Encore Michigan’s Wilde Awards—which rewards the best productions, actors, artists, designers, writers, and technicians in the region’s theatre community —were recently released and we’re pleased to say that two Barn actors received awards this year, and the Barn received 12 total nominations!
Barn Theatre Wilde Award Winners
Jamey Grisham, RENT—Best Performance, Supporting Actor, Musical
Samantha Rickard, RENT—Best Performance, Supporting Actress, Musical
Barn Theatre Wilde Award Nominees
Additional nominations of our actors and staff are listed below. Performing for our patrons and sharing the best theatre experience possible with you is why we exist. Recognition like this is very much appreciated and meaningful to all of us at the Barn. Thank you and congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners!
The Buddy Holly Story: The Barn Theatre–Director Brendan Ragotzy
Best Performance, Lead Actor – Musical
Andy Christopher: The Buddy Holly Story
Robert Newman: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Best Performance, Supporting Actor
Byron Glenn Willis: Rent
Best Performance, Supporting Actress – Musical
Kasady Kwiatkowska: Newsies
Best Performance, Lead Actress – Musical
Samantha Rickard: We Will Rock You
Brendan Ragotzy and Jamey Grisham–We Will Rock You
Jamey Grisham: Newsies
Best Design – Costumes
Michael Wilson Morgan: Rent
Best Music Direction
Matt Shabala: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Having just wrapped up our 72nd summer season, we could not be prouder of our Barnie family for working so hard and putting on such talent-filled and entertaining performances and look forward to celebrating these nominations with everyone!