A leading candidate for both Actor of the Year and Director of the Year honors, Charles LaBorde was a runaway winner for our top individual award and the first person to win it alone since 1998. LaBorde gave outstanding performances in the Metamorphoses lagoon, in the marquis title role of Marat/Sade, and in reprising his Willy Loman for Theatre Charlotte's Death of a Salesman. He directed both Salesman and Marat/Sade, the latter quite possibly the most shattering theater experience of the Loaf Era. If that weren't enough, LaBorde has been the chief architect responsible for the bridge that has been built between CAST and Theatre Charlotte over the past two seasons-- ever since he appeared in Foxfire on Clement Avenue in 2008. It has brought fresh blood to the exciting CAST experience while helping to raise Theatre Charlotte to levels dangerously close to fully professional productions.