2016 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 18th 2016

Lifetime Achievement

Jerry Hurley

Outstanding Community Theatre

The Road Company
David P. McMenemie Award
Roz Wroblewski
NJACT Nominating Committee Member of the Year
PJ Campacci

Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Harriett Osinski
  • Patrick Starega
  • Bill Morgan
  • Joyce Brady
  • Lori Fabian

Outstanding Production of a Play

Producer: Chris Furlong, Bob Denmark; Director: Jeffrey Fiorello August:Osage County Chatham Players
Producer: Stephen Catron; Director: Kevern Cameron Doubt Chester Theatre Group
Producer and Director: Deborah Bradshaw Our Town Cumberland County Community College
Producer: John M. Maurer and Diana Gillman Maurer; Director: John M. Maurer Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Producer: Sally M. Page; Director: Judi Parrish The Diary of Anne Frank Pennington Players
Producer: Lou Stalsworth, Kate Pinner; Director: Lou Stalsworth August:Osage County PinnWorth Productions
Producer: Andy Gordaniere,Director: Jerome Arthur John Fences Villagers Theatre

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Producer: Richard Monteiro; Director: Zita Geoffroy-Heinz I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhouse
Producer: Brian Remo; Director: Patrick Starega American Idiot Fearless
Producer: Gina Buongiomo; Director: Patrick Mahn Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Producers: Adam Neary, Peter Riga and Jay Sundell; Director: Mary Lynn Dobson 1776 Playhouse 22
Producers: Diane Lehnert, Carolyn B. Newman; Director: Thomas Newman Me and My Girl Skit
Producer: Lauri Hudson; Director: Susan Baldino Jones Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company
Producers: Donna Kimberlin, Roz Wroblewski; Director: Marie Fiorello Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre

Outstanding Original Production of a Play

Producer: Fearless Productions: Director and Playwright: Mike Sokol Horshoes Fearless Productions.
Producers: Bob Denmark; Directors:Lyn Polan, Arnold Buchane, Scott Baird, Kimberly Jackson, Kevern Cameron, Joann Scanlon; Playwrights: Ralph Greco, Karen JP Howes, Kimberly Jackson, John AC Kennedy, Nicole ? Jersey Voices Chatham Players
Producer: Joe Bagnole; Director and Playwright: Eric Hackler I, Suspect First Avenue Playhouse
Producer: Fearless Productions Director: Jerry Appel Playwright: Jared Kelner A Promise to Your Mother Fearless Productions

Outstanding Original Production of a Musical

Producer Ryan and Jenn Pifher;Director: Ryan Pifher; Playwright: Jon Provan Cracked Porchlight Productions
Producer: Joseph Schreck, Jr. and Denise PannulloDirector: Joseph Schreck, Jr. Broadway Backwards St. Phillips Players
Producer: David Maglione and Howard Whitmore; Director: Mikaela Kafka; Playwright: David Maglione Wendy's Shadow Mystic Vision Players
Producer: Tim Timbrook; Director Lawrence Francis; Playwright: Lawrence Francis Luv Tugs The Darress Theatre
Producer: Brendon Joel Bartlett; Director: Mollie Gash Sing Me A Story Old Library Theatre
Producer: Christine Knitel, Dawn Green; Director: Christine Knitel Summer Lovin' St. Anne Stages

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Diane Gilch Doubt Chester Theatre Group
Diane Parker Fences Villagers Theatre
Elena Marie Chalcraft Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Main Street Theatre Company
Judi Laganga August: Osage County Chatham Players
Kate Daley The Actor's Nightmare/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All InterAct Productions
Liza Harris August: Osage County Chatham Players
Lynn Langone Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Fearless Productions

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musial

Shannon Doyle The Addams Family Playful Theatre Productions
Monique Bosrock Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Jennie Knackstedt Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company
Brittany Dolinar The Last Five Years Defining Moments Theater Company
Denise Jobes Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Cat Tierney The Addams Family Playful Theatre Productions
Joelle Moses Dreamgirls Axelrod Performing Arts Center

