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  Grigware's Best in LA Theatre for 2012  
(alphabetical listings)
(artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories)

 

Best Productions

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Avenue Q - DOMA

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Billy Elliott - Pantages Theatre

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The Book of Mormon - Pantages Theatre

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Clybourne Park  - Mark Taper Forum

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The Color Purple  - Celebration Theatre

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Deathtrap - Gay and Lesbian Center

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Follies - Ahmanson Theatre

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In the Red and Brown Water - Fountain Theatre

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The Irish Curse - Odyssey Theatre

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Memphis - Pantages

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Other Desert Cities -  Mark Taper Forum

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The Paris Letter - Group rep

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Peter Pan - La Mirada

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Red - Mark Taper Forum

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The Scottsboro Boys - Old Globe, San Diego

Grigware Talks Theatre Seminar - Ahmanson Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre Silence the Musical - Hayworth Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre Stoneface- Sacred Fools Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre Sweeney Todd - Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista
Grigware Talks Theatre War Horse - Ahmanson Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre The World Goes Round - Actors Co-op
Grigware Talks Theatre You Can't Take It With You - The Antaeus Company

 

Best Director (Musical)

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Robert Marra - The World Goes Round, Actors Co-op/

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Michael Matthews - The Color Purple/Justin Love - Celebration


 

Best Director (Play)

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Bart DeLorenzo - Coney Island Christmas - Geffen

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Shirley Jo Finney - In the Red and Brown Water, Fountain Theatre


 

Most Promising New Musical

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Justin Love - (Book by Patricia Cotter & David Elzer; music and lyrics by Lori Scarlett & David Manning) - Celebration Theatre


 

Most Promising New Play

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Coney Island Christmas  (Donald Margulies) - Geffen Playhouse

Grigware Talks Theatre The Gronholm Method (Jordi Galceran Ferrer) - Falcon

 

Best Ensemble: Play

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Art - Pasadena Playhouse

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Clybourne Park - Mark Taper Forum

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Cobb- Group rep

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Deathtrap - Gay and Lesbian Center

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Jitney  - Pasadena Playhouse

Grigware Talks Theatre That Good Night  - The Road Theatre Company
Grigware Talks Theatre The New Electric Ballroom - Rogue Machine

 

Best Ensemble: Musical

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Bad Apples - Circle X at Atwater Village

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The Book of Mormon  - Pantages

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Follies - Ahmanson

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The Full Monty - Third Street Theatre

Grigware Talks Theatre Justin Love - Celebration
Grigware Talks Theatre Million Dollar Quartet  - Pantages
Grigware Talks Theatre The World Goes Round  - Actors Co-op
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Best Lead Performance

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Anne Gee Byrd  - The Savannah Disputation - Colony

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Jonathan Cake - The Gronholm Method - Falcon

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Victoria Clark/Jan Maxwell - Follies - Ahmanson

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C. Stephen Foster/Michael Taylor Gray - Bitchslap!-Macha Theatre

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Davis Gaines  - Man of La Mancha - MTW/Silence the Musical - Hayworth Theatre

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Harry Hamlin/Loretta Swit - One November Yankee - NoHo Arts Center

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John Hurt - Krapp's Last Tape - Kirk Douglas Theatre

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Genevieve Joy/Robert Wuhl -  I Ought To Be in Pictures - Falcon

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Chris Kaufmann/Mark Whitten - Avenue Q - DOMA

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Diarra Kilpatrick - In the Red and Brown Water - Fountain

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Christine Lakin  - Silence the Musical - Hayworth

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Bets Malone  - Once Upon a Mattress - Cabrillo/Sweeney Todd - Vista

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Lesli Margherita - Man of La Mancha -MTW

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Alfred Molina/Jonathan Groff  - Red - Mark Taper Forum

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Kevin Odekirk - Miss Saigon - La Mirada/Riverside

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Lloyd Pedersen  - The Paris Letter - Group rep

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Lawrence Pressman/Simon Lees - Farm Boy - Matrix Theatre

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Cathy Rigby - Peter Pan -La Mirada

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Ben Rovner - The Compleat Female Stage Beauty - Crown City Theatre

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Christopher Sieber  - La Cage Aux Folles - Pantages Theatre

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Douglas Sills  - The Addams Family A New Musical Comedy - Pantages

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Julia Silverman/Liza de Weerd - Collected Stories - Group rep

