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Lakewood to honor artists with special ceremony

The Lakewood Theatre Company /Lakewood Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting and Oregon Theatrical Awards Society (OTAS) presentation at the Lakewood Center for the Arts on June 30.

The event is designed to celebrate the end of Lakewood's theatre season, honor its actors and directors and provide information and entertainment about the Portland theatre scene to patrons of the theatre. Special guest speaker for this year's event will be Bob Hicks, theatre critic and arts editor of The Oregonian.

Emcee for the evening will be Bill Warner, Past President of the Lakewood Theatre Company and Lakewood Center for the Arts. A pre-event reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on the entryway deck and the annual meeting/awards program begins at 7 p.m. on the Headlee Mainstage at the Lakewood Center.

Artists nominated for 2006 OTAS Awards include:

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL

Joy Corgain as Rose Grant in Bye Bye Birdie; Jennifer Gill as Marian Paroo in The Music Man; Sharon Maroney as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL

Joseph J. Klei as Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie; Leif Norby as Harold Hill in The Music Man; Jan Pevney at Horace Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly!

BEST SUPPORT ACTRESS - MUSICAL

Joy Fischer as Kim Macfee in Bye Bye Birdie; Vana O'Brien as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man; Bryna Montgomery as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man; Anne-Marie Endres as Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!

BEST SUPPORT ACTOR -MUSICAL

Don Burns as Mr. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie; Don Burns as Mayor Shinn in The Music Man; Mark Brown as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man; Alan Anderson as Cornelius Hack in Hello, Dolly!

BEST ACTRESS - PLAY

Vana O'Brien as Kate in Broadway Bound; Rebecca Becker as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter; Christy Hernquist as Helsa in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

BEST ACTOR - PLAY

Mario Calcagno as Eugene in Broadway Bound; Ted Roisum as King Henry II in The Lion in Winter; John Killeen as Eddie McCuen in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

BEST SUPPORT ACTRESS - PLAY

Melissa Whitney as Alais, a French Princess, in The Lion in Winter; Sue Ellen Christenson as Bernice Roth in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

BEST SUPPORT ACTOR - PLAY

John Morrison as Ben in Broadway Bound; Jason Maniccia as Stan in Broadway Bound; Paul Angelo as Richard in The Lion in Winter; Sammuel Hawkins as John in The Lion in Winter; Brian Manley as Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter; Ken Potts as King Philip of France in The Lion in Winter; David Heath as Roger Hopewell in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

CHOREOGRAPHER

Milli Hoelscher for Bye Bye Birdie; Dan Murphy for The Music Man; Dan Murphy for Hello, Dolly!

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Phil Hilfiker, Bye Bye Birdie; Alan D. Lytle, Music Man; Alan D. Lytle, Hello, Dolly!

COSTUME DESIGN

Patricia Rohrbach, Bye Bye Birdie; John Gerth, The Lion in Winter; Margaret Chapman, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940; Ashley Wase, Hello, Dolly!

BEST SET DESIGN

Chris Whitten, The Music Man; Kermit Heckert, The Lion in Winter; Chris Whitten, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940; Chris Whitten, Hello, Dolly!

BEST LIGHT DESIGN

Glenn Gauer, The Lion in Winter; Kurt Herman, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL

Milli Hoelscher, Bye Bye Birdie; Dan Murphy, The Music Man; Dan Murphy, Hello, Dolly!

BEST DIRECTOR - PLAY

Don Alder, Broadway Bound; Bill Dobson, The Lion in Winter; Alan Shearman, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

BEST MUSICAL

Bye Bye Birdie; The Music Man; Hello, Dolly!

BEST PLAY

Broadway Bound; The Lion in Winter; The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Lakewood President Rocky Johnson will also recognize other individuals who have made significant contributions to Lakewood during the year.

The OTAS Awards and Annual Meeting is a free event open to the public but seating is limited. Please secure a reservation by calling the Lakewood Box Office at 503-635-3901.