And the envelope please #1 … Calgary’s 2012 Betty Mitchell Award Musical Theatre WinnersStill awaiting the publication of the CAT awards from Saturday night, since I missed the ceremony, but just back from the The Betty Mitchell Award gala at Stage West so I’ll go ahead a publish those winners now. As usual it was an entertaining evening, this year hosted by CBC radio’s Russell Bowers. In addition to the regular awards there were several juried awards for lifetime achievement, including the Greg Bond Memorial Award Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary, which went to sound master Chris Jacko. Otherwise, the big winners this year were Alberta Theatre Projects (especially Ash Rizin and the non-musical Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story), and Vertigo Theatre’s Sweeney Todd).
2012 Betty Mitchell (“Betty”) Award Winners that were musicals. See my earlier post for a list of musical theatre nominees. Winners in all other categories were not musicals.
Outstanding Production Of A Musical
Outstanding Musical Direction
Stephen Woodjetts (Sweeney Todd – Vertigo Theatre)
Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Comedy Or Musical
Kevin Aichele (Sweeney Todd – Vertigo Theatre)
Outstanding Performance by An Actress In A Supporting Role
Allison Lynch (Ash Rizin – Alberta Theatre Projects)
Outstanding Performance By An Actor In a Supporting Role
Kyle Jespersen (Ash Rizin – Alberta Theatre Projects)
Outstanding Costume Design
John Pennoyer (The Wizard of Oz – Alberta Theatre Projects)
Outstanding Sound Design Or Composition
Kyprios (Ash Rizin – Alberta Theatre Projects)
Outstanding New Play
Ethan Cole and Eric Rose (Peril in Paris – Lunchbox Theatre) – tied with Karen Hines (Drama: Pilot Episode – ATP)
Congratulations one and all!
For further information and a complete listing of nominees and award winners, please visit the website at www.bettymitchellawards.com (maybe later today or tomorrow – they’re probably still at the after-party at the Auburn). Also check out their hilarious “Past Betty Award Winners – Where Are They Now?” trailers on YouTube.