2008 Perry Awards

Past Awards: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Winners were announced September 21st 2008

Lifetime Achievement

Bernice Woldman

Outstanding Community Theatre

Over the Rainbow Productions

David P. McMenemie Award

Nora Mislan

NJACT Nominating Committee Member of the Year

Carole Magee

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Ellen Fraker Glasscock The Baker's Wife Chester
Lois Dyer/Phyllis Meranus Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Livingston
Donna Glasser/Nick Montonesano/Arnold Teixeira Into the Woods NENA
Elizabeth Howard Summer of '42 Cranford Dramatic Club
Mara Lindstrom Little Women Chatham
John M Maurer/Dan Maurer/Diana Gilman Maurer Singing in the Rain Maurer Productions OnStage
Carolyn B Newman High School Musical SKIT
Joseph Schreck, Jr Falsettos Blue State Production
Jan Topoleski Peter Pan Strand

Outstanding Production of a Play

John Maurer/Diana Gilman-Maurer/Dan Maurer Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Productions OnStage
Ethan Addes/Michele Roth Cuckoos Nest Bergan County Players
Stephanie Bazzanella/Joanne Bell Lend me a Tenor Bergan County Players
Angela Cozzi/Dori Persson It's a Wonderful Life Leonia
Chris Furlong Crimes of the Heart Chatham
Mark Lamhut Children of a Lesser God Center Players
Joyce Porter The Pillowman Circle
Bernice Woldman Lost in Yonkers Circle

Outstanding Production of an Original Musical

Kenneth G. Craddox Lover of My Soul Bishop Kids
Joseph Conklin/John Fiorenza/Patrick R. Noble A Night at Tonys Park Players
Ricky Franco/Gonzalu Valencia A night with Jason Robert Brown Cherry Blossom
Tony Greco/Barbara Greco Brady
Nick Montesano/Arnold Teixeira Summer Summer Too Starving Artists
Bryan Ramirezold Teixeira Summer Summer Too Starving Artists
Bryan Ramirez Say Yes to Life Trinity Theatrical
Khy Garner/Letitia D. Townes Twisted Broadway Holman Theater Co
Carmela & Kenneth Wolosz Rumpelstiltskin Smiling Rhino

Outstanding Production of an Original Play

Roz Wroblewski Favor Villagers
Kyrus Westcott NKD Sex, Lies, Life K2 Entertainment

Lead Actress in a Musical

Kaye Gonzales Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Livingston
Tara Beams Into the Woods NENA
Jessica Berger Annie Get Your Gun Villagers
Marguerite Durant The Baker's Wife Chester
Nicole Farina-Machin Singing in the Rain Maurer
E. Nicole Spadafino Throroughly Modern Millie Spotlight
Julie Waldman-Stiel Little Women Chatham
Wanda Toro Summer of '42 Cranford Dramatic Club

Lead Actor in a Musical

Kevin M. Brady, Jr Falsettos Blue State Production
Joe Caruso Cabaret NENA
Ronnie Coco Fame St. Genesius
Robert Jacobson 1776 Chester
Greg Moran The Baker's Wife Chester
Jim Petro Singing in the Rain Maurer Productions OnStage
Matthew Sullivan Seussical Hexagon Players
Kenneth Wasser Secret Garden JCC Deal

Featured Actress in a Musical

Amy Levine Falsettos Blue State
Andrea Brooks Bare Edison Valley Playhouse
Joan Curcio Cabaret NENA
Vicky Czarnik Singing in the Rain Maurer
Tracey Fama Lucky Stiff Villagers
Lynn Hart The Baker's Wife Chester
Eileen Hladky Falsettos Blue State
Jodi Freeman Maloy Tom Foolery Nutley
Melissa Rittmann 3 Penny Opera Pierrot
Amy Toporek Falsettos Blue State
Letitia Townes Smokey Joe's Café Marlboro

Featured Actor in a Musical

Matthew A. Walsh Falsettos Blue State
John DeLos Reyes Fame St. Genesius
Bill Gaudelli Tom Follery Nutley
Steve Leshchanka American Rapture MVP
Ryan Mulholland Mame Our Gang
Jeffrey Norman Falsettos Blue State
Jeff Price Into the Woods NENA
David Romankow Lucky Stiff Villagers
Brad Sims Little Shop… Smiling Rhino
Dante Maurice Sterling La Cage Aux Folles Strand
Matthew A. Walsh Into the Woods NENA

