8th Annual (2014-2015)

Twenty-seven Silver Palm Awards honoring excellent work during the South Florida 2014-2015 theatre season were awarded on Monday, December 7th, 2015, at the annual South Florida Theatre League holiday party, held at Stache in Ft. Lauderdale, and presented to the following (listed in alphabetical order).

Click on the names of artists, theatre companies, and organizations, to visit their individual online homes.

 

8356128.0JOSEPH ADLER
for his outstanding direction of
MOTHERS & SONS, BAD JEWS,
and CHOIR BOY at GableStage

 

AntonioAmadeo3ANTONIO AMADEO
for his outstanding performances in
DANIEL’S HUSBAND and
SHORTS GONE WILD 3
at Island City Stage

 

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for his outstanding direction of
RAGTIME, MURDER BALLAD,
and FIRST DATE
at Actors’ Playhouse
at the Miracle Theatre

 

KRISTIAN BIKIC,KristianBikic3
an outstanding new talent,
for his performances in
OCTOPUS and
DANIEL’S HUSBAND
at Island City Stage

 

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for his outstanding lighting designs
for CARRIE, BONNIE & CLYDE, RENT,
and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
at Slow Burn Theatre

 

DerelleBunnDERELLE BUNN,
Producer,
for 20 years of outstanding work
at the Stage Door Theatre

 

NATALIA COEGO,26DAPHNA1-popup
an outstanding new talent,
for her performance in
BAD JEWS at GableStage

 

MARY DAMIANOMary-Damiano
for her outstanding work in the
South Florida Theatre Community,
and with The Carbonell Awards

 

10865966_10152507483191846_130169930666832928_oBRUNO FARIA,
an outstanding new talent,
for his performances in
BONNIE & CLYDE and RENT
at Slow Burn Theatre

 

NikiFridhNIKI FRIDH,
for her outstanding performances in
VITA & VIRGINIA at
Thinking Cap Theatre
and SHORTS GONE WILD 3
at Island City Stage

 

650x366JOSIEU JEAN,
for his outstanding projections designed for
PETER PAN and DAMES AT SEA
at The Wick Theatre

 

Provoke Photography LLC / www.provokephotography.comROBERT JOHNSTON,
an outstanding new talent,
for his performance in
VINCENT RIVER
at Ground Up and Rising

 

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for her outstanding performances in
CARRIE at Slow Burn Theatre and
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
at MNM Productions

 

Mia MatthewsMIA MATTHEWS,
for her outstanding performance in
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
at Island City Stage

 

John ManzelliJOHN MANZELLI,
for his outstanding performances in
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JERRY
at New Theatre and FULLY COMMITTED at the
Broward Center for the Performing Arts,
and for his fight choreography in
OCTOPUS at Island City Stage

 

 

827124_ee5e13e6537a413aaafad4afe8896203.jpg_srb_p_640_364_75_22_0.50_1.20_0MICHAEL MCCLAIN,
for his outstanding set designs for
OCTOPUS and THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
at Island City Stage, and for
BELL, BOOK & CANDLE (photo at left) at Stage Door Theatre

 

 

ex and momMICHAEL MCKEEVER,
for his outstanding new play,
DANIEL’S HUSBAND, at Island City Stage,
his outstanding performance in
MOTHERS & SONS at GableStage,
and his outstanding set design for
DETROIT at Zoetic Stage

 

650x366MAKEBA PACE,
for her outstanding performance in
SUNSET BABY at Primal Forces

 

mothers_02ANGIE RADOSH,
for her outstanding performance in
MOTHERS & SONS at GableStage

 

Peter-and-the-Starcatcher-2NICHOLAS RICHBERG,
for his outstanding performances in
PETER & THE STARCATCHER
at the Adrienne Arsht Center
for the Performing Arts
and BETRAYAL at Zoetic Stage

 

andyfinal3-731x1024ANDY ROGOW,
for his outstanding direction of
OCTOPUS and DANIEL’S HUSBAND
at Island City Stage

 

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for her outstanding performances in
VITA & VIRGINIA at
Thinking Cap Theatre
and THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
at Actors’ Playhouse
at the Miracle Theatre

 

shanecrop1SHANE TANNER,
for his outstanding performances in
OKLAHOMA! at The Wick Theatre,
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
at Slow Burn Theatre,
and 110 IN THE SHADE: IN CONCERT
at Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

11760116_1654371161453564_966781807152849272_nTHE VANGUARD THEATRE
and NICOLE STODARD,
Producing Artistic Director,
for this outstanding new theatre venue
and sanctuary for the arts
in South Florida

 

stage1-1-746724b545369e7bLAURA TURNBULL
for her outstanding performances in
DANIEL’S HUSBAND
at Island City Stage,
I’LL EAT YOU LAST at GableStage,
and REDWOOD CURTAIN
at Primal Forces

 

dsc_0599MIKE WESTRICH,
for his outstanding performances in
STARS OF DAVID
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts /
Daryl Roth Productions,
and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
at Slow Burn Theatre

 

Stephanie-WhiteSTEPHANIE WHITE,
an outstanding new talent,
for her performance in RAGTIME
at Actors’ Playhouse
at the Miracle Theatre

 

 

 

NOMINATING COUNCIL

The Nominating Council for these awards consisted of . . .

IRIS ACKER
BECON TV

J.W. ARNOLD
South Florida Gay News

JEFFREY BRUCE
TalkingBroadway.com

RICHARD CAMERON
Theatre Chat at examiner.com / Broadway Global

MARY DAMIANO
BroadwayWorld.com / FloridaTheaterOnstage.com / South Florida Gay News

CHRISTINE DOLEN
The Miami Herald

HAP ERSTEIN
Palm Beach Post / Palm Beach Artspaper

TONY FINSTROM
TonysLatest

BILL HIRSCHMAN
Florida Theater On Stage / Florida Weekly.com

JOHN LARIVIERE
Talkinbroadway.com

RON LEVITT
Florida Media News

ROGER MARTIN
miamiartzine.com

SKIP SHEFFIELD
Boca Raton Tribune / Atlantic Avenue Magazine

MICHELLE F. SOLOMON
miamiartzine.com / Florida Theatre On Stage

JOHN THOMASON
Miami New Times / Broward-Palm Beach New Times / Boca Raton Magazine