1995-1996 Award Winners

This page needs your help. Winners, where known, are indicated. In all other categories (which are most of them) we have listed all nominees, as taken from an Oregonian newspaper clipping. PLEASE, if you know who actually won in any of those categories, let us know, and we will correct. Thank you.

The 1995-1996 season produced the:

17th Annual Drammy Award Winners:


PRODUCTION
Nominees were:

All in the Timing, Portland Repertory Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Portland Center Stage
Samuel’s Major Problems, Imago
Twelfth Night, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company…WINNER
Two Trains Running, Portland Repertory Theatre


DIRECTOR
Dave Demke

Detective Story, Stark Raving Theatre


ACTRESS
Linda Williams Janke

A Life Alone,  Stark Raving Theatre

ACTOR
Nominees were:
Aldo Billingslea, Two Trains Running, Portland Rep
Gary Brickner-Schutz, Buried Child, Artists Rep
William Harper, All in the Timing, Portland Rep
John O’Brien, You Should Be So Lucky, Triangle Productions
William Earl Ray, Two Trains Running, Portland Rep
Keith Scales, Faith Healer, Cygnet Productions

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Nominees were:
Jordy Oakland,  Detective Story, Stark Raving Theatre,  WINNER
D. Roberts, Taming of the Shrew,  Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Buried Child, Artists Rep

BEST MUSICAL
Nominees were:
Anything Goes, Musical Theatre Company
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lakewood Theatre Company
The Music Man, Musical Theatre Company
Ruthless, Triangle Productions
Stuart Little, Oregon Children’s Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR (MUSICAL)
Nominees were:
Bill Dobson, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lakewood Theatre Company
Bill Dobson, The Music Man, Musical Theatre Company
Stan Foote, Ruthless, Triangle Productions
Stan Foote, Stuart Little,Oregon Children’s Theatre
Greg Tamblyn, Anything Goes, Musical Theatre Company

ACTRESS (MUSICAL)
Nominees were:
Karen Boettcher-Tate, Gigi, Musical Theatre Company
Joyce Kwiram, Utopia Limited, Cabaret Magnifique
Susannah Mars, Anything Goes, Musical Theatre Company
Stephanie Norby, The Taffetas, Sylvia’s Class Act Dinner Theater
Sue Parks-Hilden, Ruthless, Triangle Productions,

ACTOR (MUSICAL)
Nominees were:
Ernie Casciato, Anything Goes, Musical Theatre Company
Todd Hermanson, The Music Man, Musical Theatre Company
Dale Johannes, Anything Goes, Musical Theatre Company
Jeff Miller, A Funny Thing Happenened on the Way to the Forum, Lakewood Theatre Company
Jay Pevney, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lakewood Theatre Company

BEST ORIGINAL PLAY
In-Betweens, Brian Goluboff, Stark Raving Theatre
A Life Alone, Lorraine Bahr, Stark Raving Theatre
Picasso in the Back Seat, D. Roberts, Artists Repertory Theatre WINNER

 

BEST PERFORMANCE (YOUTH)
Emma Berman,
The Hobbit, Northwest Children’s Theatre

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Nominees were:
Ruth Barton, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Portland Center Stage
Derek Duarte, Comfort and Joy, Portland Center Stage
Gene Dent, A Wrinkle in Time, Oregon Children’s Theatre
Mary Louise Geiger, From the Mississippi Delta, Portland Center Stage
Michael Holcombe, The Road to Mecca, Portland Center Stage

BEST SET DESIGN

Jeff William Incavo
Angel Street, Portland Repertory Theatre

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Nominees were:
Sarah Andrews-Collier, Twelfth Night, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company
Susan L. Bonde, A Wrinkle in Time, Oregon Children’s Theatre
Margaret Louise Hetherington, Ruthless, Triangle Productions,
Terri Lewis, Angel Street, Portland Rep
David Zinn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Portland Center Stage

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Nominees were:
Rick Adams, A Wrinkle in Time, Oregon Children’s Theatre
Robert Davidson, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Portland Center Stage,
Jay Mabin and John Gibson, From the Mississippi Delta, Portland Center Stage
Jerry Mouawad, Samuel’s Major Problems, Imago

BEST FIGHT DESIGN
Nominees were:
John Armour, Henry VI, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company
David Ivers, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hillsboro Actors Repertory Theatre
Patrick Vala-Haynes, Hamlet, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Nominees were:
Joe Bennett, Annie Get Your Gun, The Musical Theatre Company
Joe Bennett, Anything Goes, The Musical Theatre Company
Joe Bennett, The Music Man, The Musical Theatre Company
Milli Hoelscher, The Boyfriend, Lakewood Theatre Company
Robert Davidson, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Portland Center Stage

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11 thoughts on “1995-1996 Award Winners

  1. There is an error on this page. Look at the top. It calls for the 1995-1996 award winners, yet refers to the 1996-1997 Season. I have a Drammy for Best Set Design for “Angel Street” Portland Repertory Theatre. My name is Jeff William Incavo and my Drammy is dated June 17, 1996. The other nominations that year were: Victor Becker—The Road to Mecca—Portland Center Stage; Curt Enderle—All in the Timing—Portland Repertory Theatre; Karen Gjelsteen—A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Portland Center Stage; Jerry Mouawad—Samuel’s Major Problems—Imago Theatre Mask Ensemble. Could you please correct this issue?

    1. Thank you, Jeff. It is great to hear from you. The records for those years and earlier are nothing if not incomplete, so it is great to receive corrections. We have been trying hard to piece things together. Huge apologies for any errors. It is an almost impossible undertaking. I will take a look at that year this weekend (I won’t have time before then) and at least make the corrections you have given me. If you or anyone else can shed further light, or help make up gaps, I would be extremely grateful. Cheers.

      1. I have found the problem. My predecessor, who did wonderful work for this site, obviously had nothing to go on for 1995 to 1996 so simply used the model of the next year as a place-holder. I have found a newspaper clipping with nominees, but only a few of the finalists are indicated (by someone with red pencil in the margin). I will list the nominees when I can, and hope that you or someone else will be able to show the winners. Thank you again.

  2. This was before I joined the Drammy Committee, but I remember several of these productions. Steffen Silvis was the Willamette Week reviewer in those days, and seemed to love taking the train out to Hillsboro for their shows.

  3. If it still helps for the archives, I won Best Original play in 1996 for “Picasso in the Back Seat” at Artists Repertory Theatre. I also was nominated in 1995 for Best Supporting Actress in “Taming of the Shrew” at Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company and I won the same category in 1993 for the same company. All under the name D. Roberts.
    Take care, Dmae Roberts

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