Presented at the Hudson Theatre at 8:30 PM, the seventh annual NYMF Awards for Excellence recognize achievements in writing and performance from works presented during the 2010 festival earlier this fall.
The Weisslers, who produced Chicago, La Cage aux Folles and Scottsboro Boys, are being honored for their pioneering spirit and dedication to musical theatre. Two-time Tony winner Rivera (Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) is being recognized for her lifetime achievement in musical theatre.
The gala also promises performances by Tony-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth (The Addams Family, Chicago), Joshua Henry and the cast of The Scottsboro Boys, as well as Anthony Rapp, Christine Pedi, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Michael Arden.
Also scheduled to perform from the award-winning NYMF shows are Curtis Holbrook, Manna Nichols, Theis Weckesser, Bobby Daye, Keith Varney, Devon Goffman, Robyn Corujo, Michael Thomas Holmes, Kelly Karbacz, Collin Leydon, Liz Ulmer, EJ Zimmerman, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Matt Lutz and Nick Dalton.
The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence winners follow:
MOST PROMISING MUSICAL
My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein & Irene Sankoff
Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr; V-Day by David Rossmer & Steve Rosen
BEST OF FEST AUDIENCE PRIZE
Things As They Are
Runner Up: Trails
THEATER FOR THE AMERICAN MUSICAL PRIZE
I Got Fired by Keith Varney
EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: MUSIC
Jeff Thomson, Trails
Jonathan Comisar, Things As They Are; Ned Massey, Bloodties; Jim Wann, The Great Unknown
EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: LYRICS
Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss
Honorable Mention: John Dietrich, Things As They Are; Jordan Mann, Trails
EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: BOOK
David Hein & Irene Sankoff, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Honorable Mention: Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss; David Rossmer & Steve Rosen, V-Day
EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION
Stafford Arima, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Honorable Mention: Kenneth L. Roberson, Frog Kiss; Peter Flynn, Shine!; Steven Maler, Without You
EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY
Matthew Neff, Petrouchka
Honorable Mention: Shea Sullivan, Fingers and Toes; Lorna Ventura, Frog Kiss
EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL DESIGN
Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss, Things As They Are
EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRATION
Tom Kitt, Without You
Honorable Mention: Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Above Hell’s Kitchen; Daryl Waters, Frog Kiss
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Fellowship! and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (tie)
Honorable Mention: Trav'lin; V-Day
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE
Bobby Daye, The Great Unknown
Trevor Downey, Petrouchka
Curtis Holbrook, Frog Kiss
Liz Larsen, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Garrett Long, Things As They Are
Liz McCartney, Nighttime Traffic
Andy Mientus, Shine!
Anthony Rapp, Without You
Steve Rosen, V-Day
Rachel Stern, Therapy Rocks
The NYMF Awards for Excellence begins with cocktails at 6:30 PM, followed by a 7:30 PM dinner and the 8:30 PM awards ceremony.
For tickets, phone (212) 664-0979 ext. 12 or e-mail Gala@NYMF.org. The Hudson Theatre is located at 145 West 44th Street in Manhattan.