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2013 Big Easy Theater Awards

Photos and award winners from the 25th annual awards ceremony

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The Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) announced winners for theater performances in 2012 at the 25th Annual Big Easy Theater Awards March 25 at Harrah's New Orleans.
  Special honors included a Lifetime Achievement Award for Luis Q. Barroso, an actor, director, producer and educator. Southern Rep artistic director Aimee Hayes was named Theater Person of the Year and won Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire.
  Jefferson Performing Arts Society's The Light in the Piazza captured five awards, including Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical, which went to Butch Caire. Southern Rep's production of A Streetcar Named Desire won four awards, including Best Drama. The NOLA Project's A Behanding in Spokane won Best Comedy.
  Proceeds from this event benefit the FEDE, which awards grants to support arts education and development. It distributed $23,500 to local arts and education organizations in 2012.
  The awards were sponsored by Gambit, Harrah's New Orleans, Adler's Jewelry, Abita Beer, Ketel One and Crown Royal.


Lifetime Achievement Award
Luis Q. Barroso

Theater Person of the Year
Aimee Hayes

Business Recognition Award
New Orleans Museum of Art

Theater Awards Honorary Chairperson
Tari Hohn

Special Recognition Award
Mike Harkins for Sound Design


Theater Awards

Best Musical
The Light in the Piazza
Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)

Best Drama
A Streetcar Named Desire
Southern Rep

Best Comedy
A Behanding in Spokane
NOLA Project

Best Director of a Musical
Butch Caire
The Light in the Piazza

Best Director of a Drama
Mark Routhier
Balm in Gilead
NOLA Project/Cripple Creek Theatre Co.

Best Director of a Comedy
Emilie Whelan
Lysistrata
Cripple Creek Theatre Co.

Best Musical Director
Dennis Assaf
The Light in the Piazza

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Ariel Assaf
The Light in the Piazza

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Richard Arnold
The Light in the Piazza

Best Actress in a Musical
Elizabeth Argus
Sunset Boulevard
Summer Lyric Theatre at
Tulane University

Best Actor in a Musical
Lucas Harms
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Harms Way Theatre

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Ashley Ricord Santos
A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Ian Hoch
Balm in Gilead

Best Actress in a Drama
Aimee Hayes
A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Actor in a Drama
Richard Mayer
Red Light Winter
Broken Glass Productions

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Kate Kuen
As You Like It
NOLA Project/NOMA

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Michael P. Sullivan
The Divine Sister
Theatre 13/Magna Puella

Best Actress in a Comedy
Kerry Cahill
Lysistrata

Best Actor in a Comedy
Ricky Graham
Shirley Valentine
Southern Rep

Best Original Work of Theater
Jump, Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima!
The Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum

Best University Production
Two Trains Running
Dillard University

Best Ensemble
Kiss Kiss Julie
ArtSpot Productions

Best Choreography
Diane Lala
Anything Goes
Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University

Best Set Design
Bill Walker
A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Lighting Design
Su Gonczy
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design
Charlotte Lang
Sunset Boulevard

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