Jane Kaczmarek and Herbert Siguenza to Host L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards

By Adam Hetrick
November 2, 2012

Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcom in the Middle," Good People) and Herbert Siguenza (American Night) will host the 2012 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Nov. 12 at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown L.A.



The 7:30 PM ceremony will feature performances and appearances by Patrick J. Adams, LJ Benet, Seamus Dever, Elizabeth Doran, Kristy Edmunds, Robert Foxworth, Davis Gaines, Glenne Headly, Nikki Hyde, Leslie Ito, Young Ji, Christine Lakin, Dawnn Lewis, Sarah Lyding, Lesli Margherita, Gates McFadden, Laura Penn, Assembly Speaker John Perez, Bill Rauch, Allison Rawlings, Mark Roberts, Kirsten Vangsness, Ken Werther and Charlayne Woodard.

The 2012 nominations were announced Sept. 11 at the Renberg Theatre inside the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles. The Center Theatre Group received the most nominations (29), followed by Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West (16 each), Geffen Playhouse (11), and Colony Theatre Company and Troubadour Theater Company (9 each).

Highlights of the 2012 Ovation Award nominees follow:

BEST SEASON
Center Theatre Group
Geffen Playhouse
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Musical Theatre West
The Colony Theatre Company

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (LARGE THEATRE)
Avenue Q
3-D Theatricals
Miss Saigon
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Musical Theatre West
Hairspray
Musical Theatre West
Two Gentleman of Chicago
Troubadour Theater Company

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (LARGE THEATRE)
The Convert
Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre
Waiting for Godot
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum
Good People
Geffen Playhouse
A Wrinkle In Time
MainStreet Theatre Company
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Rubicon Theatre Company

BEST PRESENTED PRODUCTION
Follies
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre
War Horse
Center Theatre Group: Ahmanson Theatre
Red
Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

BOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Isaac Laskin - Hey, Morgan!
Parmer Fuller - Stations: A Los Angeles Holiday Story
Cheri Steinkellner - Hello! My Baby

LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Matthew Fogel, Isaac Laskinn and David Richman - Hey, Morgan!
Matsato Baba - The Brahman and the Tiger
James Coco, Parmer Fuller and Michael Kramer - Stations: A Los Angeles Holiday Story

PLAYWRITING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY
Lisa Loomer - Cafe Vida
Andrew Dolan - The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King
Stephen Sachs - Cyrano
Keith Stevenson - Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Rd.
Christina Hart - Birds of a Feather
Evelina Fernandez - Hope: Part II of a Mexican Trilogy
Johnny O'Callagan - Who's Your Daddy?

For a complete list of nominations visit lastagealliance.com.