Ensemble Actress in a Musical

Rachel Wasser Cabaret NENA
Daria Chasse Say Yes to Life Trinity
Ali Gleason Smokey Joe's Café Marlboro
Ali Gleason Summer Summer Too Starving Artist
Fallon King Little Shop of Horrors Smiling Rhino
Katie Pedrini Jekyl & Hyde Dreamspinners
Jessica Pfeiffer Lucky Stiff Villagers
Evelyn Rue A Night at Tonys Park Players
Tanya Willis Summer Summer Too Starving Artist
Annette Winter Rumpelstiltskin Smiling Rhino

Ensemble Actor in a Musical

Eric Knitel Smokey Joe's Café St Anne's Stages
Angelo Cerrone A Night at Tony's Park Players
Jack Curley Oklahoma St. Anne's Stages
Don Gehan 1776 Chester
Ryan Goodale Bare Edison Valley Playhouse
Ray Murphy Singing in the Rain Maurer Prod
Sean Openshaw Cabaret NENA
Arnoldo Ortiz Smokey Joe's Café Marlboro
Matthew Rea Summer Summer Too Starving Artists
Gonzalo Vaencia TV Theme Concert Cherry Blossom Players
Nick Zarra Say Yes to Life Trinity

Lead Actor in Play

Allwyn L. Baskin Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Productions
Christopher Chadonnet Children of a Lessor God Center Players
Gian Carlo Durland Of Mice and Men Sayreville
Phillip Emeott The Foreigner Hudson Theater Ensemble
Michael Gallagher A Christmas Carol Circle
Rich Kaz Bang Bang Your Dead OCC
Art Murray Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf Radburn
Jack Pignatello Odd Couple Corpus Christi
Joe Riley Lend Me a Tenor Bergan County Players

Lead Actress in a Play

Eve Connolly Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Prod
Donna Jeanne The Gin Game 1st Ave
Julie Jin Alls Well that Ends Well Nutley
Lynn Lagone Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Summit
Camille L. Lorello Children of a Lesser God Center Players
Blaire O'Leary Suddenly Last Summer NENA
Natalie Lynn Markevich Stage Door Performance with Passion Players
Sammantha McClaughlin Molly Sweeney OCC
Cathy Zouves Wrobel Lost in Yonkers Circle

Featured Actor in a Play

John Boucher Over the River, and Through the Woods Act IV
Leon Acosta Lost in Yonkers Circle
Thom Korner To Kill a Mockingbird Cranford Dramatic Club
James Lesko It's a Wonderful Life Leonia
Frank Magnasco The Foreigner Hudson Theatre Ens
David Neal The Pillowman Circle
Rich Ruymen The Odd Couple Corpus Christi
David Spangler Molly Sweeney OCC

Featured Actress in a Play

Donna Petito Playboy of the Western World Circle
Helen Boyadjian Lend Me a Tenor Bergan County Players
Tina Kaye Noises Off Strand
Natalie Lynn Markevich The Real Inspector Hound Ocean County College
Mary Quinn The Uninvited Westfield
Catherine Rowe A Christmas Carol Circle
Lois Sharrott A Clean House Chester
Terry Sturtevant Arsenic & Old Lace Villagers

Ensemble Actor in a Play

Tony Milillo Stage Door Performance with Passion Players
Brandon Zoppi Stage Door Performance with Passion Players
John Bertrand You Can't Take it with you TLC
Ron Ceglia Moon over Buffalo Smiling Rhino
Hunter Lerma Lend me a Tenor Teaneck
Dale Monrie Jr The Glass Menagerie Dover Little Theater
Matt Murphy MacBeth ATC
Eric O'Connell Heidi Chronicles Leonia

Ensemble Actress in a Play

Robin Mandalakis Lost in Yonkers Circle
Lori Dahlberg
Robin Mandalakis Lost in Yonkers Circle
Lori Dahlberg Peter Pan Villagers
Sara Farley Moon Over Buffalo Sketch
Jean Marie Garver Lend me a Tenor Bergan County Players
Kristen Hariton You Can't Take It With You TLC
Beatriz Esteban Messina Moon Over Buffalo Teaneck
Morgan Nichols MacBeth ATC
Melissa Stelzenmueller Moon Over Buffalo Smiling Rhino
Kelly Watson Suddenly Last Summer NENA

