Blackburns 2017

On September 24, 2017 The Dayton Playhouse celebrated our 2016-17 season at the Blackburn Awards Gala. The Blackburn Awards are given to our production volunteers on the basis of patron ballots provided in every program for every show. How about one more round of applause for the Blackburn Award winners…

Blackburn Awards of Excellence

Direction of a Play
Jim Lockwood – Proposals
Robb Willoughby – The Women

Direction of a Musical
Tina McPhearson – Xanadu
Matthew Smith – Ragtime

Music Direction
Judy Mansky – Xanadu
Ron Kindell – Ragtime

Choreography
Annette Looper – Xanadu
Nabachwa Ssensalo-Harris – Ragtime
Michael Shepherd – Ragtime

Lighting Design
John Falkenbach – Ragtime
John Falkenbach – Xanadu

Sound Design
Bob Kovach – Xanadu

Stage Management
Logan Dabney – Xanadu
Logan Dabney – The Women
Dawn Roth-Smith – Ragtime
Mark Sharp – Ragtime

Orchestra
Fiddler on the Roof
Xanadu
Ragtime

Costuming of a Play
Theresa Kahle – The Women

Costuming of a Musical
Steve Burton – Xanadu
Tim Grewe – Xanadu
Theresa Kahle – Ragtime

Hair/Wigs for a Musical
Steve Burton – Xanadu

Properties for a Play
Tina McPhearson – The Women

Properties for a Musical
Tina McPhearson – Xanadu
Heather Campbell-Martin – Ragtime

Dialect Coach
Fran Pesch – Xanadu
Annie Pesch – Xanadu

Assistant Director of a Play
Deirdre Root – The Women

Assistant Director of a Musical
Dodie Lockwood – Ragtime

Set Design of a Play
Chris “Red” Newman – Proposals
Chris “Red” Newman – The Women

Set Design of a Musical
Chris “Red” Newman – Xanadu
Chris “Red” Newman – Ragtime

Lead Actor in a Play
Dave Nickel – Proposals

Lead Actor in a Musical
Desmond Thomas – Xanadu
Jeff Sams – Ragtime
Kip Moore – Ragtime
Ron Maurer – Ragtime

Lead Actress in a Play
Catherine Collins – Proposals
Rachel Oprea – The Women
Libby Holley Scancarello – The Women

Lead Actress in a Musical
Helen Raymond-Goers – Camelot
Rachel Jensen – Ragtime
Tia Seay – Ragtime

Supporting Actor in a Play
Ian Manuel – Proposals
Franklin Johnson – Proposals

Supporting Actor in a Musical
Richard Young – Camelot
David Thomas – Camelot
Charles Larkowski – Camelot
David Shough – Xanadu
John Nussbaum – Xanadu
Garrett Young – Ragtime

Supporting Actress in a Play
Tori Tuccillo – The Women
Amy Taint – The Women
Marcia Nowik – The Women

Supporting Actress in a Musical
Amy Askins – Xanadu
Tamar Fishbein – Xanadu
Shanna Camacho – Xanadu
Adrienne McFarland – Xanadu
Andrea Wilborn – Ragtime
Becky Milligan Howard – Ragtime
Hayley Penchoff – Ragtime

Ensemble of a Play
The Women

Ensemble of a Musical
Fiddler on the Roof
Xanadu
Ragtime

Outstanding Play
The Women

Outstanding Musical
Ragtime

Volunteer of the Year
Logan Dabney

Chairman’s Award for Service
Dan Hall

Lifetime Member
Terry Lupp

Blackburn Certificates of Achievement

Camelot
Ranger Puterbaugh – Director
Maggie Carroll – Armorer
Chris “Red” Newman – Set Design
Kathleen Carroll – Costumes
Tina McPhearson – Props
Bob Kovach Sound – Design
Mark Van Luvender – Lead Actor
Allen Van Luvender – Supporting Actor

Proposals
Kathleen Carroll – Costumes
Jennifer Kaufman – Props
Anita Bachman – Lighting Design
Bob Kovach – Sound Design
Alicia Walton – Lead Actress
Casey Dillon – Supporting Actor
Debra Strauss – Supporting Actress

Xanadu
Ellie Krug – Lead Actress
Richard Lee Waldeck – Supporting Actor

The Women
Melissa Childress – Lighting Design
Bob Kovach – Sound Design
Yara Khalil – Supporting Actress
Jenna Gomes – Supporting Actress
Ellen Ballerene – Supporting Actress
Ashley Sisson – Ensemble
Danikah Skaroupka – Supporting Actress

Ragtime
Steve Burton – Wigs
Bob Kovach – Sound Design
Avi Gilbert – Supporting Actor
Brian Sharp – Supporting Actor
Franklin Johnson – Supporting Actor
Peyton Deutsch – Supporting Actress
Michael Plaugher – Supporting Actor
Brad Bishop – Supporting Actor
Michael Shannon – Supporting Actor