Thursday, May 31, 2012

NEWS: Toronto Theatre Critics Announce Awards

Winner Nicole Underhay in Small Room (photo: Cylla von Tiedemann)

Press release:
(Links are to Charlebois-Post reviews of winning productions)

We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual edition of the Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards.

The TTCAs were established in 2011 to honour the best in Toronto theatre. This year, the awards were decided by critics from The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck), The Grid (Martin Morrow), National Post (Robert Cushman), NOW Magazine (Glenn Sumi) and Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). 

Productions that opened from May 2011 to May 2012 were eligible for consideration. In addition, the TTCA voters decided to give a special citation to actor Eric Peterson. See below for the full list of winners.


Best Canadian Play
Kim’s Convenience by Ins Choi (Soulpepper Theatre)

Jean Yoon and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in Kim's
(Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)
Best International Play
The Golden Dragon by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Tarragon Theatre)

Best Production of a Play

Best Director of a Play
Weyni Mengesha, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs

Best Design
War Horse creative team (National Theatre/Mirvish Productions)

Best Actress in a Play
Nicole Underhay, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs

Best Actor in a Play
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Kelli Fox, The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre)

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Philip Riccio, The Test (The Company Theatre and Canadian Stage)

Best New Musical
Michael Levinson, Duncan in
(photo: Joanna Akyol)
Ride the Cyclone by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell (An Atomic Vaudeville production presented by Theatre Passe Muraille in association with Acting Up Stage Company)

Best Production of a Musical
Caroline, or Change (Acting Up Stage Company in association with Obsidian)

Best Director of a Musical
Britt Small and Jacob Richmond, Ride the Cyclone

Best Actress in a Musical
Arlene Duncan, Caroline, or Change

Best Actor in a Musical
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela! (Presented by Mirvish Productions)

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Deborah Hay, Caroline, or Change

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Elliott Loran, Ride the Cyclone

Special Citation:
Eric Peterson

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