Theatre Puget Sound, an association of area theaters and theater workers, handed out its annual Gregory Awards for artistic achievements on local stages on Monday night.
In a McCaw Hall ceremony on Monday night, Theatre Puget Sound handed out its annual Gregory Awards for artistic achievements on local stages. The 2014-15 season recipients were voted by members of TPS, an association of area theaters and theater workers.
New Century Theatre Company was named theater of the year, an honor it also received in 2009.
“The Three Sisters,” staged by John Langs for The Seagull Project, was named best production. “Lizard Boy,” the Justin Huertas musical premiered by Seattle Repertory Theatre, was recognized as best new play, and StageRight’s “Into the Woods” as best musical.
The top acting awards for outstanding musical theater performances went to Huertas for “Lizard Boy” and Billie Wildrick for “Cabaret” (Village Theatre). Outstanding play performances: Elijah Alexander for “The Invisible Hand” (ACT) and Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako for “Little Bee” (Book-It Repertory Theatre).
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Actor-director-teacher Timothy McCuen Piggee received the sustained achievement award, as well as an outstanding supporting actor prize (for Intiman Theatre’s “Angels in America”). Theatre Off Jackson technical director Emily Leong recieved the Melissa Hines prize for behind-the-scenes achievements.
For a complete list of winners and nominees, go to gregoryawards.org.