Book of Mormon and Follies Casting Directors Win Artios Awards

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27 Sep 2011

The Book of Mormon casting director Carrie Gardner and Laura Stanczyk, who cast the Kennedy Center production of Follies prior to its Broadway arrival, are among the 2011 Artios Award winners, which were presented Sept. 26 in New York and Los Angeles.

The annual honors recognize achievements in casting for theatre, film and television, and were presented in simultaneous ceremonies in New York (at District 36) and Los Angeles (The Beverly Hilton Hotel).

Michael Urie hosted the New York component, which included presenters Bobby Cannavale, Alan Cumming, Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan Groff, Mamie Gummer, Lucy Liu, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Patina Miller, Hunter Parrish, Lily Rabe, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Brooke Shields, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bernard Telsey, Ben Walker and Rutina Wesley.

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg was honored in New York with the Apple Award, which was presented by Mike Nichols. The Los Angeles component honored "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf with the Career Achievement Award and veteran casting director Meg Liberman with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

The Artios Theatre nominees and winners (in bold with an asterisk) follow:



New York Broadway Theatre – Drama
Jerusalem, Jim Carnahan
Lombardi, Laura Stanczyk
The Normal Heart, Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler*
That Championship Season, Cindy Tolan
War Horse, Daniel Swee

New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy
A Free Man of Color, Daniel Swee
Arcadia, Jim Carnahan
Good People, David Caparelliotis*
La Bete, Jim Carnahan
Mrs. Warren's Profession, Jim Carnahan, Carrie Gardner

New York Broadway Theatre – Musical
Anything Goes, Jim Carnahan
The Book of Mormon, Carrie Gardner*
Catch Me If You Can, Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff, Craig Burns
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman, Eric Woodall, Laura Schutzel
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,Bernard Telsey

New York Theatre — Comedy/Musical
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rachel Hoffman
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, Mele Nagler
The Grand Manner, Daniel Swee
Hairspray, Craig Burns
School for Lies, James Calleri
Tigers Be Still, Carrie Gardner
Trust, Mele Nagler*

New York Theatre — Drama
Angels in America, Will Cantler
The Hallway Trilogy, James Calleri
Other Desert Cities, Daniel Swee
The Other Place, Bernard Telsey, Will Cantler
Three Sisters, James Calleri*

Regional Theatre East
A Delicate Balance, Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman
Antony and Cleopatra, Will Cantler
Every Tongue Confess, Alaine Alldaffer
Follies, Laura Stanczyk*
Ruined, Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Laura Schutzel

Regional Theatre West
August: Osage County, Samantha Barrie*
Circle Mirror Transformation, Joanne DeNaut
Leap of Faith, Bernard Telsey, Justin Huff*
Little Miss Sunshine, Bernie Telsey
Tales of the City, David Caparelliotis

Los Angeles Theatre
The Cradle Will Rock, Scott David, Erica Silverman Gigi, Amy Lieberman
Kiss Me, Kate, Amy Lieberman
Much Ado About Nothing, Michael Donovan*
The Temperamentals, Scott David, Erica Silverman