OTAS Awards presented at Lakewood Theatre Company
Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts recently held its annual meeting and OTAS (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) presentation to celebrate the closing of its 60th season of plays and its 42nd annual OTAS Awards.
The OTAS Awards are given each year to honor those involved in productions at Lakewood Theatre Company. They originated in 1971.
Emcee for the evening was Alan Shearman, a frequent Lakewood stage director and past OTAS Award winner.
Artists recognized during the evening included:
Best actress, musical: Stephanie K. Leppert as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific
Best actor, musical: Joe Theissen as Albert/Zaza in La Cage aux Folles
Best supporting actress, musical: Barbara Irvin as Bloody Mary in South Pacific
Best supporting actor, musical: Kevin Cook as Jacob/Claudia in La Cage aux Folles
Best actress, play: Pam Mahon as Claire in Rumors
Best actor, play: Jeff Gorham as Lenny in Rumors and Leif Norby as Marc in ART
Best supporting actress, play: Rani Lightle as Cookie in Rumors
Best supporting actor, play: Brian Williams as Glenn in Rumors
Best musical direction: Alan D. Lytle for La Cage aux Folles
Costume design: Margaret Louise Chapman for La Cage aux Folles
Best set design: Chris Whitten for South Pacific and Glenn Gauer for La Cage aux Folles
Best light design: Drew Flint for La Cage aux Folles
Best choreographer: Cherie Price for La Cage aux Folles
Best director musical: Greg Tamblyn for La Cage aux Folles
Best director play: Joe Theissen for Rumors
Best musical: La Cage aux Folles
Best play: Rumors
Receiving judges awards were Lisa Knox, Brandon Weaver and Alan King.
Chris Berreth received the Betty Kingsbury Heritage Award for exemplary service to the theater.
Other special awards in recognition of outstanding service were given to Marcus Storey, sound technician; Heather Taylor, stage manager and crew; Mark Daniels, assistant stage manager and crew; Alex Mitchell, spotlight and crew; and Trevon Jensen, crew.During the annual meeting held June 28, the nonprofit organizations president, Fred Baldwin, recognized and thanked retiring board members Linda Kerl and Lorri Kehoe for their many years of service to Lakewood.
In official business, Michelle Dorman was elected president and Don Irving elected treasurer for one-year terms. Members elected to serve three-year board terms were Fred Breuer, Linda Brown, Michelle Dorman, Joann Frankel, Cyndie Glazer, Jeff Kantor, Ramzan Magomedov and Gail Pemble. For two-year terms, Michael C. Dotten and Bridget Smith were elected and for a one-year term, Barbara Kehoe was elected.Add a comment