9th Annual (2015-2016)

Twenty-eight Silver Palm Awards honoring excellent work during the South Florida 2015-2016 theatre season were awarded on Monday, December 5th, 2016, at the annual South Florida Theatre League holiday party, held at Savor Cinema 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.

 

photoJOSEPH ADLER
for his outstanding direction of
THE ROYALE,
IT’S ONLY A PLAY,
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, CONSTELLATIONS, DISGRACED,
and A MINISTER’S WIFE,
at GableStage

 

alex-alvarez-hsALEX ALVAREZ
for his outstanding performances in
STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
at GableStage and
OR, at Thinking Cap Theatre

 

meredithbartmoncurrentheadshotMEREDITH BARTMON,
an outstanding new talent,
for her performances in
SUMMER SHORTS at City Theatre,
and HELLO, DOLLY! at
The Wick Theatre

 

clivecholertonheadshotCLIVE CHOLERTON
for his outstanding direction of 1776
at Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

boxer1AYGEMANG CLAY,
an outstanding new talent,
for his performance in
THE ROYALE at GableStage

 

lindsey-as-mashaLINDSEY COREY
for her outstanding performances in STRIPPED at Zoetic Stage,
and VIOLET at
Slow Burn Theatre Company

 

sfgn_buyer_webCHRIS CRAWFORD
for his outstanding performance in
BUYER AND CELLAR at
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

 

the-nether-isabel-van-natta-peter-galman-cakeJODI DELLAVENTURA
for her outstanding set design for
THE NETHER at Area Stage

 

christopher-demos-brownCHRISTOPHER DEMOS-BROWN
for his outstanding new play
STRIPPED at Zoetic Stage

 

carylfantelCARYL FANTEL
for her outstanding musical direction of
PASSION at Zoetic Stage,
and SPRING AWAKENING
at Slow Burn Theatre Company

 

fitzwater-265x178PATRICK FITZWATER
for his outstanding direction and choreography for BIG FISH,
SPRING AWAKENING, and HEATHERS
at Slow Burn Theatre Company

 

4bd28e_f200cdbcd3546a9d3490e05a01683b62PETER WAYNE GALMAN
for his outstanding performances in
THE NETHER at Area Stage,
and KISS ME, KATE at the
Maltz Jupiter Theatre

 

jenihackerheadshotJENI HACKER
for her outstanding performance in PASSION at Zoetic Stage

 

billmugBILL HIRSCHMAN
of Florida Theater On Stage
for his outstanding theatre criticism
and coverage of the
South Florida theatre scene

 

dscf2876LAURA HODOS
for her outstanding performances in
THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre,
ROMANCE, ROMANCE at
Slow Burn Theatre Company,
1776 at Palm Beach Dramaworks,
A MINISTER’S WIFE at GableStage,
and TOXIC AVENGER at
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

 

ron-hutchins-640x480RON HUTCHINS
for his outstanding choreography of
WEST SIDE STORY at
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

 

img_8391 MATT MAY &
JENNIFER SIERRA-GROBBELAAR
for writing and producing the outstanding
interactive theatrical experience
DIEGO & DREW SAY I DO
at the Broward Center for the
Performing Arts

 

1MNM PRODUCTIONS,
awarded to the producers
MARCIE GORMAN-ALTHOF &
MICHAEL LIFSHITZ
,
for their outstanding new theatre
company,
and the outstanding ensemble of AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
at the Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts,
comprised of Clay Cartland,
Jinon Deeb, Shelley Keelor,
Michael Scott Ross and Leah Marie Sessa,
under the direction of Bruce Linser,
choreographed by Kimberly Dawn Smith

 

hqdefaultSTUART MELTZER
for his outstanding direction of
STRIPPED,
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN,
and PASSION at Zoetic Stage

 

img_68471_thumbELIZABETH PRICE,
an outstanding new talent,
for her performance in REBORNING
at Theatre at Arts Garage

 

photoPAUL REEKIE
for his outstanding musical direction of
AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
and HAIR
at MNM Productions

 

17763NICHOLAS RICHBERG
for his outstanding performances
in PASSION at Zoetic Stage,
and 1776 at Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

clockwise-from-front-leah-sessa-sunny-gay-cristina-flores-credit-lisa-nalvenLEAH MARIE SESSA,
an outstanding new talent,
for her performances in
AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND at MNM Productions,
ROMANCE, ROMANCE and HEATHERS
at Slow Burn Theatre Company, and A MINISTER’S WIFE at GableStage

 

ilap-huldendottoquartierkeshooksaunderskashookKELLY SHOOK
for her outstanding choreography of
I LOVE A PIANO
at The Wick Theatre

 

devilAVERY SOMMERS
for her outstanding performance in
THE DEVIL’S MUSIC:
THE LIFE AND BLUES
OF BESSIE SMITH

at Theatre at Arts Garage

 

readingSHANE TANNER
for his outstanding performances in
BIG FISH and VIOLET at
Slow Burn Theatre Company,
1776 at Palm Beach Dramaworks,
and A MINISTER’S WIFE
at GableStage

 

photoEMILY E. TARALLO,
an outstanding new talent,
for her performances in
BIG FISH at Slow Burn Theatre Company, CURTAINS at The Wick Theatre,
HAIR at MNM Productions,
FOOTLOOSE at the
Marquee Theatre Company
and WEST SIDE STORY at
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

 

1-paul-tei-artistic-director-mad-cat-theatre-companyPAUL TEI
for his outstanding direction of
THE FLICK
at Mad Cat Theatre Company

 

 

 

NOMINATING COUNCIL

The Nominating Council for these awards consisted of . . .

 

IRIS ACKER
BECON TV

J.W. ARNOLD
South Florida Gay News

JEFFREY BRUCE
TalkinBroadway.com

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