Actor in a Musical

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Nominees for Best Actor in a Musical are Drew Michael Gardner (l-r), Jack Mosbacher, Nicholas Park and Torrey Wigfield/Photos courtesy Michael Dekker and The Secret Theatre

The nominees for the 2016 Off-Off-Broadway Queens Kudos  for Best Actor in a Musical are:

Drew Michael Gardner in “A Chorus Line” at The Secret Theatre, Jack Mosbacher in “Merrily We Roll Along” at APAC, Nicholas Park in “Merrily We Roll Along” at APAC and Torrey Wigfield in “Hair” at The Secret Theatre.

The winners will be announced in the June 3 editions of the TimesLedger Newspapers.

 

Actress in a Musical

 

 

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Nominees for Best Actress in a Musical are Becca Andrews (l-r), Jennifer Knox, Geena Quintos and Lindsie VanWinkle/Photos courtesy Michael Dekker and The Secret Theatre

As the announcement of this year’s Off-Off-Broadway Queens Kudos awards draws near, we are presenting the last four of the acting categories.

For Best Actress in a Musical, the nominees are:

Becca Andrews in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at APAC, Jennifer Knox in “A Chorus Line” at The Secret Theatre, Geena Quintos in “A Chorus Line” at The Secret Theatre and Lindsie VanWinkle in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at APAC.

The winners will be announced in the June 3 editions of the TimesLedger Newspapers.

Supporting Actress in a Musical

Nominees are Best Supporting Actress in a Musical are LilyAnn Carlson (l-r), Heslens Estevez, Madeline Fansler, Devon Frieder and Chloe Kostman/Photos courtesy of Michael R. Dekker, David Krochalis and The Secret Theatre

Nominees for are Best Supporting Actress in a Musical are LilyAnn Carlson (l-r), Heslens Estevez, Madeline Fansler, Devon Frieder and Chloe Kostman/Photos courtesy of Michael R. Dekker, David Krochalis and The Secret Theatre

With a little more than one week before TimesLedger Newspapers announces its Off-Off-Broadway Kudos for 2015-2016, we plan to hit you fast and furious with our list of nominees.

Last week we announced the three shows up for Best Musical — “A Chorus Line,” “Hair” and “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Of the five women nominated for Supporting Actress in a Musical, two are from “Chorus Line,” one each from “Hair” and “Merrily” and the fifth one is from APAC’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Here are the nominees:

LilyAnn Carlson in “Merrily We Roll Along” at APAC; Heslens Estevez for “Spelling Bee” at APAC; Madeline Fansler and Devon Frieder for “Chorus Line” at The Secret Theatre; and Chloe Kostman for “Hair” at the Secret.

Winners will be announced in the June 3 edition of the TimesLedger Newspapers.

Outstanding Musicals 2016

After a couple of false starts, TimesLedger Newspapers is ready to crown the best of the borough’s Off-Off-Broadway scene for the 2015-2016 season.

The first round of nominees include two shows from the Secret Theatre and one from APAC.

Nominees for Best Musical are “Hair,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and “A Chorus Line.”

Winners will be announced in the June 3 edition of the papers.

APAC’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ opens tonight

LilyAnn Carlson (in front) leads cast members Matt Welsh, Joanna Carpenter, Kevin Ray Johnson, Alex Akin, Jason Pintar and Audrey Hefferman Meyer in a musical number in APAC's production of

LilyAnn Carlson (in front) leads cast members Matt Welsh, Joanna Carpenter, Kevin Ray Johnson, Alex Akin, Jason Pintar and Audrey Hefferman Meyer in a musical number in APAC’s production of “Merrily We Roll Along.” Photo courtesy Michael R. Dekker

For the first show she has shepherded from top to bottom as Astoria Performing Arts Center’s artistic director, Dev Bondarin decided to dust off a legendary Broadway flop.

Stephen Sondheim, George Furth and Hal Prince created “Merrily We Roll Along,” which opened at the Alvin Theater Nov. 16, 1981 and closed 12 days later.

But of course, that’s when its mythology took off.

Told in reverse order — the show’s first scene takes place in 1976, its last in 1957 — Bondarin believes the show’s theme about defining moments, both tragic and beautiful, making us the people we are today is universal.

The show runs through May 23, at APAC.

Queens Kudos 2015

Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress are (l. to r.)  Michelle Federer in “The Cottage” at the Queens Theatre, Laura Frye in “A Christmas Carol” at the Titan Theatre Co. and Queens Theatre, Crystal Kellogg in “Allegro” at Astoria Performing Arts Center, Mary Rasmussen in “Uriel Acosta — I Want That Man!” at The Chocolate Factory Theater and  Jennifer Gordon Thomas in “The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens” at The Secret Theatre.

Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress are (l. to r.) Michelle Federer in “The Cottage” at the Queens Theatre,
Laura Frye in “A Christmas Carol” at the Titan Theatre Co. and Queens Theatre,
Crystal Kellogg in “Allegro” at Astoria Performing Arts Center,
Mary Rasmussen in “Uriel Acosta — I Want That Man!” at The Chocolate Factory Theater and
Jennifer Gordon Thomas in “The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens” at The Secret Theatre.

After dropping off the face of the earth last summer –staff reductions pushed blogging to the bottom of a long to-do list –Queens on Cue is back, baby.

For the first post of the new year, we are pleased to announce the second annual Queens Kudos awards honoring the best in the borough’s theater.

Kudos will be given for best lead and supporting actress and actor, as well as best director and outstanding production.

Check TimesLedger Newspapers on Jan. 30 for the list of winners, but for now here are the nominees for Lead Actress:

Michelle Federer in “The Cottage” at the Queens Theatre

Laura Frye in “A Christmas Carol” at the Titan Theatre Co. and Queens Theatre

Crystal Kellogg in “Allegro” at Astoria Performing Arts Center

Mary Rasmussen in “Uriel Acosta — I Want That Man!” at The Chocolate Factory Theater

Jennifer Gordon Thomas in “The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens” at The Secret Theatre