Clap hands: 2016 PAMTA nominees

This year's Portland area musical-theater awards party is June 6 in the Winnie. The complete list of nominees.

It’s PAMTA time. The annual Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards celebration will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Dolores Winningstad Theatre, and the PAMTA committee has announced this season’s nominees, listed below.

The PAMTAs precede the annual Drammy Awards, which will be June 26 in the Newmark Theatre, and honor achievements across the theatrical spectrum. The PAMTAs recognize achievements in musical theater specifically, which on the greater Portland theater scene provides a lot of options. The awards were created by Corey Brunish, the longtime Portland singer/actor and Tony-winning Broadway producer.

Best production nominee "Ain't Misbehavin'" at Portland Center Stage. Patrick Weishampel/blankeye.tv.

Best production nominee “Ain’t Misbehavin'” at Portland Center Stage. Patrick Weishampel/blankeye.tv.

Musical-theater people know how to put on a show, and past PAMTA ceremonies have been entertaining and well-produced. Here’s ArtsWatch’s report from last year’s event, which “pretty much packed the Dolores Winningstad Theatre to the rafters,” with  cheering that at times “approached Timbers Army volume.” This year’s festivities begin at 7 p.m., and admission’s free.

Nominees for outstanding production are: Falsettos, Live On Stage; Thoroughly Modern Millie, Broadway Rose; Ain’t Misbehavin’,  Portland Center Stage; Snow White, Northwest Children’s Theater; Man of La Mancha, Lakewood.

 

Outstanding actor nominee Ethan Crystal in "Heathers: The Musical" at Triangle Productions. Photo: David Kinder

Outstanding actor nominee Ethan Crystal in “Heathers: The Musical” at Triangle Productions. Photo: David Kinder

This year’s complete list of nominees:

Outstanding Male Actor in a Lead Role

ANDRES ALCALA — SHREK THE MUSICAL

ETHAN CRYSTAL — HEATHERS

LEIF NORBY — MAN OF LA MANCHA

GERMAN ALEXANDER — CUBA LIBRE

BRIAN DEMAR JONES — ANYTHING GOES

Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role

CAMILLE TRINKA — SHREK THE MUSICAL

MALIA TIPPETS — CARRIE THE MUSICAL

CLAIRE AVAKIAN — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

JANET DACAL — CUBA LIBRE

PAM MAHON — MAN OF LA MANCHA

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role

DARIUS PIERCE — ANYTHING GOES

SAM BURNS — SHREK THE MUSICAL

JOE THEISSEN — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

JOEY COTE — MAN OF LA MANCHA

JONATHAN QUESENBERRY — HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

MATTHEW BROWN — SHREK THE MUSICAL

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role

ESSIE CANTY BERTAIN — IN THE HEIGHTS

SYDNEY WEBBER — IN THE HEIGHTS

ITHICA TELL — ALICE IN WONDERLAND

EMILY SAHLER — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

MEGAN CARVER — OKLAHOMA!

Outstanding Ensemble

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE — BROADWAY ROSE

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ — PORTLAND CENTER STAGE

OKLAHOMA! — BROADWAY ROSE

SHREK THE MUSICAL — NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER

IN THE HEIGHTS — STUMPTOWN STAGES

Outstanding Young Performer

MATTHEW SNYDER — IN THE HEIGHTS

KAI TOMIZAWA — JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL

THEO CURL — JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

SOPHIE MACKAY — SNOW WHITE

AIDA VALENTINE — ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Outstanding Director

ANNIE KAISER — THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

PAUL ANGELO — DOGFIGHT

CHRIS COLEMAN — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

DIANE ENGLERT — HEATHERS

GREG TAMBLYN — MAN OF LA MANCHA

Outstanding Choreographer

MAIJA GARCIA — CUBA LIBR

ELYN CRAMER — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

JEHN BENSON — SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

SARAH JANE HARDY & ZERO FEENEY — SNOW WHITE

KENT ZIMMERMAN — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Outstanding Musical Director

JONATHAN QUESENBERRY — CARRIE THE MUSICAL

ALAN D. LYTLE — MAN OF LA MANCHA

DARCY WHITE — FALSETTOS

JORGE GOMEZ — CUBA LIBRE

RICK LEWIS — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Outstanding Costume Design

GRACE O’MALLEY — CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES

JANET MOUSER — THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

MARY ROCHON — SHREK THE MUSICAL

ALISON HERYER — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

MARGARET LOUISE CHAPMAN — MAN OF LA MANCHA

Outstanding Set Design

JOHN ELLINGSON — SHREK THE MUSICAL

TONY CISEK — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

CHRIS WHITTEN — CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES

GLENN GAUER — MAN OF LA MANCHA

LARRY LARSEN — ADRIFT IN MACAO

Outstanding Light Design

GENE DENT — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

PETER WEST — CUBA LIBRE

DIANE FERRY WILLIAMS — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

VANESSA JANSON — IN THE HEIGHTS

KRISTEEN WILLIS CROSSER — SNOW WHITE

Outstanding Sound Design

ELIZABETH WYATT — ADRIFT IN MACAO

TIM RICHEY — THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

MARCUS STOREY AND TIMMOTHY GREENIDGE — MAN OF LA MANCHA

CASI PACILIO — AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

SHARATH PATEL — CUBA LIBRE

Outstanding Production

FALSETTOS — LIVE ON STAGE

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE — BROADWAY ROSE

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ — PORTLAND CENTER STAGE

SNOW WHITE — NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER

MAN OF LA MANCHA — LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY

Best Original Musical

THE ADVENTURES OF DEX DIXON PARANORMAL DICK — STUMPTOWN STAGES

BITE ME — ARLIE CONNER

CUBA LIBRE — ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE

Best Original Song

“YOU PULL MY STRINGS” — STEVE COKER & KJ MCELRATH

“AMERICAN DREAM” — JORGE GOMEZ

Best Original Score

CUBA LIBRE — JORGE GOMEZ

BITE ME — ARLIE CONNER & BILL LARIMER

DEX DIXON — STEVE COKER & KJ MCELRATH

The categories Outstanding Playbill design and Outstanding Orchestrations have been eliminated indefinitely.

There will be three Founder’s Awards presented. They include Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Outstanding Visual Design and Outstanding Diversity.

 

 

One Response.

  1. Dom says:

    What about Masterd of the Musical Universe at Headwaters! Was better than most mainstream pdx theater!

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