Theatre BR honors actors, actresses and volunteers

Theatre Baton Rouge honored volunteers from its 67th season at its Beaux Arts Ball, “What’s in a Name?” on Saturday.

The Outstanding Actress in a Musical award was given to Alaina Ellen Richard for her role as Patsy Cline in Always … Patsy Cline, and the award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical was given to Albert Nolan for his portrayal of Stine in City of Angels.

Charlynn White was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Louise Seger in Always … Patsy Cline, and Jason Dowies was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific.

This year, Elizabeth Canfield was named Outstanding Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Joanna Markham in Move Over Mrs. Markham, and Bill Martin was named Outstanding Actor in a Play for his portrayal of George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Carole Moore was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Linda Lodge in Move Over Mrs. Markham, and Zac Thriffiley was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for his role of Alistair Spenlow in Move Over Mrs. Markham.

Other awards presented during the evening went to Joanne Blouin for Outstanding Front-of-the-House Volunteer and to Jerry Smith for Outstanding Backstage Volunteer.

Ernest Ourso, Gerard Killibrew, Jason Dowies, Travis Williams, Alaina Richard, Michael Katchmer, Celeste Veillon, Albert Nolan, Liz Canfield, Lance Parker, Jennifer Johnson and Terry Byars presented a crowd-pleasing parody.

Alaina Richard sang “Crazy” and “Bill Bailey” from Always … Patsy Cline, and Albert Nolan performed “Funny” from City of Angels. Finally, Dana Todd Lux sang “Cockeyed Optimist” from South Pacific.

The awards portion of the ball closed with Jason Dowies and Derrick Stephens’ rendition of “Who Am I?” from Theatre Baton Rouge’s much anticipated 2013 summer musical Les Miserables.

The guests were treated to cuisine provided by TJ Ribs, Ruffino’s, Juban’s, Whole Foods and Ambrosia Bakery.

Erin Woolworth chaired the committee for this year’s ball.

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