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Ted Wrigley Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Fearless Productions
Matthew Cassidy Arsenic & Old Lace M&M Productions
Garrett Gaallinot Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players
Eric McDonough Arsenic & Old Lace M&M Productions
Dan Keyser Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Dale Monroe Doubt Chester Theatre Group
Christopher Patti Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Craig M. Tiede I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhouse
Drew Cyburt The Wild Party Fearless Productions
J. Marshall Evans Big River InterAct Productions
Matthew Muccigrossi Mary Poppins Yardley Players
Michael Schiumo 1776 Playhouse 22
Peter Horn Spamalot Chatham Players
Robert Nicholson Billy Elliot Hexagon Players

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

Peter Reimann A Few Good Men Playhouse 22
Mike Burdick Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Fearless Productions
Kurt Penney Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Frederick J. Philip, Jr. Fences Villagers Theatre
Fred Dennehey A Few Good Men Playhouse 22
Bob Mackasek August: Osage County Chatham Players
Axel Carrion A Few Good Men Playhouse 22
Christopher Patt`i Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

Trevor Jones Big River InterAct Productions
Sean Casey Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company
Roger Dornbierer 1776 Playhouse 22
Mike Patierno Spamalot Chatham Players
Joseph Laurino Spamalot Chatham Players
Chris Learn Big River InterAct Productions
Chip Prestera Spamalot Chatham Players
Brendan Joel Bartlett Forum Old Library Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Susie Spiedel August: Osage County Chatham Players
Shawna Lagan Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players
Laurie Hardy Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players
Jackie Jacobi Doubt Chester Theatre Group
Cynthia Smith Barry Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Old Library Theatre
Brittany Haydock Last of the Red Hot Lovers Teaneck New Theatre
Anamaria Kalet Lost In Yonkers Playhouse 22

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

Stacy Morin A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Old Library Theatre
Madison Washer The Wild Party Fearless
Lori Quann Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Jo Ellen Miller Burton 1776 Playhouse 22
Jaimie McMillan The Addams Family Playful Theatre Productions
Ingrid Perez-Martin In the Heights The Road Company
Gina Clavelli Billy Elliot Hexagon Players

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Peter Sauer August: Osage County PinnWorth Productions
Darren Tolentino A Few Good Men Playhouse 22
Malek Abdul-Khaalig Fences Villagers Theatre
Gus Ibranyi August: Osage County Chatham Playhouse
Lawrence Jackson Fences Villagers Theatre
Ross Pohling Veronica's Room Westfield Community Players
Seth Newfield Hamlet Fearless Productions

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Howard Fischer Spamalot Chatham Players
Dwight Merritt Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Carlos Barrera In the Heights The Road Company
Armando Mendez Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company
Jarrod Scott Dreamgirls Axelrod Performing Arts Center
Peter Sauer The Fantastiks PinnWorth Productions
Ethan Lynch 1776 Playhouse 22

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Victoria Waumanas Hurley Burley Fearless Productions
Terry Sturtevant Superior Donuts The Summit Playhouse
Tasha R. Williams Doubt Chester Theatre Group
Sky Spiegel Monroe August: Osage County Chatham Players
Kristina Hernandez Hurley Burley Fearless Productions
Julia Valentine Lend Me a Tenor Edison Valley Playhouse
Joan Hoffman Lend Me a Tenor Edison Valley Playhouse

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Meka Ward Dreamgirls Axelrod Performing Arts Center
Lisa Sudfield Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Katie Hilosky Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Debbie Lingel 1776 Playhouse 22
Brittaney Duhaney Big River InterAct Productions
Ashley Seldon Aida Old Library Theatre
April Lindley Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company

