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9th Annual WATCH Award Winners

By • Mar 1st, 2009 • Category: News

The winners of the 2008 WATCH Awards were announced at a ceremony held at The Birchmere on the snowy evening of Sunday, March 1, 2009.

Nominations for outstanding technical achievements

Outstanding Set Design

  • John Merritt – Dracula: The Case of the Silver Scream – Port Tobacco Players

Outstanding Set Construction

  • John Bilton & John Merritt – Hotbed Hotel – Port Tobacco Players

Outstanding Set Painting

  • Sarah Ann Carlson & John Merritt – Hotbed Hotel – Port Tobacco Players

Outstanding Set Decoration and Set Dressing

  • Kim Moore Bessler & Lynne O’Meara – Hotbed Hotel – Port Tobacco Players

Outstanding Properties (Tie)

  • Kim Moore Bessler & Lynne O’Meara – Hotbed Hotel – Port Tobacco Players
  • Karen Kleyle – Noises Off – Port Tobacco Players
  • Donna Reynolds – The Dresser – Port City Playhouse

Outstanding Lighting Design

  • Ken & Patti Crowley – Picnic – Little Theatre of Alexandria

Outstanding Sound Design

  • David Standish & Jeff Hitaffer – Dracula: The Case of the Silver Scream – Port Tobacco Players

Outstanding Costume Design

  • Mary Ayala-Bush & Lori Levitt – Sweet Smell of Success – Arlington Players

Outstanding Makeup Design

  • Eric Jones & Denise A. Levien – The Rocky Horror Show – Greenbelt Arts Center

Outstanding Hair Design

  • Sue Pinkman, Mark Bartyczak & Anna Michelle Jackson – Forbidden Broadway – Reston Community Players

Outstanding Special Effects (Tie)

  • John Decker – 110 in the Shade – Kensington Arts Theatre
  • Tel Monks, Jerry Skene, Robb Hunter & Rick Schneider – An Experiment with an Air Pump – Reston Community Players

Nominations for outstanding performances by an actor or actress.

Outstanding cameo in a musical

  • Albert Coia as “Erronius” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Arlington Players

Outstanding cameo in a play

  • Lolita-Marie as “Mrs. Muller” – Doubt, a Parable – Elden Street Players

Outstanding featured actor in a musical

  • Ryan Manning as “Jim” – 110 in the Shade – Kensington Arts Theatre

Outstanding featured actress in a musical

  • June Schreiner as “Little Sally” – Urinetown – Reston Community Players

Outstanding featured actor in a play

  • Jim Reiter as “Dr. Condon, Alexander Woolcott, HL Mencken, Albert Osborne, Arthur Koehler, Guard & Policeman” – Hauptmann – Colonial Players of Annapolis

Outstanding featured actress in a play

  • Rebecca Lenehan as “Rosemary Sydney” – Picnic – Little Theatre of Alexandria

Outstanding lead actor in a musical

  • Andy Izquierdo as “Gordon Michael Schwinn” – A New Brain – Kensington Arts Theatre

Outstanding lead actress in a musical

  • Katie McManus as “Lizzie” – 110 in the Shade – Kensington Arts Theatre

Outstanding lead actor in a play

  • Pat Reynolds as “Bruno Richard Hauptmann” – Hauptmann – Colonial Players of Annapolis

Outstanding lead actress in a play (Tie)

  • Jane MacFarlane as “Sister Aloysius” – Doubt, a Parable – Elden Street Players
  • Karen Jadlos Shotts as “Hedda Gabler” – Hedda Gabler – Elden Street Players

Nominations for outstanding achievement in overall production.

Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography

  • David Timmermann & Randy Tusing – Noises Off – Port Tobacco Players

Outstanding Choreography

  • Matt Anderson & Catherine Oh – Urinetown – Reston Community Players

Outstanding Music Direction

  • David Rohde – A New Brain – Kensington Arts Theatre

Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Tie)

  • Jeffrey R. Breslow – A New Brain – Kensington Arts Theatre
  • John K. Monnett – Sweet Smell of Success – Arlington Players

Outstanding Direction of a Play

  • Beth Terranova – Hauptmann – Colonial Players of Annapolis

Outstanding Musical

  • A New Brain – Produced by Malca Giblin & Stage Managed by Patty Hackett – Kensington Arts Theatre

Outstanding Play

  • Hauptmann – Produced by Tom Stuckey & Stage Managed by Bridgette Marchand & Josh Riffle – Colonial Players of Annapolis
A New Brain - Outstanding Musical Catherine Oh - Choreography Randy Tusing - Combat Choreography
A New Brain – Outstanding Musical
Catherine Oh – Choreography
Randy Tusing – Combat Choreography
Sweet Smell of Success Performance - Steve Block David Standish - Sound Design Ryan Manning - Featured Actor in a Musical
Sweet Smell of Success Performance – Steve Block
David Standish – Sound Design
Ryan Manning – Featured Actor in a Musical
Rebecca Lenehan - Featured Actress in a Play Urinetown Performance - June Schreiner and Jay Tilley Pat Reynolds - Lead Actor in a Play
Rebecca Lenehan – Featured Actress in a Play
Urinetown Performance – June Schreiner and Jay Tilley
Pat Reynolds – Lead Actor in a Play
Katie McManus - Lead Actress in a Musical Zanna Don't Performance - Ryan Manning, Malinda Ellerman, Aaron Reader Andy Izquierdo - Lead Actor in a Musical
Katie McManus – Lead Actress in a Musical
Zanna Don’t Performance – Ryan Manning, Malinda Ellerman, Aaron Reader
Andy Izquierdo – Lead Actor in a Musical
Jane Macfarlane - Lead Actress in a Play Beth Terranova - Director of a Play Tick Tick Boom Performance - Josh Doyle, John Loughney and Kristen Garaffo
Jane Macfarlane – Lead Actress in a Play
Beth Terranova – Director of a Play
Tick Tick Boom Performance – Josh Doyle, John Loughney and Kristen Garaffo
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6 Responses »

  1. Last night’s ceremony was a blast! Congrats to all the winners! 🙂

  2. I am soooo sorry i missed last night’s fun! My deepest congratulations to all the winners and nominees! David

  3. Rebecca working with you in Sylvia was a “Picnic”! I’m really glad for you!

  4. JIM Reiter, not John! (featured actor)

  5. Thanks for pointing that out Bill. We used the name in the Award Ceremony playbill. I’ve made the correction above. Mike

  6. Bill Kitzerow! Thanks for the note!
    I hope we have the opportunity to work together again soon.