Marla Schaffel, Some Like It Hot Nominated for Dallas' Rabin Awards

News   Marla Schaffel, Some Like It Hot Nominated for Dallas' Rabin Awards Marla Schaffel, 2001 Tony nominee for Jane Eyre, and Some Like It Hot are among the nominees for Dallas' Leon Rabin Awards, given out Nov. 4 at the Eisemann Center Theatre.

Marla Schaffel, 2001 Tony nominee for Jane Eyre, and Some Like It Hot are among the nominees for Dallas' Leon Rabin Awards, given out Nov. 4 at the Eisemann Center Theatre.

Schaffel is nominated for her role as Eliza Doolittle in Dallas Summer Musicals' My Fair Lady, while the traveling Some Like It Hot, which originated at Dallas Summer Musicals, got the nod for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role — Musical (Timothy Gulan, who plays the cross-dressing bass player Jerry), Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role — Musical (Lenora Nemetz, who plays bandleader Sweet Sue) and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role — Musical (William Ryall, who plays the gangster Spats).

Some Like It Hot will compete with Always...Patsy Cline, Blues in the Night, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd and Abyssinia for Outstanding Musical. In the play category, Some Explicit Polaroids and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will fight in an unusual battle against Dallas Children's Theater's Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse as well as the kids company's more serious-minded fare Deadly Weapons and And Then They Came for Me.

The complete nominations follow:

Outstanding Production of a Musical
Abyssinia, Lyric Stage
Always...Patsy Cline, WaterTower Theatre
Blues in the Night, Dallas Theater Center
Into the Woods, ICT MainStage
Some Like It Hot, Dallas Summer Musicals
Sweeney Todd, WaterTower Theatre Outstanding Production of a Play
And Then They Came for Me, Dallas Children's Theater
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, WaterTower Theatre
Deadly Weapons, Dallas Children's Theater
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Dallas Children's Theater
Some Explicit Polaroids, Kitchen Dog Theater
The Importance of Being Earnest, Plano Repertory Theatre

Outstanding New Play or Musical
Deadly Weapons, Laurie Brooks, Dallas Children's Theater
Hans Brinker, Linda Daugherty/Danny Ray, Dallas Children's Theater
The Odyssey, Tim Hatcher, Plano Repertory Theatre
Rebound and Gagged, Aaron Ginsburg, Kitchen Dog Theater
Sundown, Joe Bravaco/Peter Link/Larry Rosler, Lyric Stage


Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Bruce R. Coleman, Into the Woods
Cheryl Denson, Hans Brinker
James Paul Lemons, Always...Patsy Cline
Kenny Leon, Blues in the Night
Terry Martin, Sweeney Todd
Dan Siretta,Some Like It Hot

Outstanding Direction of a Play
Robyn Flatt, And Then they came for me
Cynthia Hestand, The Importance of Being Earnest
Tim Johnson, Some Explicit Polaroids
Terry Martin, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Nancy Schaeffer, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse


Outstanding Choreography
Deanna Deck /Jennifer Weddel, What Happened
Angel Edmond Giles, Once on This Island
Fanny Kerwich/Bill Lengfelder/Bree Sunshine Smith/Joey Steakley/Jere Stevens Tulk, Barbette
Dan Siretta, Some Like It Hot
Richard Stafford, Cats

Outstanding Costume Design
Regan Adair, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Bruce R. Coleman, Into the Woods
Howard Crabtree, When Pigs Fly
Mary Therese D'Avignon, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Audrey Rayburn/John Flores, FORTITUDE/WHAT HAPPENED
Gregory A. Poplyk, My Fair Lady

Outstanding Lighting Design
Laura McMeley, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Deborah Reitman, Coriolanus
Jeff Stover, Sweeney Todd
Susan A. White, Sundown
Steve Woods, Some Explicit Polaroids
Ann G. Wrightson, Blues in the Night

Outstanding Set Design
Michael Anania, My Fair Lady
Matthew Anderson, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Claire Floyd Devries, Sweeney Todd
Wade Giampa, Abyssinia
James Leonard Joy, Some Like It Hot
Michael Sullivan, Some Explicit Polaroids

Outstanding Sound Design
Curtis Craig, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Jason Fitzmaurice, The Misanthrope
Mark Griffin/Jake Brown, FORTITUDE/WHAT HAPPENED
Mark Ridlen, Some Explicit Polaroids
Marco Salinas, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
James Venhaus, Macbeth

Outstanding Musical Direction
Nyela Basney, ALLEGRO
Lynn Crigler, Some Like It Hot
Janice L. Franklin, Sweeney Todd
William Knowles, Blues in the Night
Mark A. Mullino, Some Enchanted Evening
Sheilah Vaughn Walker, Abyssinia


Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role — Play
Bradley Campbell, Not About Nightingales
Nye Cooper, The Santaland Diaries
R Bruce Elliott, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Rick F. Espaillat, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Terry Martin, Bash: Latterday plays
Joey Steakley, Barbette

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role — Musical
B.J. Cleveland, When Pigs Fly
Donald Fowler, Cabaret
Timothy Gulan, Some Like It Hot
Todd Hart, Honk!
Doug Miller, Into the Woods

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role — Play
Kathleen Cole, Perfect Crime
Lisa Hassler, Sordid Lives
Kineta Willow Massey, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lyn Montgomery, The Lucky Spot
Paige Reynolds, The Importance of Being Earnest
Stephanie Ybarra, Deadly Weapons


Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role — Musical
Kristina Baker, Sweeney Todd
Carol Dennis, Abyssinia
Bernardine Mitchell, Blues in the Night
Arianna Movassagh, Into the Woods
Marla Schaffel, My Fair Lady
Jenny Thurman, Always...Patsy Cline


Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role — Play
Cindee Mayfield, Abandoned Reservoir
Pamela Peadon, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Kortney Porter, Psycho Beach Party
Amy Shoults, Some Explicit Polaroids
Lulu Ward, Cross Stage Right: Die!
Angela Wilson, Sordid Lives


Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role — Play
Laurie Vlasich Bulaoro, Sweeney Todd
Deborah Jolly, Always...Patsy Cline
Lenora Nemetz, Some Like It Hot
Stacey Oristano, Sweeney Todd
Pamela Peadon, Gypsy
Lynn Rutherford, Cabaret


Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role — Musical
R Bruce Elliott, Sweeney Todd
Grant James, The Fantasticks
Markus Lloyd, Once on This Island
Randy Pearlman, The Fantasticks
William Ryall, Some Like It Hot
Barry Yandell, Peter Pan


Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role — Play
Michael Hanson, Some Explicit Polaroids
Chapman Locke, Christmas at Ground Zero
David Plunkett, Some Explicit Polaroids
Steven Pounders, Book of Days
Anthony Ramirez, Heart


The Leon Rabin Awards will also honor Adrian Hall of with the Career Achievement Award, TACA with the Silver Ticket Award for support of Dallas theatre and Robyn Flatt, co-founder and artistic director of Dallas Children's Theatre, with the Standing Ovation Award.

A board of five theatre professionals nominates the Leon Rabin Awards, named for Dallas' prominent arts patron, now deceased. The eligibility season runs from September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2002. For further information the Awards, visit http://www.dallastheatreleague.org.

— By Christine Ehren