Halston to Host Artios Awards; Presenters Include Batt, Biggs, Miranda, Parrish and More

News   Halston to Host Artios Awards; Presenters Include Batt, Biggs, Miranda, Parrish and More Julie Halston will host the 24th Annual Artios Awards, which honor excellence in casting.

Presented by the Casting Society of America, the awards will be presented Nov. 10 at coast-to-coast ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and Caroline's on Broadway in New York.

As previously announced, producer Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group, will receive the New York Apple Award at the New York Awards, and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be honored with the Career Achievement Award and Mali Finn with the Hoyt Boyers Award in Los Angeles.

Guest presenters in New York will include Bryan Batt, Jason Biggs, Robert Buckey, Danny Burstein, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher, Gavin Lee, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Alan Menkin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hunter Parrish, Kristen Schall, Sherie Renee Scott and Michael Urie, among others.

The Artios Awards were established in 1985 by the Casting Society of America to "recognize the significance of casting to the success of a movie, television or theatrical production and are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and the contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project."

Nominees in the theatre-related categories follow: Broadway Theater Casting – Drama
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Jim Carnahan
Mauritiues, David Caparelliotis
The Country Girl, Tara Rubin/Laura Schutzel, Eric Woodall/Merri Sugarman
The Homecoming, Bernard Telsey
Top Girls, Nancy Piccone

Broadway Theater Casting – Comedy
Boeing – Boeing, Jim Carnahan
Is He Dead?, Jay Binder/Jack Bowdan
November, Bernard Telsey/William Cantler Pygmalion, Jim Carnahan
The 39 Steps, Jay Binder/Jack Bowdan

Broadway Theater Casting – Musical
A Catered Affair, Bernard Telsey/Bethany Knox
Gypsy, Jay Binder
In the Heights, Bernard Telsey/Bethany Knox
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Tara Rubin/Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman/Laura Schutzel
South Pacific, Bernard Telsey
Xanadu, Cindy Tolan

Off-Broadway Casting – Comedy/Drama/Musical
Crimes of the Heart, Tara Rubin/Laura Schutzel, Eric Woodall/Merri Sugarman
Deadman's Cell Phone, Alain Alldaffer
From Up Here, David Caparelliotis
The Seagull, James Calleri
Things We Want, Judy Henderson

Regional Theater Casting (L.O.R.T.)
33 Variations, Will Cantler/Bernard Telsey
An American in Paris, Jay Binder
Dancing in the Dark aka Bandwagon, Jay Binder
Happy Days, A New Musical, Jay Binder
Streamers, Mele Nagler
The Glass Menagerie, Samantha Barrie

Los Angeles Theater
Damn Yankees, Michael Donovan
Hedda Gabler, Scott David
It's Just Sex, Patrick Baca
L'il Abner, Bruce H. Newberg
Secrets of the Trade, Jeff Greenberg
The History Boys, Erika Sellin

Special Honorees
Career Achievement Award
Craig Zadan & Neil Meron

Hoyt Boyers Award
Mali Finn

The New York Apple Award
Thomas Schumacher