2024 OTAS AWARDS

OTAS Awards: The Oregon Theatrical Awards Society (OTAS) are special awards made by Lakewood Theatre Company to honor artists in each season. A panel of judges sees each show and makes recommendations on the nominees. Annual contributors to the theatre cast their ballots for each award.

There will be a reception with light snacks and beverages beginning at 6:30 PM in the Denton Gallery at Lakewood. The awards ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM on the Headlee Mainstage.

Whether you’ve been onstage, backstage, or in the audience cheering us on, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us for a fun evening celebrating our artists. Admission is free.

We hope you can come to celebrate the end of our landmark 71st season and the wonderful work of our actors, musicians, technicians, and artistic personnel.

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2024 OTAS Award Nominees

Nominees for 2024 OTAS Awards

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Emily Smith as Betty Jean in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Alyssa Beckman as Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Lindy Hatcher as Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Blythe Woodland as Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tasha Danner as Linda Mason in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Megan Misslin as Lila Dixon in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Blyth Woodland as Judy Bernly in 9 to 5: the Musical

Madison Curtis as Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: the Musical

Laura Hiszczynskyj as Violet Newstead in 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Will Shindler as Jim Hardy in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Xander Dean as Ted Hanover in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Joan Freed as Louise in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Margo Schembre as Roz Keith in 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Sean Lamb as Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Caren Graham as Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace

Jane Geesman as Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace

Jami Chatals Blanchard as Monica Tomb in A Tomb With A View

Kelsey Glasser as Navy LT. Commander Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Tom Walton as Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace

Noah Matthew Rich as Perry Potter in A Tomb With A View

Tom Walton as Navy LT. J.G. Daniel Kaffee in A Few Good Men

Todd Hermanson as Marine LT. COL. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Melissa Whitney as Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace

Lisa Knox as Dora Tomb in A Tomb With A View

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Todd Hermanson as Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace

Mark Schwahn as Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace

Grant Byington as Teddy Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace

Jeremy Southard asAgatha Hammond in A Tomb With A View

Jason Shanafelt as Navy LT J.G. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men

Rich Cohn Lee as Navy CAPT. Julius Alexander Randolph in A Few Good Men

Bryan Tryborn as Marine LT. Jonathan James Kendrick in A Few Good Men

David Sikking as Marine CAPT. Matthew A. Markinson in A Few Good Men

Best Costume Design

Debra Bruneaux - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Doug Houghton - Arsenic and Old Lace

Janelle Sutton - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Paige A. Hanna - A Tomb With A View

Paige A. Hanna - A Few Good Men

Janelle Sutton - 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Set Design

Bill Burbach - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Larry Larsen - Arsenic and Old Lace

John Gerth - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

John Gerth - A Tomb With A View

John Gerth - A Few Good Men

John Gerth - 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Light Design

Demetri Pavlatos - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Larry Larsen - Arsenic and Old Lace

Demetri Pavlatos - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Demetri Pavlatos - A Tomb With A View

Dug Martell - A Few Good Men

Isiah Johnson - 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Sound Design - Play

Marcus Storey - Arsenic and Old Lace

Marcus Storey - A Tomb With A View

Marcus Storey - A Few Good Men

Best Sound Design - Musical

Michael Bard - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Marcus Storey - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Marcus Storey- 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Choreographer

Terry Brock - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Laura Hiszczynskyj - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Laura Hiszczynskyj and Melody Wells-Benitez - 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Musical Direction

Cyndy Ramsey-Rier - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Cyndy Ramsey-Rier - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Mak Kastelic - 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Director - Play

Don Alder - Arsenic and Old Lace

Nancy McDonald and Laurence Overmire - A Tomb With A View

Karlyn Love - A Few Good Men

Best Director - Musical

Thomas C. Graff - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Dennis Corwin - Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Dennis Corwin - 9 to 5: the Musical

Best Play

Arsenic and Old Lace

A Tomb With A View

A Few Good Men

Best Musical

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

 9 to 5: the Musical