New York Musical Theater Festival Award Winners: A Letter to Harvey Milk, Baby Case

New York Musical Theatre Festival has completed its ninth year, with “A Letter to Harvey Milk” and “Baby Case” (based on the Lindbergh baby abduction) dominating the awards for excellence.

Here are the  NYMF 2012 Awards for Excellence:

Excellence in Writing – Music:
Michael Ogborn (Baby Case)

Excellence in Writing – Lyrics:
Michael Ogborn (Baby Case) and Ellen M. Schwartz (A Letter To Harvey Milk) (tie)

Excellence in Writing – Book:
Jerry James (A Letter To Harvey Milk)

Excellence in Direction:
Jeremy Dobrish (Baby Case)

Excellence in Choreography:
Jenn Rapp (Prison Dancer)

Excellence in Production Design:
Kendra Bell, Aaron Sherkow (Le Cabaret Grimm)

Outstanding Orchestration:
Stephen Ferri, Andrew Fox, Adam Michael Kaufman (Foreverman)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance:
The cast of Prison Dancer (Cosmo Clemens, Marc dela Cruz, Andrew Eisenman, Albert Guerzon, Jose Llana, Jeigh Madjus, Nathan Ramos, Catherine Ricafort, Enrico Rodriguez and Moses Villarama)

Outstanding Individual Performances:
Enrique Acevedo (Zapata! The Musical), Jessica Burrows (Himself and Nora), Tom Deckman (Arnie The Doughnut), Michelle Federer (How Deep Is The Ocean?), Jeff Keller (A Letter To Harvey Milk), Ryan Kelly (Living With Henry) Leslie Kritzer (A Letter To Harvey Milk), Jillian Louis (Flambé Dreams), Jeigh Madjus (Prison Dancer), Kevin B. McGlynn (Flambé Dreams), Stacey Sergeant (Central Avenue Breakdown), Haley Selmon (Le Cabaret Grimm), Graham Skipper (Re-Animator The Musical), Morgan Weed (Swing State)

Theater for the American Musical Prize:
Stuck (Book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas)

“Best of Fest” Audience Prize:
Baby Case (Book, music and lyrics by Michael Ogborn)

Most Promising Musical Award:
A Letter To Harvey Milk (Book by Jerry James; music by Laura L. Kramer and lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz; Based on the short story “A Letter To Harvey Milk” by Lesléa Newman

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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