Grigware Talks Theatre Anthony Skordi - Onassis - Stella Adler Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre French Stewart - Stoneface - Sacred Fools Theatre
Grigware Talks Theatre Dan Sykes - Cobb/The Paris Letter - Group rep
Grigware Talks Theatre Sunny Thompson - Marilyn Forever Blonde - El Portal Mainstage
Grigware Talks Theatre Heather Tom - The Heiress - Pasadena Playhouse
Grigware Talks Theatre Robert Townsend  - Sweeney Todd - Vista
Grigware Talks Theatre Karen Volpe - Little Shop of Horrors - GCT
Grigware Talks Theatre Cesili Williams - The Color Purple - Celebration
Grigware Talks Theatre Vanessa Williams  - Intimate Apparel - Pasadena Playhouse

 

 

Best Featured Performance

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Tim Bagley - Under My Skin-Pasadena Playhouse

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Stephen Bienskie  - Silence The Musical - Hayworth

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Julia Duffy - The Heiress - Pasadena Playhouse

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Gaelen Gilliland  - The Addams Family - Pantages

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Annabelle Gurwitch - Coney Island Christmas - Geffen

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Julie Johnson - Memphis-Pantages

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Greg Keller - Seminar - Ahmanson

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Alix Korey/Sal Mistretta - The Fix - ICT, Long Beach

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Tracy Lore  - Once Upon a Mattress - Cabrillo/42nd Street-MTW

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Derrell Maury  - The Beat Goes On! - Theatre of Arts, Arena Stage

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Elaine Paige - Follies - Ahmanson

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Patrick Quinlan - The Irish Curse - Odyssey

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Patrick Joseph Rieger - The Water's Edge - The Road

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Jan Sheldrick - The Full Monty - Third Street Theatre

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Julia Silverman - The Paris Letter - Group rep

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Edward Staudenmayer - Anything Goes - Ahmanson

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Alet Taylor  - Justin Love - Celebration

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Jamie Torcellini  - 42nd Street - MTW

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Robin Weigert/Michael Weston  - Other Desert Cities - Mark Taper Forum


 

Best Solo Show - Female

Grigware Talks Theatre Mona Golabek - The Pianist of Willesden Lane - Geffen

 

Best Solo Show - Male

Grigware Talks Theatre Johnny O'Calloghan  - Who's Your Daddy? - Victory Theatre Center


 

Best Cabaret/Concert Artist: Male

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Cortes Alexander  - Swell - Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal

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Raul Esparza Sings Sondheim  - Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge

Grigware Talks Theatre Jason Graae - The Prince and the Showboy - Sterling's
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Levi Kreis  - Upclose and Personal - NoHo Arts Center

Grigware Talks Theatre Peter Mac - Get Happy - French Quarter
Grigware Talks Theatre Brian Stokes Mitchell - The Broad, Santa Monica

 

Best Cabaret/Concert Artist - Female

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Eileen Barnett   - Colony Theatre

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Michele Brourman  - Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal

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Chelsea Emma Franko   - The Girl from Apple Valley - Sterling's

Grigware Talks Theatre Ilene Graf   - Sterling's
Grigware Talks Theatre Juliana Hansen  - Sterling's
Grigware Talks Theatre Faith Prince  - The Prince and the Showboy - Sterling's
Grigware Talks Theatre Helen Reddy - Canyon Club
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Sirens  - Sterling's


 

Most Unique Show/Special Event

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Donny and Marie, Christmas in Los Angeles  - Pantages

Grigware Talks Theatre The Beat Goes On! - Theatre of Arts, Arena Stage
Grigware Talks Theatre Smoke and Mirrors - Promenade Theatre, Santa Monica
Grigware Talks Theatre Twilight Zone Unlimited - Impro Theatre at the Odyssey

 

Special Nod

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Kritzerland   - the first Sunday monthly at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal/

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Annie/ And Then There Were None - GCT (Glendale Centre Theatre)


 

Best CD

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Kaye Ballard - My Life, In My Own Words, With My Own Mouth

Grigware Talks Theatre James Barbour  - Bring Me Giants
Grigware Talks Theatre Bonnie & Clyde - Broadway Records
Grigware Talks Theatre Jim Bullock - diFFerent
Grigware Talks Theatre Vikki Carr - Viva la Vida - Sony Music Latin
Grigware Talks Theatre Carrie the musical, premiere recording  - Ghostlight Records
Grigware Talks Theatre Dinner and a Fancy Dress - Karen Volpe
Grigware Talks Theatre Eden Espinosa - Look Around
Grigware Talks Theatre Marvelous Wonderettes/Caps and Gowns - Original cast recording
 

 


 

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