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
Rising Star-Male: Matthew Romeo
Rising Star-Female: Stephanie Cooper
2011 Summer Special: Thoroughly Modern Millie