Join us as we Celebrate our 54th Season of Live Theater

Encore Association

The Belfry is a proud member of the Encore Association. The Encore Association was established in 1970, and is comprised solely of nonprofessional theatre groups in which no one is paid, which operate on a nonprofit basis, offer open auditions, and admission to the general public. The Encore Association is governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives of each participating theatre. The board of directors hosts an annual awards ceremony in the fall recognizing excellence from the previous theatrical season. These awards are decided by a committee of judges who apply, are accepted by the board, view productions, and select nominees. The judges then announce the winners at the annual awards ceremony.

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The Hamilton County Theatre Guild is proud to announce the Belfry Encore Association Nominees for the 2017-18  Season.

(Winners noted in red)

NOMINEES FOR DRAMAS AND COMEDIES 

BEST PRODUCTION OF A DRAMA

Joey Murello and Joni Corbett  -  One Few Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY

Nancy Lafferty – Done to Death
James H. Williams – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST DIRECTOR OF A DRAMA

Jen Otterman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jackson Lindner – Brighton Beach Memoirs
Michael Lipphardt – Done to Death
Mark Tumey – A Christmas Cactus

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Jason Vernier – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Cathie Morgan – Done to Death
Barb Weaver – Done to Death

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Courtney Gray – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jake Hobbs – Brighton Beach Memoirs
Aaron Mowles – A Christmas Cactus

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Rob Lawson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Luke McLaughlin – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Chris Otterman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Melinda Updike – A Christmas Cactus
Barb Weaver – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Steve Jerk – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Sabrina Duprey – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Savannah Jay – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST PERFORMER UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IN A COMEDY

Jackson Lindner – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST PERFORMER UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IN A DRAMA

Jacob Vernier – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY (COMBINED CATEGORY)

The Patients – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST COSTUMES FOR A COMEDY

Norma Floyd – Brighton Beach Memoirs
Norma Floyd – Done to Death

BEST COSTUMES FOR A DRAMA

Norma Floyd – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST SET DESIGN OF A COMEDY

Jay Ganz – Brighton Beach Memoirs
Mike Melott & Susan Hill – Done to Death

BEST SET DESIGN OF A DRAMA

Jen Otterman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST SET DECORATION OF A COMEDY

Carol Douglas, Jan Borcherding, Lexie Teeter & Grace Roberts – A Christmas Cactus
Susan Hill & Jan Borcherding – Done to Death
Molly Kraus – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST SET DECORATION OF A DRAMA

Jen Otterman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next

BEST PROPS FOR A DRAMA

Amanda Bell & Thom Johnson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A COMEDY

Eric Matters – A Christmas Cactus
Eric Matters- Done to Death
Deave Melton & Natalie Long – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A DRAMA

Eric Matters - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR FOR A COMEDY

Fran Knapp – Done to Death
Fran Knapp – A Christmas Cactus

BEST LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR FOR A DRAMA

Krysty-An Spartz – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A COMEDY

Dennis Forkel & Debbie Coon – Brighton Beach Memoirs

BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A DRAMA

Geoff Lynch - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

BEST SOUND BOARD OPERATOR FOR A COMEDY

Fran Knapp – Done to Death

BEST HAIR AND MAKE-UP FOR A COMEDY

Desiree Rewerts – Brighton Beach Memoirs

NOMINEES FOR A MUSICAL 

Best Lead Actress in a Musical

Jennifer Nicholson – Nunsense II, The Second Coming

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jennifer Poynter – Nunsense II, The Second Coming

BEST FEMALE SINGER

Jennifer Nicholson – Nunsense II, The Second Coming

BEST PERFORMER UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IN A MUSICAL

Emma Rose Allensen – Nunsense II, The Second Coming

BEST SET DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Mike Mellott – Nunsense II, The Second Coming

RISING STAR

Camp Rock - Liam Baumer and Kelly Haas

E. EDWARD GREEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Connie Murello-Todd