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Asian American Theatre Artists Pepper LA’s Ovation Award Nominations for 2019

East West Players’ Allegiance  and Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin and David Henry Hwang’s Soft Power lead the way.

For the unacquainted, the Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production, and design in the Greater Los Angeles area.

This year, the ceremony will be held at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Monday, January 28th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 26th, and full information can be found on OvationAwards.com.

Here are some numbers for you. This voting season, there were 255 total productions registered for the Ovation Awards from 110 different producing bodies, resulting in 203 total nominations for 71 distinct productions presented by 46 organizations. These productions were voted on by 277 Ovation Awards voters — vetted individuals from the Greater Los Angeles area who are working theatre professionals

Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theater)

CAUGHT
Firefly Theater & Films

KAIDAN PROJECT: WALLS GROW THIN
Rogue Artists Ensemble

Best Production of a Musical (Large Theater)

SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Acting Ensemble of a Musical

SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Choreography

SAM PINKLETON
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Music Direction

DAVID O
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Book for an Original Musical

DAVID HENRY HWANG
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Lyrics/Composition for an Original Musical

DAVID HENRY HWANG 
JEANINE TESORI

SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Direction of a Musical

LEIGH SILVERMAN 
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Direction of a Play

ED ISKANDAR
CAUGHT
Firefly Theater & Films

Lead Actor in a Musical

CONRAD RICAMORA
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Lead Actress in a Musical

ALYSE LOUIS
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

ELENA WANG
ALLEGIANCE
East West Players

Featured Actor in a Musical

EYMARD CABLING
ALLEGIANCE
East West Players

Featured Actress in a Musical

JODI KIMURA
SOUTH PACIFIC
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Scenic Design (Intimate Theater)

KEITH MITCHELL & DILLON NELSON
KAIDAN PROJECT: WALLS GROW THIN
Rogue Artists Ensemble

VICTORIA TAM
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
After Hours Theatre Company

Sound Design (Intimate Theater)

GILLIAN MOON & STEPHEN SWIFT
KAIDAN PROJECT: WALLS GROW THIN
Rogue Artists Ensemble

JOHN NOBORI
WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN
Boston Court Pasadena

AUSTIN QUAN
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
After Hours Theatre Company

Sound Design (Large Theater)

KAI HARADA
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

CRICKET MYERS
ALLEGIANCE
East West Players

Costume Design (Intimate Theater)

LORI MEEKER
KAIDAN PROJECT: WALLS GROW THIN
Rogue Artists Ensemble

Costume Design (Large Theater)

ANITA YAVICH
SOFT POWER
Center Theatre Group

Video/Projection Design (Large Theater)

ADAM FLEMMING
ALLEGIANCE
East West Players

YEE EUN NAM
BORDERTOWN NOW
Pasadena Playhouse

Ovation Honors Recipients

Music Composition for a Play:
ADRIEN PREVOST
KAIDAN PROJECT: WALLS GROW THIN
Rogue Artists Ensemble

Puppet Design:
GREG BALLORA
SEAN CAWELTI
CHRISTINE PAPALEXIS
JACK PULLMAN
MORGAN REBANE
BRIAN WHITE

KAIDAN PROJECT: WALLS GROW THIN
Rogue Artists Ensemble

 

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