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Barrymore Awards Given Out

The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, which honor achievement in the Greater Philadelphia theatre scene, were given out November 5. Luke Cantarella took the award for outstanding scenic design for Morning's at Seven, Paul Osborne's classic 1939 comedy, at People's Light and Theatre Company.Theresa Ham was cited for the costume design of Something Wicked This Way Comes, a new musical based on the Ray Bradbury novel, at Delaware Theatre Company; the show also took the prize for outstanding media design, by Freckled Sky, Front Pictures, and Shawn Sagady. The Earl Girls Award for Outstanding Lighting Design went to Maria Shaplin, for Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck, at Quintessence Theatre Group. The Bauder Audio Award for Outstanding Sound Design was given to Michael Kiley for The Gap, Emma Goidel's contemporary comedy, at Azuka Theatre.

Other winners included:

Outstanding Overall Production of a Play:
Morning's at Seven

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical:
Fun Home, Arden Theatre Company

Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play/Musical
The Gap

Outstanding Direction of a Play
Abigail Adams, Morning's at Seven

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Terrence J. Nolen, Fun Home

Charlotte Cushman Award Outstanding Leading Performance in a Play
Melanye Finister, Skeleton Crew, People's Light and Scott Greer, Every Brilliant Thing, Arden Theatre Company

Outstanding Leading Performance in a Musical
Dulé Hill, Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole, People's Light and Jamar Williams, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play
Tina Brock, By the Bog of Cats, Irish Heritage Theatre and Akeem Davis, A Doll's House, Arden Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical
Kim Carson, Fun Home, and Daniel J. Watts, Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

Outstanding Original Music
Mel Hsu, Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

Outstanding Choreography/Movement
Jared Grimes and Edgar Godineaux, Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole Outstanding Music Direction
Amanda Morton, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater

Temple University Award for Outstanding Ensemble a Play
Morning's at Seven

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
Fun Home

(8 November 2018)

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