2002 Perry Awards

Past Awards: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Winners were announced September 29th 2002

Lifetime Achievement

Art Waldman (Ocean County College)

Outstanding Community Theatre

Attic Ensemble

David P. McMenemie Award

James M. Curran - NJTheater.com (!!!)

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Kathi Iannacone A New Brain 4th Wall Musical Theater
Rita Greco Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Mark Illardi Children Of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Kathi Iannacone Violet 4th Wall Musical Theater
Elizabeth Howard South Pacific Cranford Drama Club
Drew Molotsky The Civil War Triple Threat Productions
Dan Hunt A Funny Thing Happened… Forum Over The Rainbow Productions

Outstanding Production of a Play

Jay Sundell Sylvia Playhouse 22
Marge Swider Mousetrap Yardley Players
Barbara Katz & Cheryl Molotsky A Few Good Men Triple Threat Productions
Marie Bahr Toys In The Attic Attic Ensemble
Harriet Gottlieb The Girl On The Via Flaminia Teaneck New Theatre
Michael Driscoll &Catherine Rowe Importance of Being Earnest Villagers
Mark Liebert & Ken Budris Don’t Drink the Water Studio Players

Outstanding Production of an Original Musical

Barbara Greco & Anthony Greco American Rapture 2001 Mystic Vision Players
Debby & Mike Schwartz Viviana Over The Rainbow Productions
Alice Failla Once Upon A Slipper Park Players
Adam Neary Dorian Playhouse 22
Carmela Wolosz & Eric Holgerson Magic to Do: A Community Revue Smiling Rhino Theater

Outstanding Production of an Original Play

Jeff Strager &Jerry Marino Friends: Not The TV Show Alliance Rep
Marie Bahr Family, Frying Pans & The FBI Attic Ensemble
Mike Perricone Unresolved Narrows Drama Theater
Joe Bagnole Roommates First Ave. Playhouse
Norm Halverson But Only Say The Word Villagers
Joe Bagnole Retirement Stinks First Ave. Playhouse
Dan Hunt A Millennium Christmas Carol Over The Rainbow Productions

Lead Actress in a Musical

Wanda Toro Children Of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Catherine Rowe Nunsense Brook Arts Center
Jennifer Hanselman Damn Yankees Theatre Under The Stars
Nicole Gonzalez Wizard of Oz Center Players/Bayonne JCC
Krista Pioppi Annie Warbucks Montclair Operetta Club
Alena Trapp Anything Goes St. Catherine's Performing Arts Guild
Patricia Frey Once Upon a Mattress ShowKids Invitational Theatre

Lead Actor in a Musical

David Weitzer Jekyll & Hyde Brundage Park Players
Greg Allen A New Brian 4th Wall Musical Theater
Tom Newman Fiddler On The Roof ShowKids Invitational Theatre
Kevin M. Brady, Jr Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Eric Harper Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Eric Harper Children of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Roger Hayden South Pacific Cranford Drama Club

Featured Actress in a Musical

Anamaria Llanos South Pacific Cranford Drama Club
Lisa Van Heldorf Anything Goes St. Catherine's Performing Arts Guild
Carmela Wolosz Godspell Smiling Rhino Theater
Sarah Kostulias Jerry 's Girls Westfield Community Players
Michelle Mulvihill A Chorus Line Strand Theatre
Robin Joyce You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Dover Little Theater
Jeanette Marrero West Side Story Center Players/Bayonne JCC

Featured Actor in a Musical

Noah Brendemuehl Jesus Christ Superstar Park Players
Dan Reed Anything Goes St. Catherine's Performing Arts Guild
Michael Rush The World Goes Round Players Theater Company
Sergio Candido Once Upon A Slipper Park Players
Tom Hallett You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Dover Little Theater
Jim Reddy Pippin Sayreville Main Street
Christopher Fitzgerald Funny Thing…Forum Over The Rainbow Productions

