Colorado Theatre Guild announces nominees Henry Awards; ceremony July 22

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John Ashton receives a lifetime achievement award at last year's Henrys.
On July 22, The Colorado Theatre Guild will present the Colorado equivalent of the Tonys: the eighth annual Henry Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements during the past season. The event not only celebrates local work, it's also an annual fundraiser for the CTG. The nominees were released last week; tickets go on sale today.

See also:
- Slide show: The Henry Awards
- 2012 Henry Awards will be presented tonight
- Henry Awards 2008

The awards are named after longtime local theater producer Henry Lowenstein; over thirty local theater reporters, reviewers and assigned judges came up with this year's nominations from a total of 206 eligible shows.

For the 2012-2013 season, the Guild expanded outside the Denver metro area, including shows in Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Dillon; next year, the CTG hopes to expand even further, to places like Aspen,Carbondale, Creede and Grand Lake.

But first, this year's awards will be handed out on Monday, July 22 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction; the awards ceremony starts at 7 p.m., with an afterparty to follow. Tickets go on sale today, June 24; they are $25 or $50 for VIP, and available through the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200.

Here are the nominees for the 2012- 2013, eighth annual Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards:


Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company

Arvada Center
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Curious Theatre Company
Denver Center Theatre Company
Town Hall Arts Center

Outstanding Production of a Play
"The Brothers Size," Curious Theatre Company, Dee Covington, Director
"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," Curious Theatre Company, Chip Walton, Director
"Ghost-Writer," Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Josh Hartwell, Director
"RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy," Vintage Theatre Productions, Terry Dodd, Director
"Time Stands Still," Curious Theatre Company, Christy Montour-Larson, Director

Outstanding Production of a Musical
"42nd Street," Boulder's Dinner Theatre, Michael J. Duran, Director; Neal Dunfee, Musical Direction
"The Color Purple," Aurora Fox Arts Center, donnie l. betts, Director; David Wohl, Musical Direction
"Hair," Town Hall Arts Center, Nick Sugar, Director; Donna K. Debreceni, Musical Direction
"Kiss of the Spider Woman," Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Christopher Alleman, Director; Jonathan Parks, Musical Direction
"Man of La Mancha," Arvada Center, Rod A. Lansberry, Director; David Nehls, Musical Direction

Outstanding Direction of a Play

Dee Covington, "The Brothers Size" Curious Theatre Company
Terry Dodd, "RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy" Vintage Theatre Productions
Josh Hartwell, "Ghost-Writer" Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Peter J. Hughes, "August: Osage County" Abster Productions
Chip Walton, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Curious Theatre Company
Robert Wells, "The 39 Steps" Town Hall Arts Center

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Christopher Alleman, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" Lake Dillon Theatre Company
donnie l. betts, "The Color Purple" Aurora Fox Arts Center
Michael J. Duran, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Rod A. Lansberry, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Nick Sugar, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center

Outstanding Musical Direction

Donna K. Debreceni, "Forever Plaid" Town Hall Arts Center
Donna K. Debreceni, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
Neal Dunfee, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
David Nehls, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Jonathan Parks, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" Lake Dillon Theater Company
Chris Starkey, "Home for the Holidays" Starkey Theatrix

Outstanding Choreography

Ronni Gallup, "Home for the Holidays" Starkey Theatrix
Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Nick Sugar, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
Nick Sugar, "Sweet Charity" Town Hall Arts Center
Tracey Warren, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Laurence Curry, "The Brothers Size" Curious Theatre Company
Jonathan Farwell, "Amadeus" OpenStage Theatre & Company
Cajardo Lindsey, "The Brothers Size" Curious Theatre Company
James O'Hagan-Murphy, "RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy" Vintage Theatre Productions
Steef Sealy, "The Seafarer" Ashton Entertainment

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Abby Apple Boes, "August: Osage County" Abster Productions
Rhonda Brown, "Red Hot Patriot" LIDA Project
Laura Norman, "Ghost-Writer" Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Anne Oberbroeckling , "August: Osage County" Abster Productions
Kim Staunton, "Fences" Denver Center Theatre Company

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Casey Andree, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
Joshua Blanchard, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" Lake Dillon Theater Company
John Scott Clough, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Matt LaFontaine, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
William Michals, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Brianna Firestone, "Sweet Charity" Town Hall Arts Center
Selah Grace, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" Lake Dillon Theater Company
Norrell Moore, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
SuCh, "The Color Purple" Aurora Fox Theatre
Megan Van De Hey, "Baby! The Musical" Cherry Creek Theatre Company
Kathi Wood, "Little Shop of Horrors" Phamaly Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Sam Gregory, "Driving Miss Daisy" Senior Housing Options
Kevin Hart, "The Seafarer" Ashton Entertainment
Chris Kendall, "How the World Began" Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Bob Moore, "The Sunshine Boys" Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Warren Sherrill, "The Seafarer" Ashton Entertainment

