Monday, June 18, 2012

PHILSTAGE bares 2011 Gawad Buhay! nominees, honors 4 performing arts icons

[Complete list of nominees below]


The Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group, Inc. (PHILSTAGE), the country’s only alliance of professional performing arts companies, announces the staging of the awarding ceremonies of the 2011 Gawad Buhay!: The PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts, on July 1, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater Lobby.

Veteran actor, singer and director Audie Gemora will direct the program scripted by George de Jesus.

Now on its fourth year, Gawad Buhay! is the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts juried by an independent panel of critics, scholars, reviewers and artists. Outstanding individual and group achievements in various artistic and technical aspects of play, musical and dance productions and performances are honored based on quarterly citations deliberated by the jury who are required to watch all productions of PHILSTAGE member-companies for the entire year.

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) leads this year race with a total of 19 nominations for its hit comedy-musical-drama production “Care Divas”, about a group of Filipino caregivers working in Tel Aviv, Israel, who moonlights as glamorous drag queens by night. It won the jury’s nod for nominations in the categories of outstanding musical production, stage direction (Maribel Legarda), ensemble performance in a musical (the entire cast), original script (Lisa Magtoto), original libretto (Lisa Magtoto and Vincent de Jesus), musical direction and musical composition (Vincent de Jesus), choreography for a play or musical (Carlon Matobato), costume design (John Abul), lighting design (Jonjon Villareal), sound design (Vincent de Jesus), set design (Leo Abaya), male lead performance in a musical production (Vincent de Jesus, Melvin Lee and Jerald Napoles), female featured performance in a musical production (Angeli Bayani), and male featured performance in a musical production (Paul Holme, Myke Salomon and Dudz Terana).

With 16 nominations each, PETA’s “William”, which casts Shakespeare in a modern light before its characters and audiences, tied with Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Noli Me Tangere: The Musical”, an adaptation of Dr. Jose Rizal’s novel, for the second most-nominated production.

To be elevated in the Natatanging Gawad Buhay! roster of distinguished lifetime achievers in the performing arts are premier danseur Nonoy Froilan for dance, and veteran actor and director Baby Barredo for theater. Posthumous awardees are Tony Fabella for dance, and Rene Villanueva and Carlos dela Paz for playwriting and playwrights development.

According to PHILSTAGE president and Tanghalang Pilipino artistic Fernando Josef, this year’s Gawad Buhay! Edition is a tribute to the enduring creative excellence, perseverance and the unrelenting spirit of the Filipino performing artists in the face of unmitigated influx of foreign artists to the country.

“Despite lack of government support for the arts, we managed to come up with world-class productions that can equal or even surpass the quality of imported productions,” Josef said.

Other PHILSTAGE officers are: PETA’s Maribel Legarda, vice president; Ballet Philippines’ Paul Alexander Morales, secretary; Repertory Philippines’ Gidget Tolentino, treasurer; and board members Bart Guingona (Actors Actors, Inc.), Susan Macuja (Ballet Manila), Tony Espejo (Gantimpala Theater Foundation), and Audie Gemora (TRUMPETS). Elmar Beltran Ingles of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit serves as executive director.

Admission to the awarding ceremonies is open to the public. The complete list of nominations follows:


OUTSTANDING PLAY
Bombita (TP)
Nobyembre, Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita (TP)
The Joy Luck Club (REP)
William (PETA)

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Care Divas (PETA)
Noli Me Tangere: The Musical (TP)
Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (REP)

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
Sleeping Beauty (BP)
Swan Lake (BM)

OUTSTANDING MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
Encantada (BP)

OUTSTANDING STAGE DIRECTION
• Audie Gemora, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Anton Juan, The Joy Luck Club
• Maribel Legarda, Care Divas and William
• Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jaime Del Mundo, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Play)
Bombita
Shakespeare in Hollywood
The Joy Luck Club
William

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Musical)
Care Divas
Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Dance)
Swan Lake
Encantada

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCRIPT
• Ron Capinding, William
• Lisa Magtoto, Care Divas
• Tony Perez, Bombita and Nobyembre, Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita

OUTSTANDING ADAPTATION OR TRANSLATION
• Bienvenido Lumbera, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL LIBRETTO
• Lisa Magtoto and Vincent de Jesus, Care Divas
• Bienvenido Lumbera, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Al Santos, Encantada

