2007 Ovation Awards

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Neil Patrick Harris, ceremony host
Annette Bening, winner, Career Achievement
Laurence Fishburne, nominee, Lead Actor in a Play
Dan Lauria, nominee, Lead Actor in a Play
David Henry Hwang, nominee, Playwrighting For An Original Play
Yeardley Smith, nominee, Lead Actress in a Play
Erika Amato, nominee, Featured Actress in a Musical
Lynn Redgrave, nominee, Solo Performance
Christine Lakin, nominee, Choreography
Eric Whitacre, nominee, Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical
Jason Robert Brown, nominee, Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical
David Shire, nominee, Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical
Brian Sidney Bembridge, nominee, Lighting Design (Intimate Theater)

The nominees for the 2007 Ovation Awards were announced on September 24, 2007.[1] The awards were presented for excellence in stage productions in the Los Angeles area from September 1, 2006 to August 31, 2007 based upon evaluations from members of the Los Angeles theater community.[2][3][4]

The winners were announced on November 12, 2007 in a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California.[5][6]

Board of Governors Awards[edit]

The Los Angeles Stage Alliance presented three non-competitive awards for meritorious service to theater in Los Angeles. The Board of Governors Award for Career Achievement was given to Annette Bening. The James A. Doolittle Leadership in Theatre Award was given to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. And The Actors Fund was honored with the Community Outreach Award.[7]

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theater) Best Production of a Musical (Large Theater)
Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theater) Best Production of a Play (Large Theater)
Best Touring Production Acting Ensemble
  • The cast of Jitney – Stagewalker Productions
    • The cast of Because They Have No Words – Weirdsmobile Productions LLC
    • The cast of Beehive, The 60's Musical – Valley Musical Theatre
    • The cast of The Long Christmas Ride Home – Theatre Tribe
    • The cast of The Marvelous Wonderettes – Marvelous Dreams, LLC
    • The cast of Plaid Tidings – La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
    • The cast of Small Tragedy – Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Solo Performance
Lead Actor in a Musical Lead Actress in a Musical
Lead Actor in a Play Lead Actress in a Play
  • Judy Kaye – Souvenir – Richmark Entertainment
    • Yeardley Smith – Balancing Act – Falcon Theatre
    • Anne Gee Byrd – The Bay at Nice – Andak Stage Company
    • Anne Gee Byrd – Death of a Salesman – Miss O Productions
    • Anna Khaja – Palace of the End – 49th Parallel Theatre
    • Rebecca Mozo – Trying – The Colony Theatre Company
    • Deborah Puette – Tryst – Black Dahlia Theatre
Featured Actor in a Musical Featured Actress in a Musical
Featured Actor in a Play  – 2 winners Featured Actress in a Play
  • Hugo Armstrong – Bleed Rail – The Theatre @ Boston Court
  • Dan Alemshah – The Fat of the Land – The New Theatre
  • Judith Moreland – Miss Julie – Fountain Theatre
    • Iris Gilad – Bad Hurt on Cedar Street – Greenway Arts Alliance
    • Lily Holleman – Bleed Rail – The Theatre @ Boston Court
    • Sharon Johnston – Kimberly Akimbo – The Victory Theatre Center
    • Peggy Goss – Safety – Closet Space Theatre
    • Bonnie Bailey-Reed – See Rock City – Actors Co-op
    • Deborah Strang – A Touch of the Poet – A Noise Within
Director of a Musical Director of a Play
Music Direction  – 2 winners Choreography
Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical Playwrighting For An Original Play
  • Damon Chua – Film Chinois – Grove Theatre Center
    • Mark Kemble – Bad Hurt On Cedar Street – Greenway Arts Alliance
    • Tim Maddock & Lotti Louise Pharriss – Because They Have No Words – Weirdsmobile Productions LLC
    • W. Colin McKay – Fallujah – Theatre East
    • Arlene Hutton – Gulf View Drive – Actors Co-op
    • Justin Tanner – Space Therapy – Zephyr Theatre
    • David Henry Hwang – Yellow Face – Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum
Costume Design (Intimate Theater) Costume Design (Large Theater)
Lighting Design (Intimate Theater) Lighting Design (Large Theater)
Set Design (Intimate Theater) Set Design (Large Theater)  – 2 winners
  • Tom Buderwitz – Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings – The Theatre @ Boston Court
    • Two Blue Chairs – 1 to 10? – The Theatre District
    • Brian Sidney Bembridge – Eurydice – Circle X Theatre
    • Leonard Ogden – Film Chinois – Grove Theatre Center
    • Joel Daavid – Jitney – Stagewalker Productions
    • Travis Gale Lewis – Miss Julie – Fountain Theatre
    • Craig Siebels – Tryst – Black Dahlia Theatre
Sound Design (Intimate Theater) Sound Design (Large Theater)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behrens, Zach (24 September 2007). "Ovation Nominees Announced for LA Theatre". Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Heffley, Lynne (25 September 2007). "Ovation noms announced". 
  3. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (24 September 2007). "Kaye, Fishburne, Felder Among Nominees for 2007 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards". 
  4. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott (24 September 2007). "L.A. Ovation Award Nominations Are Announced". 
  5. ^ Heffley, Lynne (13 November 2007). "Ovations laud Porter, Gershwin". 
  6. ^ Sims, James (13 November 2007). "Photo Coverage: 2007 LA Ovation Awards Ceremony". 
  7. ^ "THE NOMINEES AND WINNERS OF THE 2007 L.A. OVATION AWARDS ARE:". 13 November 2007.