Daybreak duo nominated

Len-and-Jim

WYTV Daybreak duo Len Rome and Jim Loboy were both nominated for a 2013 Marquee Award by the Youngstown Area Community Theater Alliance in the best actor category in a play.

Rome and Loboy shared the stage for “The Odd Couple” at the Victorian Players Theater, playing leading roles as Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, respectively. The other nominees are Christopher Fidram in “The Normal Heart” at Oakland Center for the Arts; Eric Kibler in “The Shadow Box” at Youngstown Playhouse; James McClellan in “God of Carnage” at Youngstown Playhouse; Tom O’Donnell in “Mr. Lincoln” at Centaur Stage Productions; and Terry Shears in “Twelfth Night” at Mahoning County Players.

The awards ceremony is Aug. 17 at St. Michael’s Church Hall in Canfield.

“The Odd Couple” opened Sept. 7 at the theater and sold out every performance. The show also was nominated in the best comedy category.

Other top nominations included:

Best musical

  • “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Carnation City Players
  • “Avenue Q,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” New Castle Playhouse
  • “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” Salem Community Theater
  • “The Last Five Years,” Salem Community Theater

Best drama

  • “Finale,” Victorian Players
  • “The Shadow Box,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • “The Woman in Black,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • “The Women of Lockerbie,” Youngstown Playhouse

Best comedy

  • “George Washington Slept Here,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • “God of Carnage,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • “The Illusion,” Rust Belt Theater Company
  • “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Columbiana Main Street Theater
  • “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” Salem Community Theater
  • “The Odd Couple,” Victorian Players
  • “Our Lady of 21st Street,” Youngstown Playhouse

Best director, musical

  • Lester Malizia, “Avenue Q,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • Michael Cavalier, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” New Castle Playhouse
  • Reed Worth and Nathan Kuhn, “Godspell,” Stage Left Players
  • Cheryl Kekel and Gary Kekel, “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” Salem Community Theater
  • Bernie Appleguiese, “Legally Blonde,” Youngstown Playhouse

Best director, play

  • Joseph Scarvell, “Death of a Salesman,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • Johnny Pecano, “God of Carnage,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • Robert Dennick Joki, “The Illusion,” Rust Belt Theater Company
  • Marlene Strollo, “The Odd Couple,” Victorian Players
  • Christopher Fidram, “The Shadow Box,” Youngstown Playhouse

Best actor, musical

  • Anthony Garamita, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” New Castle Playhouse
  • Trey Gilpin, “The Last Five Years,” Salem Community Theater
  • Nathan Robert Pecchia, “The Fantasticks,” Victorian Players
  • Vaughn Schmidt, “Cabaret,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • Greg Sprouse, “The King and I,” Columbiana Main Street Theater
  • Reed Worth, “Godspell,” Stage Left Players

Best actress, musical

  • Kayla Boye, “Spring Awakening,” Oakland Center for the Arts
  • Amanda Frost, “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” Salem Community Theater
  • Neely Gevaart, “The Last Five Years,” Salem Community Theater
  • Nicole Slaven, “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” Salem Community Theater
  • Jackie Stevens, “The King and I,” Columbiana Main Street Theater

Best actress, play

  • Donnette Bishop, “The Rainmaker,” Victorian Players
  • Kandace Cleland, “Enchanted April,” Stage Left Players
  • Karen E. Haucklosetto, “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone,” Salem Community Theater
  • Brandy Johanntges, “God of Carnage,” Youngstown Playhouse
  • Brittiani Ketchum, “The Illusion,” Rust Belt Theater Company
  • Cyndi Plyler, “The Shadow Box,” Youngstown Playhouse
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