In the Heights, Cruz and Kaufman Honored at HOLA Awards

News   In the Heights, Cruz and Kaufman Honored at HOLA Awards In the Heights stars and creators, playwright Nilo Cruz and Moisés Kaufman are among those who will be presented HOLA Awards for "the best of Latino theatre in New York for the 2006-07 season."

Presented by The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the eighth annual ceremony and benefit will take place at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South at East 20th Street) Sept. 24 at 8 PM. Telemundo's Jorge Ramos and Odalys Molina will host.

Director and playwright Kaufman will be honored with the annual Raúl Julia HOLA Founders Award "for his dedication to the arts," a release states.

In the Heights scored a number of honors (for stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Olga Merediz; for creators Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes; and for the musical itself).

The complete list of honorees follow:

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production
Zhanna Gurvich, La Llorona, Stageplays Theatre Company [Scenic Design]
Meghan E. Healey, Zanahorias, Reyes/Navarro/Immediate Theatre [Costume Design]
Jesús E. Martínez and Chester Poon, Othello, LA TEA/Soñadores [Fight Direction] Outstanding Solo Performance
Graciela Rodríguez, Como rellenar un bikini salvaje, Repertorio Español/Teatro IATI
Eva Cristina Vásquez, Lágrimas negras, Teatro Círculo

Outstanding Achievement in Directing
René Buch, Lorca con un vestido verde, Repertorio Español
Beatriz Córdoba, Lágrimas negras, Teatro Círculo
Rosalba Rolón, El último rosario de Medea, Pregones Theater

Outstanding Achievement in a Musical Production
Aventurera, Vallejo y Salinas Producciones
In the Heights, McCollum/Seller/Furman
Los desertores/The Dropouts, SEA

Outstanding Achievement in a Dramatic Production
Cero, Repertorio Español
El último rosario de Medea, Pregones Theater
Lorca con un vestido verde, Repertorio Español

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
Bill Blechingberg, Zanahorias, Reyes/Navarro/Immediate Theatre
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights, McCollum/Seller/Furman
Javier Ortiz, Aventurera, Vallejo y Salinas Producciones

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
Angélica Ayala, Baño de damas, Thalía Spanish Theatre
Isabel Moreno, O.K. (Okay), Repertorio Español
Mônica Steuer, Zanahorias, Reyes/Navarro/Immediate Theatre

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Male Actor
Iván Camilo, Lorca con un vestido verde, Repertorio Español
Ricardo Hinoa, Othello, LA TEA/Soñadores
Will Sierra, Othello, LA TEA/Soñadores

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Female Actor
Olga Merediz, In the Heights, McCollum/Seller/Furman
Laura Patalano, Baño de damas, Thalía Spanish Theatre
Kathy Tejada, La casa de los siete balcones, TEBA

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Varín Ayala, Rosal Colón, Sol Marina Crespo, Elise Hernández, Omar Pérez — The Beep, Pregones Theater
Carlota Carretero, María Castillo, Waddys Jáquez — Cero, Repertorio Español

Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting
Nilo Cruz, Lorca con un vestido verde, Repertorio Español
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, In The Heights, McCollum/Seller/Furman

Special Recognition Teatro LA TEA (25th anniversary)
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (40th anniversary)
Establishment of TeatroStageFest

HOLA Ilka Award
Manny Jiménez

HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award
Pilar Rioja

To attend the HOLA Awards call (212) 253-1015. For more information visit hellohola.org.

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