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The 28th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards Nominees Announced

by Rasi A on Aug 21, 2023

Spotlight on the Theater Awards Nominations

The world of theater is alight with anticipation as this year’s nominations for the Theater Awards were recently announced. The talent and creativity found within the nominations are a testament to the vibrant theater community. Here's a closer look at some of the prominent nominations:

Lead Actress in a Play:
Diverse roles and powerful performances dominate this category. K CALLAN has been recognized for her stirring portrayal in "PIE IN THE SKY" at The Victory Theatre Center, while CONNOR KELLY-EIDING and TEAGAN ROSE share the spotlight for their roles in the poignant drama, "DRY LAND", a joint production by the Center Theatre Group and The Echo Theater Company. Other notable nominations include LILY NICKSAY in "GULF VIEW DRIVE", as well as SAMANTHA RESSLER for her role in "ACTUALLY" at the Geffen Playhouse.

Featured Actor in a Musical:
The Ebony Repertory Theatre's production, "FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE", stands out with four actors from the same play being nominated. These include ERIC B. ANTHONY, ROGELIO DOUGLAS, JR., JACQUES C. SMITH, and OCTAVIUS WOMACK. It's also worth noting the versatility of BRENDAN HUNT for his role in "SKULLDUGGERY" at the Sacred Fools Theater Company and JASON PAIGE for his standout performance in "FOR THE RECORD" at Wallis Annenberg Center.

Featured Actress in a Musical:
The Wallis Annenberg Center shines with two nominations: WHITNEY BASHOR for "MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG" and LINDSEY GORT for "FOR THE RECORD". The multi-talented ISA BRIONES earns multiple nods for her roles in "EVITA" and two productions of "NEXT TO NORMAL".

Ovation Honors Recipients:
These special categories honor the unsung heroes behind the scenes. NOAH AGRUSS has been recognized for his music composition in "BARS AND MEASURES" at The Theatre @ Boston Court. For those who love the physicality of theater, AHMED BEST gets a nod for his fight choreography in "BLUEBERRY TOAST" at The Echo Theater Company. The magical world of puppetry isn't left behind, with JOE SEELY earning recognition for his work in "WICKED LIT 2016" at Unbound Productions.