Following is a listing of all the awards won by Williamston Theatre productions since opening in 2006.

2016-2017 Season

Pulp
Thespie Award for Best Play
Thespie Award for Best Actor in a Play, John Lepard
Thespie Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play, Aral Gribble

The Nerd
Thespie Award for Best Sound Design, Quintessa Gallinat

2015-2016 Season

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
Pulsar Award for Best Sound Design, John Lepard

Chapatti
Thespie Award for Best Actress in a Play, Karen Sheridan
Pulsar Award for Best Lead Actress, Karen Sheridan

2014-2015 Season

Special Awards
National Theatre Company Grant Award from the American Theatre Wing

The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Story
Thespie Award, Best Lights: Daniel C. Walker

Miracle on South Division Street
Thespie Award, Best Set: Bartley H. Bauer
Pulsar Award, Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hedstrom
Wilde Award, Best Actress in a Comedy: Emily Sutton-Smith

The Best Brothers
Wilde Award, Best Teamwork: Tony Caselli and John Lepard.

Outside Mullingar
Thespie Award, Best Director: John Seibert
Thespie Award, Best Actor: John Lepard
Thespie Award, Best Actress: Suzi Regan
Thespie Award, Best Supporting Actor: Arthur J. Beer

Sirens
Pulsar Award, Best Actress: Terry Heck

2013-2014 Season

The Woman in Black
Thespie Award for Best Props: Michelle Raymond
Thespie Award for Best Lights: Dan Walker
Thespie Award for Best Sound Design: Julia Garlotte

Over the River and Through the Woods
Thespie Award, Best Supporting Actor: Arthur J. Beer
Thespie Award, Best Character Actress: Carolyn Conover

The Lion in Winter
Pulsar Award, Best Costumes: Amber Marissa Cook
Pulsar Award, Best Supporting Actor: Andrew Head
Pulsar Award, Best Actress: Sandra Birch
Pulsar Award, Best Play
Wilde Award, Best Duo: John Manfredi and Sandra Birch

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Thespie Award for Best Play
Thespie Award for Best Actor in a Play: John Lepard
Thespie Award for Best Actress in a Play: Suzi Regan
Thespie Award for Best Props: Michelle Raymond
Pulsar Award, Best Set: Bartley Bauer
Pulsar Award, Best Actor: John Lepard
Pulsar Award, Best Director: John Manfredi

Old Love

The Big Bang
Wilde Award, Best Lights: Alex Gay

2012-2013 Season

boom
Pulsar Award Best Ensemble/Play
Wilde Award Best Props Design: Bruce Bennett
Wilde Award Best Comedy

Ebenezer
Pulsar Award Best Original Script: Joseph Zettelmaier
Thespie Award Best Supporting Actress: Alysia Kolascz

End Days
Pulsar Award Best Lead Actor/Play: John Manfredi
Wilde Award Best Performance Actor (Comedy): John Manfredi
Wilde Award Best Sound Design: Jason Painter Price
Thespie Award Best Play
Thespie Award Best Supporting Actor: Andrew Head
Thespie Award Best Director: Tony Caselli

Shirley Valentine
Pulsar Award Best Play
Pulsar Award Best Lead Actress/Play: Julia Glander
Pulsar Award Best Set Design: Daniel C. Walker
Pulsar Award Best Lighting Design: Genesis Garza
Pulsar Award Best Costume Design: Jodi Ozimek
Pulsar Award Best Props Design: Bruce Bennett
Thespie Award Best Actress: Julia Glander

10:53
Thespie Award, Best Lighting: Daniel Walker
Wilde Award, Best Set: Bartley Bauer

Special Awards
Wilde Award for Best Stage Manager: Nan Luchini

2011-2012 Season

The Dead Guy
Wilde Award Best Actress in a Comedy: Robin Lewis-Bedz

Dead Man’s Shoes
Pulsar Award Best Original Script: Joseph Zettelemaier
Wilde Award Best New Script: Joseph Zettelmaier
Thespie Award Best World Premiere Show: Joseph Zettelmaier
Thespie Special Mention to Aral Gribble for his Off-Beat Comedic Excellence

The Usual: A Musical Love Story
Pulsar Award Best Ensemble for a Musical
Thespie Award Best Supporting Actress: Leslie Hull

2010-2011 SEASON

Oedipus
Pulsar Award, Best Lighting – Dana White
Wilde Award Best Drama
Wilde Award Best Actor in a Drama – John M. Manfredi
Wilde Award Nomination, Best Teamwork