Outstanding Young Female Performer in a Play

Givanna Robbins Anne Frank & Me Perf with Passion Players
Danielle Demaio Ten Little Indians Cherry Blossom
Rachel Hamptom Midsummer….dream Teaneck
Lucy McGrath Anne Frank & Me Perf by Passion Players
Donna Missal Brighton Beach Mem Villagers
Messalina Morley The Women BCP
Sarita Rosenstock Wait Until Dark Sayreville
Nicole Sigur Peter Pan Villagers
Outstanding Young Female Performer in a Musical
Joey Greenberg The Secret Garden JCC Deal
Lauren Antiles Les Miserables Flemington
Annalisa DeFlorio Say Yes to Life Trinity
Alyssa Kelly A Night at Tonys Park Players
Julia Knitel Smokey Joe's Café St Annes Stages
Alyssa LaMedica Say Yes to Life Trinity
Taylor Lockwood Seussical Hexagon Players
Mia Pafumi The Music Man CAST
Michelle Wilson Little Women Chatham Players
Liane Zielinski High School Musical SKIT

Outstanding Young Male Performer in a Play

Matt Dubrow Children of a Lesser God Center Players
Steven Bunin Lost in Yonkers Circle Players
Tommy Kahg Antigone Edison Valley Players
Joseph McKiernanr Don't Drink the Water Sayreville Main Street Theater
Keith Needham Ah, Wilderness Circle Players
Sam Ogilvie Lost in Yonkers Circle Players
Jack Tomy A Christmas Carol Circle Player
Matt Weinstein Brighton Beach Memiors Villagers Theaters

Outstanding Young Male Performer in a Musical

Joe LaVarco Falsettos Blue State Productions
Louis Baglio Godspell Our Gang
Philip Corso Fiddler on the Roof Center Players Bayonne
Andrew DeMuro Les Miserables Flemington Raritan Community Theatre
Zachary Infante The Music Man CAST
Thomas Kiely Seussical Bergan County Players
Joe LaVarco Seussical Hexagon Players
Joseph McKiernan Twisted Broadway Holmdel Theater Co
Sam Ogilvie Summer of '42 Cranford Dramatic Club
Will Swanwick HS Musical SKIT
Andrew Wright Oklahoma Jr Enchanted Players

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Clifford Parrish/Mark Happel 1776 Chester
Jeffrey Fiorello Summer of '42 Cranford Dramatic Club
Scott Hart The Baker's Wife Chester
Debbie Kirsch Seussical Hexagon
John M Maurer Singing in the Rain Maurer Prod
John Menter Little Women Chatham
Nick Montesano Into the Woods NENA
Clifford Parrish/Mark Happel 1776 Chester
Joseph Schreck, Jr Falsettos Blue State Prod
Patrick Starega Joseph..Dreamcoat Livingston

Outstanding Direction of a Play

Dan Maurer Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Prod
Bob Cline Crimes of the Heart Chatham
Alyson Cohn Cuckoo's Nest BCP
Peter Colletto Lend me a Tenor BCP
MaryLynn Dobson The Pillowman Circle
Charlie Fraser/Louis Palermo Children of a Less God Center Players
Rob Pherson A Christmas Carol Circle
Jonathan Wierzbicki Brighton Beach Mem Villagers

Outstanding Musical Direction

Clifford Parrish 1776 Chester
Paul Budd Seussical Hexagon
Christynn Cardino/Sean Morris Into the Woods NENA
Christynn Cardino/Sean Morris Summer Summer Too Starving Artists
Christynn Cardino/Sean Morris Cabaret NENA
Sue Chandler Falsettos Blue State Productions
Tony Greco/Khy Garner/Michael Lamparello American Rapture MVP
Clifford Parrish The Baker's Wife Chester

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play

Donna Glasser/Nick Montesano Suddenly Last Summer Nena
Nick Barter/Richard Stenken It's a Wonderful Life Player Guild of Leonia
M. Kitty Getlik Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Prod
Kevin Gunther Of Mice & Men Sayreville Main Street Theater
Richard Hennessy Crimes of the Heart Chatham Players
Bob Murray Born Yesterday Westfield Community Players
Mark Reilly To Kill a Mockingbird Cranford Dramatic Club
Allan Steward One Flew Over of Cuckoos Nest Bergen County Player

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical

Ellen Fraker Glasscock The Baker's Wife Chester Theater Group
Julia Denison High School Musical SKIT
Deanna M Ford Peter Pan Strand
Ellen Fraker Glasscock 1776 Chester
Richard Hennessy Little Women Chatham
Nick Montesano Into the Woods NENA
Mark Reilly Sumer of '42 Cranford Dramatic Club
Tony Siniscalco Seussical Hexagon Players

