I know, I know, these are unforgivably late. But our annual Award Nominee Interview Series ballooned to 50 people and took forever to roll out. There’s still one TV interview to come but the My Cinema Award Winners have been announced and now it’s time for the My Theatre Award Winners (Read the full list of Nominees HERE).

Any production that one of our writers saw between Jan 1 and Dec 31 2011 qualified for an award. With 5 divisions to cover (National, Regional I, Regional II, Student and Other), there are more My Theatre Award categories than both other award-giving branches combined.

Still to come are our 2011 My Theatre Performers of the Year, our Emerging Artist Award (new this year) and the recipient of our yearly Honorary Award. But without further ado, here are winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards.


Best Actor in a Play
Evan Buliung in The Grapes of Wrath (Stratford Festival)
Gareth Potter in Hosanna (Stratford Festival)

Best Actress in a Play
Irene Poole in The Little Years (Stratford Festival)
Krista Colosimo in When the Rain Stops Falling (Shaw Festival)

Best Actor in a Musical
Josh Young in Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford Festival)

Best Actress in a Musical
Mamie Parris in 9 to 5 (Dancap)

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Tom Rooney in Twelfth Night (Stratford Festival)

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Amanda Lisman in Titus Andronicus (Stratford Festival) 

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Kyle Blair in The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions)

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Emma Hunton in Next to Normal (Dancap)

Outstanding Ensemble
Heartbreak House (Shaw Festival)

Best Director
Darko Tresnjak for Titus Andronicus (Stratford Festival)

Best Designer
Ken MacDonald for The Admirable Crichton (Shaw Festival)

Best Play
Twelfth Night (Stratford Festival)

Best Musical
Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford Festival)



Division I

Best Actor
Jonathan Wilson in The Normal Heart (Studio 180)

Best Actress
Brooke Hardman in Cymbeline (Actors’ Shakespeare Project)

Best Supporting Actor
Daren A Herbert in Parade (Acting Up Stage/ Studio 180)

Best Supporting Actress
Melody A. Johnson in In the Next Room (Tarragon)
Sarah Orenstein in The Normal Heart (Studio 180)

Best Ensemble
Hotel Nepenthe (Actors’ Shakespeare Project)

Best Director
Edward Hall for Richard III (Propeller Shakespeare) 

Best Production
The Normal Heart (Studio 180)

Division II

Best Actor
Liam Morris in Marat/Sade (Soupcan)

Best Actress
Briana Templeton in Fireraisers (Red Light District)

Best Supporting Actor
Jeremy Browne in Glengarry Glen Ross (Independent Drama Society)

Best Supporting Actress
Christine Kasparian in Into the Woods (Newton Country Players)

Best Ensemble
Eurydice (Independent Drama Society) 

Best Director
Lindsay Eagle for Eurydice (Independent Drama Society) 

Best Production
Candide (Huntington)



Best New Work
John Kuntz  for Hotel Nepenthe (Actors’ Shakespeare Project) 

Best Performance in a Reading
Will Lyman in Highland Center, Indiana (Boston Playwright’s Ground Floor Series)

Best Dance/Opera Performance
Heather Ogden in Romeo & Juliet (Canadian Ballet Company)

Best Fringe/Summerworks Actress
Denise Oucharek in Remember, Maggie? (Fringe)

Best Fringe/Summerworks Actor
Jesse Aaron Dwyre in Eurydice (Summerworks)

Best Fringe/Summerworks Production
Kim’s Convenience (Fringe)



Best Actor
Chris Behmke in Sweeney Todd (BU On Broadway)

Best Actress
Marguerite McHale in Julius Caesar (BU Shakespeare Society)

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Ketai in Fallujah (BU CFA) 

Best Supporting Actress
Sophie Simpson in Judas Iscariot (BU CFA)
Julie Ann Earls in Julius Caesar (BU CFA) 

Best Ensemble
Fallujah (BU CFA)

Best Director
Jason King Jones for Fallujah/The Learned Ladies (BU CFA)

Best Production
Fallujah (BU CFA)