Outstanding Youth Actor in a Play

Evan Braasch The Diary of Anne Frank Pennington Players
Gabriel Amaroso Rabbit Hole Edison Valley Playhouse
James Jones Eye of God Circle Players
Joey Kalet Lost In Yonkers Playhouse 22
Rupert Muson The Actor's Nightmare/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All InterAct Productions
Ryan Gordon Lost In Yonkers Playhouse 22
Samuel Moffett A Christmas Carol Playhouse 22

Outstanding Youth Actor in a Musical

Will Ehren Big River InterAct Productions
Parker Fullmore Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Justin Lopez Me and My Girl Skit
Dominik Faruolo Mary Poppins Brick Children's Community Theatre
Bobby Becht Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Avery Stoker Me and My Girl Skit
Andrew Plinio Me and My Girl Skit

Outstanding Youth Actress in a Play

Heaven Michelle McCoy Fences Villagers Theatre
Isabel Kinney The Diary of Anne Frank Pennington Players
Mackenzie Miller Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Dover Little Theatre
Madelyn Barocy Picnic Villagers Theatre
Marissa Marciano A Christmas Carol Playhouse 22
Phoebe Hall A Christmas Carol Playhouse 22

Outstanding Youth Actress in a Musical

Courtney Bulger The Drowsy Chaperone Aspire Performing Arts Company
Juliana Grillo Me and My Girl Skit
Kate Landino Little Women Porchlight Productions
Marissa Duveau Mary Poppins Brick Children's Community Theatre
Melissa Gaeta Montijo Annie Warbucks Park Players
Nadia Nale Annie Warbucks Park Players
Paige Whitmore Me and My Girl Skit

Outstanding Direction of a Play

John M. Maurer Around The World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Jeffrey Fiorello August: Osage County Chatham Players
Todd Bennington Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players
Judi Parrish Diary of Anne Frank Pennington Players
Kevern Cameron Doubt Chester Theatre
Jerome Arthur John Fences Villagers Theatre
Jim Walsh Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Fearless Productions

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Zita Jeffrey-Heinz I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhouse
Patrick Starega American Idiot Fearless
Nicholas Clarey Big River InterAct Productions
Mary Lynn Dobson 1776 Playhouse 22
Marie Fiorello Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
James Mosser Spamalot Chatham Players
Frank Borrelli The Last Five Years Defining Moments Theater Company

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play

Suzanne Wengryn The Musican Comedy Murders of 1940 Villagers Theatre
M. Kitty Getlik The Diary of Anne Frank Pennington Players
Shawn McGovern Our Town Cumberland Community College
Elyse Halloran In Love and Warcraft Circle Players
Tim Cary Fences Villagers Theatre
Richard Hennessy August: Osage County Chatham Players
Judi Parrish Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical

Mark Reilly American Idiot Cranford Dramatic Club
Erin Tayoor Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Zach Pizza Big River InterAct Productions
Julian Denison and Barry deVersterre Me and My Girl Skit
Caitlin Dubois Shrek The Off Broadstreet Players
Steve Pracillio and Lauri Hudson In The Heights The Road Company
Dan Schulze Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design of a Play

Marc Rogol A Few Good Men Playhouse 22
Adam Wolff August: Osage County PinnWorth Productions
John Dowgin Dinner With Friends Circle Players
Jerome Arthur John Fences Villagers Theatre
Paul Kaytes In Love and Warcraft Circle Players
Scott Coumbe Our Town Cumberland Community College
Judi Parrish The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Villagers Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical

Andy Gordaniere Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Alyssa Orbaczewshi, Mark Kozachyn Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company
Thomas Newman Me and My Girl Skit
Monica Alia 1776 Playhous 22
Jonny Dive Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Pat De Fusco Aida Haddonfield Plays & Players
Timothy James, Tim O'Neill, Jose Gonzalez American Idiot Fearless

