Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rorschach Alum and Artistic Partners Score! (And some of them even won Helen Hayes Awards Last Night!)

Wow! That would be a good word for the feelings that I am feeling here this morning. In one night Rorschach Company Members and Alums picked up 8 Helen Hayes Awards. Actually it is 3 if you don't count each of the individuals who won the Ensemble Award as seperate awardees, but I like big numbers so the count is 8.
Who were the winners last night you may ask? Go on ask, I am waiting.
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical - Andy Brownstein, Assassins, Signature Theatre. Andy appeared with Rorschach in Behold! a couple of years back as a midwestern tourist being dragged to the Sea of Cortez.
Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production - Matthew M. Nielson, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Round House Theatre. Matt designed the sound for last season's A Bright Room Called Day and his work can currently be heard in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot.
Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play or Musical - The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Catalyst Theater Company. This is where the list runs long:
Scot McKenzie who appeared in Rorschach's Rhinoceros all those moons ago.
Jason McCool who sweated it out on the hottest night of the year last summer in Arabian Night.
Scott McCormick who has appeared in 9 Rorschach productions. His roles have run the gambit from a jealous Samurai to a jealous hunch-backed physican. Scott is currently appearing in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot as the Moon.
Andrew Price who was there at the beginning with Rorschach in The Hairy Ape and Rhinoceros. He also appeared in Family Stories and is now in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot.
Elizabeth Richards who appeared in Rorschach's third show God of Vengeance as a former prositute and mother in the lobby of the JCC.
And finally Grady Weatherford, who has also appeared in 9 Rorschach shows, directed 3 and desinged fights for countless others. He too appeared in The Hairy Ape and was last seen as the drag queen fury in Rough Magic.
Congratulations to all the recipients this year! Now here are some pictures of the Rorschach Family getting their party on last night at the Helen Hayes. Thanks to Jenny for supplying the images.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

congradulations to all rorschach alumni and every one in the pictures looks beautiful.