The 36th Annual Carbonell Award Winners: It's Maltz Madness
|All photos by Tony Schreiber|
|Playwright Michael McKeever introduced the awards ceremony.|
There was also a tribute to the late Manuel Carbonell, sculptor of the statuette winners receive. And in between awards, actors performed songs from each musical nominated for 'Best Production.' The Maltz Theatre Jupiter blew the others out of the park, taking home seven Carbonells. But Miami's theater companies came home with a handful of awards, too -- and even got in a few digs at their competitors in their acceptance speeches.
Click below the jump to see who won what -- and what Miami's sassy actors had to say about it.
|Matt Loehr, Best Actor for the musical Crazy for You|
These plays turned out to be the favorites: Crazy for You's Mark Martino and All My Sons' J. Barry Lewis also took home the Best Director awards, and Helen Gregory of Crazy for You won the Best Musical Direction award. Best Actors were Matt Loehr of Crazy for You and Kenneth Tigar of All My Sons. Crazy for You even got Shea Sullivan the Carbonell for Best Choreography.
|Deborah Sherman, Best Actress of a Play for Side Effects at the Mosaic Theatre|
In her acceptance speech, Sherman said in tears, "I never thought growing up in a crazy house could pay off in such a great way!" (She played a bipolar housewife in Side Effects.)
|Avi Hoffman won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Hairspray, and criticized Maltz's William Hayes for hiring too many out-of-town actors.|
|Marckenson Charles won Best Supporting Actor of a Play for Superior Donuts, shown at GableStage|
|Angie Radosh, Best Supporting Actress of a Play in Stuff, thanked playwright McKeever for writing "for women of a certain age."|
|The cast of The Irish Curse, winners of the Carbonell for Best Ensemble|
|Patrick Tennent receiving his award for Best Lighting Design, the first award of the night.|
The award for Best Costume Design went to Jose M. Rivera, for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Maltz Theatre Jupiter.
Other awards presented were:
The Howard Kleinberg Award: To Mary Becht, for contributions to the arts in South Florida.
The George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts: To Jay H. Harris, for his sponsorship and contributions to theatre in South Florida.
The Bill von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence: To the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, for being "the company that exemplifies theater" in South Florida.
The 36th Annual Carbonell Scholarships: To Cristina Caperna of Palm Beach County, Krystal Ortiz of Miami-Dade, and Rachel Brooks of Broward County.
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