FREE ADMISSION 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay! awarding ceremonies July 1, 2012

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FREE ADMISSION 2011 Philstage! Gawad Buhay awarding ceremonies July 1, 2012

Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group (Philstage) has announced the nominees for its 2011 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage awards for the Performing Arts for outstanding theater, dance and musical achievements.

Recipients of the awards will be announced on July 1, 2012 Sunday 7pm at the awarding show at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. FREE ADMISSION!

This year's awarding ceremonies has two posters that riff on last year's "actors and cat food" incident, which you can read here (part 1) and here (part 2).

Yay! I was able to watch all three nominees for best musical!
I was able to write my thoughts on two of the productions and an article for one.
- article on "Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure" here
- article on "Care Divas" here. Theaterbatoring "Care Divas" here (and a more structured version here)
- theaterbatoring "Noli Me Tangere: The Musical" here 


Announcement from Philstage (Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group)

This year’s Gawad Buhay! is a tribute to the enduring creative excellence, perseverance and the unrelenting spirit of the Filipino performing artists in the face of unmitigated influx of foreign artists to the country, according to Philstage president and Tanghalang Pilipino artistic director Fernando "Nanding" Josef.


“Despite lack of government support for the arts, we managed to come up with world-class productions that can equal or even surpass the quality of imported productions,” Josef said.

Process
Now on its fourth year, Gawad Buhay! is the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts juried by an independent panel of critics, scholars, reviewers, and artists. 

Outstanding individual and group achievements in various artistic and technical aspects of play, musical and dance productions and performances are honored based on quarterly citations deliberated by the jury who are required to watch all productions of Philstage member-companies for the entire year.

Lifetime achievement 
Elevated to the Natatanging Gawad Buhay! roster of distinguished lifetime achievers in the performing arts are premier danseur Nonoy Froilan for dance and veteran actor and director Baby Barredo for theater. Posthumous awardees are Tony Fabella for dance and Rene Villanueva and Carlos dela Paz for playwriting and playwrights development.

Members and officers
Philstage is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Gantimpala Theater, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta), Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and Triumphant Peoples Evangelistic Theatre Society (Trumpets).

Executive director: Elmar Beltran Ingles (OPM)
Vice president: Maribel Legarda (Peta)
Secretary: Paul Alexander Morales (Ballet Philippines)
Treasurer: Gidget Tolentino (Rep)
Board members:
Bart Guingona (Actors Actors)
Susan Macuja (Ballet Manila)
Tony Espejo (Gantimpala Theater)
Audie Gemora (Trumpets) 
           
Veteran actor, singer and director Audie Gemora will direct the program scripted by George de Jesus.

(2010 winners here.)

Here is the list of 2011 nominations:

OUTSTANDING PLAY
Bombita (TP)
Nobyembre Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita (TP)
The Joy Luck Club (Rep)
William (Peta)

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Care Divas (Peta)
Noli Me Tangere: The Musical (TP)
Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (Rep)

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
Sleeping Beauty (BP)
Swan Lake (BM)

OUTSTANDING MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
Encantada (BP)

OUTSTANDING STAGE DIRECTION
Audie Gemora (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Anton Juan (The Joy Luck Club)
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jaime Del Mundo (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)
Maribel Legarda (Care Divas)
Maribel Legarda (William)


OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Play):
Bombita (TP)
Shakespeare in Hollywood (Rep)
The Joy Luck Club (Rep)
William (Peta)

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Musical)
Care Divas (Peta)
Noli Me Tangere: The Musical (TP)
Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (Rep)

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (Dance)
Swan Lake (BP)
Encantada (BP)


PLAY
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Mayen EstaƱero (Nobyembre)
Jay Valencia-Glorioso (The Joy Luck Club)
Anj Heruela (William)
Frances Makil-Ignacio (The Joy Luck Club)
Marjorie Lorico (Nobyembre)
Anna Luna (William)
Ana Abad Santos (The Joy Luck Club)
Cris Villonco (The Joy Luck Club)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Hans Eckstein (Shakespeare in Hollywood)
Inno Martin (William)
John Emmanoel Moran (William)
Ian Segarra (William)
Jonathan Tadioan (Nobyembre)
Marco Viana (Bombita)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Me-Ann Espinosa (William)
Cris Villonco (Shakespeare in Hollywood)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Jojo Atienza (William)
Jelson Bay (Bombita)
Red Concepcion (Shakespeare in Hollywood)
Jonathan Tadioan (Bombita)
Rem Zamora (The 39 Steps)


