FringeNYC 2006 Overall Excellence Award Winners Announced

News   FringeNYC 2006 Overall Excellence Award Winners Announced The 2006 New York International Fringe Festival announced the winners of its Overall Excellence Awards at a ceremony on Aug. 27, the final day of the festival.

Multiple victors are allowed in each category. The winners are:

Outstanding Play:
I Was Tom Cruise
Modern Missionary
Lulu

Outstanding Musical:
The Fartiste
58! A Comedy About Bike Messengering
Fallen Angel

Outstanding Playwrighting:
Matt Hoverman - In Transit
Moby Pomerance - Broken Hands
Geoffrey Decas - The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos

Outstanding Music & Lyrics:
Danny Ashkenasi - The Tell-Tale Heart Outstanding Solo Show:
Flying on the Wing
Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure
Democrats Abroad

Outstanding Direction:
Mark Steven Robinson - Don’t Ask
Jonathan Silverstein - Red Herring
Joel Froomkin - The Infliction of Cruelty

Outstanding Costume Design:
Robin L. McGee - Rainy Days & Mondays
Renee Mariotti & Bernard Grenier - Trouble in Shameland

Outstanding Set Design:
Shane LeClair - A Small Hole
Robin Vest - Hermanas

Outstanding Actor:
Anna Jayne Marquardt - Walmartopia
Helen Stratford - Suicide - The Musical
Steve Hayes - The Pengiun Tango
Cory Grant - Broken Hands
Margaret Daly - T.L.C.

Outstanding Ensemble:
Open House
Vice Girl Confidential
The Onion Lovers
Diving Normal

Outstanding Choreography:
Paula Kroening - Band Geeks

Audience Favorite:
Danny Boy

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Flying on the Wing, Open House and Diving Normal sold out their complete runs while a number of shows had sold out individual performances including Here. This. Now., Open House, Broken Hands, In Transit, Danny Boy, The Onion Lovers, Fay Lindsay-Jones Story, Hermanas, Confessions, A Collapse, Rainy Days and Mondays, Puppet Government, Vice Girl, I Come In Peace, The Pool with Five Porches and I Was Tom Cruise.

Some productions were selling out at the door, a Fringe spokesperson revealed to Playbill.com. Top sellers include Penguin Tango, Walmartopia, It's a Hit, Air Guitar, Billy the Mime, Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure, Broken Hands, Corleone, Fallen Angel, The Fartiste, Lulu, A Man's a Man, Minimum Wage, Mrs Darling's Bed 'n' Board, Olsen Terror, Ophelia, Perfect Harmony and Tradition!

With a growing track record, Fringe NYC has churned out such shows as Off Broadway's Debbie Does Dallas, Never Swim Alone, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, Matt & Ben, The Joys of Sex and Dog Sees God. The most successful show to come from the downtown exhibitor is Urinetown — which graduated to Off-Broadway, then Broadway and has since toured across the country and is being staged in independent regional runs.