Ensemble Actress in a Musical

Janene Russo Viviana Over The Rainbow Productions
Meghan Luckey Blood Brothers Chatham Players
Kathryn Christiansen A New Brain 4th Wall Musical Theater
Jessica Norland Crazy for You Sayreville Main Street
Laurie Zuccarelli-Melia Jerry 's Girls Westfield Community Players
Maureen Addeo Jekyll & Hyde Brundage Park Players
Jeanette Marrero American Rapture Mystic Vision Players

Ensemble Actor in a Musical

Ryan Malyar Children of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Bill VanSant Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Greg Jarema Bye Bye Birdie Triple Threat Productions
John Strahan Pirates Of Penzance Strollers
James Davidson Into The Woods Flemington-Raritan Adult Community Theatre
Patrick Starega American Rapture Mystic Vision Players
Charles Riley Annie Warbucks Montclair Operetta Club

Lead Actor in Play

Charles F. Wagner IV (tie) How I Learned to Drive Attic Ensemble
Bob Chiavaroli (tie) The Odd Couple Somerset Valley Playhouse
James Morgan Blithe Spirit Chatham Players
David Hampson Social Security Somerset Valley Playhouse
Mike Keller Catch Me If You Can Mighty Oak Players
Rick Holloway Taming of the Shrew Studio Players
Mike Tesini Flowers For Algernon Over The Rainbow Productions

Lead Actress in a Play

Carole McGee After-Play Circle Players
Alison Byrne Social Security Somerset Valley Playhouse
Mary Ann Murphy Toys In The Attic Attic Ensemble
Sarah Yorra How I learned to Drive Attic Ensemble
Tracey Fama Fuddy Meers Villagers
Karol Shveytser Playboy of the Western World Teaneck New Theatre
Catherine Rowe Blithe Spirit Chatham Players

Featured Actor in a Play

Andre Wolfram Midsummer Nights Dream Phoenix Productions
Tom Riti Social Security Somerset Valley Playhouse
Richard Sibello Sylvia Playhouse 22
Rich Imerato A Few Good Men Triple Threat Productions
Ryan Brown A Few Good Men Triple Threat Productions
James Morgan Gross Indecency Alliance Rep
Bob Dumpert Importance of Being Earnest Villagers

Featured Actress in a Play

Lynn Langone Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Westfield Community Players
Marianne Maltese Barefoot in the Park Monmouth Players
Lona Alpert Blithe Spirit Chatham Players
Margurite Wurtz Jakes Women Circle Players
Joanne Smith Toys In The Attic Attic Ensemble
Melissa Daniels God & Death Triple Threat Productions
Barbara Neff Importance of Being Earnest Villagers

Ensemble Actor in a Play

Jack Rosmarin Catch Me If You Can Mighty Oak Players
Nicholas Kelly Mr. Roberts Ocean County College
Ryan Walsh The Unexpected Guest Westfield Community Players
Charlie Casey Barefoot in the Park Monmouth Players
Larky Barnes The Odd Couple Somerset Valley Playhouse
Matthew Gibbons See How They Run Sayreville Main Street
Calvin Hart Toys In The Attic Attic Ensemble

Ensemble Actress in a Play

Angela DellaVentura Friends: Not The TV Show Alliance Rep
Janet Taraglia Play On Center Players
Mary Clare Cardoni Lost In Yonkers Strollers
Leslie Wheeler Rumors First Ave. Playhouse
Jean Kuras The Unexpected Guest Westfield Community Players
Kelly Harris – Aulenbach God & Death Triple Threat Productions
Heather Giarruso The Odd Couple Somerset Valley Playhouse

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

Bob Cline A New Brain 4th Wall Musical Theater
Michael Monaco Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Patrick Starega Children of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Shayne Austin Miller South Pacific Cranford Drama Club
Debby Schwartz A Funny Thing …Forum Over The Rainbow Productions
Bill C. Fikaris The World Goes Round Players Theater Company
Drew Molotsky The Civil War Triple Threat Productions

Outstanding Direction of a Play

Wanda Miragni Toys In The Attic Attic Ensemble
Arthur Waldman Crimes of the Heart Ocean County College
Kevin Shinnick The Girl on The Via Flaminia Teaneck New Theatre
Kathel Carlson Blithe Spirit Chatham Players
Jerry Marino Importance of Being Earnest Villagers
Bill C. Fikaris Book of Days Players Theater Company
Mary Lynn Dobson Sylvia Playhouse 22

