The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

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 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES

Joe Brack in ‘My Princess Pride.’ Photo by Paul Gillis.

Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival.

Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre.

Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company.

Jason Lott in Wonderful Life at Theater Alliance and The Hub Theatre.

Susan McCully in Inexcusable Fantasies at Strand Theater Company.

Paul Morella in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at Olney Theatre Center.

Amy Jo Shapiro in Golda’s Balcony at Vagabond Players.

BEST CHILDREN’S/ YOUNG ADULT ACTORS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION

The orchestra of Young Artists of America’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ conducted by Kristofer Sanz. Photo by Tracy Meadows.

A Christmas Chaos at Elden Street Players’ Theatre for Young Audiences.

Big, The Musical-TYA at Adventure Theatre-MTC.     

Dancing in the Wings at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin at Adventure Theatre-MTC.

Legally Blonde at Act Two @ Levine.

Parade at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

Platero y Yo at Gala Hispanic Theatre.

Rumple Who?at Bay Theatre Company.

Seussical at Imagination Stage.

Seussical Jr. at Musical Theater Center.

The Arkansaw Bear at The Montgomery Playhouse.

 The Commedia Puss in Boots at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

The Hobbit at Encore Stage and Studio.

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe at Imagination Stage.

The Magical Lamp of Aladdin at Elden Street Players’ Theatre for Young Audiences.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, at The Kennedy Center.

The Nutcracker at The Puppet Co.

The Phantom of the Opera at Young Artists of America.

The Pirates of Penzance at Encore Stage and Studio.

The Three Prince Charmings at Elden Street Players’ Theatre for Young Audiences.

Urinetown: The Musical at Arts Collective@ HCC.

Urinetown: The Musical at Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

BEST ACTOR IN A CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT ACTORS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION OF 2012

Michael Russotto (Moose) in ‘If You Give a Moose a Muffin’ at Adventure Theatre-MTC. Photo by Bruce Douglas.

Matthew A. Anderson as Horton in Seussical at Imagination Stage.

Matt Calvert  as Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts.

Ray Converse as The Greatest Dancing Bear at Arkansaw Bear at The Montgomery Playhouse.

Nathan Cooney as Rumplestiltskin in Rumple Who? at Bay Theatre Company.

Simon Diesenhaus as Jojo in Seussical at Imagination Stage.

Parker Drown as Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Adventure Theatre-MTC.

Alex Greenberg as Jekyll /Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde at Act Two @ Levine.

Lukasz Hall as Prince Charming Smile in The Three Prince Charmings at Elden Street Players.

 Ed Higgins as Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical at Arts Collective @HCC.

Casey Klein as Jekyll /Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde at Act Two @ Levine.

Ben Lurye as Paul in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Adventure Theatre-MTC.

Greg Maheu as Big Josh in Big, The Musical-TYA at Adventure Theatre.

Eitan Mazia as The Phantom of the Opera in The Phantom of the Opera at Young Artists of America.

Ryan Mercer as Homer P. Figg in The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, at The Kennedy Center.

Dustin Merrell as Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical at Arts Collective @HCC.

Ethan Millstone as Cat in the Hat in Seussical Jr. at Musical Theater Center.

Michael Russotto as Moose in If you Give a Moose a Muffin at Adventure Theatre-MTC.

Manuel Ayala Sapelli as Leo Frank in Parade at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

Chris Sizemore as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance at Encore Stage and Studio.

Ronnie Spata as Prince Charming Hair in The Three Prince Charmings at Elden Street Players.

Ricky Vannelli as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown: The Musical at Theatre Lab. 

BEST ACTRESS IN A CHILDREN’S/ YOUNG ADULT ACTORS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION

Maggie Roos as Lucille Frank in ‘Parade’ at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Photo courtesy of The Theatre Lab.

Asjah Benson as Lil Sassy in Dancing in the Wings at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Maya Bowman as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at Act Two @ Levine.

Annie Coulson as Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical Jr. at Musical Theater Center.

Erin Driscoll as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance at Encore Stage and Studio.

Keri Eastridge as Little Sally in Urinetown: The Musical at ArtsCollective @HCC.

Brett Hurt as The Miller’s Daughter in Rumple Who? at Bay Theatre Company.

