Winners at the 30th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards

The 30th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were presented on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The fast-moving evening awarded in thirty-six categories—13 Southern California theatre companies won, with 33 individual artists receiving awards.

Of the total awards, the Geffen Playhouse received 17 total for their shows "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" with Dane Laffrey winning two (2)—Scenic Design and Costume Design - Large Theatre, and "Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole." The Fountain Theatre received six (6) awards  for "Cost of Living" and "Hype Man: A Break Beat Play," the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts received four (4) total for their shows "Singin’ in the Rain" and "A Night with Janis Joplin, and Sophina Brown received three (3) for "August Wilson's Two Trains Running," as did the Pasadena Playhouse for "Ragtime."

The Skylight Theatre received two (2) awards for "Bronco Billy – The Musical," as did the Center Theatre Group for "Dana H." and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for "Witness Uganda."

The Fountain Theatre received the Best Season Award for "Cost of Living," "Daniel’s Husband," and "Hype Man: A Break Beat Play."


Here are winners at the 30th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards in the order of their announcements:


PLAYWRITING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY

LUCAS HNATH
DANA H.
Center Theatre Group

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FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

DANIEL J. WATTS
LIGHTS OUT: NAT “KING” COLE
Geffen Playhouse

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FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

AMBER IMAN
WITNESS UGANDA
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

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FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

ADOLPHUS WARD
AUGUST WILSON’S TWO TRAINS RUNNING
Sophina Brown

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FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

XOCHITL ROMERO
COST OF LIVING
Fountain Theatre

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SOUND DESIGN – Intimate Theatre

JEFF GARDNER
AUGUST WILSON’S TWO TRAINS RUNNING
Sophina Brown

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VIDEO/PROJECTION DESIGN – Intimate Theatre

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VIDEO/PROJECTION DESIGN – Large Theatre

LUCY MACKINNON
CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Geffen Playhouse

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OVATIONS HONORS RECIPIENT

MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A PLAY

ROMERO MOSLEY
HYPE MAN: A BREAK BEAT PLAY
Fountain Theatre

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OVATIONS HONORS RECIPIENT

PUPPET DESIGN

DILLON NELSON & ERIN WALLEY
ARGONAUTIKA
A Noise Within

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SCENIC DESIGN – Large Theatre

DANE LAFFREY
CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Geffen Playhouse

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SCENIC DESIGN – Intimate Theatre

JOEL DAAVID
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Dance On Productions, LLC

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THE SHERWOOD AWARD FOR

MAT DIAFOS SWEENEY

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BOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL

DENNIS HACKIN
BRONCO BILLY – THE MUSICAL
Skylight Theatre Company

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LYRICS/COMPOSITION FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL

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MUSIC DIRECTION

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BEST PRESENTED PRODUCTION

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COSTUME DESIGN – Intimate Theatre

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LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

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CHOREOGRAPHY

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FIGHT DIRECTION

JEN ALBERT
SUCKERPUNCH
Coeurage Theatre Company

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DIRECTION OF A PLAY

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DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

DAVID LEE
RAGTIME
Pasadena Playhouse

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LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

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ACTING ENSEMBLE OF A MUSICAL
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ACTING ENSEMBLE OF A PLAY

COST OF LIVING
Fountain Theatre

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BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY – Intimate Theatre

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BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY – Large Theatre

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BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL – Intimate Theatre

LIZZIE, THE MUSICAL
Chance Theater

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BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL – Large Theatre

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BEST SEASON

FOUNTAIN THEATRE
Cost of Living
Daniel’s Husband
Hype Man: a Break Beat Play

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