- CHARITY BENEFIT
The NYMF 2012 Awards for Excellence are:
Excellence in Writing – Music: Michael Ogborn (Baby Case)
Excellence in Writing – Lyrics: Michael Ogborn (Baby Case) and Ellen M. Schwartz (A Letter To Harvey Milk) (tie) (T2C called this)
Excellence in Writing – Book: Jerry James (A Letter To Harvey Milk) (T2C called this)
Excellence in Direction: Jeremy Dobrish (Baby Case)
Excellence in Choreography: Jenn Rapp (Prison Dancer)
Excellence in Production Design: Kendra Bell, Aaron Sherkow (Le Cabaret Grimm)
Outstanding Orchestration: Stephen Ferri, Andrew Fox, Adam Michael Kaufman (Foreverman)
Outstanding Ensemble Performance: The cast of Prison Dancer (Cosmo Clemens, Marc dela Cruz, Andrew Eisenman, Albert Guerzon, Jose Llana, Jeigh Madjus, Nathan Ramos, Catherine Ricafort, Enrico Rodriguez, and Moses Villarama)
Outstanding Individual Performances: Enrique Acevedo (Zapata! The Musical), Jessica Burrows (Himself and Nora) (T2C called this), Tom Deckman (Arnie The Doughnut), Michelle Federer (How Deep Is The Ocean?), Jeff Keller (A Letter To Harvey Milk) (T2C called this), Ryan Kelly (Living With Henry) Leslie Kritzer (A Letter To Harvey Milk) (T2C called this), Jillian Louis (Flambé Dreams), Jeigh Madjus (Prison Dancer), Kevin B. McGlynn (Flambé Dreams), Stacey Seargent (Central Avenue Breakdown), Haley Selmon (Le Cabaret Grimm), Graham Skipper (Re-Animator The Musical), Morgan Weed (Swing State) (T2C called this)
Theater for the American Musical Prize: Stuck (Book, Music, and Lyrics by Riley Thomas)
“Best of Fest” Audience Prize: Baby Case (Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn)
Most Promising Musical Award: A Letter To Harvey Milk (Book by Jerry James; Music by Laura l. Kramer Lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz; Based on the short story “A Letter To Harvey Milk” by Lesléa Newman) (T2C called this)
The Daegu International Musical Festival Production Award and The New World Stages Development Prize will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s NYMF Jury included: Dan Bacalzo (Managing Editor, Theatermania.com), Dale Berke (NYMF member), Donna Lynne Champlin (actor), Michael Dale (Chief Theater Critic, BroadwayWorld.com), Ken Davenport (producer), Linda D’Onofrio (NYMF Board member), Jason Eagan (Artistic Director, Ars Nova), Frank Evans (writer, producer, BMI), Lily Fan (Producer), Peter Filichia (author, theatre critic: Newark Star-Ledger), Erik Haagensen (Editor, Backstage), Lily Hung (Assistant Director of Career Development at NYU – Tisch School of the Arts), Tim Jerome (actor, founder of National Music Theatre Network), Matthew Murray (theatre critic, TalkinBroadway.com /All That Chat), Tamara Tunie (actor, producer), and Keith Varvey (writer, actor).