Chattanooga Theatre Centre Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

Annual Miss Annie Awards Honor Top Performances And Service To The Theatre

Monday, August 21, 2017

Two productions – the first of the 2016-2017 season and the last – led the honorees at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s annual Miss Annie Awards on Saturday. “Peter and the Starcatcher” won 10 awards, and “Fiddler on the Roof” earned nine. The Miss Annie Awards, Chattanooga’s answer to the Oscars, salute all the volunteers who have contributed their time and talent to the success of the past season. 

"Peter and the Starcatcher,” the closing show of the season, was honored as Outstanding Play of the Season. James Ogden as “Boy/Peter” was named Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play, and Madeline Brashier as “Molly” was named Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play. Scott Shaw as “Black Stache” was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, John Echols as “Mrs. Bumbrake” and “Teacher” was named Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Jason Russell as “Grempkin” and “Fighting Prawn” was recognized for Outstanding Debut of an Actor in a Play, and the cast was recognized as Outstanding Ensemble. Echols also received the Gypsy Robe, which honors an outstanding ensemble member in a musical. Audience Favorite awards, selected by patrons and subscribers, went to “Peter” as Audience Favorite Play, Echols as Audience Favorite Actor in a Play, and Brashier as Audience Favorite Actress in a Play. 

“Fiddler on the Roof,” the season opener, was honored as Outstanding Musical of the Season. Joel Scribner as “Tevye” was named Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical, and Beth Gumnick as “Golde” was named Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical was Zach Cavan as “Perchick,” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical was Lauren Rayhab as “Chava,” and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical was Deb Meeks as “Yente.” Audience Favorite awards went to “Fiddler” as Audience Favorite Musical, Scribner as Audience Favorite Actor in a Musical, and Gumnick as Audience Favorite Actress in a Musical. 

Other top awards went to Angie Griffin as Volunteer of the Year and Kim Jackson as recipient of the President’s Award. Producer’s Awards went to Megan Cobb for her contributions to the Festival of New Plays, and Jeremy Campbell for his contributions in graphic design.

Other performances recognized were those by Magge Hudgins as “Sarah” and “Liz” in “Love/Sick” and Miracle Hurley as “Detective Washburn” in “The Library,” both as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play; Nneka Ijeona as “Abbie” in “Love/Sick” and Joanna Lewis as “Titania” in “Midsummer Night’s Disco,” both as Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play; Jeremy Campbell as “Mr. Gimbel” in “Miracle on 34th Street” as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical; Patrick Donaldson as “Harry Finfer” in “Miracle on 34th Street” as Outstanding Debut by an Actor in a Musical; Bernadette Carter as “Doris Walker” in “Miracle on 34th Street” as Outstanding Debut by an Actress in a Musical; and Chelsea Branch as “Hermia” in a “Midsummer Night’s Disco” as Outstanding Debut by an Actress in a Play. Kelseigh Garrett of “Miracle on 34th Street” was honored with the Gypsy Robe, and Maria Chattin received the Star Turn Award. 

In offstage roles, Elaine Kelly and Rodney Strong were both recognized as Outstanding Stage Manager for “Miracle on 34th Street.” Gary May was honored as Outstanding Crew Member, and the crew of “Miracle on 34th Street” was named Outstanding Crew.

Other honorees: Bill Banks, Staff Choice Award; Ruth McMillan, Outstanding Front of House Volunteer; Judy Wood, Outstanding Administrative Volunteer; Sandy Franklin, Outstanding Costume Shop Volunteer; Crescent Hurley, Outstanding Scene Shop Volunteer; and Johnny Stockman, Outstanding Contributions to the Youth Theatre. 

Here’s the complete list of award recipients:

Outstanding Musical of the Season
“Fiddler on the Roof”

Outstanding Play of the Season
“Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical
Joel Scribner as “Tevye” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical
Beth Gumnick as “Golde” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play
James Ogden as “Boy/Peter” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play
Madeline Brashier as “Molly” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Zach Cavan as “Perchik” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Lauren Rayhab as “Chava” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Scott Shaw as “Black Stache” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play (Tie)
Magge Hudgins as “Sarah” And “Liz” in “Love/Sick”
Miracle Hurley as “Detective Washburn” in “The Library”

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Jeremy Campbell as “Mr. Gimbel” in “Miracle on 34th Street”

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Deb Meeks as “Yente” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
John Echols as “Mrs. Bumbrake and Teacher” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Tie)
Nneka Ijeona as “Abbie” in “Love/Sick”
Joanna Lewis as “Titania” in “A Midsummer Night’s Disco”

Outstanding Debut Actor in a Musical
Patrick Donaldson as “Harry Finfer” in “Miracle on 34th Street”

Outstanding Debut Actress in a Musical
Bernadette Carter as “Doris Walker” in “Miracle on 34th Street”

Outstanding Debut Actor in a Play
Jason Russell as “Grempkin and Fighting Prawn” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Debut Actress in a Play
Chelsea Branch as “Hermia” in “A Midsummer Night’s Disco”

Audience Favorite Play
“Peter and the Starcatcher”

Audience Favorite Musical
“Fiddler on the Roof “

Audience Favorite Actor in a Musical
Joel Scribner as “Tevye” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Audience Favorite Actress in a Musical
Beth Gumnick as “Golde” in “Fiddler on the Roof”

Audience Favorite Actor in a Play
John Echols as “Mrs. Bumbrake and Teacher” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Audience Favorite Actress in a Play
Madeline Brashier as “Molly” in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Ensemble
“Peter and the Starcatcher”

Outstanding Stage Managers
Elaine Kelly for “Miracle on 34th Street”
Rodney Strong for “Miracle on 34th Street”

Outstanding Crew
“Miracle on 34th Street”

Outstanding Crew Member
Gary May

Volunteer of the Year
Angie Griffin

President’s Award
Kim Jackson

Producer’s Award
Jeremy Campbell 
Megan Cobb 

Staff Choice Award
Bill Banks

Outstanding Contributions to the Youth Theatre
Johnny Stockman

Star Turn Award
Maria Chattin

Outstanding Costume Shop Volunteer
Sandy Franklin

Outstanding Scene Shop Volunteer
Crescent Hurley

Outstanding Front of House Volunteer 
Ruth McMillan

Outstanding Administrative Volunteer
Judy Wood

Gypsy Robe
John Echols for “Fiddler on the Roof”
Kelseigh Garrett for “Miracle on 34th Street”



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