Outstanding Musical Direction

Mike Makofsky The Civil War Triple Threat Productions
Dave Yarrington The World Goes Round Players Theater Company
Larry N. Rothweiler, Jr . Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Anthony Greco & Khy Garner American Rapture Mystic Vision Players
Amy & David Southerland A New Brain 4th Wall Musical Theater
Duane Yaiser Quadrophenia Theatre Under The Stars
Mark Illardi Children of Eden Sayreville Main Street

Outstanding Lighting Design

Sandy Mortan Book of Days Players Theater Company
Judi Finnigan Crimes of the Heart Ocean County College
Jim Kudless Once Upon A Mattress ShowKids Invitational Theatre
Richard Hennessy Blithe Spirit Chatham Players
Gwen Ricks-Spencer A New Brain 4th Wall Musical Theater
Drew Molotsky The Civil War Triple Threat Productions
Ana Maria Llamos South Pacific Cranford Drama Club

Outstanding Sound Design

Alexander Graur The Girl On The Via Flaminia Teaneck New Theatre
Jim Marlowe You Can't Take It With You Theatre Under The Stars
Roberta Schipper A New Brain 4th Wall Musical Theater
Brian Krisner Catch Me if You Can Mighty Oak Players
Bill Fikaris , Mark Krieger and Rob Zampella Book of Days Players Theater Company
Micole Rolo Mousetrap Yardley Players
Denise Bueti Agnello Sylvia Iron Mountain Stage Company

Outstanding Costume Design

Dot Carroll Once Upon A Mattress ShowKids Invitational Theatre
Elizabeth Howard South Pacific Cranford Drama Club
June Fino Quadrophenia Theatre Under The Stars
Elizabeth Lukac The Music Man Washington Crossing Repertory Company
Lauren Menalino A Funny Thing Happened .. Over The Rainbow Productions
Frank Takacs , Susan Takacs and Linda Trerotola Children Of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Catherine Rowe Importance of Being Earnest Villagers

Outstanding Properties

Harriet Gottlieb Playboy of the Western World. Teaneck New Theatre
You Can't Take it With You Theatre Under The Stars
Rachel Harris A Funny Thing Happened... Forum Over The Rainbow Productions
Robin Adams , Nancy Albin & Ginny Rutkowski Fiddler On The Roof ShowKids Invitational Theatre
Susan Suchcicki Sideman Ocean County College
Arlene Wachstein & Danielle Einhorn South Pacific Cranford Drama Club
Kerry Soloway Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Iron Mountain Stage Company

Outstanding Choreography

David Pacheco A Chorus Line Strand Theatre
Barbara-Jude Greco Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Patrick Starega Children of Eden Sayreville Main Street
Alyson D. Pemoulie Jerry’s Girls Westfield Community Players
Sherri McLaughlin Ryan South Pacific Cranford Drama Club
Cal Chiang The World Goes Round Players Theater Company
Heidi Stiel and Eva Hajek Anything Goes St. Catherine's Performing Arts Guild

Outstanding Stage Management

Sara Copp Blithe Spirit Chatham Players
Elliot Lanes Jerry 's Girls Westfield Community Players
Stephanie Youngman Importance of Being Earnest Villagers
Meredith Schachter Pippin Mystic Vision Players
Andy Frey Fiddler On The Roof ShowKids Invitational Theatre
Barbara Gianotto Sylvia Playhouse 22
Stacy Grohol & Danielle Einhorn South Pacific Cranford Drama Club

Outstanding Set Design

Jim Parks Sr. Importance of Being Earnest Villagers
Mark Liebert Brighton Beach Memoirs Studio Players
Neil Prince Crimes of the Heart Ocean County College
Jeff Dworkin &Linda Giordano Social Security Somerset Valley Playhouse
Bob Lukasik & Jim Brennan Blithe Spirit Chatham Players
Nicholas Devlin Fiddler On The Roof ShowKids Invitational Theatre
Mark E. Morchel Toys In The Attic Attic Ensemble