Denver Center production cleans up at annual awards ceremony

The Denver Center Theater Company production of “Oklahoma!” was the big winner at Monday night’s Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards ceremony, snagging top honors for Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Direction (Chris Coleman) and Outstanding Ensemble Performance, among others.

But other theatre companies did well also, with the Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College walking away with Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company. The FAC’s production of the gun-violence dramedy “Church and State” garnered an Outstanding Production of a Play award as well as the top actor award for Brian Landis Folkins.

Hundreds of Colorado theatre folks turned out for the awards ceremony, held again this year at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The production, directed by Betty Hart and Robert Michael, featured a variety of performances from the past year’s productions as well as presentation of the Theatre Person of the Year to Beki Pineda, an “In Memoriam” video put together by DCPA’s John Moore, and a special award for Excellence in Children’s Theatre presented to Denver Children’s Theatre, which closed its doors last May.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company

Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College

Outstanding Production of a Play

“Church & State”, Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College, Directed by Nathan Halvorson

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company, Directed by Chris Coleman, Musical Direction by Darius Frowner

Outstanding Direction of a Play (tie)

Rebecca Martinez, “Anna In The Tropics”, Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College

Christy Montour-Larson, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Chris Coleman, “Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding Musical Direction

Eric Alsford, “Ragtime”, Theatre Aspen

Outstanding Actor in a Play (tie)

Brian Landis Folkins, “Church & State”, Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College

Owen O’Farrell, “Of Mice and Men”, Thunder River Theatre Company

Outstanding Actress in a Play

Elise Santora, “Anna in the Tropics”, Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Antoine L. Smith, “Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Mary Louise Lee, “Caroline, or Change”, Aurora Fox Arts Center

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

Kevin Hart, “Lend Me a Tenor”, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Brittany Dye, “Equus”, Thunder River Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

Rennie Anthony Magee, “Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

Bre Jackson, “Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding Ensemble Performance

“Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding Choreography

Dominique Kelley, “Oklahoma!”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding New Play or Musical

“Paper Cut”, by Andrew Rosendorf, Directed by Pesha Rudnick, Produced by Local Theater Company

Outstanding Costume Design Tier 1 (tie)

Kevin Brainerd, “Ragtime”, Theatre Aspen

Jeff Cone, “Anna Karenina”, DCPA Theatre Company

Outstanding Costume Design Tier 2

Madeline Miles & Colin Tugwell, “Equus”, Thunder River Theatre Company

Outstanding Lighting Design Tier 1

Paul Black, “Ragtime”, Theatre Aspen

Outstanding Lighting Design Tier 2

Sean Jeffries, “Equus”, Thunder River Theatre Company

Outstanding Scenic Design Tier 1

Caitlin Ayer, “You Can’t Take It With You”, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Outstanding Scenic Design Tier 2

Brian Miller, “The Waverly Gallery”, Bas Bleu Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design Tier 1

Jason Ducat, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Outstanding Sound Design Tier 2

Peter Anthony, “Frankenstein”, OpenStage Theatre & Company

 

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