BREAKING NEWS: Plaza Theatre Company receives 44 nominations for the 2012 Column Awards

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The official nominees for the 2012 Column Awards were revealed last night, and all told Plaza Theatre Company was honored to receive 44 nominations for eight of it’s 2012 productions. Production staff, performers, musicians and designers all received recognition for their work at PlazaCo in 2012. Here is the list of those from Plaza Theatre Company who received nominations:

THE FOREIGNER – (non Equity)

Best Play
Best Director of a Play – Luke Hunt
Best Supporting Actor – Jerry Downey
Best Supporting Actress – Trich Zaitoon
Best Featured Actor – Luke Hunt

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – (non Equity)

Best Musical
Best Director of a Musical – Jodie and Soni Barrus
Best Musical Director – Soni Barrus
Best Choreography – Tabitha Barrus
Best Actor in a Musical – G. Aaron Siler
Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Caroline Rivera
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Kara Barnes
Best Lighting Design of  a Musical – Cameron Barrus

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE – (non-Equity)

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Ben Phillips
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Milette Siler
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Tina Barrus
Best Scenic Design of a Musical – JaceSon P. Barrus
Best Sound Design of a Musical – G. Aaron Siler

THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE – (non Equity)

Best Actor in a Play – Luke Hunt
Best Featured Actress in a Play – Trich Zaitoon
Best Costume Design of a Play – Kara Barnes
Best Lighting Design of a Play – Cameron Barrus

GUYS & DOLLS – (non Equity)

Chita Rivera Dance Award (Female) – Rachel Hunt

FOOTLOOSE – (non Equity)

Chita Rivera Dance Award (Male) – Stephen Singleton

ARSENIC & OLD LACE – (non Equity)

Best Director of a Play – Ben Phillips
Best Actress in a Play- JoAnn Gracey
Best Scenic Design of a Play – JaceSon P. Barrus
Best Sound Design of a Play – G. Aaron Siler

RAGTIME – (Equity)

Best Musical
Best Director of a Musical – G. Aaron and Milette Siler
Best Musical Director of a Musical – Bree Cockerell
Best Choreography of a Musical – G. Aaron and Milette Siler
Best Actor in a Musical – Major Attaway
Best Actor in a Musical – Dennis Yslas
Best Actress in a Musical – Daron Cockerell
Best Actress in a Musical – Chimberly Carter-Byrom
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – JaceSon P. Barrus
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Jonathan Metting
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Whitney Latrice Coulter
Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Luke Hunt
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Tina Barrus
Best Scenic Design of a Musical – G. Aaron Siler
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – G. Aaron Siler
Best Sound Design of a Musical – G. Aaron Siler

We should also mention that both Cessany Ford and Lindsay Hardisty received nominations as Best Stage Manager for their work throughout the area including work at PlazaCo.

We feel truly honored to be nominated alongside the excellent work in the Metroplex and we express our gratitude to The Column Awards organization for the wonderful event they work tirelessly to provide. For a complete listing of the 2012 Column Awards nominations go here.

Now, we encourage you to make plans to attend the annual Column Awards event. It is always a wonderful evening honoring the best of DFW theatre which also benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. This year the event will be held February 25th at the Irving Arts Center. You can go here for more information about getting your reservation.

Congratulations to all the 2012 Column Awards nominees and “thank you” to every person who contributed to the excellent work in 2012. We are proud to know you and to work with you.

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