/Oliver!/Once in a Lifetime

Stephen Pruitt, Fugitive Pieces

Michael Raiford, Big Love/Hedwig and the Angry Inch/The Laramie Project

Leilah Stewart, Blur/Luminarias/El Paraiso

Michael Yeargan, A Streetcar Named Desire

Costume Design

Dawn Allee, Oliver!

Leslie Bonnell, Big Love

Susan Branch, Jelly's Last Jam

Barbara Fisher and Ann Ford, A Streetcar Named Desire

Marcy Rector, As You Like It

Lighting Design

Jason Amato, Hedwig and the Angry Inch/ Jelly's Last Jam/The Laramie Project

Kathryn Eader, The Glass Menagerie

David Nancarrow, The Chairs/A Streetcar Named Desire

Brian Scott, Big Love/El Paraiso

Clifton Taylor, The Dinosaur Within

Tony Tucci, The Sound of Music

Sound Design

The Gunn Brothers, The Tempest

Jeremy Lee, Fugitive Pieces/El Paraiso/ Tilt Angel

Philip Montoya, Luminarias

Jason Phelps and Margery Segal, The Medea Stories

Allen Robertson, The Laramie Project

Adam Sultan, Anna Bella Eema


J. Ed Araiza & Medea company, The Medea Stories

Ra-Sean Holloway, Jelly's Last Jam

Shawn Sides, El Paraiso

Scott Thompson and Richard Byron, Oliver!

Musical Direction

Fred Barton, Oliver!/The Sound of Music

Chris Black, Fugitive Pieces/Tilt Angel

Darren Castello, The Big Push

Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopschinski, Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre in Concert/ El Paraiso

Allen Robertson, Hedwig and the Angry Inch/ Jelly's Last Jam/Little Shop of Horrors

Joe Scruggs, Not Afraid of the Dark

Touring Show, Theatre

Aida, UT-PAC

Ann Hampton Callaway, Austin Cabaret Theatre

Cherry Cherry Lemon, FronteraFest

Kiki and Herb, Vortex Repertory Company

Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Steve Ross, Austin Cabaret Theatre

Thwak!, Austin Theatre Alliance

Touring Show, Dance

Ballet Hispanico, UT-PAC

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Austin Theatre Alliance

Dance: The Spirit of Cambodia, UT-PAC

Flamenco Fest: Eva La Yerbabuena, UT-PAC

Limón Dance Company, UT-PAC

Washington Ballet, UT-PAC

Touring Show, Music

Australian Chamber Orchestra, UT-PAC

Juilliard String Quartet, UT-PAC

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time, Cactus Pear Festival

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the Assad Brothers, One World Theatre

Dawn Upshaw, UT-PAC

Dance Concert, Large

.com, Tapestry Dance Company

Desire, Ballet Austin

Jass, Tapestry Dance Company

Not Afraid of the Dark, Ballet Austin

The Rite of Spring, Ballet Austin

Romeo and Juliet, Ballet Austin

Dance Concert, Small to Medium

Ariel Dance Theatre in Concert, Ariel Dance Theatre

Ascending on Fields of Air, Jacques Productions

The Big Push, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

Duets, Holly Williams

Huellas en el Agua/Footprints on Water, Toni Bravo and Sharon Marroquin

Issues, Realm Danceproject

Midnight Playground, Ellen Bartel

Dancer, Male

Anthony Casati, The Nutcracker/Romeo and Juliet

Jim Chappeleaux, Ariel Dance Theatre in Concert

SethJohn Davis, Jass

Eric Midgely, Romeo and Juliet

Nicholas Young, Ascending on Fields of Air/ .com/Jass

Dancer, Female

Andrea Ariel, Ariel Dance Theatre in Concert

Margot Brown, The Nutcracker

Vlada Chtcheberaiko, The Nutcracker/ Romeo and Juliet

Acia Gray, Ascending on Fields of Air/ .com/Jass

Sharon Marroquin, Huellas en el Agua/ Footprints on Water

Anuradha Naimpally, Ascending on Fields of Air

Gina Patterson, The Nutcracker/ Romeo and Juliet

Allyson Paino, The Rite of Spring

Symphonic Concert

Carmina Burana, Austin Symphony

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, Austin Symphony

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, UT Symphony

Mozart's Birthday, A. Mozart Fest Chamber Orchestra

The Rite of Spring, Austin Symphony

Choral Concert

Carmina Burana, Chorus Austin

In Memoriam, Austin Choral Artists

In Response, Conspirare Choir

Modern Muses, Austin ProChorus

Palestrina/Pärt, Conspirare Choir

Chamber Concert

Shostakovich: Ninth Quartet, Cavani String Quartet

Dvorak: Piano Quintet, Cavani String Quartet with Gregory Allen

Mozart concerti, Paul Badura-Skoda with A. Mozart Fest

Sephardic Love Songs, Texas Early Music Project

Harrington String Quartet, Austin Chamber Music Festival


Carmen, Austin Lyric Opera

The Consul, UT Opera Theatre

La Fanciulla del West, Austin Lyric Opera

A Streetcar Named Desire, Austin Lyric Opera

Singer, Male

Holton Johnson, The Sorcerer

Christopher Le Cluyse, Mid-Winter Festival of Music

David Small, La Fanciulla del West/Messiah

Mel Ulrich, A Streetcar Named Desire

Singer, Female

Jennifer Aylmer, A Streetcar Named Desire

Cheryl Parrish, Ariel Dance Theatre in Concert

Consuelo Sañudo, New Texas Music Festival

Rinat Shaham, Carmen

Pamela South, A Streetcar Named Desire/ La Fanciulla del West

Melanie Sonnenberg, Carmen

Ai-Lan Zhu, Faust


Anton Nel, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

Leigh Mahoney, Spirit Musings

Manilal Nag, Sitar Concert

Mary Robbins, Mozart concerti

Laurie Stevens, Mid-Winter Festival of Music

Museum Exhibition

"Brazilian Visual Poetry," Mexic-Arte Museum

"The Road to Aztlan," Austin Museum of Art/ Texas Fine Arts Association

"Trenton Doyle Hancock," Texas Fine Arts Association

"22 to Watch," Austin Museum of Art

"Visualizing the Blues," Austin Museum of Art

Gallery Exhibition

"Ansel Adams," Oswald Gallery

"Cassandra James," Wally Workman Gallery

"Daphne Park," Women & Their Work

"Diane Grammer and Margie Crisp," Davis Gallery

"Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui," Gallery 106

"Full Moon," Lake Austin Fine Arts

"Lance Letscher," D. Berman Gallery

Gallery, Body of Work

D. Berman Gallery

Creative Research Laboratory

Gallery 106

Lake Austin Fine Arts

Wally Workman Gallery

Yard Dog

Artist, Female

Cynthia Camlin

Cassandra James

Katy O'Connor

Daphne Park

Sydney Yeager

Artist, Male

Malcolm Bucknell

Matthew Gutierrez

Lance Letscher

Owen McAuley

Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui

Mark Schatz

Scott Thom

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