Awards will be Presented in 20 Competitive Categories at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center on November 13.
(South Florida – September 27, 2023) Gary Schweikhart, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theater & Arts Honors, today announced the nominations in 20 competitive categories for the 2022-2023 theater season. A total of 45 productions at 22 different theatres were evaluated by a diverse group of more than 30 experienced judges representing all three participating counties (Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach).
For participating theaters, Zoetic Stage topped the list with 20 nominations, followed by Maltz Jupiter Theater with 19, 18 for GableStage, Ronnie Larsen Presents/Plays of Wilton with 14, Palm Beach Dramaworks with nine, and Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and Slow Burn Theatre Company tied with eight nominations each. Collectively, 120 nominations were distributed among 17 different theaters.
Next to Normalat Zoetic Stage is the production that garnered the most individual nominations (11) and nabbing nine each are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Native Gardens at GableStage. Zoetic Stage received seven nominations for American Rhapsody, and getting six each are Bright Star at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, One More Yesterday by Ronnie Larsen Presents/Plays of Wilton, and Sweet Charity at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
The 46th Annual Carbonell Awards will be presented on Monday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Centerat 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311. Tickets are only $37 each (including facility fee) and are available for purchase online athttps://www.showpass.com/46th-annual-carbonell-awards/.
Carbonell Award Nominations 2023
Outstanding New Work, Play or Musical
+ American Rhapsody, by Michael McKeever (Zoetic Stage)
+ Dorothy’s Dictionary, by E.M. Lewis (Theatre Lab)
+ Last Night in Inwood, by Alix Sobler (Theatre Lab)
+ One More Yesterday, by Ronnie Larsen, Dennis Manning & Bobby Peaco (Ronnie Larsen Presents)
+ The Prisoners, by Ronnie Larsen (Ronnie Larsen Presents)
+ #GRACED, by Vanessa Garcia (Zoetic Stage)
Outstanding Production, Play
+ A Doll’s House, Part 2 (GableStage)
+ Anna in the Tropics (Miami New Drama)
+ Elián (Miami New Drama)
+ Native Gardens (GableStage)
+ Red Speedo (Ronnie Larsen Presents)
+ Twelve Angry Men (Palm Beach Dramaworks)
Outstanding Direction, Play
+ Victoria Collado, Native Gardens(GableStage)
+ Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics(Miami New Drama)
+ Ronnie Larsen, The Prisoners(Ronnie Larsen Presents)
+ Stuart Meltzer, Red Speedo(Ronnie Larsen Presents)
+ Bari Newport, A Doll’s House, Part 2 (GableStage)
+ Dámaso Rodríguez, El Huracán(GableStage)
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Male Role, Play
+ Thomas Shorrock, Dorothy’s Dictionary (Theatre Lab)
Outstanding Sound Design, Play, or Musical
+ Roger Arnold, Topdog/Underdog(Palm Beach Dramaworks)
+ Matt Corey, Native Gardens(GableStage)
+ Matt Corey, Refuge(Theatre Lab)
+ Matt Corey, Next to Normal(Zoetic Stage)
+ Patrick Fitzwater, Newsies(Slow Burn Theatre)
+ Zachariah Rosenbaum, Million Dollar Quartet (The Wick Theatre)
Outstanding Costume Design, Play or Musical
+ Angie Esposito, Topdog/Underdog(Main Street Players)
+ Mika Eubanks, Jersey Boys(Maltz Jupiter Theatre)
+ Camilla Haith, Native Gardens(GableStage)
+ Ellis Tillman, Bright Star(Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre)
+ Ellis Tillman, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas(Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre)
+ Gema Valdés & Vladimir Cuenca, Hierro (ARCA Images)
Outstanding Achievement of an Artistic Specialty
+ Steven Covey for Video Projection Design, #GRACED(Zoetic Stage)
+ Delavega for Video Direction, American Rhapsody(Zoetic Stage)
+ Tyler Johnson Grimes for Foley Design,It’s a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play(New City Players)
+ Jeni Hacker, Movement Coordinator,American Rhapsody(Zoetic Stage)
+ David A. Hyland for Fight Choreography,Twelve Angry Men(Palm Beach Dramaworks)
+ Hannah Wasileski for Projection Design,Create Dangerously(Miami New Drama)
In addition to the 20 competitive award categories, the 46th annual Carbonell Awards will also present seven Special Awards selected by the nonprofit organization’s board of directors, including The George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts to longtime South Florida theatre critic and Carbonell judge Christine Dolen, a repeat winner that originally received the honor 22 years ago. The distinguished recipients of the other six Special Awards will be announced soon.
As part of the 2023 Carbonell Awards, $2,000 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships will each be presented to Diane Danyang Li (Broward County), Emily Moreland (Palm Beach County), and Addison Doris Stone (Miami-Dade County).
The Carbonell Awards Ceremonyon November 13 is being produced by distinguished playwright, actor, and designer Michael McKeever and Stuart Meltzer, the founding artistic director of Zoetic Stage—both of whom have won multiple Carbonell Awards and previously produced and directed numerous Carbonell Ceremonies.
Sponsors of the 46th Annual Carbonell Awards include the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward Cultural Division, Marj O’Neill Butler, Carbonell Sculptures Ltd., Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, John Knox Village, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, The Dennis C. Moss Center (formerly The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center), OutClique Magazine, South Florida Theater Magazine, South Florida Theatre League, and Donald R. Walters, P.A.
About The Carbonell Awards
The Carbonell Awards fosters the artistic growth of professional theater in South Florida by celebrating the excellence and diversity of our theater artists, providing educational scholarships, and building audience appreciation and civic pride by highlighting achievements of our theater community. More than 20 professional theater companies in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties participate in the awards process every year. The Carbonell Awards also celebrate the accomplishments of local artistic leaders by presenting various Special Awards.
Along with New York’s Drama Desk and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards, the Carbonell Awards are among the nation’s oldest regional arts awards and predate others, including Washington, D.C.’s Helen Hayes Awards. The Carbonell Awards are named after the internationally renowned sculptor Manuel Carbonell, who designed the signature solid bronze and marble award given annually to Carbonell Award winners. Over the last 46 years, the Carbonell family has donated more than $250,000 in awards. For more information, please visit www.carbonellawards.org.