The 2015 Kelsey Awards Nominee List

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All the Round 1 votes have been counted and The Kelsey Report is extremely proud to announce The 2015 Kelsey Award Nominees!

The winners of each category will be announced during the live Kelsey Awards ceremony on Saturday, July 25th. Tickets are on sale now, and it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets sooner rather than later. You can purchase your tickets by CLICKING HERE.

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Also, the entire Kelsey Theatre community is invited to The 2015 Kelsey Awards Block Party! – set to take place Wednesday, July 22nd at Uno Chicago Bar & Grill in Hamilton, NJ. Seating is very limited. CLICK HERE to RSVP and to get more information.


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THE 2015 KELSEY AWARDS
NOMINEE LIST

Once you check out the nominees, be sure you head on over to The Kelsey Awards Voting Booth and cast your vote for who you think should win! Round 2 voting goes until July 5th. CLICK HERE to cast your vote!

Outstanding Sound Design

  • CATS – Evan Paine & Eric Collins
  • INTO THE WOODS – Wayne Irons
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Evan Paine
  • THE MUSIC MAN – Eric Collins
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: THE MUSICAL – Evan Paine

Outstanding Lighting Design

  • CATS – Robert Terrano, Star McCloud & Chris Nielsen
  • COUNT DRACULA – M. Kitty Getlik
  • INTO THE WOODS – Vicki Kaiser
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Star McCloud
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – M. Kitty Getlik

Outstanding Costume & Make-up Design

  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – Kate Pinner
  • CATS – Kate Pinner, Alex Kresge, Michelle Rittmann, Debbie O’Hara, Koren Zander & Donna Reed
  • INTO THE WOODS – Rusty Miller
  • ROMEO & JULIET – Kate Pinner & Koren Zander
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Jaci D’Ulisse, Kat Ross Kline & Barbara Paolillo

Outstanding Set & Scenic Design

  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – Kate Pinner
  • CATS – James Petro & Kresimir Juraga
  • COUNT DRACULA – John M. Maurer, Amy Bessellieu & Jeff Cantor
  • INTO THE WOODS – Bryan Schendlinger
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Bryan Schendlinger

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Outstanding Choreography

  • CATS – Dani Tucci-Juraga
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Renee Chambers-Liciaga
  • KISS ME, KATE – Renee Chambers-Liciaga
  • ROMEO & JULIET – Jody P. Gazenbeek-Person
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Kat Ross Kline

Outstanding Vocal & Music Direction

  • CATS – Laurie Gougher
  • INTO THE WOODS – Mike Gilch
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Shannon Ferrara & Mike Gilch
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Pat Masterson
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Peter de Mets

Outstanding Direction of a Play

  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – LouJ Stalsworth
  • CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – Ruth Markoe
  • LEND ME A TENOR – John M. Maurer
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Peter Bisgaier
  • ROMEO & JULIET – LouJ Stalsworth

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

  • CATS – Dani Tucci-Juraga
  • INTO THE WOODS – Kyrus Keenan Westcott
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Frank Ferrara
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Kristy Davis
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Kat Ross Kline

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Outstanding Comedic Performance

  • INTO THE WOODS – Ben Menahem & Kevin Palardy as “The Princes”
  • KISS ME, KATE – Chris Arena & Roman Sohor as “Man 1 & 2”
  • LI’L ABNER – Kathleen Kutalek as “Mammy Yokum”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Peter Bisgaier as “Henry Saunders”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Matthew Cassidy as “Freddy”

Singer of the Year

  • CATS – Jaimie McMillin as “Grizabella”
  • INTO THE WOODS – Jenna O’Neill as “The Witch”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Michael Scibilia as “Jesus”
  • THE MUSIC MAN – Elizabeth Rzasa as “Marian Paroo”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Samantha Sharpe as “Martha”

Outstanding Kelsey Theatre Debut

Due to a technical glitch, the original list of nominees in this category were incorrect. A separate voting session for this category will take place July 6-12, 2015.

  • INTO THE WOODS – Kara Wilson as “The Baker’s Wife”
  • INTO THE WOODS – Christina Kosyla as “Cinderella”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Ben Simons as “Pilate”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Mike Gilch as “Einstein”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Jeff Price as “Dr. Neville Craven”

Outstanding Musical Number

  • CATS – “Jellicle Ball”
  • INTO THE WOODS – “Children Will Listen/Finale”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – “Simon Zealotes”
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – “Banjo”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – “I Heard Someone Crying”

Villain of the Year

  • AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP – William Mercado as “Det. Sergeant Trotter”
  • CATS – Noah Barson as “McCavity/Rumpus Cat”
  • INTO THE WOODS – Jenna O’Neill as “The Witch”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Maria Aromando as “Herod”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Jeff Price as “Dr. Neville Craven”

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Outstanding Theatrical Romantic Couple