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION
• Jed Balsamo, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Vincent de Jesus, Care Divas
• Jeff Hernandez, William
• Jojo Melferrari, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMPOSITION
• Joey Ayala, Encantada
• Vincent de Jesus, Care Divas
• Ryan Cayabyab, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A DANCE PRODUCTION
• Osias Barroso, Ang Prinsipe ng Mga Ibon
• Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ang Kapatiod ng Tatlong Marya
• Tony Fabella, Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin
• Hazel Sabas Gower, Green
• Agnes Locsin, Encantada
• Carlo Pacis, Mithi

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL
• Deana Aquino, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
• Agnes Locsin, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Carlon Matobato, Care Divas
• Batche Tan, William

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
• John Abul, Care Divas
• Salvador Bernal, Encantada; Noli Me Tangere, The Musical; and Sleeping Beauty
• Jonathan Janolo and Michael Angelo Albay, Tatlong Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang
• Raven Ong, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure and Shakespeare in Hollywood
• Carlo Pagunaling, William
• Eric Pineda, The Joy Luck Club

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
• Joaquin Jose Aranda, Sleeping Beauty
• John Batalla, Encantada; Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure; Shakespeare in Hollywood and The Joy Luck Club
• Katsch Catoy, Noli Me Tangere
• Jimmy Villanueva, Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang
• Jonjon Villareal, Care Divas

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
• Teresa Barroso, William
• Vincent De Jesus, Care Divas
• TJ Ramos, Encantada, Shakespeare in Hollywood and The Joy Luck Club

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
• Leo Abaya, Care Divas
• Salvador Bernal, Encantada
• Ricardo Cruz, Sleeping Beauty
• Ohm David, The Joy Luck Club
• Gino Gonzales, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
• Mio Infante, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Boni Juan, William

FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY
• Mayen Estañero, Nobyembre, Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita
• Jay Valencia-Glorioso, The Joy Luck Club
• Anj Heruela, William
• Frances Makil-Ignacio, The Joy Luck Club
• Marjorie Lorico, Nobyembre, Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita
• Anna Luna, William
• Ana Abad Santos, The Joy Luck Club
• Cris Villonco, The Joy Luck Club

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY
• Hans Eckstein, Shakespeare in Hollywood
• Inno Martin, William
• John Emmanoel Moran, William
• Ian Segarra, William
• Jonathan Tadioan, Nobyembre, Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita
• Marco Viana, Bombita

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY
• Me-Ann Espinosa, William
• Cris Villonco, Shakespeare in Hollywood

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY
• Jojo Atienza, William
• Jelson Bay, Bombita
• Red Concepcion, Shakespeare in Hollywood
• Jonathan Tadioan, Bombita
• Rem Zamora, The 39 Steps

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
• Sam Concepcion, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
• Vince De Jesus, Care Divas
• Melvin Lee, Care Divas
• Gian Magdangal, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Jerald Napoles, Care Divas

FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
• Cris Villonco, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
• Pinky Amador, ZsaZsa Zaturnnah
• Angeli Bayani, Care Divas and Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Tippy Dos Santos, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
• Bituin Escalante, Seussical

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
• Al Gatmaitan, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Paul Holme, Care Divas
• Bodgie Pascua, Noli Me Tangere, The Musical
• Myke Salomon, Care Divas
• Dudz Terana, Care Divas
• Michael Williams, Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
• Mylene Aggabao, Swan Lake
• Candice Adea, Sleeping Beauty
• Carissa Adea, Sleeping Beauty
• Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Swan Lake

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
• Jean Marc Cordero, Sleeping Beauty
• Rudy De Dios, Swan Lake
• Nobuo Fujino, Swan Lake
• Angel Gabriel, Sleeping Beauty

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
• Rita Winder, Sleeping Beauty

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
• Jean Marc Cordero, Sleeping Beauty
• Cyril Fallar, Sleeping Beauty

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
• Jean-Marc Cordero, Encantada
• Rudy De Dios, Ang Prinsipe ng mga Ibon
• Alvin Santos, Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya

FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
• Carissa Adea, Encantada and Hardin ng Bato-Inamorata
• Georgette Sanchez, Encantada
• Rita Winder, Every Woman-Inamorata
• Katherine Trofeo, Mithi-Inamorata
• Sofie Sangco, Alon ng Buwan

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
• Angel Gabriel, Every Woman

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
• Carissa Adea, Encantada
• Katherine Trofeo, Encantada

5 comments:

Joyce Laran said...

Sam Concepcion for the win!

kris mary said...

Sam Concepion! :D

Anonymous said...

Melvin Lee BRAVO!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course! Sam concepcion.. He's a good actor..

Anonymous said...

I agree..

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