2008 MAT Award Winners and Nominees

Musicals

Leading Actor

  • Daniel VanHiel – “Billy Flynn” – Chicago (Rosewater)
  • Tim Kelley – “Thomas Andrews” – Titanic: A New Musical
  • Reed Higgins – “Seymour Krelborn” – Little Shop of Horrors

Major Supporting Actor

  • Nick Morrett – “Amos Hart” – Chicago (Rosewater)
  • Robert Oden – “Henry Etches” – Titanic: A New Musical
  • Jason Meinhardt- “Orin; Wino; Customer; etc” – Little Shop of Horrors

Major Supporting Actress

  • Pam Batchelder “Mrs. Pearce” in My Fair Lady
  • Aretha Burton “Crystal” in Little Shop of Horrors
  • Caitlin Wade “Fantine” in Les Misérables (School Edition)

Minor Supporting Actor

  • G. Scott Riley “Fred Casely” in Chicago (The Rosewater Theatre)
  • Keith Williams “Henry” in The Fantasticks
  • Philip Trosserello “Thenardier” in Les Misérables (School Edition)

Minor Supporting Actress

  • Alicia Gum Stratton “Go To Hell Kitty” in Chicago (The Rosewater Theatre)
  • Stephanie Neuman “Hunyak/Company” in Chicago (The Holly Theatre Co.)
  • Paloma White “Mdm Thenardier” in Les Misérables (School Edition)

Youth Award

  • Brian Gamel “Sammy” in Teachers: The Musical!
  • Carly Berg “Liz/Company” in Chicago (The Holly Theatre Co.)
  • MacKenzie Johnson “Young Cossette” in Les Misérables (School Edition)

Moira Thornett Director’s Award

  • Karen Mannis My Fair Lady – The Holly Theatre Co.
  • G. Scott Riley & Rob Roy Hardie Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Colleen Quigley Green Chicago – The Holly Theatre Co.

Costume Design

  • Carole Nichols My Fair Lady – The Holly Theatre Co.
  • Cast Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Karen Cotter Titanic: A New Musical – The Henry Players

Set Design

  • G. Scott Riley Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Wally Hinds Little Shop of Horrors – Kudzu Playhouse
  • Bob Dotson Les Misérables (School Edition) – The Henry Players

Lighting Design

  • Deryl Cape Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Jamie Fambrough Chicago – The Holly Theatre Co.
  • Rebecca Dingbaum Les Misérables (School Edition) – The Henry Players

Sound Design

  • Jamie Fambrough My Fair Lady – The Holly Theatre Co.
  • Deryl Cape Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Rob Roy Hardie, Kelly Lane, & David Shelton Little Shop of Horrors – Kudzu Playhouse

Music Direction

  • Bob Russell Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Ross Iddings & Kasey Hawkins Titanic: A New Musical – The Henry Players
  • Spencer G. Stephens Little Shop of Horrors – Kudzu Playhouse

 

Choreography

  • Becky Binion My Fair Lady – The Holly Theatre Co.
  • Colleen Hargis-Gaennsley Chicago – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Becky Binion Chicago – The Holly Theatre Co.

Overall Performance

  • Chicago by The Rosewater Theatre
  • Little Shop of Horrors by Kudzu Playhouse
  • Les Misérables (School Edition) by The Henry Players

Plays

Leading Actor

  • Matthew L. Hendrix “Norman Bulanski” in The Boys Next Door
  • Kevin Bolden “Lucien P. Smith” in The Boys Next Door
  • Spencer G. Stephens “Man” in Fix Me So I Can Stand

Leading Actress

  • Johanna Linden “Mrs. Bob Cratchit” in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
  • Gloria Szokoly “Tess” in Bermuda Avenue Triangle
  • Teresa Harris “Thelma” in ‘Night Mother

Major Supporting Actor

  • Bobby Labartino “Fezziwig, etc” in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
  • Chris Arapoglou “Mike Francisco” in Breaking Legs
  • Paul Komorner
  • “Mr. Baker” in Come Blow Your Horn

Major Supporting Actress

  • Mary Claire Klooster “Sheila” in The Boys Next Door
  • Sarah Falkenburg “Little Nell, etc” in Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
  • Barbara McFann “Mrs. Baker” in Come Blow Your Horn

Minor Supporting Actor

  • Jay Croft “Frankie Salvucci” in Breaking Legs Paul Komorner
  • “Rabbi Levine” in Bermuda Avenue Triangle
  • Ray Greene “Walter Cunningham” in To Kill a Mockingbird

Minor Supporting Actress

  • Bonnie S. Coker “Mrs. Fremus/Karen Warren/Clara” in The Boys Next Door
  • Karen K. Walsh “Joan Hedges/Ms. Corbin/Senator Clark” in The Boys Next Door
  • Martha Kennedy “Miss Shields” in A Christmas Story

Youth Award

  • Bobby Cookson “Ralphie Parker” in A Christmas Story
  • Andrew Hudson “Randy Parker” in A Christmas Story
  • Given Sharp “Scout” in To Kill a Mockingbird

Moira Thornett Director’s Award

  • Peter Hardy Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge – The Essential Theatre
  • Dina Shadwell Fix Me So I Can Stand – The Essential Theatre
  • Ellen McQueen Night Travels – The Essential Theatre
  • Greg Fitzgerald Bermuda Avenue Triangle – Kudzu Playhouse

Costume Design

  • Jane Kroessig Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge – The Essential Theatre</li>
  • Melissa Hitchcock & Karen Cotter A Christmas Carol – The Henry Players
  • Anne Voller A Christmas Story – ACT1 Theater

Set Design

  • John Hemphill & Dave Beaudry The Boys Next Door – Old Alabama Road Co.
  • Wally Hinds Breaking Legs – Kudzu Playhouse
  • Rich Vandever & Gayley Crockett A Christmas Story – ACT1 Theater
  • Rich Vandever & Gayley Crockett Come Blow Your Horn – ACT1 Theater

Lighting Design

  • Greg Hanthorn Fix Me So I Can Stand – The Essential Theatre
  • Greg Hanthorn Night Travels – The Essential Theatre
  • Murray Mann A Christmas Story – ACT1 Theater
  • Joshua Forte, Ian McCarthy, Jim Abert, & Tammy D. Hyder-Williams To Kill a Mockingbird – Southside Theatre Guild

Sound Design Design

  • Spencer G. Stephens Night Travels – The Essential Theatre
  • Greg Fitzgerald Bermuda Avenue Triangle – Kudzu Playhouse
  • Murray Mann A Christmas Story – ACT1 Theater

Overall Performance

  • The Boys Next Door by Old Alabama Road Company
  • Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge by The Essential Theatre
  • Fix Me So I Can Stand by The Essential Theatre

Original Works

  • us… by Jennifer Simmons & Scott Simmons
  • Fix Me So I Can Stand by Jean Sterrett
  • Night Travels by Ellen McQueen, Karen Wurl, & Charlotte Fleck
  • Teachers: The Musical! by Robin Seidman, David Reeb, & Joyce Puskas