Lakewood Theatre Company OTAS Award Nominees 2019


OTAS Awards at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego OregonThe OTAS Awards
To celebrate the end of our 656h season and the wonderful work of our actors, musicians, technicians and artistic personnel, this year's OTAS Awards Party will be held this year on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center on Sunday evening June 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM. We'll have hearty hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and music. Casts are invited to reunite and celebrate with us the end of a fabulous season. 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. We hope you can attend.

Place: Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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Download the 2019 list of Nominees

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OTAS 2019 AWARD NOMINEES

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Courtney Freed as Florence Vassy in Chess
Jessica Tidd as The Leading Player in Pippin
Catherine Olson as Kathy Selden in Singin' In the Rain

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL
Kurt Raimer as Anatoly Sergievsky in Chess
Norman Wilson as Freddie Trumper in Chess
Paul Harestad as Pippin in Pippin
John David Scott as Don Lockwood in Singin' In the Rain

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Megan Misslin as Svetlana in Chess
Stephanie Heuston-Willing as Queen Fastrada in Pippin
Joan Freed as Berthe in Pippin
Kelly Sina as Catherine in Pippin
Stephanie Heuston-Willing as Lina Lamont in Singin' In the Rain

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL
Bobby Jackson as Ivan Molokov in Chess
Joey Côté as Walter in Chess
Dan Murphy as King Charles in Pippin
Eric Montague as Lewis in Pippin
Dennis Corwin as Cosmo Brown in Singin' In the Rain

BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
Clara-Liis Hillier as Margot Wendice in Dial M for Murder
Christy Drogosch as Elizabeth in Taking Steps

BEST ACTOR - PLAY
Allen Nause as Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind
Todd Van Voris as Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind
Jacob Lee Smith as Tony Wendice in Dial M for Murder
Heath Koerschgen as Max Halliday in Dial M for Murder
Spencer Conway as Tristram in Taking Steps
Jeremy Southard as Roland in Taking Steps
Garland Lyons as Mark in Taking Steps

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PLAY
Olivia Weiss as Rachel Brown in Inherit the Wind
Shawna Nordman as Kitty in Taking Steps

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PLAY
David Sikking as Reverend Jeremiah Brown in Inherit the Wind
Ian Goodrich as E.K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind
Jim Vadala as Bertram Cates in Inherit the Wind
Don Alder as Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder
Eric Nepom as Leslie in Taking Steps

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Patricia J. Rohrbach for Chess
Melissa Heller for Pippin
Margaret Chapman for Inherit the Wind
Grace O'Malley for Dial M for Murder
Grace O'Malley for Taking Steps
Grace O'Malley for Singin' In the Rain

BEST SET DESIGN
Dan Meeker for Chess
Samie Pfeifer for Pippin
John Gerth for Inherit the Wind
John Gerth for Dial M for Murder
John Gerth for Taking Steps

BEST LIGHT DESIGN
Mark LaPierre for Chess
Ian Anderson-Priddy for Pippin
Alexz Eccles for Inherit the Wind
Jeff Forbes for Dial M for Murder
Juniper and Nate Zwainlest for Taking Steps
Kurt Herman for Singin' In the Rain

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Marcus Storey for Chess
Marcus Storey for Pippin
Rodolfo Ortega for Inherit the Wind
Marcus Storey for Dial M for Murder
Marcus Storey for Taking Steps
Marcus Storey for Singin' In the Rain

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Laura Hiszczynskyj for Chess
Erin Shannon for Pippin
Laura Hiszczynskyj for Singin' In the Rain

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
Darcy White for Chess
Valery Saul for Pippin
Beth Noelle for Singin' In the Rain

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL
John Oules for Chess
Paul Angelo for Pippin
Ron Daum for Singin' In the Rain

BEST DIRECTOR - PLAY
Antonio Sonera for Inherit the Wind
David Sikking for Dial M for Murder
Brenda Hubbard for Taking Steps

BEST MUSICAL
Chess
Pippin
Singin' In the Rain

BEST PLAY
Inherit the Wind
Dial M for Murder
Taking Steps

Many thanks to all the actors, technicians, crew, musicians and designers
who made the season possible! RSVP now.


The O.T.A.S. Story ...
    The O.T.A.S. (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) Awards were originated in 1971 by the board of directors of the theatre. Each year these awards are given to honor those involved in productions at Lakewood Theatre Company. The first actual awards were framed photographs from the shows. Over the years the award has evolved into a professional looking free standing plaque designed by Jim Conway. Each one is engraved with the name of the winner, year and name of production.    
    Nominees for O.T.A.S. Awards are evaluated by a panel of judges who attend all shows. Performers are judged on role conception, vocal/physical interplay, and performance impact on an audience. Directors are judged on conception and interpretation of the play, use of performers as groups, and overall impact. All contributing members of Lakewood Theatre Company receive ballots which are tabulated by Jerry R. Woods, Attorney at Law. Winners are then announced at our Annual OTAS Awards party on June 30th of each year.

The OTAS Awards have been presented annually since the 1971-72 season to recognize outstanding performances, productions and directors at Lakewood Theatre Company. All LTC members vote in the OTAS Selections. Nominees for OTAS awards are judged by a panel of five judges who attend all shows. Performers are judged on role conception, vocal, physical interplay and performance impact on audience. Directors are judged on conception and interpretation of play, use of performers as groups, and impact.

The ballots are tabulated by an attorney at law. From 1972- 2008 David Berentson was the tabulator. Since 2009 the tabulator has been Jerry Woods.