For the next week we will be posting lists of our favorites of 2012 in several categories. These lists reflect the opinions of members of the writing staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. We were allowed to nominated shows and performances we reviewed and did not review – but attended. With over 1,200 productions to choose from, it was not an easy task.
With the amount of riches on our local stages, it’s only reasonable that some of your favorites may not have made our lists – but that’s where you come in! We invite you to leave comments and to share your own favorites of 2012 with our readers.
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Kudos to everyone in our theatre and arts community for your glorious work in 2012! We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and successful 2013 filled with sold-out houses! Congratulations on your wonderful performances in 2012!
BEST PERFORMANCES BY ACTORS AND ACTRESSES IN MUSICALS OF 2012 IN THE DC METRO AREA
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL IN 2012
Patrick A’Hearn as The Phantom of the Opera in Phantom at Riverside Center Dinner Theater.
Brooks Ashmanskas as John Adams in 1776 at Ford’s Theatre.
Robert Bradley as Kar in Valhella at Baltimore Rock Opera Society.
Jamar Brown as Tom Collins in RENT at Silhouette Stages.
Ryan Burke as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Montgomery College.
Ryan Burke as Georges/George in Sunday in the Park with George at Kensington Arts Theatre.
James Clow as Bob in White Christmas at The Kennedy Center.
Robert Cuccioli as John Dickinson in 1776 at Ford’s Theatre.
Phil Erickson as Scrooge in Once Upon a Christmas Carol at Run Rabbit Run Theatre.
Bryan Fenkart as Huey Calhoun in Memphis at The Kennedy Center.
James Gardiner as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at Olney Theatre Center.
Matt Kacergis as Prince in Cinderella at Olney Theatre Center.
Doug Kreeger as Grigori in Brother Russia at Signature Theatre.
James T. Lane as Eddie Baker and Paul Colin in Josephine Tonight! at MetroStage.
Sam Ludwig as Man 2 in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at MetroStage.
Burke Moses as Harold Hill in The Music Man at Arena Stage.
Larry Munsey as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore.
David-Bosley Reynolds as The King of Siam in The King & I at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Bobby Smith (Man 1) in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at MetroStage.
Billy Tighe as Fiyero in Wicked at Hippodrome Theatre.
Andrew Varela as Javert in Les Miserables at National Theatre.
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL IN 2012
Carolyn Agan as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Olney Theatre Center.
Jessica Lauren Ball as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Kate Baldwin as Marian Paroo in The Music Man at Arena Stage.
Heather Beck as Anna The King & I at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Celia Blitzer as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore
Ellie Borzilleri as Esther in Meet Me in St. Louis at Damascus Theatre Company.
Felicia Boswell as Felicia in Memphis at The Kennedy Center.
Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin in One Night with Janis Joplin at Arena Stage.
Natascia Diaz (Woman 1) in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Metrostage.
Sherri L. Edelen as Miss Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Signature Theatre.
Nicole Elledge as Sharon McLonergan in Finian’s Rainbow at Catholic University.
Kate Fisher as Abigail Adams, in 1776 at Ford’s Theatre.
Roxy Reynolds as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at American University.
Caelyn Sommerville as Mimi in RENT at Silhouette Stages.
Farrell Parker as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George at Kensington Arts Theatre.
Nova Y Payton as Effie White in Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre.
Dayne Quincy as Celie in The Color Purple at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Elizabeth Rayca as Maria in The Sound of Music at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore.
Zurin Villanueva as Josephine Baker in Josephine Tonight! at MetroStage.
Bayla Whitten in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, at Metro Stage.
The Best of 2012: Part 1: Dance Memories, 10 Favorites of 2012 by Carolyn Kelemen.