WELCOME TO THE DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE, SERVING THE DESERT EMPIRE SINCE 1987


2019 WINNERS

BALLET

Outstanding Production-Ballet

Alice in Wonderland - Starlight Dance Center


Outstanding Choreographer of a Ballet

Patty Williams - Alice in Wonderland - Starlight Dance Center


Outstanding Director of a Ballet

Patty Williams - Alice in Wonderland - Starlight Dance Center


Outstanding Lead Male Dancer in Ballet

Karlo E. Ramirez - Alice in Wonderland - Starlight Dance Center


Outstanding Lead Female Dancer in Ballet

Amber Wilcox - Alice in Wonderland - Starlight Dance Center


Outstanding Supporting Male Dancer in Ballet

Xavier Brown - The Sleeping Beauty - CK Dance Company


Outstanding Supporting Female Dancer in Ballet

Riley Hart - The Nutcracker - Starlight Dance Center


Outstanding Juvenile in a Ballet

Taryn Tucker - Alice in Wonderland - Starlight Dance Center


YOUTH THEATRE

Outstanding Production - Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

The Seagull - Palm Desert High School


Outstanding Production – Musical - Youth Theatre

The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Director – Youth Theatre

Paul Kay/Kim Phillips/Ken Sarkis - The Drowsy Chaperone – Palm Valley School


Outstanding Musical Director - Youth Theatre

Paul Kay - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Choreographer - Youth Theatre

Mira McQuown - The Boy Friend - Palm Desert High School


Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Andy De La Torre - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Cathedral City High School


Outstanding Lead Actor - Musical-Youth Theatre

Leo Milmet - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Mira McQuown - The Seagull - Palm Desert High School


Outstanding Lead Actress - Musical-Youth Theatre

Marianne Capetz - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Cameron Keys - Cheaper by the Dozen - Palm Springs High School


Outstanding Supporting Actor – Musical - Youth Theatre

Charles Schnell - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy/Drama - Youth Theatre

Trisha Valdez - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Cathedral City High School


Outstanding Supporting Actress – Musical - Youth Theatre

Caroline Scheil - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


COMEDY

Outstanding Production-Comedy

Brighton Beach Memoirs - Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Production-Comedy – Professional

Maytag Virgin - Dezart Performs


Outstanding Director of a Comedy

Rebecca Havely  - Brighton Beach Memoirs - Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Director of a Comedy - Professional

Deborah Harmon - Maytag Virgin - Dezart Performs


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Ben Bees - Coming Attractions - Hi-Desert Cultural Center

Jonathan Hatsios - Shakespeare in Love - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy - Professional

Joel Bryant - Maytag Virgin - Dezart Performs


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Daniela Ryan -  Brighton Beach Memoirs - Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy - Professional

Kay Capasso - Maytag Virgin - Dezart Performs


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Jericho McWilliams - Coming Attractions - Hi-Desert Cultural Center


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy - Professional

Alex Best - The Understudy - Coyote StageWorks


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Laura Ortega - Southern Fried Funeral - Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Professional

Yo Younger - Perfect Arrangement - Dezart Performs


DRAMA

Outstanding Production of a Drama

Looped - Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Production of a Drama - Professional

Good People - Coachella Valley Repertory


The Michael Cruickshank Award for Outstanding Director of a Drama

Jerome Elliott - Proof - Desert Ensemble Theatre Co.


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

Dr. William Layne - The Diary of Anne Frank - Palm Canyon Theatre

Robbie Wayne - The Sugar Witch - Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama

Jacob Samples - The Sugar Witch - Desert Rose Playhouse

Ralph Strangis - The Diary of Anne Frank - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama - Professional

Beau Marie - Church & State - Dezart Performs


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

Kimberly Cole - The Sugar Witch – Desert Rose Playhouse

Kelley Moody - Proof - Desert Ensemble Theatre Co.


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama - Professional

Judith Chapman - Looped - Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Aidan Bosworth - The Diary of Anne Frank - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama - Professional

Eric Odom - Good People - Coachella Valley Repertory


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Suzie Thomas-Wourms - The Diary of Anne Frank - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama - Professional

Nadege August - Good People - Coachella Valley Repertory


MUSICAL

Outstanding Production – Musical

Oklahoma! - Palm Canyon Theatre

Ruthless! The Musical - Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Production - Musical - Professional

The Pirates of Penzance - Desert Theatricals


Outstanding Director of a Musical

Loren Freeman - Ruthless! The Musical - Desert Rose Playhouse

Derik Shopinski - Oklahoma! - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Director of a Musical - Professional

Ray Limon - The Pirates of Penzance – Desert Theatricals


Outstanding Musical Director of a Musical

Donald Kelley - The Sound of Music - Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Musical Director of a Musical - Professional

Joshua Carr - The Pirates of Penzance – Desert Theatricals


The Michele Gaines Award for Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical

Derik Shopinski - Oklahoma! - Palm Canyon Theatre


The Michele Gaines Award for Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical – Professional

Se Layne - Grand Hotel – Palm Canyon Theatre

Ray Limon - The Pirates of Penzance


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Christian Quevedo - Oklahoma! - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical - Professional

Dan Tullis Jr. - Big River - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Elizabeth Schmelling - Ruthless! The Musical – Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Professional

