Austin Critics Table Award Winners
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
The Austin American Statesman
During an informal ceremony Monday at the Cap City Comedy Club, area reviewers bestowed their annual Austin Critics Table Awards, honoring almost 60 artists in the fields of theater, dance, art and classical music.
In the drama category, the State Theater Company's "Nightswim" dominated, with wins for outstanding production, actor (David Stahl) and director (Katie Pearl).
Janelle Buchanan took home the prize for actress in a drama for Zachary Scott Theatre's "Omnium Gatherum."
St. Edward's University's Mary Moody Northen Theatre copped its first-ever production award for the musical "Honk!" It also scored for director Rod Caspers and student co-stars Daniel Adams and David Gallagher.
In the musical actress category, Jill Blackwood triumphed for Zach Scott's "Aida."
The drama category was split among Hyde Park Theatre's "Drawer Boy" (outstanding production and actor, Michael Stuart), Zach Scott's "Blown Sideways through Life" (actress Barbara Chisholm) and "Not Clown" (director Carlos Trevińo).
Hana Hillerova and Lance Letscher were lionized as outstanding visual artists of the year, Jason Janas and Margot Brown as dancers, Brenda Harris and Wayne Tigges as singers and cellist Bion Tsang as instrumentalist.
"Nightswim," State Theater Company
Katie Pearl, "Nightswim"
Janelle Buchanan, "Omnium Gatherum"
David Stahl, "Nightswim"
Supporting Actress, Drama
Carla Nickerson, "House Arrest"/"Omnium Gatherum"/"Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992"
Supporting Actor, Drama
Guy Roberts, "Othello"
"The Drawer Boy," Hyde Park Theatre
Carlos Trevińo, "Not Clown"
Barbara Chisholm, "Blown Sideways Through Life"
Michael Stuart, "The Drawer Boy"
Supporting Actress, Comedy
Andrea Osborn, "Enchanted April"
Supporting Actor, Comedy
Ben Wolfe, "The Dog in the Manger"
"Honk!," Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Rod Caspers, "The Secret Garden"/"Honk!"
Jill Blackwood, "Aida"
Actor, Musical (tie)
Daniel Adams, "Honk!"
David Gallagher, "Honk!"
Supporting Actress, Musical (tie)
Karen Kuykendall, "Cabaret" (Zach)
Kendra Treichler, "Cabaret" (UT)
Lynn Koenning, "The Secret Garden"/"Cabaret" (UT)
Rachel Murray, "Cabaret" (UT)
"Orange," Refraction Arts Project
David Mark Cohen New Play Award
"Nightswim," Steve Moore
"Genghis Khan." Graham Reynolds and Jason Neulander
Adam Sultan and Jon Nelson, "Fear of a Führer"
Cabaret or Theatrical Concert
Donna McKechnie: "Gypsy in My Soul," Austin Cabaret Theatre
Renee Fleming, UT-PAC
Chase Staggs, "The Death of a Cat"/"Know Dog"/"The Philomel Project: we are all transformed to birds"/"Genghis Khan"
Laura Cannon, "The Death of a Cat"/"Cherrywood"/"Genghis Khan"
Jason Amato, "Cabaret" (Zach)/"Ghost From a Perfect Place" /"Where Nothing Falls II"/"Omnium Gatherum"/"Crowns" /"St. Enid and the Black Hand"/"Aida"/"Sleeping Beauty"
Allen Robertson, "House Arrest"/ "Omnium Gatherum"
Dance Concert, Large
"Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project," Ballet Austin
Dance Concert, Small to Medium
"The Match," Deborah Hay Dance Company/Dance Umbrella
Stephen Mills, "Cinderella" /"Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project"
Margot Brown, "Cinderella" /"Peter Pan"/"Let the Fools Stand in Line"/ "Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project"
Jason Janas, "In the Pocket"
Corigliano: "Circus Maximus," UT Wind Ensemble
Dvorák: "Trio in F Minor," Miró Quartet (Yamamoto, Gindele, with Gregory Allen)
"Pathways to Bach," Texas Early Music Project
"Della's Gift" /"Holy Night," UT Opera Theatre
Brenda Harris, "Elektra" /Beethoven: "Symphony No. 9"
Wayne Tigges, "The Marriage of Figaro"
Bion Tsang, Dvorák: "Cello Concerto," UT Symphony
Solo Gallery Exhibition
Peat Duggins, "The Battle of Hickory Ridge," The Fresh Up Club
Group Gallery Exhibition
"Construction Site," AMLI Downtown
Gallery, Body of Work
D. Berman Gallery
W.H. "Deacon" Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work
Scott Tomlinson, UT Opera Theatre
John Bustin Award for Conspicuous Versatility
Keep Austin Colorful Award
"Color/Pattern/Grid," Austin Museum of Art
Don't Fence Me In Award
Texas Biennial 2005
Art Is Where You Find It Award
"Cracks in the Pavement," Heather Johnson and collaborators
Up Close and Personal Award
"An Evening With Anna Deveare Smith," Zachary Scott Theatre Center
Take Me Out Award
Throws Like a Girl series, Rude Mechanicals
"Hello, Dollars" Award
Cliff Redd, Long Center for the Performing Arts
Unique Theatrical Experience
"At Home With Dick," Dick Price and Rubber Repertory Theatre
Dances With Video Award
Carolyn Pavlik, "Lady-boy"/"Endless Buttonings"