Volleygirls, Natalie Joy Johnson, Darren Ritchie and More Receive NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence
By Michael Gioia
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence. Volleygirls, which starred [title of show]'s Susan Blackwell, took home top honors.
Awards were voted on by the NYMF jury, which included Dev Bondarin (associate artistic director, Prospect Theatre Company), Chris Caggiano (EverythingMusicals.com), Seth Christenfeld (reading series coordinator, The York Theatre Company), Michael Dale (BroadwayWorld.com), Roger Danforth (deputy and artistic director, The Drama League), Larry Davis (NYMF patron), Frank Evans (producing director, Musical Mondays Theatre Lab and Steering Committee BMI Musical Theatre Workshop), Lily Fan (producer), Peter Filichia (theatre critic), Jeff Griffin (managing director, Classic Stage Company), Jen Hoguet (Ambassador Theatre Group), Lily Hung (New York University), Dana Ivey (actor), Tim Jerome (actor), Elizabeth Lucas (director), Matthew Murray (TalinBroadway.com), Michael Parva (artistic director, The Directors Company), Hillary & Jonathan Reinis (producers), Lynn Spector (dramaturg), Richard Termine (photographer, The New York Times) and Michael Wolk (producer, Gorgeous Entertainment).
The NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence follow:
Excellence in Writing – Music
Excellence in Writing – Lyrics
Excellence in Writing – Book
Excellence in Direction
Excellence in Choreography
Excellence in Production Design
Outstanding Orchestrations or Arrangements
Outstanding Musical Direction
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Outstanding Individual Performances
Theater for the American Musical Prize
"Best of Fest" Audience Prize
Most Promising Musical Award
NYMF is the flagship program of The National Music Theater Network. Now in its tenth year, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to "revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America's greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience."
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