Keisha D. - Hairspray - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

Van Angelo - Hairspray - Palm Canyon Theatre

Anthony Nannini - Oklahoma! – Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Professional

Randy Doney - The Pirates of Penzance – Desert Theatricals

Timothy McIntosh - Christmas with the Crawfords - Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

Elizabeth Schmelling - Hairspray - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical - Professional

Dana Adkins - Ruthless! The Musical - Desert Rose Playhouse


The Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Juvenile

Victoria Mendoza - Into the Woods - Desert Theatreworks

Ava Tethal - The Diary of Anne Frank - Palm Canyon Theatre


STAGED READING

Outstanding Production-Staged Reading

Breakable - Script2Stage2Screen


Outstanding Production-Staged Reading - Professional

Heroes - Hi-Desert Cultural Center


Outstanding Director of a Staged Reading

Don Cilluffo - Train Song - Script2Stage2Screen


Outstanding Director of a Staged Reading - Professional

Howard Shangraw - Heroes - Hi-Desert Cultural Center


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Staged Reading

Richard Marlow - The Dresser - Green Room Theatre Co.


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

Howard Shangraw - Heroes - Hi-Desert Cultural Center


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Staged Reading

Diane Moore - Myrna's Getting Married - Script2Stage2Screen


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

Robin McAlpine - A Doll's House, Part 2 - Coyote StageWorks


Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Staged Reading

Don Cillufffo - Myrna's Getting Married - Script2Stage2Screen


Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

Garnett Smith - King Lear - Green Room Theatre Co.


Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Staged Reading

Dori Smith - Polly's Amorous Adventure - Script2Stage2Screen


Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Staged Reading - Professional

Britt Adams - A Doll's House, Part 2 - Coyote StageWorks


The Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Original Writing

Jason Hull - Myrna's Getting Married - Script2Stage2Screen


CABARET/REVUE/VARIETY SHOW

Outstanding Production Cabaret/Revue

The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Production Cabaret/Revue - Professional

Sinatra, Forever! - Desert Theatricals


Outstanding Director of a Cabaret/Revue

Karen Schmitt - Some Enchanted Evening - Desert Theatreworks


Outstanding Director of a Cabaret/Revue - Professional

Michael Hadley - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Musical Director of a Cabaret/Revue - Professional

Darlene Romano - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Cabaret/Revue

John Helms - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Lead Male Performer in a Cabaret/Revue - Professional

Jason Livesay - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Cabaret/Revue

Analisa Pilecki - Love Songs From Broadway - Hi-Desert Cultural Center


Outstanding Lead Female Performer in a Cabaret/Revue - Professional

Sara Elizabeth Combs - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Supporting Male Performer in a Cabaret/Revue

Raul Valenzuela - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


Outstanding Supporting Female Performer in a Cabaret/Revue

Michelle Fiore - The Phantom of the Opera - In Concert - College of the Desert


ONE ACTS

Outstanding Production – One Acts

Asleep on the Wind - Desert Ensemble Theatre Co.


Outstanding Director – One Acts

Karen Schmitt - I'm Herbert - Sun City Palm Desert


Outstanding Lead Actor – One Acts

Sean Timothy Brown - Asleep on the Wind - Desert Ensemble Theatre Co.


Outstanding Supporting Actress – One Acts

June August - The Actor's Nightmare - Sun City Palm Desert


Outstanding Lead Actress – One Acts

Maricela Sandoval - Asleep on the Wind – Desert Ensemble Theatre Co.



TECHNICAL AWARDS

Outstanding Set Design

Richard Marlow - The Sugar Witch - Desert Rose Playhouse


Outstanding Set Design – Professional- TIE

Lance Phillips-Martinez - Brighton Beach Memoirs - Desert Theatreworks

Thomas L. Valach – Maytag Virgin – Dezart Performs


Outstanding Sound Design

Paul Kay - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Sound Design - Professional

Clark Dugger - Maytag Virgin - Dezart Performs


Outstanding Lighting Design

Nick Brennan - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Lighting Design - Professional

Phil Murphy - Maytag Virgin - Dezart Performs

Keith Smith - The Phantom of the Opera – In Concert – College of the Desert


Outstanding Costume Design

John Hadley - The Boy Friend - Palm Desert High School


Outstanding Costume Design – Professional

Derik Shopinski - Hairspray - Palm Canyon Theatre

Bruce Weber - Christmas with the Crawfords - Desert Rose Playhouse


The Ron Hamm Award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design

Sandy Bock - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


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

Mado Nunez - Hairspray - Palm Canyon Theatre


Outstanding Props and Special Effects

Leslie Scheil - The Drowsy Chaperone - Palm Valley School


Outstanding Props and Special Effects - Professional

Robbie Wayne - The Sugar Witch - Desert Rose Playhouse


2019 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

DARLENE ROMANO

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 The Lifetime Achievement Award

ROBBIE WAYNE

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 The Michael Grossman Award 

CHET COLE

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The Sidney Harmon Award 

LANCE PHILLIPS-MARTINEZ

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The Joan Woodbury Mitchell Award 

LOUISE ROSS

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The Bill Kuhlman Award 

JULIE MAKINEN

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 President's Award