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'Chicago,' 'Proof' big winners in Stage West's HAMIs

The musical Chicago was the big winner in the Main Stage division of the annual Stage West Community Playhouse HAMI Awards competition announced Saturday at the Palace Grand in Spring Hill. Of the 17 awards given in that division, Chicago won nine, including Favorite Show.

The big winner in the Forum division was the drama Proof, which garnered eight out of nine awards in that division, according to the list of winners provided to the Times.

Other winners in the Main Stage Division were the Tennessee Williams drama A Streetcar Named Desire and the comedy/farce Lend Me a Tenor, with three each. The musical The Music Man and the comedy Barefoot in the Park each won a single HAMI.

The musical comedy Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks won a HAMI for choreography (it was the only musical in the season), and the drama Doubt was a shutout.

In addition to the Main Stage and Forum awards, HAMIs were given to the musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie for the 2011 Summer Season and to rising stars Matthew Romeo and Stephanie Cooper in the youth category.

Main Stage winners

Favorite Show: Chicago

Director: Barbara Everest and Bobbie Moger for Chicago

Lead Male-Musical: Ryan Bintz, as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Lead Female-Musical: Victoria Primosch as Roxie Hart in Chicago

Lead Male-Main: Jay Ingle, Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire

Lead Female-Main: Angela Sarabia as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

Supporting Male-Musical: Todd Gueinther as Amos Hart in Chicago

Supporting Female-Musical: Morgan Reid as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago

Supporting Male-Main: Dalton Benson as Saunders in Lend Me a Tenor

Supporting Female-Main: Karen Doxey as Mrs. Banks in Barefoot in the Park

Featured Male-Musical: Anthony Cromartie as Mary Sunshine in Chicago

Featured Female-Musical: Patty Villegas as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man

Featured Male-Main: Tony Pucci as Bellhop in Lend Me a Tenor

Featured Female-Main: Jennifer Vilardi as Maria Merilli in Lend Me a Tenor

Choreography: Joyce Lang, Chicago

Set Design: Lynda Dilts-Benson, A Streetcar Named Desire

Costumes: Madeline Child, Chicago

The Forum winners

Favorite Show: Proof

Director: Patty Villegas, Proof

Lead Male: George Dwyer as Robert in Proof

Lead Female: Jessica Virginia as Catherine in Proof

Supporting Male: Daniel Brijbag as Hal in Proof

Supporting Female: Alyssa Stevenson as Claire in Proof

Choreography: Bill Dimmitt for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Costumes: Linda Campo, Proof

Set Design: Jeff Germann, Proof

Other awards

Rising Star-Male: Matthew Romeo

Rising Star-Female: Stephanie Cooper

2011 Summer Special: Thoroughly Modern Millie

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