A Letter to Harvey Milk and Baby Case Lead NYMF Awards for Excellence
By Michael Gioia
The New York Musical Theatre Festival productions of A Letter to Harvey Milk and Baby Case head the list of 2012 NYMF Awards for Excellence winners.
A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story of the same name by Leslea Newman and directed by David Schechter, received five honors, including the Most Promising Musical Award and Outstanding Performances (Jeff Keller and Leslie Kritzer).
Baby Case, based on the 1927 abduction of the Lindbergh baby and directed by Jeremy Dobrish, received four honors, including Excellence in Direction and the "Best of Fest" Audience Prize.
The awards were selected by the 2012 NYMF jury, which included Dan Bacalzo, Dale Berke, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael Dale, Ken Davenport, Linda D'Onofrio, Jason Eagan, Frank Evans, Lily Fan, Peter Filichia, Erik Haagensen, Lily Hung, Tim Jerome, Matthew Murray, Tamara Tunie and Keith Varney.
The complete list of NYMF 2012 Awards for Excellence winners follows:
Excellence in Writing – Music:
Excellence in Writing – Lyrics:
Excellence in Writing – Book:
Excellence in Direction:
Excellence in Choreography:
Excellence in Production Design:
Outstanding Ensemble Performance:
Outstanding Individual Performances:
Theater for the American Musical Prize:
"Best of Fest" Audience Prize:
Most Promising Musical Award:
The Daegu International Musical Festival Production Award and The New World Stages Development Prize will be announced at a later date.
Now in its ninth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), which provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals, is the largest annual musical theatre event in America.
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