College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
2012 Ostrander Award Winners

Congratulations to all U of M Ostrander Award winners!

Every year in August the Memphis theatre community gets together to celebrate the previous season of theatre in Memphis with the Ostrander Awards hosted by Memphis Magazine. The MC this year was non other than Sister Myotis, a character created by our on alum, Steve Swift. The awards are broken down into two categories of shows – community and college. There is a select number of judges for each category who attend theatre all year and then vote on what they thought was the best the city had to offer. This year the college judges honored the U of M with the following awards.

2012 Ostrander Awards, College Division

SET DESIGN

Dave Nofsinger, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

COSTUMES

Janice Benning Lacek, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

LIGHTING

Ben Fichthorn “Wit,”

PROPS

Mandy K. Heath, “Arcadia,”

MUSIC DIRECTION

Jacob Allen, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

CHOREOGRAPHY

Courtney Oliver, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Katie Liesner, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Lucas Hefner, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Christina Hernandez, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Bob Hetherington, “The Phantom of the Opera,”

BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION

“The Phantom of the Opera,”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Jessica Otis, “Wit,”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Caleb Pless, “Arcadia,”

LEADING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Katie Zisson, “Wit,”

LEADING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Sean Carter, “Arcadia,”

LARGE ENSEMBLE (Cast of 13+)

“The Arabian Nights,”

SMALL ENSEMBLE (Cast of 12 or less)

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”

FEATURED ROLE/CAMEO

AJ Bernard, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”

BEST DRAMATIC PRODUCTION

“Wit,”

BEST DIRECTION OF A DRAMATIC PRODUCTION

Michael Bolinski, “Arcadia,”


We would also like to congratulate all of our alums and faculty who won awards in the community division...

HAIR/MAKEUP

Mitch Baker and Liz Sharpe, "Chicago," Theatre Memphis

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

John Dylan Atkins, "King Lear," New Moon Theatre Company

LEADING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Claire Hayner, "Present Laughter," Circuit Playhouse

LEADING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Jerre Dye, "Present Laughter," Circuit Playhouse

DIRECTION OF A DRAMATIC PRODUCTION

Anita Jo Lenhart, "King Lear," New Moon Theatre Company

THE LARRY RILEY RISING STAR AWARD

John Dylan Atkins

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