PHOTO CALL: Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Joshua Henry and More at the NYMF Awards

News   PHOTO CALL: Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Joshua Henry and More at the NYMF Awards
 
Bebe Neuwirth, Joshua Henry and Christine Pedi were among those on hand at the Nov. 14 NYMF Awards presentation. Tony Award-winning producers Barry and Fran Weissler and Tony-winning theatre veteran Chita Rivera were honored at the gala evening.

The Weisslers, who produced Chicago, La Cage aux Folles and The Scottsboro Boys, were honored for their pioneering spirit and dedication to musical theatre. Two-time Tony winner Rivera (Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) was recognized for her lifetime achievement in musical theatre.

 

Here is a look at the evening:

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

Honorable Mention:
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


Shine!


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

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