The 2017-18 Prizm Awards

Fountain Hills Theater Prizm Awards

The Prizm Awards are presented annually by Fountain Hills Theater for excellence in acting, design and direction.  The awards are voted upon by FHT’s Season subscribers and attended by invitation only.  The event has become a celebration, party and reunion night for actors and crew, as well as designers, musicians and staff.  Also honored are volunteers who have gone above and beyond in service to the theater.

And The Nominees Are: 

OVERALL PRODUCTION
Chicago – Produced by Alex Gonzalez
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Produced by Anne Kelleher
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Produced by Anne Kelleher
Fools – Produced by Anne Kelleher
We Will Rock You – Produced by Kendra Lytle

ACTOR IN A MAJOR ROLE  
Chicago – Scott Claus  as Billy Flynn
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Roger Prenger as Roger
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Chad Campbell as Chad
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Michael Stewart as Michael
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Travis Seay as Buddy Holly
Fools – Patrick Russo as Leon Tolchinsky
We Will Rock You – Nicholas John Gearing as Galileo

ACTRESS IN A MAJOR ROLE 
Chicago – Gina Tomkus  as Velma Kelly
Chicago – Victoria Fairclough  as Roxie Hart
We Will Rock You – Jacqui Notorio as Scaramouche

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Chicago – Michael Paul Wallot  as Amos Hart
Chicago – Patrick  Russo  as Mary Sunshine
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Bill Bennett as The Big Bopper
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Frank Garcia as Ritchie Valens
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Peter J. Hill as Norman Petty
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – David Lopez as Jerry Allison
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Paul Norris as Joe B. Mauldin
Fools – Dan Marburger as Doctor Zubritsky
Fools – Richard Wells as Count Gregor Yousekevitch
We Will Rock You – Henry Male as Buddy
We Will Rock You – Alex Gonzalez as Khashoggi
We Will Rock You – Ryan Malikowski as Brit

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE  
Chicago – Morgan Ottersbach as Mama Morton
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Lizz Reeves Fidler as Vi Petty
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Sydney Lover as Maria Elena
Fools – Carla Casanova as Lenya Zubritsky
Fools – Kayla Etheridge as Sophia Zubritsky
We Will Rock You – Debra Qualtire as Killer Queen
We Will Rock You – Leah Klein as Oz

ACTOR IN A MINOR ROLE 
Chicago – JT Turner as Fred
Chicago – Eric Williams as Juror
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Alex Gonzalez as Hi Pockets Duncan
Fools – Henry Male as Slovitch
Fools – Doug Waldo as Snetsky

ACTRESS IN A MINOR ROLE 
Chicago – Lisa Barnes  as Go To Hell Kitty
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Cheryl Landria as Apollo Performer
Fools – Maddie Vann as Yenchna

DIRECTOR
Chicago – Peter J. Hill
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Peter J. Hill
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Peter J. Hill
Fools – Michael Wallot
We Will Rock You – Peter J. Hill

CHOREOGRAPHER
Chicago – Noël Irick
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Noël Irick
We Will Rock You – Noël Irick

MUSICAL DIRECTOR  
Chicago – Jennifer Whiting
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Jay Melberg
We Will Rock You – Jennifer Whiting

SET DESIGN  
Chicago – Peter J. Hill
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Peter J. Hill
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Peter J. Hill
Fools – Peter J. Hill
We Will Rock You – Peter J. Hill

LIGHTING DESIGN  
Chicago – Peter J. Hill
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Peter J. Hill
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Peter J. Hill
Fools – Peter J. Hill
We Will Rock You – Peter J. Hill

SOUND DESIGN  
Chicago – John Schoenwolf
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Ross Collins
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Peter J. Hill
Fools – Sharla Curtis
We Will Rock You – John Schoenwolf

COSTUME DESIGN 
Chicago – Noël Irick & Gail Oliphant
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Noël Irick
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Noël Irick
Fools – Cristen Fortier
We Will Rock You – Kayla Etheridge

HAIR & MAKEUP 
Chicago – Patsy Johnson & MaryBeth Ingram
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Patsy Johnson & MaryBeth Ingram
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – Patsy Johnson & MaryBeth Ingram
Fools – Anne Kelleher
We Will Rock You – Patsy Johnson & MaryBeth Ingram