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The 28th Annual Ovation Award Winners

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OVATION AWARD WINNERS 

Best Season
Rogue Machine
Dutch Masters
Les Blancs
Still Live
The Super Variety Match Bonus Round!

Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theatre)
33 Variations (Actors Co-Op)

Best Production of a Play (Large Theatre)
Gulf View Drive (Rubicon Theatre Company)

Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theatre)
When Jazz Had the Blues (CEK Productions)

Best Production of a Musical (Large Theatre)
Next to Normal (East West Players)

Best Presented Production
The Encounter (The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)

Acting Ensemble of a Play
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Center Theatre Group)

Acting Ensemble of a Musical
Five Guys Named Moe (Ebony Repertory Theatre)

Choreography
Paul McGill 

The Legend of Georgia McBride
The Geffen Playhouse

Music Direction
Jesse Vargas

For the Record: Scorsese – American Crime Requiem 
(The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)

Book for an Original Musical
Carole Kosoff
When Jazz Had the Blues
CEK Productions

Lyrics / Composition for an Original Musical
Michael Shaw Fisher
Skullduggery: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet

Playwriting for an Original Play
Anna Ziegler
Actually
Geffen Playhouse

Direction of a Musical
Nancy Keystone
Next to Normal
East West Players

Direction of a Play
Thomas James O’Leary
33 Variations
Actors Co-op

Lead Actor in a Musical
B. Slade as Stacks
For the Record: Scorsese – American Crime Requiem 
(The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)

Lead Actress in a Musical
Deedee Magno Hall as Diana 
Next to Normal
East West Players

Lead Actor in a Play
Harry Groener as Big Daddy
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Antaeus Theatre Company

Lead Actress in a Play
Debra Jo Rupp as Della
The Cake
The Echo Theatre Company

Featured Actor in a Musical
Rogelio Douglas Jr. as Four Eyed Moe
Five Guys Named Moe
Ebony Repertory Theatre

Featured Actress in a Musical
Isa Briones as Natalie
Next to Normal
East West Players

Featured Actor in a Play
Adolphus Ward as Stool Pigeon
August Wilson’s King Hedley II
Sophina Brown

Featured Actress in a Play
Ella Joyce as Ruby
August Wilson’s King Hedley II
Sophina Brown

Lighting Design – Intimate Theatre
Andrew Schmedake
33 Variations
Actors Co-op

Lighting Design – Large Theatre
Josh Epstein
The Legend of Georgia McBride
Geffen Playhouse

Scenic Design – Intimate Theatre
Nicholas Acciani
33 Variations
Actors Co-op

Scenic Design – Large Theatre
Tim Macabee
Archduke
Center Theatre Group

Sound Design – Intimate Theatre
Joseph Slawinski
Burners
Moving Arts

Sound Design – Large Theatre
Jeff Gardner
Dry Land
Center Theatre Group / The Echo Theatre Company

Costume Design – Intimate Theatre
Michael Mullen
Siamese Sex Show
Theatre Planners

Costume Design – Large Theatre
E.B. Brooks
The Legend of Georgia McBride
Geffen Playhouse

Video/Projection Design
Corwin Evans
Plasticity
SoulArt

OVATION HONORS RECIPIENTS 

Music Composition for a Play
Noah Agruss
Bars and Measures
The Theatre @ Boston Court

Fight Choreography
Ahmed Best
Blueberry Toast
The Echo Theatre Company

Puppet Design
Joe Seely
Wicked Lit 2016
Unbound Productions

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