Chattanooga Theatre Centre Celebrates Its Volunteers With A Virtual Party Aug. 29

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The annual Chattanooga Theatre Centre volunteer recognition party is going on as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 29, only on Zoom this go-round. It's a chance to recognize all of the volunteers for the contributions they made during the 2019-2020 season.

Even though the theatre didn't make it through the whole season, recognition will be given to those who were part of the productions that did make it to the stage and those on the verge of opening night.

Awards, previously called the Miss Annie Awards, will be given for outstanding onstage performances in several categories, as well as for contributions off stage and behind the scenes. And this year, we'll be joined by volunteers from the Youth Theatre, many of whom will be recognized with Sonia Young Awards for Excellence.

The event will begin with a virtual social gathering at 7:30 p.m., with the program starting at 8 p.m. 

Register in advance for the Zoom meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodOmhqTkjGtFHI0YfHUuZto_vkv-T9JRq   After registering, guests will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Here are the nominees for performances:

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical
Jason Russell, Miss Trunchbull in Matilda
Taylor Williams, Bert in Mary Poppins

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical
Amanda Medlin, Miss Honey in Matilda
Joanna Lewis, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins

Outstanding Young Actress in a Musical
Anay Philips & Libbie Weaver, Matilda Wormwood in Matilda
Erin Eames, Lavender in Matilda
Alex Loyd & Christiana Russell, Jane Banks in Mary Poppins

Outstanding Young Actor in a Musical
Charlie Clevenger & Layton Williams, Michael Banks in Mary Poppins
Levi Jones, Michael Wormwood in Matilda
Carter McKissick, Bruce in Matilda

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Jamie Gienapp, George Banks in Mary Poppins
Tripp Ladd, Mr. Wormwood in Matilda

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Greer Caldwell, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins
Lee Preston, Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Echols, Bank Chairman in Mary Poppins
Keath Jackson, Jr., The Escapologist in Matilda
Austin Massey, Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins
Keenan Pasqua, Frederick Smith, the Park Keeper and Valentine in Mary Poppins
Ripken Russell, Rudolpho in Matilda

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Greer Caldwell, Mrs. Phelps in Matilda
Dawn Hendrix, Bird Woman in Mary Poppins
Jennifer Major, Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins
Beth McClary-Wolford, Mrs. Corry in Mary Poppins
Caelen Philips, The Acrobat in Matilda

Outstanding Debut Actor in a Musical
Jamie Gienapp , George Banks in Mary Poppins
Keenan Pasqua, Frederick Smith, the Park Keeper and Valentine in Mary Poppins
Layton Williams, Michael Banks in Mary Poppins
Keath Jackson, Jr., The Escapologist in Matilda

Outstanding Debut Actress in a Musical
Anay Philips & Libbie Weaver, Matilda in Matilda
Caelen Philips, The Acrobat in Matilda
Sierra Ventura, Ellen in Mary Poppins

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play
Carlos Alvarez-Davis, Luke in The Amen Corner
Donel Solomon, Citizen Barlow in Gem of the Ocean

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play
Marsha Mills, Margaret Alexander in The Amen Corner
Kimberly Reynolds, Aunt Ester Tyler in Gem of the Ocean

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Gabriel Bailey, Solly Two Kings in Gem of the Ocean
Travis Johnson, Brother Boxer in The Amen Corner
Keath Jackson, Jr., Caeser Wilks in Gem of the Ocean

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
E’tienne Easley, Black Mary in Gem of the Ocean
LaKeysha Nolan, Odessa in The Amen Corner
Patricia Pruett-Starks, Sister Moore in The Amen Corner
Shelia Wofford, Eli in Gem of the Ocean

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jeremiah Taylor, David in The Amen Corner
Tommy White, Rutherford Selig in Gem of the Ocean

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
LaShonda Bryant, Ida Jackson in The Amen Corner
Cel Reid, Sister Sally in The Amen Corner
Charde Terry, Sister Rice in The Amen Corner
Cortney Warner, Woman in The Amen Corner

Outstanding Debut Actor in a Play
Brandon Hines, Brother Washington in The Amen Corner
Travis Johnson, Brother Boxer in The Amen Corner
Roderick K. King, Brother Davis in The Amen Corner
Jeremiah Taylor, David in The Amen Corner

Outstanding Debut Actress in a Play
Marsha Mills, Margaret Alexander in The Amen Corner
LaKeysha Nolan, Odessa in The Amen Corner
Patricia Pruett-Starks, Sister Moore in The Amen Corner

Audience Favorite Actor in a Musical
Jason Russell, Miss Trunchbull in Matilda
Taylor Williams, Bert in Mary Poppins

Audience Favorite Actress in a Musical
Joanna Lewis, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins
Anay Philips & Libbie Weaver, Matilda Wormwood in Matilda

Audience Favorite Actor in a Play
Travis Johnson, Brother Boxer in The Amen Corner
Donel Solomon, Citizen Barlow in Gem of the Ocean

Audience Favorite Actress in a Play
Patricia Pruett-Starks, Sister Moore in The Amen Corner
Kimberly Reynolds, Aunt Ester Tyler in Gem of the Ocean

Congratulations to the nominees, and thanks go out to every volunteer who contributed their time and talent this season.


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