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The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Award Winners

Some Black Boy Joy and Black Girl Magic for your world today! Category is… Black Theatre Excellence! The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards streamed virtually via Facebook on November 30th. The AUDELCO Awards, which honors Black Theatre and its artists in New York City, was hosted by LaChanze and Roger Guenveur Smith
 

Several awards went to some of the most talked-about shows of the season including The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker, One in Two, The Wrong Man, and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf. 

 

Winners included Donja R. Love for his play One in Two, Joshua Henry for his role in The Wrong Man, the Billie Holiday Theatre for their production of Reparations, and The Public Theater for the revival of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf. Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Broadway Black royalty, Andre De Shields, and Voza Rivers.

 

Congratulations to all the nominees! Watch the show and check out all the winners listed below.

 

 

2019 – 2020 Theatre Season
“The VIV” Winners & Honorees

LIGHTING DESIGN
Alan C. Edwards (The New Englanders


SET DESIGN

Isabel Curley-Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay (Reparations)


COSTUME DESIGN

Toni-Leslie James (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf)


SOUND DESIGN

David D. Wright (Reparations)

 

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Michele Shay (Reparations)


DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Tai Thompson (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)


CHOREOGRAPHER
Leslie Dockery (a photograph / lovers in motion)
 
PLAYWRIGHT
Donja R. Love (One in Two)

 

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Benjamin Mapp (Leaving the Blues)
 
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Lisa Arrindell (Reparations)

LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Joshua Henry (The Wrong Man)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Iris Beaumier (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)


FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

James A. Pierce III (The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)

 

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Mario E. Sprouse (The Dark Star from Harlem:  The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker)


OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMPOSER
Martha Redbone (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf)

 

BEST MUSICAL
The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker (Glynn Borders and La Mama ETC)

 

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (TIE)
One in Two (The New Group)
Sassy Mamas (Black Spectrum Theatre Company)

SOLO PERFORMANCE

Douglas Wade (Thurgood)


LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY (TIE)

Kamal Bolden (Reparations)

Teagle F. Bougere (The New Englanders)


LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY (TIE)

Rosalind Brown (Leaving the Blues)
Liza Colon-Zayas (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven)

 

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (The Public Theater)


BEST PLAY

Reparations (Billie Holiday Theatre)


LEGACY AWARD
Vinie Burrows
Robert Hooks

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Voza Rivers
André De Shields

PIONEER AWARD
Oz Scott
Vivian Reed

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Blair Underwood
Tina Fabrique

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kara Young

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