Finalists for LCT Awards Celebration Announced

Finalists for LCT Awards Celebration Announced

LCT_VThe League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) is pleased to announce the finalists for the annual LCT Awards Celebration, which honors the best of Cincinnati professional theatre. Finalists were chosen from the nominations made by trusted panelists who saw the shows during the year. One winner from each category will be announced at the Awards Party, Monday, June 16, at Arnold’s Bar and Grill, 210 E 8th St, in Cincinnati. This party theme was chosen to reconnect all participants in the industry and celebrate the 2013-2014 theatre season in a casual, relaxed format in one of the many beloved Cincinnati venues that actively supports theatre, theatre artists, and audiences.
“This will be a great party,” says LCT president pro tem, Liz Eichler. “It is designed as an extended happy hour, and will include hourly award announcements, some entertainment, some speeches, but it is all about connecting as an industry after a great season.”
“We are very excited about these Finalists,” says Panel Co-Chair, Dr. Sheldon Polonsky. “Winnowing these down to the best of the best is tough, so we rely on a numeric rating system.  The Outstanding Play category is just one example when there were just so many great productions, and far above average scores, that we could have had 10 Finalists. Cincinnati has more and more great theatre every year, and LCT is happy tospread the word.”
Information about tickets can be found on the LCT website  A limited number of tickets are available for $15 and include appetizers and festivities.
Outstanding Play
The Irish Curse, Clifton Players
The Mountaintop, Ensemble Theatre
Seven Spots on the Sun, Playhouse in the Park
Tribes, Ensemble Theatre
The Whale, Clifton Players
Outstanding Musical 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, UC’s College Conservatory of Music
Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Les Miserables, CCM
Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Spamalot, Northern Kentucky University
Director of a Play
Michael Evan Haney, Tribes, Ensemble Theatre
Ricardo Khan, Fly, Playhouse in the Park
D. Lynn Meyers, The Mountaintop, Ensemble Theatre
Brian Isaac Phillips, Henry IV, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
KJ Sanchez, Seven Spots on the Sun, Playhouse in the Park
Director of a Musical
Aubrey Berg, Les Miserables, CCM
Ed Cohen, Dee Ann Bryll, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Vince DeGeorge, 20th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, CCM
Diane Lala, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Ken Jones, Spamalot, NKU
Music Direction
Steve Goers, Les Miserables, CCM
Ryan Sigurdson, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Damon Stevens, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Jamie Strawn, Spamalot, NKU
David Baum, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Marcia Milagrom Dodge, Cabaret, Playhouse in the Park
Roderick Justice, Spamalot, NKU
Diane Lala/Patti James, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Costume Design
Kathie Brookfield, Annie, Jr., Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Ronnie Chamberlain, As You Like It, NKU
Ronnie Chamberlain, Spamalot, NKU
Reba Senske, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Dean Walz, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Angela Wendt, Cabaret, Playhouse in the Park
Lighting Design
Andrew Hungerford, Henry IV, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Andrew Hungerford, Two Noble Kinsmen, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Brian C. Mehring, The Mountaintop, Ensemble Theatre
Terry Powell, Spamalot, NKU
Wes Richter, Metamorphoses, CCM
Denny Thomas, The Story of My Life, Mad Anthony Theatre
Scenic Design
David O. Centers, Annie Jr., Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
David O. Centers, Pinkalicious the Musical, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Tony Cisek, Clybourne Park, Playhouse in the Park
Dana Hall, Metamorphoses, CCM
Mark Halpin, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Brian C. Mehring, Tribes, ETC
Brian C. Mehring, The Mountaintop, ETC
Sound Design
Doug Borntrager, Henry IV, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
David Levy, Bibi, Diogenes Theatre
Fitz Patton, Tribes, Ensemble Theatre
Matthew Tibbs, The Mountaintop, Ensemble Theatre
Zach Williamson, Seven Spots on the Sun, Playhouse in the Park
Fight Direction
Drew Fracher, Fight Choreography, Henry IV, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
K. Jenny jones/Andrew Dylan Ray, Fight Choreography, Living Dead in Denmark, CCM
Melissa Bennett Murphy, Fight Choreography, Dracula, Covedale
Special Contribution Awards
Clint Allen, Projection Design, Fly, Playhouse in the Park
Omar Edwards, Tap Improvographer, Fly, Playhouse in the Park
Kelly Yurko, Prosthetic Design, The Whale, Clifton Players
Ensemble in a Play
Clybourne Park, Playhouse in the Park
Fly, Playhouse in the Park
The Irish Curse, Clifton Players
Seminar, Falcon Theatre
Seven Spots on the Sun, Playhouse in the Park
The Whale, Clifton Players
Ensemble in a Musical
Les Miserables, CCM
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, CCM
Spamalot, NKU
Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Cabaret, Playhouse in the Park
Small Group Performance in a Play
Billy Chace/Justin McCombs, The 39 Steps, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Matt Dentino/David Bogenschutz, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, Falcon
Lead Actor in a Play
Daniel Britt, Light Sensitive, Mad Anthony
Jim Hopkins, Of Mice and Men, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Ryan Knapper, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Miami University
Justin McCombs, Henry IV, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Brent Vimtrup, The Crucible, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company/Xavier
Reggie Willis, The Whale, Clifton Players
Lead Actor in a Musical
Robert Breslin, Bat Boy The Musical, Falcon Theatre
Dan Doerger, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Matt Hill, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Jared Joplin, The Sound of Music, Carnegie Theatre
Colin Kessler, Les Miserables, CCM
Blain Krauss, Les Miserables, CCM
Lead Actress in a Play
Dale Hodges, Krisit, Clifton Players
Becka Eaton, Light Sensitive, Mad Anthony
Kelly Mengelkoch, Tribes, Ensemble Theatre
Rosemary Prinz, 4000 Miles, Playhouse in the Park
Greta Wohlrabe, Venus in Fur, Playhouse in the Park
Torie Wiggins, The Mountaintop, ETC
Lead Actress in a Musical
Brianna Barnes, Gypsy, Covedale
Leslie Goddard, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Allison Edwards, Annie Jr., Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Hannah Freeman, Carrie, CCM
Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Chicago, Carnegie Theatre
Featured Actor in a Play
Bob Allen, Bus Stop, New Edgecliff Theatre
John Feltch, Pride and Prejudice, Playhouse in the Park
Mike King, Other People’s Money, New Edgecliff Theatre
Burt McCollum, Light Sensitive, Mad Anthony
Patrick Phillips, The Crucible, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company/Xavier
Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Bath, Around the World in Eighty Days, Ensemble Theatre
Bradley Goren, Spamalot, NKU
Hunter Henrickson, Spamalot, NKU
Matthew Paul Hill, Les Miserables, CCM
Featured Actress in a Play
Merritt Beischel, Seminar, Falcon Theatre
Deonna Bouye, Clybourne Park, Playhouse in the Park
Christine Dye, Bus Stop, New Edgecliff Theatre
Dale Hodges, Other Desert Cities, Ensemble Theatre
Miranda McGee, Two Noble Kinsmen, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Featured Actress in a Musical
Sara Bishop, Singin’ in the Rain, CCM
Jenny Hickman, Carrie, CCM
Mary Gordon Murray, Cabaret, Playhouse in the Park
The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members and audiences with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at

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