The 2018 Kelsey Awards: And the Nominees Are…

The 2018 Kelsey Awards take place on Saturday, August 18 at 7pm inside The Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, New Jersey. This special ceremony, hosted by Mark Applegate, will feature special performances from all of the nominated musicals, along with special performances from upcoming shows. The show also features other special surprise performances and cameos, just like the Tony Awards.

Nineteen shows from the 2017-2018 Kelsey Theatre season were eligible for consideration. A whopping 17 of these reaped at least one bid across the 22 Kelsey Awards categories. Over 5,000 votes were cast to determine this year’s nominations and the 2018 Kelsey Award winners will be decided in a second round of voting set to take place August 6-11, 2018.


READ MORE: Mark Applegate Set to Host The 2018 Kelsey Awards!


Among the musicals, PinnWorth Production’s WEST SIDE STORY leads the way with 16 nominations, while TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (Playful Theatre Productions) and 42ND STREET (M&M Stage Productions) followed with 14 nominations each.

Among the plays, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (Yardley Players Theatre Company), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (The Pennington Players), MOON OVER BUFFALO  (M&M Stage Productions), and SYLVIA (Forte Dramatic Productions) all walk away with 6 nominations each, followed closely by Maurer Productions OnStage’s SLEUTH with 4 nominations.

The winners in each category will be revealed during the The 2018 Kelsey Awards live ceremony on Saturday, August 18th. Tickets for this ceremony are now on sale and are going fast.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS


AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The full list of 2018 Kelsey Awards nominations is below:

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

  • Eric Collins – 42nd Street
  • Evan Paine – Dogfight
  • Evan Paine – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Eric Collins – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Evan Paine – Titanic: The Musical
  • Evan Paine – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

  • Chris Ghaffoor – 42nd Street
  • Judi Parrish – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Chris Ghaffoor – Spring Awakening
  • Vicki Kaiser – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Judi Parrish – Titanic: The Musical
  • Robert A. Terrano – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGN

  • Louisa Murey – 42nd Street
  • Anthony Remer | John M. Maurer – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Kate Pinner & Eva Hargis – Spring Awakening
  • Sally Page & Koren Zander – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Michelle Rittmann & Donna Reed – Titanic: The Musical
  • Kate Pinner & Koren Zander – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN

  • Michael Almstedt & Heather Parton – 42nd Street
  • Jim Petro & Jaci D’Ulisse – Dogfight
  • Jeff Cantor, John M. Maurer & Diana Gilman Maurer – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Bryan Schendlinger – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Bryan Schendlinger & Nancy Russell – Titanic: The Musical
  • Kate Pinner – West Side Story
KA18-MarkPhoto1

Tickets Now On Sale!

OUTSTANDING STAGE MANAGEMENT

  • Angela Fasanella – 42nd Street
  • Jaci D’Ulisse – Dogfight
  • Dennis Gerard Tolentino – Spring Awakening
  • Vianna Fagel – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Nancy Russell & Ruth Kresge – Titanic: The Musical
  • Dennis Gerard Tolentino – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

  • Pam Sharples – 42nd Street
  • Peter de Mets – Dogfight
  • Peter de Mets – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Shannon Ferrara & Michael Gilch – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Shannon Ferrara & Michael Gilch – Titanic: The Musical
  • Francois Suhr – West Side Story

 OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Laura Murey Ghaffoor – 42nd Street
  • Kat Ross Kline & Haley Schmalbach – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Robert Harris – Memphis
  • Jody Gazenbeek-Person – Spring Awakening
  • Rachel Tovar – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Koren Zander – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

  • Liz Wurtz – Barefoot in the Park
  • Kyrus Keenan Westcott – Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Kitty Getlik – Moon Over Buffalo
  • Diana Gilman Maurer – Sleuth
  • John Zimmerman – Sylvia
  • Ruth Markoe – Twentieth Century

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

  • Michael DiIorio – 42nd Street
  • Kat Ross Kline – Dogfight
  • John M. Maurer – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Frank Ferrara – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Frank Ferrara – Titanic: The Musical
  • LouJ Stalsworth & Koren Zander – West Side Story

TixNowOnSaleBanner

OUTSTANDING DEBUT PERFORMANCE

  • Andy Boettcher as “Eddie Birdlace” – Dogfight
  • Alicia Rose Dishon as “Esmeralda” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Tyler Mitchell Fowler as “Ernst” – Spring Awakening
  • CJ Carter as “Quasimodo” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Patrick O’Leary as “Thomas Andrews” – Titanic: The Musical
  • Mason Kugelman as “Tony” – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER

  • Michael Marrero as “Billy Lawlor” – 42nd Street
  • Nicholas Benedetti as “Ben”/”Lisa” – DISASTER! A Musical
  • Emmie Herman as “Susan Waverly” – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
  • Liam Smith as Ensemble – Memphis
  • Jacqueline Galli as “Thea” – Spring Awakening
  • Teddy Brendel as “Bellboy” – Titanic: The Musical

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMER

  • Marley Madding – 42nd Street
  • Elizabeth Deal – Dogfight
  • Peter Sauer – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Erin Wurtz – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
  • Jim Morris – Spring Awakening
  • Peter Sauer – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

  • Cathy Coryat as “Ethel” – Barefoot in the Park
  • Angela Fasanella as “Rosalind Hay” – Moon Over Buffalo
  • Gina Whalen as “Kate” – Sylvia

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

  • Gina Migliaccio as “Shirley” – DISASTER! A Musical
  • Kim Cupo as “Marcy” – Dogfight
  • Jordan Virgil as “Hodel” – Fiddler on the Roof
  • Bridget Hughes as “Ilse” – Spring Awakening
  • Erica Boyea as “Anybodys” – West Side Story
  • Lorraine C. Perri as “Anita” – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

  • Matthew Cassidy as “Victor” – Barefoot in the Park
  • Daniel Gleason as “Lingk” – Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Mark Violi as “Moss” – Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Christopher Schmalbach as “Howard” – Moon Over Buffalo
  • Dan Keyser as “Milo Tindle” – Sleuth
  • Dan Keyser as “Tom”/”Phyllis”/”Leslie – Sylvia

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

  • Shan Williams II as “Andy Lee” – 42nd Street
  • Kyrus Keenan Westcott as “Boland” – Dogfight
  • Liam Smith as “Hanschen” – Spring Awakening
  • CJ Carter as “Frederick Barrett – Titanic: The Musical
  • Shawn MacIntyre as “Harold Sydney Bride” – Titanic: The Musical
  • Evan Krug as “Riff” – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

  • Gina Migliaccio as “Corie Bratter” – Barefoot in the Park
  • Kyla Mostello Donnelly as “Mistress Margaret Page” – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Brittany Rivera as “Mistress Alice Ford” – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Maureen Hackett as “Charlotte Hay” – Moon Over Buffalo
  • Maria Aromando as “Sylvia” – Sylvia
  • Erin Leder as “Lily Garland” – Twentieth Century

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

  • Haley Schmalbach as “Peggy Sawyer” – 42nd Street
  • Alexandra Rush as “Rose Fenney” – Dogfight
  • Julia Toto as “Wendla” – Spring Awakening
  • Alicia Rose Dishon as “Esmeralda” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Shannen Doyle as “Catherine ‘Kate’ McGowan” – Titanic: The Musical
  • Tara Keelen as “Maria” – West Side Story

 OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

  • Evan Bilinski as “Paul Bratter” – Barefoot in the Park
  • Andrew Timmes as “John Williamson” – Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Brian Jason Kelly as “Ricky Roma” – Glengarry Glen Ross
  • John Pinto as “George Hay” – Moon Over Buffalo
  • George Hartpence as “Andrew Wyke” – Sleuth
  • Kurt Penney as “Greg” – Sylvia

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

  • Elio E. Lleo as “Julian Marsh – 42nd Street
  • Andy Boettcher as “Eddie Birdlace” – Dogfight
  • John Zimmerman as “Tevye” – Fiddler on the Roof
  • CJ Carter as “Quasimodo” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Michael Anthony Crea as “J. Bruce Ismay” – Titanic: The Musical
  • Mason Kugelman as “Tony” – West Side Story

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

  • Barefoot in the Park – Yardley Players Theatre Company
  • Glengarry Glen Ross – The Pennington Players
  • Moon Over Buffalo – M&M Stage Productions
  • Sleuth – Maurer Productions OnStage
  • Sylvia – Forte Dramatic Productions
  • Twentieth Century – Theater To Go

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

  • 42nd Street – M&M Stage Productions
  • Dogfight – Pierrot Productions
  • Fiddler on the Roof – Maurer Productions OnStage
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame – The Pennington Players
  • Titanic: The Musical – Playful Theatre Productions
  • West Side Story – PinnWorth Productions

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR 2018 KELSEY AWARDS TICKETS

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “The 2018 Kelsey Awards: And the Nominees Are…

  1. Pingback: Mark Applegate to Host The 2018 Kelsey Awards | The Kelsey Report

  2. Pingback: Wanna Present at The 2018 Kelsey Awards?! | The Kelsey Report

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s