  • INTO THE WOODS – John Zimmerman & Kara Wilson as “The Baker” & “The Baker’s Wife”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Andrew Timmes & Alysia Toscano as “Max” & “Maggie”
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Jacob Kinderman & Colleen McDonald as “John Truitt” & “Esther Smith”
  • THE MUSIC MAN – Chris Neumann & Elizabeth Rzasa as “Harold Hill” & “Marian Paroo”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Bill Kamps & Katie Rochon as “Archibald Craven” & “Lily Craven”

Outstanding Young Performer

  • INTO THE WOODS – Jenna O’Neill as “The Witch”
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Shealyn Davis as “Tootie Smith”
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: THE MUSICAL – Aanya Manon as “Susan Walker”
  • THE MUSIC MAN – Nicky Torchia as “Winthrop”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Morgan Wambach as “Mary Lennox”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

  • AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP – Jessica Braynor as “Miss Casewell”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Stephanie A. Zimmerman as “Maria Merelli”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Laurie Hardy as “Julia”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Sarah Stryker as “Suzanne/Countess/Admirer”
  • THE WINTER’S TALE – Kyla Mostello Donnelly as “Paulina”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – Rupert Hinton as “Thomas Cromwell”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Peter Bisgaier as “Henry Saunders”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Roman Sohor as “Tito Merelli”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Matthew Cassidy as “Freddy”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – David Christoffersen as “Gaston”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

  • AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP – Elizabeth Rzasa as “Mollie Ralston”
  • COUNT DRACULA – Stephanie Moon as “Mina Murry”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Alysia Toscano as “Maggie Saunders”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Nicole Farina-Machin as “Germaine”
  • THE WINTER’S TALE – Sarah Stryker as “Hermione”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – John Shanken-Kaye as “Sir Thomas More”
  • AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP – William Mercado as “Det. Sergeant Trotter”
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Andrew Timmes as “Max”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Frank Falisi as “Picasso”
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Mike Gilch as “Einstein”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

  • CATS – Tia Brown as “Bombalurina”
  • INTO THE WOODS – Christina Kosyla as “Cinderella”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Tia Brown as “Simon Zealotes”
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Shealyn Davis as “Tootie Smith”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Samantha Sharpe as “Martha”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

  • CATS – Michael Zweig as “Mr. Mistoffeles”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Ben Simons as “Pilate”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Michael Zweig as “Peter”
  • THE MUSIC MAN – James Zimmerman as “Marcellus Washburn”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Jeff Price as “Dr. Neville Craven”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

  • CATS – Jaimie McMillin as “Grizabella”
  • INTO THE WOODS – Jenna O’Neill as “The Witch”
  • INTO THE WOODS – Kara Wilson as “The Baker’s Wife”
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Colleen McDonald as “Esther Smith”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Katie Rochon as “Lily Craven”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

  • INTO THE WOODS – John Zimmerman as “The Baker”
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Michael Scibilia as “Jesus”
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Jacob Kinderman as “John Truitt”
  • THE MUSIC MAN – Chris Neumann as “Harold Hill”
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Bill Kamps as “Archibald Craven”

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Production Company of the Year

  • MAURER PRODUCTIONS ONSTAGE – “Count Dracula” & “Lend Me a Tenor”
  • PENNINGTON PLAYERS – “Into the Woods” & “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”
  • PIERROT PRODUCTIONS – “The Secret Garden” & “They’re Playing Our Song”
  • PLAYFUL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS – “Jesus Christ Superstar” & “CATS”
  • YARDLEY PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY – “Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap”, “Meet Me in St. Louis” & “The Music Man”

Outstanding Production of a Play

  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – Producers: Kate Pinner & LouJ Stalsworth (PinnWorth Productions)
  • LEND ME A TENOR – Producers: Diana Gilman Maurer & John M. Maurer (Maurer Productions OnStage)
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – Producer: Judi Parrish (Pennington Players)
  • ROMEO & JULIET – Producers: M. Kitty Getlik & Jody P. Gazenbeek-Person (MCCC Academic Theatre Company)
  • THE WINTER’S TALE – Producer: Janet Quartarone (Shakespeare ’70)

Outstanding Production of a Musical

  • CATS – Producers: Suzanne Smith & Hilary Leboff (Playful Theatre Productions)
  • INTO THE WOODS – Producers: Wayne Irons & Alan Naidoff (Pennington Players)
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Producers: Suzanne Smith & Hilary Leboff (Playful Theatre Productions)
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS – Producer: Marge Swider (Yardley Players Theatre Company)
  • THE SECRET GARDEN – Producer: Pete Labriola (Pierrot Productions)

Now that the nominees are revealed, it’s time for YOU to choose who wins!
CLICK HERE to vote

Be sure to come out to see who wins when the winners are revealed at The 2015 Kelsey Awards – set to take place Saturday, July 25th at 8pm and hosted by The First Ladies of Kelsey Theatre – Jaimie McMcMillin, Maria Aromando & Kim Cupo, aka, #JMK!

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