TICKETHOLDER AWARDS 2018 PART I


Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Writer, Registered Critic


My 27th annual TicketHolder Awards are now posted on my TicketHoldersLA website in two parts. You can read it below and click here for more photos.

BEST PRODUCTION of 2018

A Christmas Carol, Geffen Playhouse
SweatCenter Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum
The Humans, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre
The Legend of Georgia McBrideEnsemble Theatre Company
The RescuedRoad Theatre Company
Cost of LivingFountain Theatre
Johnny Got His GunActors' Gang
Arrival & Departure, Fountain Theatre
The New Colossus,Actors' Gang
Native GardensPasadena Playhouse

RUNNERS-UP: Baby Eyes, Playwrights' Arena; El Nino, Rogue Machine; Forever Bound, Atwater Village; Jackie Unveiled, Wallis Annenberg Center; Wiesenthal, Theatre 40

BEST REVIVAL PRODUCTION OF 2018

A Streetcar Named DesireBoston Court Performing Arts Center
Long Day's Journey Into NightWallis Annenberg Center
The Color PurplePantages Theatre
The Little FoxesAntaeus Theatre Company
Blacktop HighwayOdyssey Theatre Ensemble
Dixie's Tupperware PartyKirk Douglas Theatre
Laughter on the 23rd FloorGarry Marshall Theatre
CabaretCelebration Theatre
Yellow FaceFirescape Theatre and Beverly Hills Playhouse
Sugar Plum Fairy, Skylight Theatre Company

BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF 2018

Dear Evan HansenCenter Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre
Soft PowerCenter Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre
Come from AwayCenter Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre
Ain't Too ProudCenter Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre
Waitress, Pantages Theatre
School of Rock, Pantages Theatre
Love Never Dies, Pantages Theatre
Beethoven, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Beautiful, Pantages Theatre
Hansel and Gretel, Los Angeles Opera

RUNNERS-UP: The Year Without a Santana Claus, Troubadour Theater Company; A Bronx Tale, Pantages Theatre

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY (TIE)

Stephen Michael SpencerThe Legend of Georgia McBride, Ensemble Theatre Company

Bill BrochtrupThe Legend of Georgia McBride, Ensemble Theatre Company

RUNNERS-UP: Reed Birney, The Humans, Ahmanson; Bruce Davison, Native Gardens, Pasadena Playhouse; Jeremy Irons, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Wallis; Troy Katsur, Arrival & Departure, Fountain; French Stewart, Forever Bound, Atwater Village; Jeffrey Sun, Yellow Face, Beverly Hills Playhouse; Desean Kevin Terry, A Streetcar Named Desire, Boston Court; Pat Towne, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Garry Marshall

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Suanne Spoke, Exit Wounds, GTC Burbank

RUNNERS-UP: Cassie Beck, The Humans, Ahmanson; Deanne Bray, Arrival & Departure, Fountain; Frances Fisher, Native Gardens, Pasadena Playhouse; Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans, Ahmanson; Sandra Tsing Loh, Sugar Plum Fairy, Skylight; Lesley Manville, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Wallis; Jaimi Page, A Streetcar Named Desire, Boston Court; Xochitl Romero, Cost of Living, Fountain; Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living, Fountain

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Ben Levi Ross, Dear Evan Hansen, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre

RUNNERS-UP: Joe Barbara, A Bronx Tale, Pantages; Derrick Baskin, Ain't Too Proud, Ahmanson; Ron Batalla, The Year Without a Santana Claus, Troubies; Richard H. Blake, A Bronx Tale, Pantages; Rob Colletti, School of Rock, Pantages; Bryan Fenkart, Waitress, Pantages; Alex Nee, Cabaret, Celebration; Conrad Ricamora, Soft Power, Ahmanson; Dylan S. Wallach, Beautiful, Pantages

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Sarah Bockel, BeautifulPantages Theatre

RUNNERS-UP: Susan Graham, Hansel and Gretel, LA Opera; Adrianna Hicks, The Color Purple, Pantages; Alyse Alan Louis, Soft Power, Ahmanson; Desi Oakley, Waitress, Pantages; Lexie Dorsett Sharp, School of Rock, Pantages

Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA
TRAVIS MICHAEL HOLDER is Opinionatedasswipe-in-Chief for the new handydandy arts-oriented website TicketHoldersLA.com. He has been a LA theatre critic since 1987 and has taught acting at the New York Film Academy’s west coast campus since 2010. He was Theatre Editor for Entertainment Today for 21 years, reviewed for BackStage for 12 years, and is also currently a contributor to ArtsInLA.com. As a writer, five of his plays have been produced in LA and his first, "Surprise Surprise," became a feature film in 2010, for which Travis wrote the screenplay and appeared in a leading role. An actor since childhood who originally came to LA under contract to Paramount Pictures, he has appeared in six Broadway productions and has traveled extensively in everything from "Bye Bye Birdie," "Hair," and throughout Europe and Asia in "Hello Dolly" to touring as Amos (Mr. Cellophane) Hart in "Chicago." Locally, Travis received the LA Drama Critics’ Circle Award as Kenneth Halliwell in the west coast premiere of "Nasty Little Secrets," a Drama-Logue Award as Lennie in "Of Mice and Men," and he has also received six acting nominations from LA Weekly; a Sage Award; Ovation, GLAAD, NAACP, and five Garland Award nominations. Regionally, he was given the Inland Theatre League Award as Ken Talley in "Fifth of July," three awards for direction and performance as Dr. Dysart in "Equus," and he was up for Washington, DC’s Helen Hayes honors as Oscar Wilde in the premiere of "Oscar & Speranza." His first novel "Waiting for Walk," a memoir of growing up as a child actor, has been sitting in a desk drawer since its completion in 2005, proving there is often a deep divide between talent and functionality. www.travismichaelholder.coms