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Winners and nomineesEdit

 
Carolyn Hennesy, Ceremony host
 
Laurie Metcalf, winner, Lead Actress in a Play
 
Henry Dittman, winner, Featured Actor in a Play
 
Stephanie J Block, nominee, Lead Actress in a Musical
 
Jon Bernthal, nominee, Lead Actor in a Play
 
Sandy Martin, nominee, Lead Actress in a Play
 
Constance Zimmer, nominee, Lead Actress in a Play
 
François Chau, nominee, Featured Actor in a Play
 
Darryl Stephens, nominee, Featured Actor in a Play
 
Edi Gathegi, nominee, Featured Actor in a Play
 
Phylicia Rashad, nominee, Director of a Play

The nominees for the 2011 Ovation Awards were announced on September 19, 2011, at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California.[1][2] The awards were presented for excellence in stage productions in the Los Angeles area from September, 2010 to August, 2011 based upon evaluations from 250 members of the Los Angeles theater community.

The winners were announced on November 14, 2011 in a ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony was hosted by actress Carolyn Hennesy.[3][4]

AwardsEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theater) Best Production of a Musical (Large Theater)
Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theater) Best Production of a Play (Large Theater)
Lead Actor in a Musical Lead Actress in a Musical
Lead Actor in a Play Lead Actress in a Play
Featured Actor in a Musical Featured Actress in a Musical
Featured Actor in a Play Featured Actress in a Play
Acting Ensemble of a Musical Acting Ensemble for a Play
Director of a Musical Director of a Play
Music Direction Choreography
Book for an Original Musical Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical
  • William Norris, Stuart Gordon & Dennis Paoli – Re-Animator: The Musical – Red Hen Productions & Schramm Group LLC
    • David Goldsmith & Wendy Perelman – Having It All – DEMAND Productions
    • Brian Pugach – The Next Fairy Tale – Celebration Theatre
Playwrighting For An Original Play Best Season
  • Stefan Marks – Hello – Crooked Arrow Productions
    • Tom Burmester – The War Cycle: Gospel According to First Squad – Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble
    • Donald Jolly – Bonded – Playwrights' Arena
    • Marja-Lewis Ryan – Dysnomia – Jessie Warner & Marja-Lewis Ryan
    • John Pollono – Small Engine Repair – Rogue Machine Theatre
    • Elliot Shoenman – Aftermath – Linda Toliver/Gary Guidinger
    • David Wiener – Extraordinary Chambers – Geffen Playhouse
Lighting Design (Intimate Theater) Lighting Design (Large Theater)
  • Christopher Kuhl – How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found – The Theatre @ Boston Court
    • Ken Booth – A House Not Meant to Stand – Fountain Theatre
    • Ken Booth – The Train Driver – Fountain Theatre
    • Bosco Flanagan – Awake – Bootleg Theatre
    • Matt Richter – Skeleton Stories – Theatre Of NOTE
    • Matt Richter – Shoe Story – Theatre Of NOTE
    • Mark Svastics – Hello – Crooked Arrow Productions
  • David Weiner – Venice – Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre
    • Howell Binkley – Twist – An American Musical – Pasadena Playhouse
    • Elizabeth Harper – A Raisin in the Sun – Ebony Repertory Theatre
    • Paulie Jenkins – Moonlight & Magnolias – The Colony Theatre Company
    • Jeremy Pivnick – A Wither's Tale – Troubadour Theater Company
    • Jared Sayeg – Kiss Me, Kate – Reprise Theatre Company
    • Dan Weingarten – Krunk Fu Battle Battle – East West Players
Scenic Design (Intimate Theater) Scenic Design (Large Theater)
  • Joel Daavid – Skeleton Stories – Theatre Of NOTE
    • Kurt Boetcher – Heavier Than… – The Theatre @ Boston Court
    • Tom Buderwitz – The Autumn Garden – The Antaeus Company
    • Joel Daavid – The Violet Hour – Hollywood Food Chain Productions
    • Jeff McLaughlin – Bakersfield Mist – Fountain Theatre
    • Jeff McLaughlin – The Train Driver – Fountain Theatre
    • Jeff McLaughlin – A House Not Meant to Stand – Fountain Theatre
Sound Design (Intimate Theater) Sound Design (Large Theater)
  • Alyssa Ishii – Awake – Bootleg Theater
    • Peter Bayne – A House Not Meant to Stand – Fountain Theatre
    • Bryan Maier – Shoe Story – Theatre Of NOTE
    • David Marling – The Train Driver – Fountain Theatre
    • Mark McClain Wilson – Skeleton Stories – Theatre Of NOTE
    • John Zalewski – How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found – The Theatre @ Boston Court
    • John Zalewski – Margo Veil – Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Costume Design (Intimate Theater) Costume Design (Large Theater)
  • A. Jeffrey Schoenberg – The Malcontent – The Antaeus Company
    • Naila Alladin-Sanders – Neighbors – The Matrix Theatre Company
    • Ann Closs-Farley – Ken Roht's 99 Cent Only Same-O, An Electric Ballad – Bootleg Theater
    • Ann Closs-Farley – The Adventures of Pinocchio – Deaf West Theatre
    • Tina Haatainen-Jones – The Autumn Garden – The Antaeus Company
    • Shon Leblanc – The Violet Hour – Hollywood Food Chain Productions
    • Tifanie McQueen – Endgame – Sacred Fools Theater Company

Ovation HonorsEdit

Ovation Honors, which recognize outstanding achievement in areas that are not among the standard list of nomination categories, were presented when the nominations were announced.

  • Composition for a Play – Brian Joseph, Lyle Lovett, Fred Sanders, Sara Watkins & Sean Watkins – Much Ado About Nothing – The Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles
  • Fight Choreography – Brian Danner – The Walworth Farce – Theatre Of NOTE
  • Puppet Design – Kristopher Bicknell, Gwyneth Conaway Bennison & Miles Taber – D Is For Dog – Rogue Artists Ensemble
  • Video Design – Jason Thompson – Venice – Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kiss Me Kate Tops 2011 Ovation Award Nominations". 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Ovation Awards nominations announced for 2010-11 season". Los Angeles Times. 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ "A Troubie Triumph at the Ovation Awards". 14 November 2011.
  4. ^ Boehm, Mike (14 November 2011). "Troubadour Theater Co. and Rogue Machine top Ovation Awards". Los Angeles Times.