The Carbonell Awards are Florida’s Tony Awards honoring south Florida’s finest shows, performances and career achievement. The 34th Annual Carbonell Award elegant gala ceremony was held at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts on April 04, 2011 in the Amaturo Theater. Theatre Chat would like to thank all the sponsors of the Carbonell Awards for keeping the arts alive. AND THE 35th ANNUAL CARBONELL WINNERS ARE,
Some of Theatre Chat’s favorite venues from the “Top Ten Professional Theatres” examiner article include; Maltz Jupiter Theatre winning for Best Actress, Musical: Tari Kelly, Anything Goes, Best Ensemble: 12 Angry Men, Best Costume Design: Jose M. Rivera, La Cage Aux Folles, Best Choreography: Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Anything Goes. Theatre Chat’s number one pick on the Top Ten Proffesional Theaters, GableStage (Miami-Dade County) won Best Director, Play: Joseph Adler for Blasted, Best Actor, Play: Gregg Weiner, Fifty Words and Best Production of a Play: Cast of Blasted. Best Director, Musical: David Arisco, Miss Saigon, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (Miami-Dade County), Best Actress, Play: Barbara Bradshaw, Collected Stories, Mosaic Theatre (Broward County), Best Actor, Musical: Herman Sebek, Miss Saigon, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (Miami-Dade County), Best New Work: Christopher Demos-Brown, When the Sun Shone Brighter, Florida Stage (Palm Beach County) and not listed on Theatre Chat’s top ten list is the big upset for Best Production of a Musical: Mack and Mabel, Broward Stage Door Theatre (Broward County) known for using canned music with a recent viral blog/article from South Florida Theater Review ” Is Canned music really all that bad?”.
Carbonell Scholarship Winners: (pictured left to right)
Abby Jaros, Boca Raton Community High School
Jennifer Jaroslavsky, American Heritage School of Boca/Delray
Kimberlee Johnson, JP Taravella High School
Valerie Novakoff, Pine Crest School
Mario Pavón, Boca Raton Community High School
George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts awarded to Patrice Baily, dean of theatre at New World School of the Arts. Broward Center received the Ruth Foreman Award for recognition of its contributions.
Richard Cameron of Theatre Chat congratulates all the nominess and winners with special thanks to the supporters of The 35th Carbonell Awards.
LAST YEARS 34th CARBONELL WINNERS ARE POSTED BELOW TO COMPARE:
COMBINED (plays & musicals)
Best New Work (award to author): Peter Colley, Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, Cagney, Florida Stage
Best Ensemble Production: Farragut North, GableStage
Best Production of a Play (award to producing organization): Speed-the-Plow, GableStage
Best Director/Play: Joseph Adler, Speed-the-Plow, GableStage
Best Actor/Play: Paul Tei , Speed-the-Plow, GableStage
Best Actress/Play: Barbara Bradshaw, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Mosaic Theatre
Best Supporting Actor/Play: Gregg Weiner, Farragut North, GableStage
Best Supporting Actress/Play: Elena Maria Garcia, Summer Shorts: Signature Shorts, City Theatre
Best Production of a Musical: Les Misérables, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Best Director/Musical: David Arisco, Les Misérables, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Best Actor/Musical: Brad Oscar, Barnum, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Best Actress/Musical: Holly Shunkey, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company
Best Supporting Actor/Musical: Gary Marachek, Les Misérables, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Best Supporting Actress/Musical: Gwen Hollander, Les Misérables, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Musical Direction/Musical: Eric Alsford, Les Misérables, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Choreography/Musical: AC Ciulla, Vices: A Love Story, Caldwell Theatre Company
DESIGN (plays & musicals)
Best Scenic Design: Sean McClelland, Les Misérables, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Best Lighting Design: John Manzelli, Macon City: A Comic Book Play, The Naked Stage
Best Costume Design: Brian O’Keefe, A Doll’s House, Palm Beach Dramaworks
Best Sound Design: Matt Corey, Broadsword, Mad Cat Theatre Company
The George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts: Florida Grand Opera General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer who is celebrating his 25th anniversary with the company. Under Mr. Heuer’s leadership, FGO has mounted over 90 mainstage productions, including 25 operas never previously seen in South Florida. Although Florida Grand Opera has the 11th largest budget for an American opera company, it has the 7th largest opera audience. This award is for significant contributions to the artistic and cultural development of the region.
The Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence: GableStage, which was founded in 1979 as the Florida Shakespeare Theatre, has grown to become a major cultural institution of South for its year-round programming and educational theater programs. By emphasizing nontraditional casting and employing the best of its local creative force, GableStage challenges its multicultural audience with innovative productions that entertain as well as confront today’s issues and ideas. Established in 2006 and named for the late theater writer and journalist for the Miami News and South Florida Sun Sentinel, this award is given to the theater company that exemplifies excellence for the totality of its programming: productions, educational outreach, developmental programs and audiences served.
For the history of the Carbonell Awards please visit http://carbonellawards.org/carbonell-award-history For photos of the event please visit Tony Schreiber Photography shots of the 34th Carbonell Awards.
Richard Cameron of Theatre Chat congratulates all the nominess and winners with special thanks to the supporters of The 34th Carbonell Awards. Cameron’s articles have featured conversations with Tony Award winning Producer Stewart Lane, Emmy Award winning Casting Director Jeff Greenberg, multiple Broadway and TV stars and creative teams bringing arts lovers together around the world for the largest social media arts movement. Tag You’re it! Click Subscribe above and share with your communities.