MUSICAL
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Cris Villonco (Noli Me Tangere)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Sam Concepcion (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)
Vince De Jesus (Care Divas)
Melvin Lee (Care Divas)
Gian Magdangal (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Jerald Napoles (Care Divas)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Pinky Amador (ZsaZsa Zaturnnah)
Angeli Bayani (Care Divas)
Angeli Bayani (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Tippy Dos Santos (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)
Bituin Escalante (Seussical)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE 
Al Gatmaitan (Noli Me Tangere)
Paul Holme (Care Divas)
Bodgie Pascua (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Myke Salomon (Care Divas)
Dudz Terana (Care Divas)
Michael Williams (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)


CLASSICAL DANCE PRODUCTION
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Mylene Aggabao (Swan Lake)
Candice Adea (Sleeping Beauty)
Carissa Adea (Sleeping Beauty)
Lisa Macuja Elizalde (Swan Lake)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Jean Marc Cordero (Sleeping Beauty)
Rudy De Dios (Swan Lake)
Nobuo Fujino (Swan Lake)
Angel Gabriel (Sleeping Beauty)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Rita Winder (Sleeping Beauty)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE 
Jean Marc Cordero (Sleeping Beauty)
Cyril Fallar (Sleeping Beauty)


MODERN DANCE PRODUCTION
FEMALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Carissa Adea (Encantada)
Carissa Adea (Hardin ng Bato, Inamorata)
Georgette Sanchez (Encantada)
Rita Winder (Every Woman, Inamorata)
Katherine Trofeo (Mithi, Inamorata)
Sofie Sangco (Alon ng Buwan)

MALE LEAD PERFORMANCE
Jean-Marc Cordero (Encantada)
Rudy De Dios (Ang Prinsipe ng mga Ibon)
Alvin Santos (Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya)

FEMALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Carissa Adea (Encantada)
Katherine Trofeo (Encantada)

MALE FEATURED PERFORMANCE
Angel Gabriel (Every Woman)


OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Ron Capinding (William)
Lisa Magtoto (Caredivas)
Tony Perez (Bombita)
Tony Perez (Nobyembre Noong Akala Ko Mahal Kita)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL LIBRETTO
Lisa Magtoto and Vincent de Jesus (Care Divas)
Bienvenido Lumbera (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)

OUTSTANDING ADAPTATION OR TRANSLATION
Bienvenido Lumbera (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)


OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION
Jed Balsamo (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Vincent de Jesus (Care Divas)
Jeff Hernandez (William)
Jojo Malferrari (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMPOSITION
Joey Ayala (Encantada)
Vincent de Jesus (Care Divas)
Ryan Cayabyab (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
Teresa Barroso (William)
Vincent De Jesus (Care Divas)
TJ Ramos (Encantada)
TJ Ramos (Shakespeare in Hollywood)
TJ Ramos (The Joy Luck Club)


OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A DANCE PRODUCTION
Osias Barroso (Ang Prinsipe ng Mga Ibon)
Lisa Macuja-Elizalde (Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya)
Tony Fabella (Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin)
Hazel Sabas-Gower (Green)
Agnes Locsin (Encantada)
Carlo Pacis (Mithi)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL
Deana Aquino (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)
Agnes Locsin (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Carlon Matobato (Care Divas)
Batche Tan (William)


OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
John Abul (Care Divas)
Salvador Bernal (Encantada)
Salvador Bernal (Noli Me Tangere)
Salvador Bernal (Sleeping Beauty)
Jonathan Janolo and Michael Angelo Albay (Tatlong Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang)
Raven Ong (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)
Raven Ong (Shakespeare in Hollywood)
Carlo Pagunaling (William)
Eric Pineda (The Joy Luck Club)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Joaquin Jose Aranda (Sleeping Beauty)
John Batalla (Encantada)
John Batalla (Peter Pan)
John Batalla (Shakespeare in Hollywood)
John Batalla (The Joy Luck Club)
Katsch Catoy (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Jimmy Villanueva (Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang)
Jonjon Villareal (Care Divas)
  
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Leo Abaya (Care Divas)
Salvador Bernal (Encantada)
Ricardo Cruz (Sleeping Beauty)
Ohm David (The Joy Luck Club)
Gino Gonzales (Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure)
Mio Infante (Noli Me Tangere: The Musical)
Boni Juan (William)

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