The 1997 Theatre LA Ovation Awards

And the nominees are

Musical, larger theatre:

Forever Plaid,

Ca„on Theatre

Show Boat,

Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

The Tin Pan Alley Rag,

Pasadena Playhouse

Once on This Island,

La Mirada Theatre

Musical, smaller theatre:

She Loves Me,

Actors Co-op

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Candude or the Optimistic

Civil Servant,

Cornerstone Theater Co.

Putting It Together,

Colony Studio Theatre

The All Night Strut,

Tiffany Theaters

Play, larger theatre:

Valley Song,

CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Love! Valour! Compassion!,

Geffen Playhouse

Having Our Say, Arcadia,

CTG/Taper

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson

Arcadia,

CTG/Taper

Play, smaller theatre:

Don't Buck With Me!,

Tamarind Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Stella Adler Theatre

Two at the Too--I Remember Mapa,

CTG/Taper Too

Fortinbras,

Courtney H. Burr III, producer

David's Mother,

Company of Angels

World premiere

writing:

Mark Saltzman,

The Tin Pan Alley Rag,

Pasadena Playhouse

Alec Mapa,

I Remember Mapa,

CTG/Taper Too

Mark Lee,

An American Romance,

the Road Theatre Co.

Tracy Young,

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Kathy Buckley,

Don't Buck With Me!,

Tamarind Theatre

Translation/

adaptation

Tracy Young,

Candude, or the Optimistic

Civil Servant,

Cornerstone Theatre Co.

Robert Cornthwaite,

So It Is If So It Seems to You,

A Noise Within

Alison Carey,

Mallire,

Cornerstone Theatre Co.

Arthur Hanket,

Genet: Language of the Wall,

Actors' Gang

Kenneth Albers,

Saint Joan,

Deaf West Theatre Co.

Actor, musical:

Reece Holland,

Crazy for You,

La Mirada Theatre

Ned Beatty,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

David Noro„a,

The Tin Pan Alley Rag,

Pasadena Playhouse

John Rubinstein,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Brian Stokes Mitchell,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Actress, musical:

Page Leong,

Candude, or the Optimistic Civil Servant,

Cornerstone Theatre Co.

Barbara Passolt,

Putting It Together,

the Colony Studio Theatre

Marcia Mitzman Gaven,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Michelle Duffy,

Putting It Together,

the Colony Studio Theatre

Treva Tegtmeier,

She Loves Me,

Actors' Co-op

Featured actor,

musical:

Keith Savage,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Blake McIver Ewing,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

John Dossett,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Michel Bell,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Scott Carollo,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Featured actress,

musical:

Judy Kaye,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Susan Wood,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Anita Berry,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Valarie Pettiford,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

La Chanze,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Actor, play:

Athol Fugard,

Valley Song,

CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Bill Campbell,

Fortinbras,

Courtney H. Burr III, producer

Sir Ian McKellen,

A Knight Out in Los Angeles,

L.A. Theatre Center

Tom Slovick,

David's Mother,

Company of Angels

Alec Mapa,

I Remember Mapa,

CTG/Taper Too

Actress, play:

LisaGay Hamilton,

Valley Song,

CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Cherry Jones,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Suanne Spoke,

David's Mother,

Company of Angels

Molly Bryant,

Plastica Fantastica,

Actors' Gang

Frances Foster,

Having Our Say,

CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Featured actor,

play:

Tom Knickerbocker,

David's Mother,

Company of Angels

Shelley Malil,

A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Stella Adler Theatre

Shishir Kurup,

Mallire,

Cornerstone Theatre Co.

Derek Smith,

Sylvia,

Coronet Theatre

Eddie Jones,

The Root,

Interact Theatre Co.

Featured actress,

play:

Frances Sternhagen,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Francesca Roberts,

David's Mother,

Company of Angels

Judy Kain,

David's Mother,

Company of Angels

Bonita Friedericy,

Our Country's Good,

Colony Studio Theatre

Lisa Beezley,

Our Country's Good,

Colony Studio Theatre

Ensemble:

Dangerous Corner,

Matrix Theatre

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Love! Valour! Compassion!,

Geffen Playhouse

Forever Plaid,

Ca„on Theatre

Mules,

CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Director, musical:

Tracy Young,

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Nick DeGruccio,

Putting It Together,

Putting It Together

Frank Galati,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Stuart Ross,

Forever Plaid,

Ca„on Theatre

Harold Prince,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson

Director, play:

Joe Mantello,

Love! Valour! Compassion!,

Geffen Playhouse

Bill Rauch,

Mallire,

Cornerstone Theatre Co.

Michael Michetti,

A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Stella Adler Theatre

Gerald Gutierrez,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Howard Fine,

Fortinbras,

Courtney H. Burr III, producer

Choreographer:

Stuart Ross,

Forever Plaid,

Ca„on Theatre

Gerry McIntyre,

Once on This Island,

La Mirada Theatre

Susan Stroman,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Larry Sousa,

The Tin Pan Alley Rag,

Pasadena Playhouse

Graciela Daniele,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Lighting design,

larger theatre:

Richard Pilbrow,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Brian MacDevitt,

Proposals,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Brian MacDevitt,

Love! Valour! Compassion!,

Geffen Playhouse

Beverly Emmons,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Jules Fisher and

Peggy Eisenhauer,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Set design,

larger theatre:

John Lee Beatty,

Proposals,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

John Lee Beatty,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Eugene Lee,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Eugene Lee,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Edward E. Haynes Jr.,

Having Our Say,

CTG/Mark Taper Forum

Costume design,

larger theatre:

Florence Klotz,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Thomas G. Marquez,

Crazy for You,

La Mirada Theatre

Thomas G. Marquez,

Once on This Island,

La Mirada Theatre

Jane Greenwood,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Santo Loquasto,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

Sound design,

larger theatre:

Jonathan Deans,

Ragtime,

Shubert Theatre

John Kilgore,

Love! Valour! Compassion!,

Geffen Playhouse

Julie Ferrin,

Crazy for You,

La Mirada Theatre

Jon Gottlieb,

The Heiress,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Martin Levan,

Show Boat,

CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

Lighting design,

smaller theatre:

J. Kent Inasy,

Dangerous Corner,

Matrix Theatre

Kathi O'Donohue,

A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Stella Adler Theatre

Jason Berliner,

Two Rooms,

the Jewel Box Theatre

Matthew O. O'Donnell,

Our Country's Good,

Colony Studio Theatre

Walter Shipley,

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Set design,

smaller theatre:

Deborah Raymond and

Dorian Vernacchio,

Dangerous Corner,

Matrix Theatre

Rachel Hauck,

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Scott Storey,

Steaming,

singular productions

Albert Cox,

A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Stella Adler Theatre

Bradley Kaye,

Our Country's Good,

Colony Studio Theatre

Costume design,

smaller theatre:

Dana R. Woods,

Our Country's Good,

Colony Studio Theatre

Ann Class-Farley,

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Sherri Grider,

A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Stella Adler Theatre

A. Jeffrey Schoenberg and

Shon LeBlanc,

The Importance of Being Earnest,

Actors Co-op

Sound design,

smaller theatre:

Laurence O'Keefe,

Euphoria,

Actors' Gang

Ross Levinson,

Oscar Wilde's Wife,

the Odyssey Theatre

John Fisher,

Our Country's Good,

Colony Studio Theatre

Alan Falkner and Alan Johnson,

The Voice of the Prairie,

Actors' Co-op

O-Lan Jones,

The Dybbuk,

Wilton Projec