Carolee Carmello, Mike Daisey, Lorenzo Pisoni Among Winners of Seattle Times Footlight Awards

News   Carolee Carmello, Mike Daisey, Lorenzo Pisoni Among Winners of Seattle Times Footlight Awards The Seattle Times has announced the winners of its annual Footlight Awards, which honor theatrical accomplishments in the Seattle area. Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello and Mike Daisey are among the recipients.

Carolee Carmello in Saving Aimee.
Carolee Carmello in Saving Aimee. Photo by Chris Bennion

Carmello, who currently stars in Broadway's Sister Act, was recognized for her work in the title role of the musical Saving Aimee. Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, which will return to New York for a five-week run in 2012, was honored with the title "In a Class By Itself."

Lorenzo Pisoni, who was last seen on Broadway in Equus, was also given a special honor. He was named the "Prince of Clowns" for his solo show Humor Abuse, which won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Obie awards in 2009.

The 2011 top mainstage productions included Border Songs and Sense and Sensibility (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, Mary Stuart and Double Indemnity (ACT Theatre); All My Sons (Intiman Theatre); The Brothers Size (Seattle Repertory Theatre); My Wonderful Day (Seattle Public Theatre); and Brownie Points and The Odyssey (Taproot Theatre).

Yussef El-Guindi's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World was also named Best World Premiere Play. Tony Taccone's Ghost Light was the runner-up.

Also on the list were "New Broadway Plays We'd Like to See Here," which included Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth, Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire and The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

For more information and a complete list of winners, click here.

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