While We Were Bowling
Pulsar Award, Best Play
Pulsar Award, Best Director – John Lepard
Pulsar Award, Best Lead Actress – Suzi Regan
Pulsar Award, Best Featured Actor – Edward O’Ryan

And The Creek Don’t Rise
Thespie Award Best Supporting Actor: Tom Mahard

 

2009-2010 SEASON

An Infinite Ache
Thespie Award, Best Actor in a Play – Aral Gribble

This Wonderful Life
Pulsar Award, Best Play
Pulsar Award, Best Actor in a Play – John Lepard
Thespie Award Runner Up, Best Actor in a Play – John Lepard
Wilde Award, Best Actor in a Drama – John Lepard
Wilde Award, Best Sound Design – Quintessa Gallinat

The Smell of the Kill
Thespie Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Play – Teri Clark Linden
Pulsar Award, Best Ensemble

It Came From Mars
Thespie Award, Best Director – Tony Caselli
Thespie Award, Best Ensemble
Thespie Award, Best Original Script
Wilde Award, Best Production of a New Script
Wilde Award, Best Actor in a Comedy – Jacob Hodgson
Wilde Award, Best Prop Design – Charles Sutherland
American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award Nomination
Detroit Free Press Top Show of 2010

Special Awards and Mentions:
Thespie Award Committee Special Mention to Chris Purchis, for stepping into The Smell of the Kill the day after Teri Clark Linden as injured in a car accident. “Purchis carried a script, but convincingly leaped into the physical role.” Additional Special Mention to Teri Clark Linden for returning to the show the following week.

2008-2009 SEASON

Leaving Iowa
Thespie Award, Best Actor (John Lepard)
Thespie Award, Best Featured Actor (Bruce Bennett)

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
Thespie Award, Best Actress (Emily Sutton-Smith)
Thespie Award, Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Shafer)
Thespie Award, Best Featured Actress (Gloria Vivalda)

Panache
Thespie Award, Best Set Dressing (Bartley H. Bauer)
Wilde Award, Best Comedy
Wilde Award, Best Actor in a Comedy (Alex Leydenfrost)
Wilde Award Nomination, Best Actress in a Comedy (Sarab Kamoo)

Flyover, USA: Voices From Men of the Midwest
Thespie Award, Best New Play
Thespie Award, Extraordinary Ensemble

Special Awards and Mentions:

  • Thespie Committee gave a special mention for an entire season of excellent sets in tight quarters.
  • Thespie Committee gave “a nod to the Williamston Theatre, for another extraordinary year. Last Year, Williamston won the Robert Busby Award for its strong season; this year, it may have been even better.”
  • Wilde Award Special Mention: Best Save to Keith Kalinowski for stepping in four days before the opening of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) when a cast member was injured.

2007-2008 SEASON

Guys On Ice
Thespie Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (B.J. Love)

Maidens, Mothers and Crones
Thespie Award, Best Original Show
Wilde Award Nominee, Best New Script (Annie Martin and Suzi Regan)
Pulsar Award, Best Production
Pulsar Award, Best Ensemble
Pulsar Award, Best Original Script (Annie Martin and Suzi Regan)

Talley’s Folly
Wilde Award, Best Set (Bartley H. Bauer)
Wilde Award, Best Sound Design (Tony Caselli and John Lepard)
Pulsar Award, Best Lighting Design (Jeremy Winchester)
Pulsar Award, Best Set Design (Bartley H. Bauer)

Special Awards/Mention

  • Thespie Special Mention for Great Ensemble Work – Art and Maidens, Mothers and Crones
  • Thespie Special Mention for Co-operative projects between theatre groups: Williamston Theatre and MSU for Art
  • 2008 Robert Busby Award to the Williamston Theatre and its founders, Tony Caselli, John Lepard, Christine Purchis and Emily Sutton-Smith, for their extraordinary overall contributions to local theatre.
  • 2008 Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Member of the Year

2006-2007 SEASON

Rounding Third
Detroit Free Press Award, One of the Top Ten Shows of 2006

Every Christmas Story Ever Told!!
Thespie Award, Best Ensemble Cast (Joseph Albright, Aral Gribble and Chris Korte)

Music From A Sparkling Planet
Thespie Award, Best Lighting (Laura Munson)

Special Awards and Mentions

  • Williamston Enterprise
    2007 People’s Choice Awards, Best Art Gallery (Williamston Theatre Gallery)
  • Thespie Award for all around terrific season (“The group won few specific awards, but was in the running for almost everything.  It had an impressive season, filled with perfectly crafted shows.”)

INAUGURAL PRODUCTION

Additional Particulars
Pulsar Award Best Ensemble Cast