NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence

The NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence have been announced!

 

NYMF 2013 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

 

Excellence in Writing (Music): Ira Antellis, Julian Po

Honorable Mention:

  • Joe Slabe, Crossing Swords
  • Stuart McMeans, Paul Castrataro, Ben Green, William TN Hall & Michael Kooman, Songs For A More Funnier World

 

Excellence in Writing (Lyrics): Omri Schein, Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist

Honorable Mention:

  • Andrew Barrett, Julian Po
  • Charles Veley, The Pirates of Finance

 

Excellence in Writing (Book): Joe Slabe, Crossing Swords

Honorable Mention:

  • Jason Slavic, Icarus
  • Rob Ackerman, Volleygirls

 

Excellence in Direction: Igor Goldin, Crossing Swords

Honorable Mention:

  • West Hyler, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna
  • Neil Patrick Stewart, Volleygirls

 

Excellence in Choreography: Richard Stafford, Castle Walk

Honorable Mention:

  • Ryan Kasprzak, Volleygirls

 

Excellence in Overall Design: The Awakening of Angel DeLuna

Kacie Hultgren, set design; Lee J. Austin, costume design; Zach Blane, lighting design; Andrew Keister, sound

 

Honorable Mentions:  

  • Icarus (Faye Dupras, puppet design; Aaron Sherkow, lighting and set design; Kendra Bell, costume design)
  • Bend In The Road (Lauren Helpern, set design; David Kaley, costume design; Joel E. Silver, lighting design; A & L Sound Partners, sound design; Andrew Lazarow, video/projection design)

 

Outstanding Orchestrations or Arrangements:

Larry Pressgrove, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna

 

Outstanding Musical Direction:

Micah Young, Crossing Swords

 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance:

The cast of Volleygirls (PJ Adzima, Susan Blackwell, Juliane Godfrey, Benjamin Howes, Jennifer C. Johnson, Charles Karel, Julia Knitel, Gerianne Pérez, Allison Jill Posner, Dana Steingold, and Allison Strong)

 

Honorable mention:

  • the casts of Crossing Swords and Songs For A More Funnier World

 

Outstanding Individual Performances:

  • Onalea Gilbertson, Mata Hari
  • Steven Hauck, Crossing Swords
  • Michael Thomas Holmes, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna
  • Natalie Joy Johnson, Natalie Joy Johnson: Full Bush
  • Jared Loftin, Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist
  • Jillian Louis, Marry Harry
  • Luba Mason, Julian Po
  • Patty Nieman, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna
  • Darren Ritchie, Standby
  • Lynne Wintersteller, Castle Walk

 

Most Promising New Musical

Volleygirls (book by Rob Ackerman, music by Eli Bolin, lyrics by Sam Forman)

 

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Crossing Swords (book, music & lyrics by Joe Slabe)
  • Julian Po (book and lyrics by Andrew Barrett, music by Ira Antellis)

 

Theater for the American Musical Prize:

Crossing Swords (Book, music & lyrics by Joe Slabe)

 

“Best of Fest” Audience Prize:

Volleygirls (Book by Rob Ackerman, music by Eli Bolin, lyrics by Sam Forman)