2010-2011 Suzi Bass Award Winners

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The 2010-2011 Suzi Bass Award Winners were revealed on November 7 at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. The Suzi Bass Awards recognize outstanding achievement in professional Atlanta theater productions. For more information about the Suzi Awards, please visit http://www.suziawards.org/.

2011 Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Season: Horizon Theatre

2011 Spirit of Suzi Bass Award: Center for Puppetry Arts

2011 Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award: Night Blooms by Margaret Baldwin produced by Horizon Theatre

2011 Volunteer Award Winner: Jessica Linden, Actor’s Express

* Denotes winner in each category below:

Production Play

August: Osage County* Alliance Theatre
Carapace Alliance Theatre
Superior Donuts Horizon Theatre
The Little Foxes Theatre in the Square
The Nacirema Society… Alliance Theatre

 

Director Play

Fred Chappell The Little Foxes Theatre in the Square
Freddie Ashley Becky Shaw Actor’s Express
Jeff Adler Superior Donuts Horizon Theatre
Judith Ivey Carapace Alliance Theatre
Susan V. Booth* August: Osage County Alliance Theatre

 

Lead Actress Play

Bethany Anne Lind Carapace Alliance Theatre
Brenda Bynum August: Osage County Alliance Theatre
Jessica Phelps West The Little Foxes Theatre in the Square
Tess Malis Kincaid* August: Osage County Alliance Theatre
Veronika Duerr Becky Shaw Actor’s Express

 

Lead Actor Play

Afemo Omilami Broke-ology Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Andrew Benator Becky Shaw Actor’s Express
David de Vries Carapace Alliance Theatre
Eric J. Little* Superior Donuts Horizon Theatre
Tom Key The Young Man From Atlanta Theatrical Outfit

 

Featured Actress Play

Andrea Frye The Nacirema Society… Alliance Theatre
Carolyn Cook August: Osage County Alliance Theatre
Carolyn Cook Noises Off Georgia Shakespeare
Mary Lynn Owen* The Little Foxes Theatre in the Square
Nita Hardy Superior Donuts Horizon Theatre

 

Featured Actor Play

Christopher Corporandy* The Judas Kiss Actor’s Express
Eric J. Little Broke-ology Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Jimi Kocina Fat Pig Aurora Theatre
Neal A. Ghant The Tempest Georgia Shakespeare
Richard Garner August: Osage County Alliance Theatre

 

Ensemble Play

Broadsword Actor’s Express
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde* Aurora Theatre
Over the River and Through the Woods Aurora Theatre
Stealing Dixie Theatre in the Square
The Colored Museum Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.

 

Costume Design Play

Alan Yeong The Little Foxes Theatre in the Square
Elizabeth Rasmusson Red, White and Tuna Theatre in the Square
Leslie Taylor The Tempest Georgia Shakespeare
Linda Patterson* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Aurora Theatre
Susan E. Mickey The Nacirema Society… Alliance Theatre

 

Lighting Design Play

James M. Helms The Circumference of a Squirrel Aurora Theatre
John Ambrosone Carapace Alliance Theatre
Ken Yunker August: Osage County Alliance Theatre
Mike Post* The Odyssey: A Journey Home Georgia Shakespeare
Rob Dillard Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Aurora Theatre

 

Scenic Design Play

Dale Brubaker Stealing Dixie Theatre in the Square
Elaine Williams The Little Foxes Theatre in the Square
Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay Superior Donuts Horizon Theatre
Kat Conley The Odyssey: A Journey Home Georgia Shakespeare
Leslie Taylor* August: Osage County Alliance Theatre

 

Sound Design Play

Bobby Johnston The Colored Museum Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Clay Benning The Odyssey: A Journey Home Georgia Shakespeare
Thom Jenkins* Stealing Dixie Theatre in the Square
Thom Jenkins Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Aurora Theatre
Thom Jenkins The 39 Steps Theatre in the Square

 

Musical Production

Avenue Q* Horizon Theatre
Bring It On: The Musical Alliance Theatre
Gut Bucket Blues Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company
Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre

 

Director Musical

Alan Kilpatrick Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Andy Blankenbuehler Bring It On: The Musical Alliance Theatre
David H. Bell Gut Bucket Blues Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Heidi Cline McKerley* Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Heidi Cline McKerley The Mikado Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

Lead Actress Musical

Adrienne Reynolds* Gut Bucket Blues Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Caitlin Smith Leader of the Pack Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Felicia Boswell Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Leslie Bellair Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre
Mary Nye Bennett Avenue Q Horizon Theatre

 

Lead Actor Musical

Jeff McKerley The Mikado Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Justin Tanner Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre
Maxim Gukhman Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Nick Arapoglou* Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Stanley Allyn Owen Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

Featured Actress Musical

Amber Iman Gut Bucket Blues Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Ingrid Cole The Music Man Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Jill Hames Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Leslie Bellair* Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Ryann Redmond Bring It On: The Musical Alliance Theatre

 

Featured Actor Musical

Adam Carl Peyton Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Glenn Rainey The Music Man Atlanta Lyric Theatre
J.C. Long Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Jeff McKerley Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Jeremy Wood* Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre

 

Ensemble Musical

Forbidden Broadway:Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Ordinary Days Serenbe Playhouse
See What I Wanna See* Actor’s Express
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Travelin’ Black Theatrical Outfit

 

Music Direction

Ann-Carol Pence Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre
B.J. Brown 42nd Street Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Jmichael Gut Bucket Blues Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
S. Renee Clark* Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Wesley Morgan Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler* Bring It On: The Musical Alliance Theatre
Debbie Allen Twist Alliance Theatre
Jeff McKerley The Mikado Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Jen MacQueen Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre
Karen Hebert 42nd Street Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

Costume Design Musical

Andrea Lauer Bring It On:The Musical Alliance Theatre
Anna Jenny Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Emilio Sosa Twist Alliance Theatre
Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay* The Mikado Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Lindsey G. Paris & Clint Horne Leader of the Pack Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

Lighting Design Musical

Bradley Bergeron Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Jason Lyons Bring It On: The Musical Alliance Theatre
Mary Parker* Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Rick Belzer Twist Alliance Theatre
Thom Beaulieu Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre

 

Scenic Design Musical

Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay* Avenue Q Horizon Theatre
Seamus M. Bourne Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre
Thane Molnar Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Todd Rosenthal Twist Alliance Theatre
Tommy Cox The Mikado Atlanta Lyric Theatre

 

Sound Design Musical

Bobby Johnston Rent Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Brian Ronan* Bring It On: The Musical Alliance Theatre
Daniel Terry Singin’ in the Rain Aurora Theatre
Kay Richardson Gut Bucket Blues Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Keith Allen Bergeron Avenue Q Horizon Theatre

 

World Premiere

Bring It On: The Musical* Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Tom Kitt,
Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Amanda Green, Libretto by Jeff Whitty
Alliance Theatre
Carapace by David Mitchell Robinson Alliance Theatre
Gut Bucket Blues by David H. Bell Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.
Night Blooms by Margaret Baldwin Horizon Theatre
The Nacirema Society… by Pearl Cleage Alliance Theatre