Sunday, October 20, 2013

23rd NAACP Theatre Awards Nominations

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 23rd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories, which encompass local and equity nominations. This year's awards show will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 6:00 P.M. at the historical Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, formerly known as the Fox Wilshire Theatre.

Best Choreography - Equity
Memphis - Sergio Trujillo
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf - Fernando Christopher
The Scottsboro Boys - Susan Stroman 

Best Choreography - Local
Anna Lucasta - Kellie Dantzler
In The Red & Brown Water - Ameenah Kaplan
The Color Purple - Janet Roston 

Best Costumes - Equity
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark - ESosa
Intimate Apparel - Leah Piehl
Memphis - Paul Tazewell 

Best Costumes - Local
Anna Lucasta - Naila Aladdin Sanders
In The Red & Brown Water - Naila Aladdin Sanders
The Blue Iris - Naila Aladdin Sanders 

Best Director - Equity
Jitney - Ron OJ Parson
Intimate Apparel - Sheldon Epps
Memphis - Christopher Ashley 

Best Director - Local
Camp Logan - Alex Morris.
In The Red & Brown Water - Shirley Jo Finney
Elimina's Kitchen - Gregg T. Daniel 

Best Director of a Musical - Equity
Memphis - Christopher Ashley
The Scottsboro Boys - Susan Stroman
Ain't Misbehavin' - Saundra McClain 

Best Director of a Musical - Local
Fellowship - Joel McCrary
Down Around Brown Town - Frit & Frat Fuller
The Merchant of Venice with music: Something of Silver - Tony Tanner 

Best Ensemble Cast - Equity
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark
The Scottsboro Boys 

Best Ensemble Cast - Local
Elimina's Kitchen
Innocent Flesh
The Cell Block Seven 

Best Lead Female - Equity
The Convert - Pascale Armand 

Best Lead Female - Local
Anna Lucasta - Ashlee Olivia
In The Red & Brown Water - Diarra Kilpatrick
The Color Purple - Cesili Williams 

Best Lead Male - Equity
The Recommendation - Brandon Gill
Fraternity - Rocky Carroll
Fraternity - Roger Robinson 

Best Lead Male - Local
Anna Lucasta - Nick Gillie
Anna Lucasta - Dwain A. Perry
Take Me Out - Sean Cameron - Young 

Best Lighting - Equity
Memphis - Howell Binkley
Intimate Apparel - Brian L. Gale
The Recommendation - Philip S. Rosenberg 

Best Lighting - Local
Camp Logan - Sammie Wayne IV
In The Red & Brown Water - Jose Lopez
The Blue Iris - Jeff McLaughlin 

Best Music Director - Equity
Memphis - Christopher Jahnke
The Scottsboro Boys - Eric Ebbenga
Ain't Misbehavin' - Rahn Coleman 

Best Music Director - Local
Hoodoo Love - Haskel Joseph
Elimina's Kitchen - Leon Morenzie
The Color Purple - Gregory Nabours 

Best One Person Show - Equity

Best One Person Show - Local
Uncle Jacques' Symphony - Dominic Hoffman
The World is My Home - The Life of Paul Roberson - Stogie Kenyatta
Lovin' Chocolate - Kelley Williams 

Best Playwright - Equity
The Recommendation - Jonathan Caren
Memphis - Joe DiPietro & David Bryan
The Convert - Danai Gurira 

Best Playwright - Local
Camp Logan - Celeste Bedford Walker
Anna Lucasta - Philip Yordan
Doubt, A Parable - John Patrick Shanley 

Best Producer - Equity
The Convert - Center Theatre Group, McCarter Theatre Center & Goodman Theatre
The Recommendation - The Old Globe
Fraternity - Ebony Repertory Theatre & Wren T. Brown 

Best Producer - Local
Camp Logan - Ben Guillory - Robey Theatre Co., Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Juvee Productions, Vanessa Paul and Alex Morris, Sparkling City Entertainment
In The Red & Brown Water - Stephen Sachs & Deborah Lawlor
Doubt, A Parable - Calia Mintzer-Wolf & Linda Reinhardt 

Best Set Design - Equity
Intimate Apparel - John Lacovelli
Jitney - Shaun Motley
The Scottsboror Boys - Beowulf Boritt 

Best Set Design - Local
Anna Lucasta - Tom Meleck
Camp Logan - Rodney Rincon & Phil Buono
Doubt, A Parable - Michael-Anthony Nozzi 

Best Sound - Equity
Memphis - Ken Travis
Intimate Apparel - Steven Cahill
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark - John Gromada 

Best Sound - Local
Anna Lucasta - Eric Butler
Camp Logan - Eric Butler
Innocent Flesh - Pennix McGee, Ken Christianson & Jwyanza Hobson 

Best Supporting Female - Equity
The Convert - Cheryl Lynn Bruce
The Convert - Zainab Jah
Dividing The Estate - Pat Bowie 

Best Supporting Female - Local
Anna Lucasta - Cydney Wayne Davis
In The Red & Brown Water - Iona Morris
Doubt, A Parable - Jacquelin Schofield 

Best Supporting Male - Equity
Fraternity - William Allen Young
Fraternity - Robert Gossett
Fraternity - Mel Winkler 

Best Supporting Male - Local
Anna Lucasta - Sammie Wayne IV
In The Red & Brown Water - Gilbert Glenn Brown
Anna Lucasta - Carl Crudup

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