Lakewood Theatre Company OTAS Award Winners 2016

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Award Winners pictured: (left to right): back row: Leif Norby, Kurt Herman, Burl Ross, Sara Mishler Martins, Margaret Louise Chapman and Greg Tamblyn; middle row: Jeanne Denton (Board of Directors), Pam Mahon, Kay Vega (Producer Emeritus), Alan Shearman, Kelly Stewart, Malia Tippets, Joey Cote and Stephanie Heuston; front row: Spencer Conway

The OTAS Awards
To celebrate the end of our 63rd season and the wonderful work of our actors, musicians, technicians and artistic personnel, this year's OTAS Awards Party was held in the Community Meeting Room at Lakewood Center on Thursday evening June 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM. This event is designed to acknowledge the success of our shows and the talent of our artists. Thank you to all who participate at Lakewood. Download the list of nominees here

OTAS 2016 AWARD WINNERS

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Pam Mahon as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL
Leif Norby as Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Malia Tippets as Antonia in Man of La Mancha

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL
Joey Côté as Sancho in Man of La Mancha

BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
Kelly Stewart as Rosemary Fenton in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death

BEST ACTOR - PLAY
Spencer Conway as Bullshot Crummond in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PLAY
Stephanie Heuston as Lenya Von Bruno in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PLAY
Burl Ross as Rashid/Aunt Charlotte in Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Margaret Louise Chapman for Man of La Mancha

BEST SET DESIGN
Glenn Gauer for Man of La Mancha

BEST LIGHT DESIGN
Kurt Herman for Man of La Mancha

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Sara Mishler Martins for Anything Goes

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
Alan D. Lytle for Man of La Mancha

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL
Greg Tamblyn for Man of La Mancha

BEST DIRECTOR - PLAY
Alan Shearman for Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death

BEST MUSICAL
Man of La Mancha

BEST PLAY
Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death

The Betty Kingsbury Heritage Award for exemplary service to the theatre went to Kurt Herman and Jeanne Denton.

A special Audience Award went to the stage crews of Golden Boy and Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death for their agility in managing quick set changes.

The O.T.A.S. Story ...
    The O.T.A.S. (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) Awards were originated in 1971 by the board of directors of the theatre. Each year these awards are given to honor those involved in productions at Lakewood Theatre Company. The first actual awards were framed photographs from the shows. Over the years the award has evolved into a professional looking free standing plaque designed by Jim Conway. Each one is engraved with the name of the winner, year and name of production.    
    Nominees for O.T.A.S. Awards are evaluated by a panel of judges who attend all shows. Performers are judged on role conception, vocal/physical interplay, and performance impact on an audience. Directors are judged on conception and interpretation of the play, use of performers as groups, and overall impact. All contributing members of Lakewood Theatre Company receive ballots which are tabulated by Jerry R. Woods, Attorney at Law. Winners are then announced at our Annual OTAS Awards party on June 30th of each year.

The OTAS Awards have been presented annually since the 1971-72 season to recognize outstanding performances, productions and directors at Lakewood Theatre Company. All LTC members vote in the OTAS Selections. Nominees for OTAS awards are judged by a panel of five judges who attend all shows. Performers are judged on role conception, vocal, physical interplay and performance impact on audience. Directors are judged on conception and interpretation of play, use of performers as groups, and impact.

The ballots are tabulated by an attorney at law and from 1972- 2008 David Berentson was the tabulator. Since 2009 the tabulator has been Jerry Woods.