The Barrymores: I Was Way, Way Off

A couple of months ago, I made my predictions for the 2008 Barrymore Awards. Well, last night, the Barrymores were handed out at the Crystal Tea Room and, suffice it to say, I was way, way off (specifically: I was right just 28.6 percent of the time and considering that this was basically a multiple-choice test, I did slightly better than a horse). Here are the winners, with my accuracy (or lack thereof) noted …

Outstanding Overall Production of a Play
Six Characters in Search of an Author — The People’s Light & Theatre Company — INCORRECT

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Les Misérables — Walnut Street Theatre — INCORRECT

Harmelin Media Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play
Dan Kern — Skylight — Lantern Theater Company — INCORRECT

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Terrence J. Nolen — Assassins — Arden Theatre Company — INCORRECT

Outstanding Music Direction
Eric Ebbenga — Assassins — Arden Theatre Company — CORRECT

Ark Media Award for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play
Jeb Kreager as Ralph — Frozen — InterAct Theatre Company — CORRECT

Charlotte Cushman Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play Geneviève Perrier as Kyra — Skylight — Lantern Theater Company — INCORRECT

Garfield Refining Company Award for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical Hugh Panaro as Jean Valjean – Les Misérables – Walnut Street Theatre — INCORRECT

Garfield Refining Company Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical Kim Carson as Yitzhak — Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Azuka Theatre — INCORRECT

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
Triney Sandoval as Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld — Eurydice — The Wilma Theater — INCORRECT

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Lee Ann Etzold — The Happiness Lecture — Philadelphia Theatre Company — CORRECT

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Scott Greer as Samuel Byck — Assassins — Arden Theatre Company — NO PREDICTION

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Christina DeCicco as Eponine — Les Misérables — Walnut Street Theatre — INCORRECT

Outstanding Set Design Sponsored by KieranTimberlake Associates LLP Beowulf Boritt — Art — Delaware Theatre Company — INCORRECT

PECO Award for Outstanding Lighting Design
Joshua Schulman — Art — Delaware Theatre Company — NO PREDICTION

Earl Girls Award for Outstanding Costume Design
Richard St. Clair — Sleeping Beauty — Arden Theatre Company — INCORRECT

Clear Sound Award for Outstanding Sound Design
Christopher Colucci — Suburban Love Songs — 1812 Productions — NO PREDICTION

Outstanding Original Music
Toby Twining — Eurydice — The Wilma Theater — INCORRECT

Outstanding Choreography/Movement
Karen Getz — Suburban Love Songs — 1812 Productions — INCORRECT

Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play Wittenberg – By David Davalos — Arden Theatre Company — CORRECT

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play
Suburban Love Songs — 1812 Productions — INCORRECT

Macy¹s Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
The World Goes Round — 11th Hour Theatre Company — INCORRECT

The Ted and Stevie Wolf Award for New Approaches to Collaborations Arden Theatre Company & Christ Church — Our Town in Old City — CORRECT

Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service PASSPORT Theater Residency Program — Philadelphia Theatre Company — NO PREDICTION

F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist Matt Pfeiffer — CORRECT