Lakewood Theatre Company OTAS Award Nominees 2017


OTAS Awards at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego OregonThe OTAS Awards
To celebrate the end of our 64th season and the wonderful work of our actors, musicians, technicians and artistic personnel, this year's OTAS Awards Party will be held this year on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center on Friday evening June 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM. We'll have hearty hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and music. Casts are invited to reunite and celebrate with us the end of a fabulous season. Whether you've been onstage, backstage or in the audience cheering us on, we hope you'll take this opportunity to join us for a fun evening. We hope you can attend.



Place: Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034

RSVP: 503-635-3901 or email at:

Download the 2017 list of Nominees


OTAS 2017 AWARD NOMINEES

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL
  Matthew Hayward as Guido Contini in Nine
  Darius Pierce as John Adams in 1776
  Benjamin Tissell as Jesus in Godspell

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL
  Chrissy Kelly-Pettit as Luisa Contini in Nine
  Ecaterina Lynn as Carla in Nine
  Dru Rutledge as Abigail Adams in 1776

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL
  Mark Pierce as Benjamin Franklin in 1776
  Brock Bivens as Judas in Godspell

BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
  Melissa Whitney as Rachel Crabbe in One Man, Two Guvnors
  Sarah Jane Fridlich as Jacqueline De Severac in Murder On the Nile
  Tiffany Groben as Kay Ridgeway Mostyn in Murder On the Nile
  Marilyn Stacey as Veronica Novak in God of Carnage
  Sarah Lucht as Annette Raleigh in God of Carnage

BEST ACTOR - PLAY
  Grant Byington as Francis in One Man, Two Guvnors
  Chase Fulton as Simon Mostyn in Murder On The Nile
  Don Alder as Alan Raleigh in God of Carnage
  David Sikking as Michael Novak in God of Carnage

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PLAY
  Kailey Rhodes as Pauline Clench in One Man, Two Guvnors
  Lisa Knox as Miss ffouliot-ffoulkes in Murder On the Nile
  Katie Mortemore as Christina Grant in Murder On the Nile

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PLAY
  Burl Ross as Alfie in One Man, Two Guvnors
  Jacob Lee Smith as William Smith in Murder On the Nile

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  Jessica Carr for Nine
  Jessica Carr for 1776
  Jessica Carr for One Man, Two Guvnors
  Margaret Louise Chapman for Murder On the Nile
  Jami Chatalas Blanchard for God of Carnage
  Jessica Carr for Godspell

BEST SET DESIGN
  Charles Ketter for Nine
  Max Ward for 1776
  John Gerth for One Man, Two Guvnors
  Max Ward for Murder On the Nine
  John Gerth for God of Carnage
  John Gerth for Godspell

BEST LIGHT DESIGN
  Jeff Forbes for Nine
  Kurt Herman for 1776
  Kurt Herman for One Man, Two Guvnors
  Kurt Herman for Murder On the Nile
  Peter West for God of Carnage
  Kurt Herman for Godspell

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
  Laura Hiszczynskyj for Nine
  Beth Raimer for 1776
  Michael Snider & Randy Davis for Godspell

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
  Beth Noelle for Nine
  Jon Quesenberry & Bruce McDonald for 1776
  Cyndy Ramsey-Rier for Godspell

BEST DIRECTOR - MUSICAL
  Ron Daum for Nine
  Kurt Raimer for 1776
  Michael Snider for Godspell

BEST DIRECTOR - PLAY
  Don Alder for One Man, Two Guvnors
  Nancy McDonald for Murder On the Nile
  Antonio Sonera for God of Carnage

BEST MUSICAL
  Nine
  1776
  Godspell    

BEST PLAY
  One Man, Two Guvnors
  Murder On the Nile
  God of Carnage

Many thanks to all the actors, technicians, crew, musicians and designers
who made the season possible!


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. From 1972- 2008 David Berentson was the tabulator. Since 2009 the tabulator has been Jerry Woods.