Ready, set, go: It’s Drammy time

Portland's annual theater awards ceremony is Monday night. It's in the Newmark Theatre, and it's – gasp! – air-conditioned.

Dear Greater Portland,

On this Friday before the Monday, ArtsWatch shamelessly purloins the home page of the Drammy Awards web site to list all of the candidates for outstanding achievement in the 2014-15 theater season. We feel good about this, because we’ve gone straight to the source, and are sucure in the happy knowledge that we’ll be making no mistakes in transcription. Also, the Drammy Committee has cleverly included photographs of all the candidates, which we consider a Good Thing.

Tobias Andersen (with Robynn Hayek), who opens tonight at Clackamas Repertory Theatre as Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Drammy celebration Monday night. Photo: Travis Nodurft

Tobias Andersen (with Robynn Hayek), who opens Friday night at Clackamas Repertory Theatre as Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Drammy celebration Monday night. Photo: Travis Nodurft

Things to remember:

– For the first time, the awards ceremony will be in the Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, which has a capacity of 870.

– Time is 7 p.m., with bar open beforehand, Monday, June 29. Admission is free.

– Given Oregon’s unseasonable Heat Wave (Martha & the Vandellas, 1963, N. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart), ArtsWatch is pleased to point out that the Newmark is air-conditioned.

– Wear what you want: It’s Portland. But wear something: no leftovers from Saturday’s Naked Bike Ride, please.

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The 2014-2015 Drammy Awards Celebration, the 37th of that ilk, will be held at 

THE NEWMARK THEATRE

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Photo:Michael Dahlstrom

on

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015

The ceremony will begin at 7 pm (bar and lobby open beforehand)

Entrance is free, ticketless, and open to the public.

Our fabulous MC at this year’s Drammys is the wonderful Dan Murphy! We couldn’t be happier!

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Click here to read Dan’s bio. But better yet, come on June 29 to read all about him in the artslandia program, and best of all, to see him in action!

Here are this year’s Finalists! Please note that, in addition, PATA will be presenting Spotlight Awards as usual, and our parent company, PCTG, will be offering  the Fulton Fellowship for an established artist, the Portland Civic Theatre Award in support of a theatre company,  and the Mary Brand Award for support of theatre education for young people.

2015 Drammy Awards – FINALISTS

Click here for the link to the video announcement organized and recorded by our partner artslandia, so you can watch it again and again (because these two lovely ladies in PJs are simply too cute! Thank you Susannah Mars and Merideth Kaye Clark!)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Mujahid Abdul-Rashid
The Piano Lesson
Portland Playhouse
Mujahid, The Piano Lesson, Drammy 2015

Joseph Costa
The Price
Artists Repertory Theatre
Joseph Costa, Supporting

Chris Harder
Intimate Apparel
Artists Repertory Theatre
Chris Harder, Supporting

Todd Van Voris
Macbeth
Northwest Classical Theatre Company
Todd Van Voris NWCTC Macbeth Russel J. Young Photography

BEST SCENIC DESIGN

John Ellingson
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
John E, NWCT, MP

Peter Ksander
The Three Sisters
Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE)
PETE - Drammy Finalist - Peter Ksander

Alan Schwanke
The Piano Lesson
Portland Playhouse
set, Piano Lesson

Rusty Tennant
The Last Days
Post5 Theatre
The Photography of Russell J Young

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Carmen Brantley-Payne
Show Boat
Lakewood Theatre Company
Carmen Brantley-Payne, best supporting finalist actress musical

Cassi Q. Kohl
She Loves Me
Lakewood Theatre Company
Cassi Q. Kohl

Signe Larsen
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Signe Larson NWCT

Danielle Purdy
tick, tick…BOOM!
triangle productions!
Triangle_TTB_Danielle

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Em Gustason
The Sweatermakers
Playwrights West
sweatermakers sound design drammy

Richard E. Moore
The Turn
The Reformers
richard moore the turn

Mark Valadez
Grounded
CoHo Productions
Rebecca L, Grounded

Matt Wiens
The Other Place
Portland Playhouse
The Other Place, sound, Drammy finalist 2015

