Carbonell Awards

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The Carbonell Awards recognize excellent theater in the South Florida region of the United States annually. The awards are named after the sculptor Manuel Carbonell,[1] who designed the bronze and marble award that is given to the winners. Voting is conducted by three panels of ten members each. The program additionally awards college scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving high school students in South Florida.

Awards are given "to recognize and honor excellence in theater and the arts" in the following categories:

  • Best New Work (award to author)
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Play Production (award to producing theater)
  • Best Play Director
  • Best Play Actor
  • Best Play Actress
  • Best Play Supporting Actor
  • Best Play Supporting Actress
  • Best Musical Production (award to producing theater)
  • Best Musical Director
  • Best Musical Actor
  • Best Musical Actress
  • Best Musical Supporting Actor
  • Best Musical Supporting Actress
  • Best Musical Direction
  • Best Musical Choreography
  • Best Scenic Design
  • Best Lighting
  • Best Costumes
  • Best Sound
  • Best Non-Resident Play Production (award to producing theater)
  • Best Non-Resident Play Director
  • Best Non-Resident Play Actor
  • Best Non-Resident Play Actress
  • Best Non-Resident Play Supporting Actor
  • Best Non-Resident Play Supporting Actress


  1. ^ Dolen, Christine (2011-11-12). "Manuel Carbonell, 93, Sculptor left mark on art world". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 

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