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Kathleen M. Brady, "When We Are Married" Denver Center Theatre Company
Rachel D. Graham, "Doubt" Cherry Creek Theatre Company
Devon James, "Time Stands Still" Curious Theatre Company
C. Kelly Leo, "Maple & Vine" Curious Theatre Company
Jeanne Paulsen, "Romeo & Juliet" Denver Center Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

Ben Dicke, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Ed Dixon, "Sense & Sensibility the Musical" Denver Center Theatre Company
Tyrell D. Rae, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
Thomas Rainey, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" Lake Dillon Theater Company
Burke Walton, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Jennifer DeDominici, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Ruth Gottschall, "Sense & Sensibility, The Musical" Denver Center Theatre Company
Ashlie-Amber Harris, "The Color Purple" Aurora Fox Theatre
Ashlie-Amber Harris, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
Madison Kitchen, "Next to Normal" Ignite Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble Performance
"Ghost-Writer," Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Josh Hartwell, Director
"Hair" Town Hall Arts Center, Nick Sugar, Director; Musical Direction by Donna K. Debreceni
"How the World Began," Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Stephen Weitz, Director
"Man of La Mancha," Arvada Center, Rod A. Lansberry, Director; David Nehls, Musical Direction
"Time Stands Still," Curious Theatre Company, Christy Montour-Larson, Director

Outstanding New Play

"A Knight to Remember" by Buntport Theater
Directed and Produced by Buntport Theater
"Ed, Downloaded" by Michael Mitnick
Directed by Sam Buntrock; Produced by Denver Center Theatre Company
"Elijah: An Adventure" by Michael Mitnick
Directed by Pesha Rudnick; Produced by Local Theater Company
"Newark Violenta" by Jonson Kuhn
Directed by Richard Cowden; Produced by The Edge Theatre Company
"Sweet Tooth" by Buntport Theater & Adam Stone
Directed & Produced by Buntport Theater, Musical Direction by Adam Stone

Outstanding Costume Design - bigger theaters
Chris Campbell, "Blithe Spirit" Arvada Center
Chris Campbell, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Clare Henkel, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Arvada Center
Christina Poddubiuk, "Romeo & Juliet" Denver Center Theatre Co

Outstanding Costume Design -- smaller theaters

Kevin Brainerd, "A Doll's House" Byers-Evans House Theatre Co
Linda Morken, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Linda Morken, "The Wizard of Oz" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Roxanne Storlie & Rebecca Spafford, "Amadeus" OpenStage Theatre & Company

Outstanding Lighting Design -- bigger theaters

Shannon McKinney, "The Brothers Size" Curious Theatre Company
Shannon McKinney, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Curious Theatre Company
Shannon McKinney, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Jane Spencer, "The Giver" Denver Center Theatre Company

Outstanding Lighting Design -- smaller theaters

Seth Alison, "The 39 Steps" Town Hall Arts Center
Kerry Cripe, 'Ghost-Writer" Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Jon Scott-McKean, "Hair" Town Hall Arts Center
Jacob M. Welch, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" Lake Dillon Theatre Company

Outstanding Scenic Design -- bigger theaters

Brian Mallgrave, "Blithe Spirit" Arvada Center
Brian Mallgrave, "Man of La Mancha" Arvada Center
Charles Packard, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Curious Theatre Company
Vicki Smith, "Fences" Denver Center Theatre Company

Outstanding Scenic Design -- smaller theaters

Abster Productions, "August: Osage County" Abster Productions
Amy Campion, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Kathryn Kawecki, "Elijah: An Adventure" Local Theater Company
David LaFont & Terry Dodd, "RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy" Vintage Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design -- bigger theaters

Jason Ducat, "The Brothers Size" Curious Theatre Company
Brian Freeland, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" Curious Theatre Company
Tyler Nelson, "Ed, Downloaded" Denver Center Theatre Company
Rodolfo Ortega & Craig Breitenbach, 'Romeo & Juliet" Denver Center Theatre Company

Outstanding Sound Design -- smaller theaters

Wayne Kennedy, "42nd Street" Boulder's Dinner Theatre
Andrew Metzroth, "Ghost-Writer" Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Adam Stone, "Wake" Buntport Theater
Luke Allen Terry, "RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy" Vintage Theatre Productions


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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO

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