BEST YOUNG PERFORMER

Elisha Henig
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
DrammyBestYoungPerfomer_CoHo_Snowstorm_ElishaHenig_creditBrudGiles

Thom Hilton
Columbinus
Oregon Children’s Theatre
(Young Professionals)
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Agatha Olson
The Turn
The Reformers
agatha olson the turn YP Finalist 2015

Haley Ward
Ivy and Bean:  The Musical
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Ivy and Bean, Haley Ward, Finalist 2015

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Andrés Alcalá
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Andres A, supporting, NWCT, MP

Paul Harestad
Grease
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Grease  Broadway Rose 4/16/15 Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Eric Little
The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Supporting Actor in a Musical - Eric Little

Salim Sanchez
Parade
Staged!
Salim Sanches, Drammy Finalist, Parade, Staged!

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Sarah Jane Hardy
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Sarah Jane Hardy, Chor, NWCT, MP

Kemba Shannon
The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Best Choreography - Kemba Shannon

Jacob Toth
Grease
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Grease  Broadway Rose 4/16/15 Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Jessica Wallenfels
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
DrammyBestChoreography_CoHo_Snowstorm_JessicaWallenfels_creditRachelleHacmac

BEST PIT ENSEMBLE

The Music Man
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
BRTC Music Man Pit Ensemble

The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Best Pit Ensemble-2 Drammy Finalist rocky

The World Goes ‘Round
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
BRTC World Goes Round Pit Ensemble

tick, tick…BOOM!
triangle productions!
trianngle best pit finalist 2015

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Alison Heryer
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Third Rail Repertory Theatre
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Darrin J. Pufall
The Rocky Horror Show
Live on Stage
Best Costumes - Darrin J. Pufall rocky horror, finalist 2015

Mary Rochon
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Costumes NWCT MP Mary Rochon

Mary Rochon
The Jungle Book
Northwest Children’s Theater
Costumes, NWCT, Jungle, Mary Rochon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS  IN A PLAY

Dana Green
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Profile Theatre
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Sofia May-Cuxim
¡O Romeo!
Milagro
Sophia, supporting, Milagro

Rebecca Ridenour
¡O Romeo!
Milagro
Milagro, Ridenour

Olga Sanchez
Learn to be Latina
Milagro
Olga, supporting, Milagro

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Don Crossley
Grounded
CoHo Productions
Rebecca, best lighting, CoHo

Daniel Meeker
Lizzie
Portland Center Stage
Best Lighting, D Meeker, PCS, Lizzie

Daniel Meeker
The Other Place
Portland Playhouse
The Other Place, lighting design, 2015

Peter West
¡O Romeo!
Milagro
O romeo, best lighting

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

James Beaton
Lizzie
Portland Center Stage
Best Music Direction, James Beaton, PCS, Lizzie

Jeffrey Childs
The World Goes ‘Round
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
BRTC World Goes Round Jeffery Childs Music Director

Jonathan Quesenberry
She Loves Me
Lakewood Theatre Company
Jon Quesenberry

Darcy White
The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Best Musical Direction - Darcy White

BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Tobias Andersen
She Loves Me
Lakewood Theatre Company
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Sarah Jane Hardy
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Director, SJH, NWCT

John Oules
The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Best Director of a Musical - John Oules (1)

Jacob Toth
Grease
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
BRTC Grease Jacob Toth Director Musical

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

John Ellingson
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
John E, actor, NWCT, MP

Drew Harper
tick, tick…BOOM!
triangle productions!
Triangle_TTB Drew finalist 2015

Brian Demar Jones
Bat Boy:  The Musical
Funhouse Lounge
BB Brian finalist 2015

Joe Theissen
La Cage aux Folles
Pixie Dust Productions
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BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Chrissy Kelly-Pettit
Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Chrissy Kelly Petit NWCT MP

