NH Theatre Awards

 

1st Annual NH Theatre Award Winners

NH Theatre Awards

Congratulations to all of the Winners of
the Inaugural NH Theatre Awards
 

Special Award Winner


Special Honoree: Francis Grover Cleveland

"There is no doubt that we have esprit de corps. We work together, and no one nit picks. But most of all, I think, we approach our work, agonizing as it frequently is, with gayety, bounce, and a certain humility. Too many theatre people, including actors, are inclined to see themselves as latter-day Messiahs of a new order, as if they, and they only, understood why we are what we are. Hence they are cynical, or absurd, or obscene, or psychoanalytical, but never just people. Through these attitudes they bemoan the fate of the world. The latter are not happy, I admit, but to me the theatre is a place where one should be joyous, even in sadness.

"I don't think we must always roll in the aisles with laughter, but I think that we should see a play with interest rather than soul-searching. Supposing that a happy ending is not real, that in life, endings are more likely to be bitter, or worse yet, not likely to be endings at all? Can't we hope, can't we wish, can't we try?"

- Francis Grover Clevelan


Professional Theatre
Community Theatre

Best Musical

"People Like Us"

Peterborough Players

Best Non-Musical

"The Cherry Orchard"

Peterborough Players

Best Director

Gus Kaikkonen

"People Like Us"

- Peterborough Players


Best Actor
In a Musical

Billy Butler as The Emcee

"Cabaret"

- Seacoast Repertory Theater

Best Actress

in a Musical

Kerry Farrell as Annie

"Annie Get Your Gun"

- NCCA Papermill Theater


Best Actor

in a Non-Musical

Gregory DeCandia as Puck

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

- Seacoast Repertory Theater

 

Best Actress

in a Non-Musical

Kathy Somssich as Mrs. Cratchit

"A Christmas Carol"

- The Palace Theater

 


Best Supporting Actress

in a Musical

Donna Goldfarb as Frau Schneider

"Cabaret"

- Seacoast Repertory Theater

 



Best Supporting Actor

in a Non-Musical

 

Michael Page as Gayev

"The Cherry Orchard"

- Peterborough Players

Best Supporting Actress

in a Non-Musical

Pat Karpen as Charlotte

"The Cherry Orchard"

- Peterborough Players


Best Set Design

Charlie Morgan

"The Cherry Orchard"

- Peterborough Players

Best Lighting Design

William Armstrong

"The Cherry Orchard"

- Peterborough Players

Best Costumes

Henry Shaffer

"The Cherry Orchard"

- Peterborough Players

Best Original play

Gus Kaikkonen & Todd Almond

"People Like Us"

- Peterborough Players


Best Musical

"Les Miserables"

Peacock Players

 

Best Non-Musical (TIE)

"Closer"

-Yellow Taxi Productions

"The Glass Menagerie"

-M & D Productions

Best Director (TIE)

Suzanne Delle

For "Closer"

-Yellow Taxi Productions

Richard Russo

For "The Glass Menagerie"

-M & D Productions


Best Actor

in a Musical

 

Don LaDuke as Billy Flynn

"Chicago"

- Music & Drama Company

Best Actress

in a Musical

Andrea Albright as Roxy Hart

"Chicago"

- Music & Drama Company


Best Actor

in a Non-Musical

Keagan Boulton as Dan

"Closer"

- Yellow Taxi Productions

Best Actress

in a Non-Musical

Chrystine Frydenborg as Bananas

"House of Blue Leaves"

- Nashua Theater Guild


Best Supporting ActOR

in a Musical

Steve Damboise as Amos Hart

"Chicago"

- Music & Drama Company

 

Best Supporting Actress

in a Musical

Jennifer Bowen as Velma Kelly

"Chicago"

- Music & Drama Company

 


Best Supporting Actor

in a Non-Musical

Neil Blaiklock as "Froggy" LaSeur

"The Foreigner"

- Majestic Theater

Best Supporting Actress

in a Non-Musical

Suzanne Delle as Anna

"Closer"

- Yellow Taxi Productions


Best Set Design

Cheryl Thompson

"Les Miserables"

- Peacock Players

Best Lighting Design

Craig Brennan

"Les Miserables"

- Peacock Players

Best Costumes

Alison Szklarz

"Les Miserables"

- Peacock Players

Best Original play

Kevin Barrett

"Targets"

- Community Players of Concord

 

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