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.
Thank you for supporting the theater and arts community in the DC Metro Area, and thanks for reading DCMetroTheaterArts.
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 A SUPPORTING ACTOR AND ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL IN THE DC METRO AREA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL IN 2012
James Alexander as Father Jones and others in Josephine Tonight! At MetroStage.
John Amato as Max in Sunset Boulevard at Cockpit in Court.
Austin Brannan as Young Patrick in Mame at Spotlighters Theatre.
Sean Dunavant as Teen Angel, in Grease at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre.
Michael J. Galizia as Judd Fry in Oklahoma! at 2nd Star Productions.
Ray Hatch as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
David James as Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Nehal Joshi as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man at Arena Stage.
Josh Kemper as Rod in Avenue Q at Red Branch Theatre.
Buzz Mauro as Caesar Rodney in 1776 at Ford’s Theatre.
Cedric Neal as Jimmy in Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre.
Stephen Schmidt as Richard Henry Lee in 1776 at Ford’s Theatre.
Bobby Smith as Orin in Little Shop of Horrors at Olney Theatre Center.
Matt Wetzel as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q at Silhouette Stages.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL IN 2012
Madeline Botteri as Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Signature Theatre.
Coby Kay Callahan as Elsa in The Sound of Music at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore.
Priscilla Cuellar as Paulette Bonafonté in Legally Blonde: The Musical at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Aisha de Haas as Carrie MacDonald, and Big Bertha Smith in Josephine Tonight! at MetroStage.
Allie Dreskin as Agnes Gooch in Mame at Spotlighters Theatre.
Erin Driscoll as Angel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Signature Theatre.
Julia Lancione as Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Molly Hicks Larson as Paulette Bonafonté in Legally Blonde: The Musical at Reston Community Players.
Donna Migliaccio as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man at Arena Stage.
Toby Nelson as Paulette Bonafonté in Legally Blonde: The Musical at McLean Community Players.
Susan Aaron Ostrinsky as Arlene in Baby at Rockville Musical Theatre.
Nora Palka as Ilsa in Spring Awakening at The Keegan Theatre.
Nova Y. Payton as Jewel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Signature Theatre.
Shayla Simmons as Deena in Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre.
Shayla Simmons as Shug Avery in The Color Purple at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Rosemarie Stephens-Booker as Ilsa in Spring Awakening at Dominion Stage.
Debra Walton as Mother Jones and others in Josephine Tonight! At MetroStage.
Rachel Zampelli as Yana/Baba Yaga in Brother Russia at Signature Theatre.
The Best of 2012: Part 1: Dance Memories, 10 Favorites of 2012 by Carolyn Kelemen.
The Best of 2012: Part 3: The Best of 2012: Part 3: Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Musical.