2017 WINNERS

BALLET

Outstanding Production-Ballet

The Nutcracker 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Choreographer of a Ballet

Patty Williams 

The Nutcracker 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Director of a Ballet

Patty Williams 

The Nutcracker 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Lead Male Dancer in Ballet

Karlo E. Ramirez 

The Enchanted Shoes 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Lead Female Dancer in Ballet

Constantina Karalis 

The Nutcracker 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Supporting Male Dancer in Ballet

Karlo E. Ramirez 

The Nutcracker 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Professional Male Dancer in a Ballet

Kar-el Green 

Beauty and the Beast 

Beyond The Beat Dance Studio


Outstanding Supporting Female Dancer in Ballet

Amy DeKock 

The Enchanted Shoes 

Starlight Dance Center 


Outstanding Juvenile in a Ballet

Kaitlin Vorpagel 

The Nutcracker 

Starlight Dance Center 


DRAMA

Outstanding Production of a Drama

A Few Good Men 

The St. Joseph's Players 


Outstanding Production of a Drama - Professional

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


The Michael Cruickshank Award for Outstanding Director of a Drama

Shawn Abramowitz 

Expressions 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 


The Michael Cruickshank Award for Outstanding Director of a Drama - Professional

Larry Raben 

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


Outstanding Lead Actor in  a Drama

Abe Daniels 

A Few Good Men 

The St. Joseph's Players 


Outstanding Lead Actor in  a Drama - Professional

David Engel 

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


Outstanding Lead Actress in  a Drama

Kelly Moody

Expressions

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 


Outstanding Lead Actress in  a Drama – Professional

(tie) Tammy Hubler 

Casa Valentina

Dezart Performs

Loretta Swift

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Jeffrey Norman

Casa Valentina 

Dezart Performs 


Outstanding Supporting Professional Performer in a Drama

(tie) Kevin Coubal

Casa Valentina 

Dezart Performs

Teri Bibb 

Later Life 

Coachella Valley Repertory 


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Renee Poignard 

A Murder Is Announced 

Desert Theatreworks 

REVUE/CABARET/VARIETY SHOW

Outstanding Production Revue/Cabaret/Variety

Boys' Night Out 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 


Outstanding Director of a Cabaret/Revue/One Man-One Woman Show

Jerome Elliott 

Boys' Night Out 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 


Outstanding Musical Director of a Cabaret/Revue//Variety Show - Professional

Wayne Abravanel 

"A Musical" 

Sun City Palm Desert 


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Cabaret/Revue//Variety Show 

Al Greco 

"A Musical" 

Sun City Palm Desert 


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Cabaret/Revue//Variety Show - Professional

Charles Herrera 

Boys' Night Out 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Cabaret/Revue//Variety Show - Professional

Keisha D 

They All Sang My Song 

100 Miles From Hollywood 


Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Cabaret/Revue//Variety Show 

Jerome Elliott 

Boys' Night Out 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co


Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Cabaret/Revue//Variety Show 

Karen Schmitt 

"A Musical" 

Sun City Palm Desert 


COMEDY

Outstanding Production-Comedy

Clybourne Park 

Dezart Performs 


Outstanding Director of a Comedy

(tie) Steve Fisher 

Southern Baptist Sissies 

Desert Rose Productions

Bonnie Grace 

Lend Me a Tenor 

Sun City Palm Desert 


Outstanding Director of a Comedy - Professional

Michael Shaw 

Clybourne Park 

Dezart Performs 


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Joseph Tanner Paul 

Southern Baptist Sissies 

Desert Rose Productions 


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy - Professional

Loren Freeman 

Coma/Vampire Lesbians of Sodom 

Desert Rose Productions 


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Theresa Jewett 

Clybourne Park 

Dezart Performs


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy - Professional

Yo Younger 

Sordid Lives 

Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Nicholas Sloan 

Biloxi Blues 

College of the Desert


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy - Professional

Milt Oberman 

Lend Me A Tenor 

Sun City Palm Desert 


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Melanie Blue 

Clark Gable Slept Here 

Desert Rose Productions 


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Professional

Jannae Kleban 

APRONS 

Sun City Shadow Hills 

YOUTH THEATRE

Outstanding Production-Musical-Youth Theatre

Annie

Palm Springs High School 


Outstanding Production-Comedy/Drama-Youth Theatre

A Few Good Men

Palm Valley School 


Outstanding Director-Youth Theatre

Allyson Sawyer 

Annie 

Palm Springs High School 


Outstanding Musical Director-Youth Theatre

Paul Bluto Jr.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Shadow Hills High School 


Outstanding Choreographer-Youth Theatre

Alexis Acker 

Annie 

Palm Springs High School 


Outstanding Lead Actor-Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Jake Mule 

A Few Good Men 

Palm Valley School 


Outstanding Lead Actor-Musical-Youth Theatre

Adrian Esqueda-Gonzalez 

Disney's Mary Poppins 

Green Room Theatre Company 


Outstanding Lead Actress-Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Jasmin Zarate 

PUSH 

Coachella Valley Repertory 


Outstanding Lead Actress-Musical-Youth Theatre

(tie) Marcela Sandoval 

Annie 

Palm Springs High School

Laurel Bollard 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Shadow Hills High School 


Outstanding Supporting Actor-Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre     

Nick Wyman 

The Game's Afoot 

Shadow Hills High School 


Outstanding Supporting Actor-Musical-Youth Theatre

Nelson Sanchez 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast 

Shadow Hills High School 


Outstanding Supporting Actress-Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Lulu Schoenfeld 