Outstanding Sound Design

Dan Maurer Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Productions OnStage
Matt Burns Little Women Chatham Players
Bill Bourke Peter Pan Strand
Bill Chamis Summer of '42 Cranford Dramatic Club
Liz Kulig/John Calabrese/Steve Clem The Odd Couple Corpus Christi
Mark Lamhut/Mary Beth Wilson Children of a Lesser God Center Players
Dan Maurer Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Productions OnStage
Nick Montesano/Arnold Texeira Cabaret NENA
Joseph Schreck, Jr Falsettos Blue State Productions

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play

Jim Parks Jr King Lear Circle Players
Pat Bain/Bunny Mateosian/Joanne Misha Lend Me a Tenor Bergan County Players
Kathy Bien/Colleen DeFelice Children of a Lesser God Center Players
David Clarke Of Mice & Men Sayreville
Diana Gilman Maurer Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Productions OnStage
Kathy Ruskin/Beverly Wand Crimes of the Heart Chatham Player
Debby Schwartz/Nancy Nuccio Stage Door Performance With Passion Players
Francesca Stokes/Bob Shindle/Lilly Rivera/Kathy Wallace The Odd Couple Corpus Christi
Barbara Vansavage 12 Angry Jurors ACT IV
Annette Winter The Good Doctor Enchanted Players

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical

Marilyn Dickholtz Beauty & the Beast Marlboro
Cathy Cohane/Liz Howard/Patricia Pineda Oklahoma Cranford Dramatic Club
Fran Harrison Little Women Chatham
Penny Hoadley The Baker's Wife Chester
Joanne Livelli/Mark Montalbano/Julia Heaney/Pat Phillips/Carol Fisher-Gertner You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Leonia
Peter Mussared Into the Woods NENA
Jacquie Revier Scrooge Strand
Ruth Rittmann 3 Penny Opera Pierrot Productions
Ruth Rittmann Clue Yardley
Cathy Sobeck Carousel Studio 13
Lois Steeves High School Musical SKIT

Outstanding Properties

Kathy Bein/Colleen DeFelice Visiting Mr. Green Center Players
Robin Adams HS Musical SKIT
Alycia Bauch-Cantor Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Prod
Geri Berhain/Framcesca Stokes/Robin Clem/Rich Ruymen The Odd Couple Corpus Christie
Donna Glasser/Nick Montesano Cabaret NENA
Donna Glasser Suddenly Last Summer NENA
Cheryl Orson Lost in Yonkers Circle
BJ Smith Moon Over Buffalo Sketch
Roxanna Wagner 1776 Chester

Outstanding Choreography

Maria Mantak High School Musical SKIT
Jane Coult Singing in the Rain Maurer Prod
Hilary Goldman Thoroughly Modern Millie Spotlight
Jessica Minor Oklahoma Jr Enchanted Players
Nick Montesano Cabaret NENA
Fausto Pineda Oklahoma Cranford Dramatic Club
Cindy Santore Seussical Hexagon Players
Patrick Starega Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Livingston

Outstanding Stage Management

Debby Hennessy Little Women Chatham
Barbara Greco Brady American Rapture MVP
Donna Glasser Cabaret NENA
Peg Hill/Geraldine Baillod The Baker's Wife Chester
Tina Lee Moonchildren Circle
Diane Lehnert High School Musical SKIT
Linda Macchio Lend Me a Tenor BCP
Mac McCormick Falsettos Blue State
Harriet Trainer Twlight of the Golds Somerset Valley Players
Lizette Zuccalmaaglia Oklahoma Jr. Enchanted Players

Outstanding Scenic Design for a Play

Bernice Garfield-Szita/Kathy Bien/Coleen DeFelice Visiting Mr Green Center Players
Deryk Harrison/Roy Pancirov/Patty McWhorter/Susan Halford Ah Wilderness Chatham
John Maurer/Amy Foris Driving Miss Daisy Maurer Prod
Neil Prince The Real Inspector Hound OCC
Nick Montesano Suddenly Last Summer NENA
Michael Smith/Ellyn Essig Angel Street BCP
Gordon Wiener/Randall McCann Lost in Yonkers Circle
Dennis Wise Over the river…. ACT IV

Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical

Barry De Versterre High School Musical SKIT
Laurie Hall Oklahoma Jr Enchanted Players
Scott Hart The Baker's Wife Chester
Malachy Kronberg/Jerry Moses/Patrick Starega/Hugh Mahon Joseph…Dreamcoat Livingston
John Maurer Singing in the Rain Maurer Prod
Nick Montesano Cabaret NENA
Juan Peneda Oklahoma Cranford Dramatic Club
Jan Topoleski Scrooge Strand