1999 Theater Nominees and Winners

Local Actress In A Leading RoleBeth Harris As Violet in Violet, Ensemble Theatre of CincinnatiMary Chichetti As Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers, UC College-Conservatory of MusicEydie Cohen as Roy Coh

Local Actress In A Leading Role
Beth Harris As Violet in Violet, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Mary Chichetti As Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers, UC College-Conservatory of Music
Eydie Cohen as Roy Cohn in Angels in America, UC College-Conservatory of Music
Kristy Cates as Katisha in The Hot Mikado, UC College-Conservatory of Music

Local Actor In A Leading Role
Nicholas Korn as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Stage First
Todd Almond as Kemp in Vigil, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Shane Michael Murphy as Rudy Pazinski in Over the Tavern, Cincinnati Playhouse
Michael Shooner as 11 manic characters in Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, New Edgecliff Theatre

Local Actress In A Supporting Role
Marni Penning as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival
Dale Hodges as Aunt Grace in Vigil, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Alex Schoeny as Young Violet in Violet, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Dale Hodges as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest, Cincinnati Playhouse

Local Actor In A Supporting Role
Bill Brewer as John and James in Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cincinnati Public Theatre
Forrest Fairley as Benjamin Franklin in 1776, Downtown Theatre Classics
Dan Kenney as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival
Todd Almond as Louis in Angels in America, UC College-Conservatory of Music

Performance By A Local Actor Or Actress
Steve Frazier as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Downtown Theatre Classics
Beth Harris as Violet in Violet, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Ty Yadzinski as Rutledge in 1776, Downtown Theatre Classics
Tyler Maynard as Pippin in Pippin, UC College-Conservatory of Music

Acting Performance By A Visiting Actor
Matthew Bennett and Sean McCourt as brothers in Ten Years Apart, Cincinnati Playhouse
Philip Pleasants as Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black, Cincinnati Playhouse
Peter Jay Fernandez as Marvell Thunder in Thunder Knocking on the Door, Cincinnati Playhouse
Tom Stechschulte as Uncle Peck in How I Learned to Drive, Cincinnati Playhouse

Acting Performance By A Visiting Actress
Seana McKenna as L'il Bit in How I Learned To Drive, Cincinnati Playhouse
Brenda Vaccaro as Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Marva Hicks as Glory Dupree in Thunder Knocking on the Door, Cincinnati Playhouse
Jeanne Cairns as Sister Clarissa in Over the Tavern, Cincinnati Playhouse

Ensemble Acting Performance
Over the Tavern, Cincinnati Playhouse
Angels in America, College-Conservatory of Music
Thunder Knocking on the Door, Cincinnati Playhouse
Cast of 'Pyramus & Thisbe' in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival

Community Theater Production
Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), Falcon Productions
Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain, Mariemont Players
Picnic, The Village Players of Ft. Thomas
Inherit the Wind, The Village Players of Ft. Thomas

Technical Achievement
Alice in Wonderland, Set and lighting design by Brian c. Mehring, costumes by Reba Senske and sound by David Levy, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Thunder Knocking on the Door, Set design by David Gallo, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by David B. Smith, Cincinnati Playhouse
Fiddler on the Roof, Scenic design by Anton Volish, costumes by Anne Cox-Espenlaub and lighting design by Susan Terrano, Downtown Theatre Classics
Woman in Black, Set design by Rob Odorisio, costumes by Gordon DeVinney, lighting by Brian Nason and sound by Jeff Ladman, Cincinnati Playhouse

Local Premiere
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Cincinnati Playhouse
How I Learned to Drive, Cincinnati Playhouse  
Angels in America, UC College-Conservatory of Music
Thunder Knocking on the Door, Cincinnati Playhouse

Season
Cincinnati Playhouse/Shelterhouse, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; The Woman in Black; Red Corners; How I Learned to Drive; Ten Years Apart
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, A Question of Mercy; Full Gallop; Alice in Wonderland; Ice Floe: Love & Shrimp; Violet
Cincinnati Playhouse/Marx, The Importance of Being Earnest; A Doll's House; Thunder Knocking at the Door; Over the Tavern; Appalachian Strings
UC College-Conservatory of Music, Angels in America; Cyrano; The Hot Mikado  

Production
Angels in America, Directed by Richard Hess and Michael Burnham, UC College-Conservatory of Music
Thunder Knocking on the Door, Cincinnati Playhouse
How I Learned to Drive, Directed by Charles Towers, Cincinnati Playhouse
Violet, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

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