Pietzsch Awards 2016

Wilson Pietzsch served on the Cary Players Board of Directors and acted in every production until his untimely death in 2006. The Pietzsch Awards, named in his honor, are designed to recognize individuals who exemplify Wilson’s special blend of dedication, acting ability, volunteerism, and good humor. With these awards, Cary Players hope to build and maintain a tradition of community theater excellence for which Wilson set the standard.

Location and Dates

Date: Tuesday Aug 30, 7:00pm

Location: The Cary, 122 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511

 

2016 Nominations

Outstanding Cameo

Michael Bacigalupo as Reynerd Chisum in Dashing Through The Snow

Michelle Corbitt as Cynthia in Isn’t It Romantic

Sarah Duncan, Corinna Jeter & Emma Johnson as The Crows in The Wizard of Oz

Josh Henderson as Vladimir in Isn’t It Romantic

Randy Jordan as Tom Sanderson the Stableboy in Haunted Twilight Tour of Downtown Cary

 

Outstanding Actress in a Minor Role

Melanie Carviou as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz

Courtney Christison as Hannah in Crossing Delancey

Sharon Galluzzo as The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz

Mary Beth Hollman as Tasha in Isn’t It Romantic

Nicola Lefler as Lenora Benedict in Dashing Through The Snow

Annah Michaux as Ennis Puckett in Dashing Through The Snow

 

Outstanding Actor in a Minor Role

Mark Anderson as The Guard in The Wizard of Oz

Joseph Ayscue as Binky in Dashing Through The Snow

Larry Evans as Paul in Isn’t It Romantic

Del Flack as Ainsley Danforth in Dashing Through The Snow

Randy Jordan as Hoyt Ledford in Dashing Through The Snow

David Klionsky as Simon in Isn’t It Romantic

 

Outstanding Set Design

Ami Kirk-Jones for Isn’t It Romantic

Ami Kirk-Jones for The Wizard of Oz

Jeff Nugent for Crossing Delancey

Brad Sizemore for Dashing Through The Snow

 

Outstanding Director

Bruce Ackerman for Crossing Delancey

Kirsten Ehlert for Isn’t It Romantic

Matt Schedler for Dashing Through The Snow

Jon Todd for The Wizard of Oz

 

Outstanding Backstage Contribution*

Dustin Britt for Stage Management in Dashing Through The Snow

Sharon Galluzzo for Producing in Isn’t It Romantic & Crossing Delancey

Todd Houseknecht for Master Carpentry in The Wizard of Oz

Natasha Jackson for Stage Management in Isn’t It Romantic & The Wizard of Oz

Craig Johnson for Musical Direction in The Wizard of Oz

Rachel McKay for Costume Design in Isn’t It Romantic, Crossing Delancey & The Wizard of Oz

Ian Robson for Master Carpentry in Isn’t It Romantic & Dashing Through The Snow

Ali Short-Stroh for Hair & Makeup in The Wizard of Oz

Shereatha Terry for Stage Management in Crossing Delancey

Randi Winter for Choreography in The Wizard of Oz

 

Outstanding Actor in a Major Role

Daryl Ray Carliles as The Tinman in The Wizard of Oz

Ran Northam as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz

Mark Taranto as The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz

Sean Wellington as Sam in Crossing Delancey

 

Outstanding Actress in a Major Role

Emily Gautier as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Sonia Usatch-Kuhn as Bubbie in Crossing Delancey

Vera Varlamov as Izzy in Crossing Delancey

Liz Webb as Janie in Isn’t It Romantic

Julie Weber as Trina Walcott in Dashing Through The Snow

Megan Woronka as Harriet in Isn’t It Romantic

 

Outstanding Volunteer*

Barbara Corbin

Jess Hill

Betsy Holsopple

Carole Kelly

Bob Kulow

Ran Northam

Scott Peters

Jennifer Robinson

Ian Robson

Jenny Robson

Pete Thoits

Julie Weber

 

*Note: These two categories will have multiple winners.

The 2016 Pietzsch Awards are for the shows from the 2015-2016 Season:

Isn’t It Romantic
Sept 18-20, Sept 25, Sept 27, Oct 2-4

Dashing Through the Snow
December 3-7, 2015

Crossing Delancey
February 12-14, 19-21

The Wizard of Oz
April 15-17 and April 22-24