2015 OTAS Award winners announced

06/30/2015

On June 30, 2015 many artists were recognized for their work during the 2014-15 season at Lakewood Theatre Company

2015 OTAS Winners at Lakewood Theatre Company

Award Winners pictured: (left to right): Evan Howells, Burl Ross, Lisa Knox, Tina Cauthorn, Don Stewart Burns, Kurt Herman, John Oules and Jennifer Goldsmith.



The OTAS Awards
To celebrate the end of our 62nd 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 Tuesday evening June 30, 2015 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.

OTAS 2015 AWARD WINNERS

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Jennifer Goldsmith as Mame Dennis in Mame

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL
Evan Howells as Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - MUSICAL
Lisa Knox as Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - MUSICAL
Burl Ross as Igor in Young Frankenstein

BEST ACTRESS - PLAY
 Louise Chambers as Cordelia in The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock

BEST ACTOR - PLAY
Leif Norby as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - PLAY
Marilyn Stacey as Mag in The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PLAY
Don Stewart Burns as Old Bailey in The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jamie Parker for Mame

BEST SET DESIGN
Alan Schwanke for Young Frankenstein

BEST LIGHT DESIGN
Kurt Herman for Young Frankenstein
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Kurt Herman for Mame

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Laura Hiszczynskyj for Mame

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION
Darcy White for Mame

BEST DIRECTOR MUSICAL
John Oules for Mame

BEST DIRECTOR PLAY
Don Alder for The 39 Steps

BEST MUSICAL
Mame 

BEST PLAY
The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock

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.

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