2009 OTAS Award Winners Announced
Lakewood Theatre Company announces the winners of the 38th annual OTAS Awards
AND PRESENTATION OF OTAS AWARDS JUNE 30, 2009
On Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts held its annual meeting and OTAS (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) presentation at the Lakewood Center to celebrate the closing of its 56th season of plays and its 38th annual OTAS Awards. Emcee for the evening was Bill Warner, Past President of the Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Pictured: (left to right) Standing: Fred Breuer, Alan Shearman, Bill Warner, John Killeen, Jami Chatalas, Scott Parker, Jill Westerby, Erin Charles, Rod Langdahl, Michael Allen Harrison. Kneeling: Wade Willis and Kurt Herman.
Artists recognized during the evening included:
BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Erin Charles as The Witch in Into The Woods
BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL
Shawn Rogers as the Baker in Into The Woods
BEST SUPPORT ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Jill Westerby as Little Red in Into The Woods
BEST SUPPORT ACTOR-MUSICAL
Isaac Lamb as The Wolf/Prince Charming in Into The Woods
BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
Vana O'Brien as Penny in You Can't Take It With You
Jami Chatalas as Gillian Holroyd in Bell, Book and Candle
BEST ACTOR - PLAY
Scott Parker as Chandebise/Poche in A Flea In Her Ear
BEST SUPPORT ACTRESS - PLAY
Jamie M. Rea as Lucienne in A Flea In Her Ear
BEST SUPPORT ACTOR - PLAY
Gary Powell as Mr. Kirby in You Can't Take It With You
Kurt Conroyd as Nicky in Bell, Book and Candle
John Killeen as Camille in A Flea In Her Ear
Alan D. Lytle for Into The Woods
John Gerth for Into The Woods
BEST SET DESIGN
Rod Langdahl for Into The Woods
BEST LIGHT DESIGN
Kurt Herman for A Flea In Her Ear
BEST DIRECTOR MUSICAL
Wade Willis for Into The Woods
BEST DIRECTOR PLAY
Alan Shearman for A Flea In Her Ear
Into The Woods
A Flea In Her Ear
Fred Breuer, board member and supervisor of building renovations and repairs, received the Betty Kingsbury Heritage Award for his outstanding support of Lakewood over the years. David Berentson received a posthumous award for his more than 30 years of service as a volunteer lawyer for Lakewood and official tabulator of the OTAS Awards.
A special Board Award was made to Michael Allen Harrison for his work on the original musical, Prometheus.
Outgoing President Mark Birge also recognized and thanked board members Kathy Bussman, Dan Heine, Malcolm Mathes, Rocky Johnson, Linda Brown, Kay Rhoney and Laura Gentry for spearheading fundraising projects throughout the year. He extended special appreciation to retiring board members Kay Rhoney and Laura Gentry.
Mary Goss, President of the Lakewood Center Associates, introduced incoming Associates President Jeanne Denton who presented a performing arts scholarship check to Jesselyn Parks, a graduating senior from Lake Oswego High School.
In official business, the non-profit organization elected Cyndie Glazer as President and Jerry Koll as Treasurer for a one-year term. Members elected to serve three-year board terms were: John Bradshaw, Dan Heine, Rocky Johnson, Sandy Hageman, Bruce Ramseyer and Don Irving. Jeanne Denton, as President of Lakewood Center Associates for 2009-10, was elected for a one-year board term.