Caitlyn Joy as Columbine in The Commedia Puss in Boots at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

Katie Chase Martin as Hope Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical at ArtsCollective @HCC.

Julia Meadows as Lady Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of the Opera at Young Artists of America.

Anna Phillips-Brown as Hope Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

Maggie Roos as Lucille Frank in Parade at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

Kelly Semple as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at Act Two @ Levine.

Lara Taylor as Little Sally in Urinetown: The Musical at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CHILDREN’S/ YOUNG ADULT ACTORS’ THEATRE OF 2012 PRODUCTION PLAY

Giovanni Strange (Scaramouch) and Caitlan Joy (Columbine) in ‘The Commedia Puss in Boots’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Julie Huber.

Matt Calvert as Britt Craig in Parade at Theatre Lab School for the Performing Arts.

James J. Johnson as Samuel Reed in The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg at The Kennedy Center.

Aidan Quartana as Hugh Dorsey in Parade at Theatre Lab School for the Performing Arts.

Giovanni Strange as Scaramouch in The Commedia Puss in Boots at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

Sean Watkinson as John Utterson in Jekyll and Hyde at Act Two @ Levine.

Sean Willner as Bombur in The Hobbit at Encore Stage and Studio.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT ACTORS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION OF 2012

Matthew A. Anderson (Horton) and Kirstin Riegler (Mayzie LaBird) in ‘Seussical’ at Imagination Stage. Photo by Margot Schulman.

Sandy Bainum as Alexander’s Mother in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Jim Chance for Rumple Who? at Bay Theatre Company.

Kayla Dixon as Brooke in Legally Blonde at Act Two @ Levine.

Katie Gerard as Paulette in Legally Blonde at Act Two @ Levine.

Caitlan Joy as Columbine in The Commedia Puss in Boots at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

Kelsey Painter as Soupy Sue in Urinetown: The Musical at Arts Collective @HCC.

 Kirstin Riegler as Mayzie LaBird in Seussical at Imagination Stage.

Morgann Rose as the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe at Imagination Stage.

Tiajuana Rountree as The Nasty Queen in Rumple Who? At Bay Theatre Company.

Vanessa Strickland as Arlequin in The Commedia Puss in Boots at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

Meghan Wright as Sour Kangaroo in Seussical Jr. At Musical Theater Center.

BEST DIRECTOR OF A CHILDREN’S/ YOUNG ADULT ACTORS’ THEATRE PRODUCTION OF 2012

Janet Stanford, Director of ‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’ and ‘Seussical’ at Imagination Stage. Photo courtesy of Imagination Stage.

Michael J. Bobbitt for Big, The Musical-TYA at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Jim Chance for Rumple Who? at Bay Theatre Company.

Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro for Parade at Theatre Lab for the Performing Arts.

Gail Humphries Mardirosian for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Adventure Theatre-MTC.

Susan Alison Keady for The Hobbit at Enscore Stage and Studio.

Kevin Kuchar for Legally Blonde at Act Two @ Levine.

Tyrell Lashley for Dancing in the Wings at Hylton Performing Arts.

Jenny Male for Urinetown: The Musical at Arts Collective @ HCC.

Darnel Morris for Seussical Jr. at Musical Theater Center.

Serge Seiden for A Little House Christmas at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Jeremy Skidmore for If You Give a Moose a Muffin at Adventure Theatre MTC.

Janet Stanford for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe at Imagination Stage.

Janet Stanford for Seussical at Imagination Stage.

Delia Taylor for Urinetown: The Musical at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

2012 SPECIAL AWARD:

TO LA-TI-DO 

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To hosts Regie Cabico & DonMike Mendoza, and accompanist: Jonathan Tuzman for bringing together local talent – singers and spoken word artists.

LINKS 

The Best of 2012: Part 1: Dance Memories, 10 Favorites of 2012 by Carolyn Kelemen.

The Best of 2012: Part 2: The Best Musicals of 2012.

The Best of 2012: Part 3: The Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 4: Best Performance by Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 5: Best Director, Best Musical Direction, and Best Choreography of a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 6: Best Ensemble of a Play and Best Ensemble of a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 7: Best Play, Best Actor, and Best Actress in a Play.

The Best of 2012: Part 8: Best Director of a Play and Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play.

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