2015 BETTY MITCHELL AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to all the recipients and nominees! The 18th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards gala, honouring professional theatre in Calgary from the previous season, was held on Monday, August 24, at Vertigo Theatre. The 2014/2015 professional theatre season (June 15, 2014–June 14, 2015) brought to the stage 87 shows eligible for Betty Mitchell Award nominations.
Three special adjudicated awards will also be presented at the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards:
- The Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audiences Award (a $2000 cash prize) presented in conjunction with Quest Theatre, was presented to Suzanne Mott.
- The Greg Bond Memorial Award (a $1000 cash prize, honouring Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary) was presented to The Young Canadians School.
- The Dean Ott/ Debbie Boult Award (honouring Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production) was presented to Lillian Messer.
Two additional special awards were announced during the gala:
- Griffin Cork was presented the Emerging Leader Award.
- Louis Hobson was recognized for Outstanding Achievement.
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
- Myla Southward – As You Like It
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
- Kerem Çetinel – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
- Cory Sincennes – Liberation Days
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
- Geoffrey Simon Brown – Equivocation
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
- Christine Reimer – Charlotte’s Web
OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN OR COMPOSITION
- Morag Northey and Peter Moller – Butcher
OUTSTANDING PROJECTION OR VIDEO DESIGN
- Wladimiro A. Woyno R., Matthew Waddell and Laura Anzola – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY OR FIGHT DIRECTION
- Karl Sine – Othello
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION
- David Archibald – Dear Johnny Deere (tie)
- Spider Bishop – Charlotte’s Web (tie)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- Kevin Corey – One Man, Two Guvnors
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- Julie Orton – As You Like It
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY
- The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst – David van Belle and Eric Rose
- Eric Rose – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
- Amanda Lisman – Venus in Fur
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A DRAMA
- Braden Griffiths – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
- Dear Johnny Deere – Theatre Calgary
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
- The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst – Alberta Theatre Projects in Association with Ghost River Theatre