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The 2012 Gypsy Rose Lee Winners are announced

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Dumi (left) and Richard Nguyen Sloniker in "Jesus Hopped the A Train" (photo by Jessica Martin)

After announcing the nominees almost two weeks ago, anticipation has been growing to find out who won the 2012 Gypsys, conferred by the loose affiliation of theater writers and critics, Seattle Theater Writers. And now, we have the list!

In addition to the 32 categories, a special Award of Recognition was announced for the body of work created by playwright Kathy Hsieh, who in addition to her duties as artistic director of her company, SiS Productions, created with them a long running theatrical soap opera over 10 plus years. The latest episode (20) was produced in 2012 and represented the culmination of about 40 hours of playwriting, developing the characters of four Asian-American women and presenting their every day struggles with life and love, in particular. Her work has been an important contribution to the Seattle theatrical community and a way to connect theater with the Asian community here.

The 2012 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners are:

Excellence in Production of a Play

(Large Budget): The Pitmen Painters — ACT Theatre

(Small Budget): Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Production of a Musical

(Large Budget): The Producers — Village Theatre

(Small Budget): Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Direction of a Play

(Large Budget): Allison Narver — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre

(Small Budget): Desdemona Chiang — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Direction of a Musical

(Large Budget): Steve Tomkins — The Producers — Village Theatre

(Small Budget): Eric Ankrim — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Performance as a Lead Male Actor

(Large Budget): David Hogan — The Art of Racing in the Rain — Book-It Repertory

(Small Budget): Richard N. Sloniker — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Performance as a Lead Female Actor

(Large Budget): Jennifer Lee Taylor — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company

(Small Budget): Mary Ewald — Happy Days — New City Theater

Excellence in Performance as a Supporting Male Actor — any non-lead

(Large Budget): Nick DeSantis — The Producers — Village Theatre

(Small Budget): Dumi — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Performance as a Supporting Female Actor — any non-lead

(Large Budget): Jeanne Paulsen — Pygmalion — Seattle Shakespeare Company

(Small Budget): Nike Imoru — Titus Andronicus — upstart crow

Excellence in Performance as an Ensemble

(Large Budget): Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre (Kirsten Potter, Basil Harris, Montana von Fliss)

(Small Budget): Kittens in a Cage — Annex Theatre (Francesca Mondelli, Katie Driscoll, Lisa Viertel, Laurel Ryan, Tracy Leigh, Erin Pike, Erin Stewart)

Excellence in Set Design

(Large Budget): Scott Bradley — Clybourne Park — Seattle Repertory Theatre

(Small Budget): Deanna Zibello — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope

Excellence in Costume Design

(Large Budget): Catherine Hunt — Or, — Seattle Repertory Theatre

(Small Budget): Katie Hegarty — The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls — WET

Excellence in Lighting Design

(Large Budget): L.B. Morse — Hedda Gabler — Intiman Theatre

(Small Budget): Amiya Brown — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions

Excellence in Sound Design

(Large Budget): Evan Mosher — The Bells — Strawberry Theatre Workshop

(Small Budget): Michael White Hayes — Team of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors — Annex Theatre

Excellence in Musical Direction

(Large Budget): Jmichael — Pullman Porter Blues — Seattle Repertory Theatre

(Small Budget): Kimberly Dare — Spring Awakening — Balagan Theatre

Excellence in Choreography or Movement

(Large Budget): Kristin Bohr Holland — The Producers — Village Theatre

(Small Budget): Pat Graney — The Skriker — Janice Findley Productions

Excellence in Local Playwriting

S.P. Miskowski — Emerald City — Live Girls! Theater

Excellence in Local Composing

Christian “Lil Kriz” Beeber — Jesus Hopped the A Train — Azeotrope