Guy, Leon, Booth, Williams and More Nominated for Atlanta's Suzi Bass Theatre Awards

News   Guy, Leon, Booth, Williams and More Nominated for Atlanta's Suzi Bass Theatre Awards The Alliance Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL and the True Colors Theatre staging of Miss Evers' Boys are among the nominees for the 2008-2009 Suzi Bass Awards.
Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL's Darryl Jovan Williams
Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL's Darryl Jovan Williams Photo by Greg Mooney

The awards celebrate professional theatre in the greater Atlanta, GA, area. Theatre companies receiving the most nominations include Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare and Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, all of which earned more than ten nominations. The Suzi Bass Awards will be presented in November.

The 2008-2009 Suzi Bass Award nominations follow:

  • Production – Play
    Mauritius (Actor’s Express)
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Georgia Shakespeare)
    A Cool Drink a Water (Horizon Theatre)
    A Man for All Seasons (Theatre in the Square)
    Miss Evers’ Boys (True Colors Theatre)
  • Production – Musical
    Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL (Alliance Theatre)
    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Atlanta Lyric Theatre)
    Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Georgia Ensemble Theatre)
    Big River (Theatrical Outfit)
    Black Nativity (True Colors Theatre)

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  • Director – Play
    Freddie Ashley, Mauritius (Actor's Express)
    Jill Jane Clements, A Lesson Before Dying (Theatrical Outfit)
    Kenny Leon, Miss Evers’ Boys (True Colors Theatre)
    Jasson Minadakis, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Georgia Shakespeare)
    Jessica Phelps West, Tradin’ Paint (Theatre in the Square)
  • Lead Actress – Play
    Veronica Duerr, Tradin’ Paint
    Jasmine Guy, Miss Evers’ Boys
    Karen Howell, Tea at Five
    Tonia M. Jackson, And Her Hair Went with Her
    Cara Mantella, Mauritius
    Maria Sager, Speech & Debate
  • Lead Actor – Play
    John Ammerman, A Man for All Seasons
    Thomas W. Jones, II, A Cool Drink A Water
    Chris Kayser, Mauritius
    Chris Kayser, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Kenny Leon, Blood Knot
    Eric J. Little, A Lesson Before Dying
    E. Roger Mitchell, Gem of the Ocean
  • Featured Actress – Play
    Donna Biscoe, A Cool Drink A Water
    Kate Donadio, Tradin’ Paint
    Tonia M. Jackson, Gem of the Ocean
    Megan McFarland, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Kathleen Wattis, Mauritius
  • Featured Actor – Play
    Richard Garner, Mauritius
    Neal A. Ghant, Tradin’ Paint
    Eric J. Little, Miss Evers’ Boys
    Tim McDonough, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    E. Roger Mitchell, Miss Evers’ Boys
  • Ensemble – Play
    End Days
    Doctor Faustus
    1:23
    for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
  • Director – Musical
    Susan V. Booth, Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL (Alliance Theatre)
    Heidi Cline, Big River (Theatrical Outfit)
    Robert J. Farley, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Georgia Ensemble Theatre)
    Patdro Harris, Black Nativity (True Colors Theatre)
    Robert S. Wayne, The Pirates of Penzance (Atlanta Lyric Theatre)
  • Lead Actress – Musical
    Stephanie Dorfman, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    Nicole Long, Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL
    Claci Miller, Cabaret
    Naima Carter Russell, Antigone
    Cynthia Watters, The Pirates of Penzance
  • Lead Actor – Musical
    Rob Lawhon, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
    Dustin Lewis, Jon & Jen
    Eric Moore, Big River
    Brandon O’Dell, Big River
    Darryl Jovan Williams, Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL
  • Featured Actress – Musical
    Jill Hames, Cabaret
    Bethany Irby, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
    Marcie Millard, The It Girl
    Jackie Prucha, Cabaret
    Mary Welch Rogers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Featured Actor – Musical
    Ricardo Aponte, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
    Bradley Bergeron, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    Tom Key, Big River
    Jeff McKerley, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    Eugene H. Russell, IV, Antigone
  • Ensemble – Musical
    Smokey Joe’s Café
    Once on This Island
    High School Musical 2
    Black Nativity For a complete list of Suzi Bass Award nominations visit SuziAwards.

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