“Millie” Gathers Most Awards at Hammies
In the initial "Hammy" Awards Night at the Hamilton Playhouse, the local theater group's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" took home five major awards Saturday night.
Not only did the play take Best Musical honors, but Natalie Naidl won best Musical Actress, Mary Borden won Best Musical Supporting Actress, Eric Monson won Best Musical Supporting Actor and Suzanne Casteel received the award for best Choreography.
Monson was a dual winner, with his Best Supporting Actor award for his comedic turn in "Millie" and his leading role, Best Musical Actor in "The King and I."
"The King and I" also picked up Hammies for Best Costumes (Melanie Shaffer) and Best Set (Peggy Leonardi and Rick Bucheit).
For non-musical plays, "Red, White and Tuna" won for top production, and the two actors won Hammies for their multiple characters of the town of Tuna, Texas - Best Actor DJ Sherwood and Best Supporting Actor Jason Owens.
Best Actress in a non-musical was Becka Marshall for her multiple roles in "Every Christmas Story Ever Told."
A Spotlight Award went to denise rose and Mary Lynn Luther for make-up achievement in the student production "Cats."
A Special Achievement Hammie was given to Vonnie Gulli for Artistic Design and Accomplishment for her work on sets through the years.