Congratulations, TTB Awards nominees!

 

Pinellas performers and companies are well represented in Theatre Tampa Bay’s round of 2016-17 picks.

If you haven’t been a faithful regular to theatrical productions by American Stage, freeFall, Stageworks, JobsiteŒæand other Pinellas-Hillsborough professional companies, it would be difficult to get theŒæfull scope of the versatility and caliber of talent in Tampa Bay.
Each year, Theatre Tampa Bay, a support network nonprofit for local professional theater talent, recognizes the Tampa-St. Pete area talent pool with an annual red carpet event, the Theatre Tampa Bay AwardsξРin addition to grants other means of support.
Usually, the TTB Awards nominations are held in Tampa at Tampa Theatre and the awards show takes place in St. Pete at the Palladium, but this year TTB reversed tradition somewhat and presented a nominations announcement event at Studio@620 Monday night to announce the nominations (listed below), and the Awards Gala will be presented on Oct. 2 at Tampa Theatre.
And the 2017 nominees are:
* = Pinellas-based professionals/companies

Matthew McGee as a stylish and sage sheep in freeFall’s Marie Antoinette.

Outstanding Featured Actor, Play <$500K
äó¢ David M. Jenkins, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Jon Van Middlesworth, The Other Place – TampaRep
äó¢ Landon Green, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ T.R. Butler, Vote – Powerstories Theatre
Outstanding Featured Actor, Play >$500K
äó¢ Britt Michael Gordon, Good People – American Stage
äó¢ Matt Lunsford, Red Velvet – freeFall Theatre
* Matthew McGee, Marie Antoinette – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Mujahid Abdul-Rashid, Invisible Hand – American Stage
* Richard B. Watson, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
äó¢ Satchel Andre, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
 
freeFall’s Assassins

Outstanding Featured Actor, Musical
äó¢ Daniel Schwab, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Deejay Young, Hairspray – American Stage
* Derek Baxter, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Scott Daniel, Hairspray – American Stage
äó¢ Tom Mothershed, Hairspray – American Stage
Outstanding Featured Actress, Play <$500K
äó¢ Diana Rogers, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Katrina Stevenson, The Great Gatsby – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Lisa VillaMil, The Other Place – TampaRep
* Roxanne Fay,ξAs You Like It РJobsite Theatre
Marissa Toogood and Daniel Schwab in Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Thee Photo Ninja.

Outstanding Featured Actress, Play >$500K
äó¢ Britta Ollmann, Red Velvet – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Marissa Toogood, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Megan Rippey, Red Velvet – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Renata Eastlick, Good People – American Stage
* Susan Haldeman, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Vickie Daignault, Good People – American Stage
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Jayne Trinette, American Stage’s Hairspray

Outstanding Featured Actress, Musical
* Alison Burns, Hairspray – American Stage
äó¢ Caitlin Greene, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Eileen Lymus, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Jayne Trinette, Hairspray – American Stage
Outstanding Sound Design <$500K
äó¢ David M. Jenkins, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ David M. Jenkins, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
* Gavin Hawk, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Karla Hartley, Chad Diety – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Matt Crowley, Grounded – TampaRep
äó¢ Matt Crowley/Igor Santos, The Other Place – TampaRep
Carey Urban and Ben Williamson star in American Stage’s Sex with Strangers.

Outstanding Sound Design >$500K
äó¢ Benjamin T. Ismail, Informed Consent – American Stage
* Eric Davis, Marie Antoinette – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Karla Hartley, Invisible Hand – American Stage
* Rachel Harrison, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
äó¢ Steve Kraack, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design <$500K
äó¢ Emilia Sargent, Grounded – TampaRep
äó¢ Frank Chavez, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Katrina Stevenson, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Katrina Stevenson, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Katrina Stevenson, The Underpants – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Marilyn Bertch, The Great Gatsby – Stageworks Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design >$500K
* Amy Ciani, Red Velvet – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ David Covach, Marie Antoinette – freeFall Theatre
* Eric Davis, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Frank Chavez, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
* Jill Castle, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
äó¢ Trish Kelley, Hairspray – American Stage
Outstanding Lighting Design <$500K
äó¢ Anthony Vito, Grounded – TampaRep
äó¢ Jo Averill-Snell, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Jo Averill-Snell, The Other Place – TampaRep
äó¢ Reuben Hirsch, Lizzie, A Killer Rock Musical – Jobsite Theatre
* Ryan Finzelber, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre
* Ryan Finzelber, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
Outstanding Lighting Design >$500K
äó¢ Chris Baldwin, Invisible Hand – American Stage
äó¢ Cody Basham, Marie Antoinette – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Dan Covey, Informed Consent – American Stage
äó¢ Joseph Oshry, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
äó¢ Joseph Oshry, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
Diana Rogers and Brian Shea in Jobsite’s Skull in Connemara.

Outstanding Set Design <$500K
äó¢ Brian Smallheer, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Brian Smallheer, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
* Eric W. Haak, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Frank Chavez, Psycho Beach Party – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Frank Chavez, The Aliens äóñ Stageworks Theatre
Outstanding Set Design >$500K
* Jerid Fox, Informed Consent – American Stage
* Jerid Fox, Tartuffe – American Stage
* Scott Cooper, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
* Steven K. Mitchell, Invisible Hand – American Stage
* Steven K. Mitchell, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
Outstanding Choreography/Fight Direction
äó¢ Blake Braswell, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Dan Granke, Invisible Hand – American Stage
äó¢ Dan Granke, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Shain Stroff, Hairspray – American Stage

ξOutstanding Lead Actor, Play <$500K
* Brian Shea, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ David Jenkins, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Derrick Phillips, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Franco Colon, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Giles Davies, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Joey Hunter, Falling – Powerstories Theatre
äó¢ Ned Averill-Snell, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre

In Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Calvin M. Thompson (Herald Loomis) causes a stir. Photo by Kara Goldberg.

