The best and brightest in Austin arts critics presents the Austin Critics Table Awards each year. Now, in its 19th year, awards were presented last night by local arts critics to recognize the most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts and theatre — for a period covering May 2010 through April 2011.
This year’s committee was composed of the Austin American-Statesman’s Michael Barnes (arts), Cate Blouke (theatre), Claire Canavan (theatre), Luke Quinton (classical music/visual arts), Claire Spera (dance), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts) and The Austin Chronicle’s Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Jonelle Seitz (dance), Avimaan Syam (theatre) and the Chronicle’s Robert Faires (arts).
ZACH Theatre and its actors were presented with several awards at the informal ceremony at Cap City Comedy Club last night, including:
- BEST COMEDY PRODUCTION – Becky’s New Car starring Lauren Lane
- BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION – The Drowsy Chaperone
- BEST ACTING IN A LEADING ROLE -
Martin Burke in The Drowsy Chaperone,
Barbara Chisholm in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,
Lauren Lane in Becky’s New Car and August: Osage County
- BEST ACTING IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -
Joshua Denning – Rent
Meredith McCall – The Drowsy Chaperone
- BEST CHOREOGRAPHY – Robin Lewis for The Drowsy Chaperone and Rent
- BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Susan Branch Towne for The Drowsy Chaperone
Thanks to all the casts and crewmembers who worked with the theatre to make this such an exciting season! We look forward to continue bringing quality theatre to Austin in the 2011-12 Season — which we’ve just announced!
Another exciting tidbit: If you missed Barbara Chisholm’s award-winning performance in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, ZACH will be remounting the play late this summer in-the-round on the intimate Whisenhunt Stage.
For a full list of winners, please check out today’s blog at Austin360.com.
Congrats to all!