The Game's Afoot 

Shadow Hills High School 


Outstanding Supporting Actress-Musical-Youth Theatre

Majorie Love-Krooms 

Annie 

Palm Springs High School 

ONE ACTS

OVERALL PRODUCTION-ONE ACTS

For Whom The Southern Belle 

Tolls Sun City

Palm Desert 


DIRECTOR-ONE ACTS

June August 

For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls 

Sun City Palm Desert 


LEAD ACTOR-ONE ACTS

Bill Stephens 

Wanda's Visit 

Sun City Palm Desert 


LEAD ACTRESS-ONE ACTS

Alden West 

For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls

Sun City Palm Desert 


SUPPORTING ACTRESS-ONE ACTS

Karen Schmitt 

For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls 

Sun City Palm Desert 

MUSICAL

Outstanding Production Musical/Opera/Pageant

(tie) Godspell 

Hi-Desert Cultural Center

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

College of the Desert


Outstanding Director of a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Steve Fisher 

The Music Man 


Palm Canyon Theatre 

Outstanding Director of a Musical/Opera/Pageant - Professional

Janet Miller 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

College of the Desert 


Outstanding Musical Director of a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Donald Kelley 

Next to Normal 

Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Musical Director of a Musical/Opera/Pageant - Professional

Scott T. Smith 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

College of the Desert 


Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Heidi Hapner

The Drowsy Chaperone 

Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical/Opera/Pageant - Professional

Stephanie Eley 

Sweet Charity 

Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Lou Galvan 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

College of the Desert


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical/Opera/Pageant - Professional

Jason Marquez 

Jekyll & Hyde The Musical

Palm Canyon Theatre 


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Analisa Pilecki 

Disney's Mary Poppins 

Theatre 29


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical/Opera/Pageant - Professional

Se Layne 

Sweet Charity 

Palm Canyon Theatre 


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Anthony Nannini

Rock of Ages

Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical/Opera/Pageant - Professional

Garnett Smith 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

College of the Desert 


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical/Opera/Pageant

Briana Eylicio 

Next to Normal 

Desert Theatreworks 


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical/Opera/Pageant – Professional

(tie) Erica Hanrahan-Ball 

BABY 

Coachella Valley Repertory

Morgana Corelli 

The Music Man 

Palm Canyon Theatre 

STAGED READING

Outstanding Production-Staged Reading

Final Arrangements 

Script2Stage2Screen 


Outstanding Director of a Staged Reading

Janelle Kaufman 

Our American Cousin 

Desert Theatreworks 


Outstanding Director of a Staged Reading - Professional

Gina Bikales 

Final Arrangements 

Script2Stage2Screen


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Staged Reading

Miguel Arballo

The Marriage of Figaro

Desert Theatreworks 


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Staged Reading -  Professional

(tie) Arnie Kelban

Life Without 

Script2Stage2Screen

Arnie Kelban 

Glengary Glen Ross 

Desert Theatreworks 


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Staged Reading

(tie) Keisha D. 

Final Arrangements 

Script2Stage2Screen

Rose Mallet 

Final Arrangements 

Script2Stage2Screen 


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

Cooper Gillespie

Grounded

Hi-Desert Cultural Center


Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Staged Reading

John Alex Houlton 

Our American Cousin 

Desert Theatreworks

 

Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

Don Cilluffo 

The Exit Stategy Club

Script2Stage2Screen 


Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Staged Reading

(tie) Pamala Cole 

The Exit Stategy Club 

Script2Stage2Screen

Desiree Clarke 

Our American Cousin

Desert Theatreworks

 

Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

June August 

The Fox in the Hen House 

Script2Stage2Screen 

 

The Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Juvenile

(tie) Bennett Creighton 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part 1 

Green Room Theatre Company

Nick Wass 

Expressions 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 


The Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Original Writing

Shawn Abramowitz 

Expressions 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Co. 

TECHNICAL AWARDS

Outstanding Set Design

Rory Pratt

Annie 

Palm Springs High School

 

Outstanding Set Design - Professional

Josh Clabaugh 

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


Outstanding Sound Design

Brian Alec Thom/Tanner Lieser 

War of the Worlds - Radio Play 

Desert Theatreworks 


Outstanding Sound Design - Professional

David Engel 

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


Outstanding Lighting Design

Nayli Jimenez 

Annie 

Palm Springs High School 


Outstanding Lighting Design - Professional

Moira Wilkie-Whitaker 

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks 

Coyote StageWorks 


Outstanding Costume Design

Stacey Wessman 

Disney's Into The Woods, Jr. 

 Palm Valley School


Outstanding Costume Design - Professional

Kathy Gillespie/Barbara Weisel 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

College of the Desert 


The Ron Hamm Award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design 

Toni Molano 

Coma/Vampire Lesbians of Sodom

 Desert Rose Productions 


The Ron Hamm Award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design - Professional

James Geier

Casa Valentina 

Dezart Performs 


Outstanding Props and Special Effects

Mary Brown/Sharon Deady 

The Game's Afoot 

Shadow Hills High School 


Outstanding Props and Special Effects - Professional

Chuck Yates 

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks

Coyote StageWorks 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Alden West

 The Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeanette Knight

 The Michael Grossman Award 

Gary Daigneault

The Sidney Harmon Award 

Don Cilluffo

The Joan Woodbury Mitchell Award 

Kathryn Ferguson

The Bill Kuhlman Award