Chrissy Kelly-Pettit
The Music Man
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
BRTC Music Man Chrissy Kelly-Pettit Actress Musical

Mary Kate Morrissey
Lizzie
Portland Center Stage
Best Actress, Musical, lizzie, PCS

Dru Rutledge
She Loves Me
Lakewood Theatre Company
Dru Rutledge

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A MUSICAL

Grease
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Grease  Broadway Rose 4/16/15 Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
ensemble, NWCT, MP

The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Best Ensemble in a Musical

The World Goes ‘Round
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
BRTC World Goes Round Ensemble in Musical

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY

Bob: A Life in Five Acts
Theatre Vertigo
BobEnsemble

Learn to be Latina
Milagro
Learn to be Latina, Drammy finalist 2015

¡O Romeo!
Milagro
ensemble, O Romeo

The School for Lies
Theatre Vertigo
LiesEnsemble

BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT

Sean Doran
The Turn
The Reformers
sean doran the turn

Yussef El Guindi
Threesome
Portland Center Stage
Best Original Script, PCS, Threesome

Eric Nordin
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
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C.S. Whitcomb
The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock
Lakewood Theatre Company
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BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Bobby Bermea
Wait Until Dark
Northwest Classical Theatre Company
Wait Until Dark Drammy photo credit Jason Maniccia-2

Olga Sanchez
¡O Romeo!
Milagro
Olga, best director, o romeo

Jessica Wallenfels
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
DrammyBestDirectorofaPlay_JessicaWallenfels_CoHo_Snowstorm_creditRachelleMacmac

Matthew B. Zrebski
Bob:  A Life in Five Acts
Theatre Vertigo
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BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Michael Elich
The Price
Artists Repertory Theatre
Best Actor, Michael Elich, ART, The Price

Chris Harder
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
DrammyBestActor_CoHo_Snowstorm_ChrisHarder_creditBrudGiles

Heath Koerschgen
The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock
Lakewood Theatre Company
Heath H in Seven Wonders, Finalist

Damon Kupper
The Night Alive
Third Rail Repertory Theatre
Damon Kupper.The Night Alive.Third Rail Rep4

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Amy Newman
Tribes
Artists Repertory Theatre
Best Actress, Amy Newman, Tribes, ART

Vana O’Brien
4000 Miles
Artists Repertory Theatre
Best Actress, Vana, 4000 Miles, ART

Jamie Rea
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
DrammyBestActress_CoHo_Snowstorm_JamieRea_creditRachelleHacMac

Luisa Sermol
Sans Merci
Badass Theatre Company
Best Actress, Luisa, Sans Merci, Badass

BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Grease
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Grease  Broadway Rose 4/16/15 Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Mary Poppins
Northwest Children’s Theater
Production, MP, NWCT

She Loves Me
Lakewood Theatre Company
She Loves Me, Ensemble

The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage
Best Production of a Musical

BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

The Piano Lesson
Portland Playhouse
The Piano Lesson, best production of play finalist 2015

The Price
Artists Repertory Theatre
Artists Rep The Price finalist 2015

The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration
DrammyBestProductionofaPlay_CoHo_Snowstorm_creditRachelleHacMac

The Three Sisters
Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE)
PETE - Drammy Finalist - Best Production

In addition, individual awards will be given in the following categories for outstanding achievement:

DEVISED WORK

PUPPET DESIGN

ORIGINAL MUSIC

PROPERTIES DESIGN

SOLO PERFORMANCE

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY

And as previously announced:

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Miracle Theatre Group

Milagro corner

El Centro Milagro

Please click on this link to read Milagro’s story

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tobias Andersen

Tobias headshot

Photo by Riley Caton

You can read all about Tobias’s FIFTY years in theatre by clicking on this link!  Please join us on Monday, June 29, to celebrate both this remarkable actor and Milagro, the little theatre that could!

Click on this link to view all productions considered  for this year’s Drammys.

Click here to view all eligible productions, with links to production photographs! 

We are grateful to Portland’5 for sponsoring this event

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