Outstanding Costume Design of a Play

Bernice Garfield Zita, Jill Zarta A Doll's House Center Players Freehold
Beth Koperwhats A Few Good Men Playhouse 22
Anthony Remer and John M. Maurer Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Lauren Wood, Bamby Boeing Boeing Somerset Valley Players
Kalinda Solomon In Love and Warcraft Circle Players
Brooke Luciano Our Town Cumberland Community College
Sally M. Page The Diary of Ann Frank Pennington Players

Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical

Kathy Mulvaney, Lorraine Brown, Tami Burton, Penny Chandler, Angela Dineen Mary Poppins Brick Children's Community Theatre
Cheryl Galante, Christina Kirk Spamalot Chatham Players
Elayne Wishart and Zita Geoffroy-Heinz I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhousee
Nicole Lukaitis, Roxanne Paul,Krisin Foreman Aida Haddonfield Plays & Players
Ruth Rittman, Michele Rittman, Koren Zander and Donna Reed The Addams Family Playful Theatre Productions
Sue Tackacs 1776 Playhouse 22
Lois Steves, Kristin Gallagher, Sue Hostler Me and My Girl Skit

Outstanding Properties in a Play

Diana Gilman Maurer and John Maurer Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Tish Lum, Kate Pierce August: Osage County Chatham Players
Jim Petro August: Osage County PinnWorth Productions
Diane Teichman Dinner With Friends Circle Players
Timothy James Fences Villagers Theatre
Diane Teichman In Love and Warcraft Circle Players
Emily Russoniello The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Villagers Theatre

Outstanding Properties in a Musical

Marisa Procopio 1776 Playhouse 22
Linda Conover Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Corrine Chandler Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Rich Monteiro, Zuta Geoffroy-Heinz, Bernard J. Solomon I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhouse
Denise Lallier In The Heights The Road Company
Denise Lallier Jekyll & Hyde The Road Company
Kate Pierce, Tish Lum Spamalot Chatham Players

Outstanding Choreography

Bernard J. Solomon I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhouse
Elizabeth Piccoli Billy Elliot Hexagon Players
Heather Campagno Mary Poppins Brick Children's Community Theatre
Jennifer Williams Spamalot Chatham Players
John P. Stephan Shrek The Off Broadstreet Players
Megan Gecik and Maria Mantek Me and My Girl Skit
Patrick Starega and Phil Solomon American Idiot Fearless

Outstanding Music Direction

Patrick Phillips Spamalot Chatham Players
Heather Campanga Mary Poppins Brick Children's Community Theatre
Mark Mc Gee I Do! I Do! Edison Valley Playhouse
Rory Chalcraft Blood Brothers Villagers Theatre
Holland Jancaitis Big River InterAct Productions
Bruce De La Cruz American Idiot Fearless
Raymond Zipf 1776 Playhouse 22

Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play

Bernice Garfield Zita Crossing Delancey Center Players Freehold
Andrea Sickler, Roy Pancirov, Bob Lucasik August: Osage County Chatham Players
Kevern Cameron, Stephen Catron Doubt Chester Theatre Group
John M. Maurer, Emily Russoniello, Jeff Canter Around the World in 80 Days Maurer Productions Onstage
Kevin Hoovler, Laura Byrne-Cristiano Light Up The Sky Studio Players
Roy Pancirov Superior Donuts The Summit Playhouse
Bree Guell Picnic Villagers Theatre

Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical

Dorothy Bitetto 1776 Playhouse 22
Brian Remo, Hannah Smythe American Idiot Fearless
Chris Abott, Megan Ferentinos, Alan Van Antwerp American Idiot Cranford Dramatic Club
Nicholas Clarey Big River InterAct Productions
Barry deVersterre, Chris Brynildsen, Amy Whitmore Me and My Girl Skit
Bob Lukasik, Roy Pancirov Spamalot Chatham Players
Bryan Schendinger The Addams Family Playful Theatre Productions

Outstanding Stage Manager of a Play

Shannon Rivers Miracle on 34th Street Somerset Valley Players

Outstanding Stage Manager of a Musical

Justin Meek In The Heights The Road Company