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A year without equity 

CL's 20th Annual Theatre Awards

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The protagonist of I Am My Own Wife is essentially an obsessive collector of old Victrolas who manages to establish an enduring museum in Communist East Germany while presenting herself shamelessly to the world as a transvestite. We got abundant doses of Charlotte the charmer in the Broadway version. Fair enough, but the Actor's Theatre version peeped beneath the façade, offering us glimpses of the obsessiveness, the mania, and even the cold-bloodedness that enabled von Mahlsdorf to survive the Communists and the Nazis who preceded them. Not always a pretty picture.


Actor's Theatre of Charlotte takes the title for the fifth time in the past eight years. Hard to miss when you're producing the top two shows of the year and taking up some of the slack for the ASC and their chronic failure to respect theater professionals and nurture new companies. The familiar Stonewall Street location continues to be a vital incubator. Already in 2007, they have hosted the Coco Peru fundraiser for the new Queen City Theatre Company -- a sell-out, thank you -- as well as the press launch of Winthrop University's Create Carolina Festival. A set of "Homemade Pi" readings of new plays that Pi Productions is readying for take-off next month, and Epic Arts looms further down the runway with Goddess and the Magdalene in July. Toss in revivals of past faves like Santaland, Crowns and Hedwig on its calendar, and you realize that Actor's Theatre has created its own year-round buzz despite paltry support. Truly inspirational.


Best Musical: 42nd Street -- CPCC Summer Theatre

Best Actress: Lisa Smith -- The Spitfire Grill (Percy Talbott)

Best Actor: Billy Ensley -- Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas)

Best Director: Dennis Delamar -- The Wizard of Oz

Best Conductor/Music Director: Drina Keen -- 42nd Street

Best Choreographer: Eddie Mabry -- 42nd Street

Best Supporting Actor: Stan Peal -- The Expanding Sky (Edwin Hubble, Others)

Best Supporting Actress: Janice Lorraine -- Cookin' at the Cookery (Young Alberta Hunter)


Best Comedy: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress -- BareBones Theatre Group

Best Actress: Zillah Glory -- On the Verge (Alexandra Cafuffle)

Best Actor: Brian Lafontaine -- I Hate Hamlet (Andrew Rally); Tom Scott -- Rembrandt's Gift (Rembrandt Van Rijn)

Best Director: Anne Lambert -- Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Best Supporting Actor: Mark Scarboro -- I Hate Hamlet (Gary)

Best Supporting Actress: Donna Scott -- Carrie Ann's Kiss (Jacklyn Dabadie)

Best Cameo Appearance, Female: Darlene Black -- Carrie Ann's Kiss (Michelle, Zarzuela)


Best Drama: The Goat or Who is Sylvia? -- Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Best Actress: Kim Cozort -- The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (Stevie)

Best Actor: Jerry Colbert -- The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (Martin)

Best Director: Alan Poindexter -- The Shakespeare Stealer

Best Supporting Actor: Scott Helm -- The Shakespeare Stealer (Dr. Bright, Thomas Pope)

Best Supporting Actress: Gina Stewart -- The Shakespeare Stealer (Libby, Queen Elizabeth)

Best Cameo Appearance, Male: Glenn T. Griffin -- Amadeus (Emperor Joseph II)


Best Sound Designer: Michael R. Simmons and Natasha Parnian -- Rembrandt's Gift

Best Costume Designer: Suzy Hartness -- Amadeus

Best Lighting Designer: Fereshteh Rostampour -- Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Set Designer: Biff Edge -- I Hate Hamlet

Best Special Effects: ZFX -- The Wizard of Oz (Aerial/flying effects)


Carrie Ann's Kiss by Tonya Shuffler


Scott Ripley in I Am My Own Wife


Laura Hix -- The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy Gale)


Theatre Charlotte for Excellence in Programming (Stage 501) and Hospitality (What the F#&%$TIVAL?! and Carrie Ann's Kiss)


Shakespeare on The Green -- Collaborative Arts

SWEET 16 FOR 2006

1. I Am My Own Wife -- Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

2. The Goat or Who is Sylvia? -- Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

3. The Shakespeare Stealer -- Children's Theatre of Charlotte

4. Five Women Wearing the Same Dress -- BareBones Theatre Group

5. 42nd Street -- CPCC Summer Theatre

6. Cookin' at the Cookery -- Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

7. Orange Flower Water -- BareBones Theatre Group

8. Bad Dates -- Collaborative Arts

9. I Hate Hamlet -- Davidson Community Players

10. Carrie Ann's Kiss -- Civilized Films

11. The Wizard of Oz -- CPCC Summer Theatre

12. The Late Henry Moss -- Carolina Actors Studio Theatre

13. A Midsummer Night's Dream -- Collaborative Arts

14. On the Verge -- Generations Theatre

15. Charlotte's Web -- Children's Theatre of Charlotte

16. The Oldest Profession -- Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

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