Diana Aaron, Kathy
Brombacher and Maureen Stroud of Moonlight Cultural
Foundation and Moonlight Stage Productions, which
won an Outstanding Resident Musical award for "42nd
San Diego Theatre
Critics Circle president Pam Kragen with winner Obba
Babatundé, who flew in from New York to accept his prize
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for "Sammy" at
the Old Globe.
La Jolla Playhouse
artistic director Chris Ashley, left, with actress
Melissa van der Schyff and Playhouse public relations
manager Becky Biegelsen. Ashley picked up an award for
Outstanding New Musical for the Playhouse's "Bonnie &
Clyde," and van der Schyff won for her featured role as
Darko Tresnjak, center,
with his husband Josh Pearson, left, and Critics Circle
vice president Anne Marie Welsh. Tresnjak was honored
with both a directorial award for "Cyrano de Bergerac"
at the Old Globe and a Special Achievement Award for his
Vivid Reimagining of the Classics as six-year artistic
director of the Globe's Summer Shakespeare Festival. He
recently resigned the position to return to freelance
Rodney Hutsona and Rodger
Varner, members of the Choice
Entertainers, a men's a cappella doo-wop group that
brought down the house with a live performance. The
group was featured in the musical revue "Looking for An
Echo," which earned a Special Theatrical Event award.
North Coast Repertory
Theatre artistic director David Ellenstein with his
wife, Denise, and La Jolla Playhouse general manager
Debby Buchholz. North Coast Rep earned an Outstanding
Ensemble award for "The Dresser."
co-founders Bill Schmidt and Sean Murray. Cygnet earned
an Outstanding Ensemble award for "Noises Off," which
Jonathan McMurtry, left,
who was honored in two Outstanding Ensembles
("The Dresser" and "Noises Off") with Jonathan
Dunn-Rankin and Ross Porter.