2015 Barrymore Award Winners Announced
The Barrymore Awards, Philadelphia’s version of The Tony Awards, returned to the stage last night in the City of Brotherly Love for a second year after a revamp brought them back to the city following a brief hiatus. Honoring the Philadelphia theatre community and it’s success in the past year, the ceremony hit the stage of the Merriam Theatre last night on the Avenue of the Arts! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a full list of winners of the 2015 Barrymore Awards from Philadelphia!
The Barrymore Awards is an awards ceremony that honors excellence in theatre in Philadelphia. While the awards have been a long time tradition in Philly, the awards collapsed following the 2011 ceremony. However, in 2013 an organization titled Theatre Philadelphia, which seeks to bring together the greater Philadelphia theatre community to support the values and needs of artist, professionals and companies, took over the ceremony revamping the standards, guidelines and successfully relaunched the awards las tin 2014. This marked the second year the awards have been back on stage at the Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia with Theatre Philadelphia leading the way to produce the ceremony.
Here is the full list of winners for the 2015 Barrymore Awards:
Production of a Play: The Whale at Theatre Exile
Production of a Musical: Into the Woods at Theatre Horizon
Direction of a Play: Matt Pfeiffer for The Whale at Theatre Exile
Direction of a Musical: Matthew Decker for Into the Woods at Theatre Horizon
Leading Actor in a Play: Scott Greer in The Whale at Theatre Exile
Leading Actress in a Play: Catharine Slusar in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Theatre Exile
Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical: Ben Dibble in Herringbone at Flashpoint Theatre Company
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical: Liz Filios in Passion at Arden Theatre Company
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Dan Hodge in The Fair Maid of the West at Philadelphia Artists’ Collective
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Campbell O’Hare in Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Wilma Theater
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical: Michael Philip O’Brien in Field Hockey Hot at 11th Hour Theatre Company
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: Leah Walton in Field Hockey Hot at 11th Hour Theatre Company
Outstanding Set Design: Kristen Robinson for Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Wilma Theater
Outstanding Costume Design: Marla Jurglanis for Bach at Leipzig at People’s Light
Outstanding Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa for brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Philadelphia Theatre Company
Clear Sound Award for Outstanding Sound Design: Christopher Colucci for The Whale at Theatre Exile
Outstanding Original Music: “ILL DOOTS” for Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments at Flashpoint Theatre Company
Outstanding Choreography/Movement: Samantha Reading for Bach at Leipzig at People’s Light
Outstanding Music Direction: Amanda Morton for Into the Woods at Theatre Horizon
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: Little Rock at Passage Theatre Company
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical: Into the Woods at Theatre Horizon
Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play: Caught by Christopher Chen at InterAct Theatre Company
F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist: Akeem Davis
Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award: The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane at InterAct Theatre Company
June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective
Lifetime Achievement Award: Johnnie Hobbs Jr.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Barrymore Awards in Philadelphia! As you can see from the list above, two of the biggest winners of the night were Theatre Exile and Theatre Horizon! Theatre Exile went home taking the most awards with them, five in total, including Outstanding Production of a Play. Meanwhile, Theatre Horizon followed taking four awards home in total, including Outstanding Production of a Musical. Overall, an excellent night for the Philadelphia theatre community to celebrate its success, progress and change over this past year!
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