Outstanding Lead Actor, Play >$500K
äó¢ Benjamin T. Ismail, Invisible Hand – American Stage
äó¢ Calvin M. Thompson, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
äó¢ Chris Crawford, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Jacobi Howard, Informed Consent – American Stage
äó¢ Kim Sullivan, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
äó¢ Taylor Simmons, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
Outstanding Lead Actor, Musical
äó¢ Alan Mahoney Jr, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Britt Michael Gordon, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Cody Carlson, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Lucas Wells, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
* Matthew McGee, Hairspray – American Stage
äó¢ Ricky Cona, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Thomas Mothershed, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
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Lynne Locher in Tampa Rep’s The Other Place.

Outstanding Lead Actress, Play <$500K
äó¢ Dahlia Legault, The Great Gatsby – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Emilia Sargent, Grounded – TampaRep
äó¢ Georgia Mallory, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Joanna Sycz, The Realistic Joneses – TampaRep
äó¢ Katrina Stevenson, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Lynne Locher, The Other Place – TampaRep
äó¢ Nicole Jeannine Smith, The Underpants – Jobsite Theatre
Outstanding Lead Actress, Play >$500K
äó¢ Carey Urban, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
äó¢ Dana Segal, Informed Consent – American Stage
* Juliana Davis, Informed Consent – American Stage
äó¢ Melissa Minyard, End of the Rainbow – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Rebecca Dines, Good People – American Stage
Christina Capehart, Jobsite’s Lizzie, A Killer Rock MusicalŒæ

Outstanding Lead Actress, Musical
äó¢ Allyson Pace, Hairspray – American Stage
* Christina Capehart, Lizzie, A Killer Rock Musical – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Fo’I Meleah, Lizzie, A Killer Rock Musical – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Julia Rifino, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Marissa Toogood, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
* Susan Haldeman, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
Mark Sforzini, the artistic and executive director of the St. Petersburg Opera, is nominated for Outstanding Musical Director forξInto the Woods.

Outstanding Musical Director
äó¢ Jeremy Douglass, Lizzie, A Killer Rock Musical – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Justin Medlen, George & Ruth – Silver Meteor Gallery
*ξMark Sforzini, Into The Woods РSt Petersburg Opera
äó¢ Michael Raabe, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Michael Raabe, Hairspray – American Stage
äó¢ Michael Raabe, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
* Thomas D. Guthrie, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
Outstanding Director, Musical
äó¢ Chris Crawford, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ David Jenkins, Lizzie, A Killer Rock Musical – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Paul E. Finocchiaro, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Shain Stroff, Hairspray – American Stage
Outstanding Director, Play <$500K
äó¢ C. David Frankel, The Realistic Joneses – TampaRep
äó¢ Brianna Larson, Falling – Powerstories Theatre
äó¢ C. David Frankel, Grounded – TampaRep
äó¢ David Jenkins, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
* Gavin Hawk, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Karla Hartley, Psycho Beach Party – Stageworks Theatre
* Paul J. Potenza, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
Outstanding Director, Play >$500K
äó¢ Benjamin Ismail, Informed Consent – American Stage
* Eric Davis, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Janis Stevens, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
äó¢ Peter L, Callender, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – American Stage
* Stephanie Gularte, Invisible Hand – American Stage
* Stephanie Gularte, Good People äóñ American Stage
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Avenue Q, Stageworks Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble, Musical
* Musical, Assassins – freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Musical, Avenue Q – Stageworks Theatre
* Musical, Hairspray – American Stage
Outstanding Ensemble, Play <$500K
äó¢ Play, Cloud 9 – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Play, Falling – Powerstories Theatre
äó¢ Play, Gloucester Blue – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Play, Skull in Connemara – Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Play, The Aliens – Stageworks Theatre
äó¢ Play, The Other Place – TampaRep
äó¢ Play, The Underpants – Jobsite Theatre
Outstanding Ensemble, Play >$500K
* Play, Good People – American Stage
* Play, Informed Consent – American Stage
* Play, Invisible Hand – American Stage
* Play, Peter Pan – freeFall Theatre
* Play, Sex With Strangers – American Stage
Outstanding Production, Musical
* Assassins, freeFall Theatre
äó¢ Avenue Q, Stageworks Theatre
* Hairspray, American Stage
äó¢ Lizzie, A Killer Rock Musical, Jobsite Theatre
Outstanding Production, Play <$500K
äó¢ A Skull In Connemara, Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Cloud 9, Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Gloucester Blue, Jobsite Theatre
äó¢ Grounded, TampaRep
äó¢ The Aliens, Stageworks
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Rebecca Dines, Renata Eastlick and Peter Reardon in American Stage’s Good People. Photo by Kara Goldberg.

Outstanding Production, Play >$500K
* Good People, American Stage
* Informed Consent, American Stage
* Invisible Hand, American Stage
* Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, American Stage
* Peter Pan, freeFall Theatre
 
 

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