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About the Henrys


Established in 2006, the Henry Awards honor outstanding achievements during the past season and serves as the Colorado Theatre Guild’s annual fundraising event.
The awards are named for longtime local theatre producer,
Henry E. Lowenstein.
Few people have had as much impact on theater in Denver — or the lives of theater people in Denver — as Henry E. Lowenstein, who ran Denver Post publisher Helen Bonfils’ crown jewel on East Colfax and Elizabeth Street until the theater closed in 1986. He discovered new talent. He launched careers. He encouraged women and people of color. For hundreds of thousands of Coloradans, the Bonfils Theatre served as their first experience in live theater. –  John Moore | Oct 07, 2014
(with a couple small edits by Becky Toma)
Henry Lowenstein

THE 13th ANNUAL HENRY AWARDS — This season’s Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Awards took place on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Nominations were determined through a judging process conducted by more than 100 statewide peer professionals, academics/educators and other theatre lovers.

Recipients of the 2017-2018 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards

OUTSTANDING SEASON FOR A THEATRE COMPANY

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

Sense and Sensibility,“ – Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Directed by Lynne Collins

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Fun Home”, Miners Alley Playhouse, Directed by Len Matheo, Musical Direction by Mitch Samu

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Lynne Collins, “Sense and Sensibility”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
    AND
Christy Montour-Larson, “The Rape of the Sabine Women”, Local Theater Company

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Len Matheo, “Fun Home”, Miners Alley Playhouse

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION

Mitch Samu, “Fun Home”, Miners Alley Playhouse

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Chris Kendall, “District Merchants”, Miners Alley Playhouse

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Erin Rollman, “The Book Handlers”, Buntport Theater

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Jake Mendes, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, Aurora Fox Arts Center

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Jalyn Courtenay Webb, “Always…Patsy Cline”, Midtown Arts Center

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Bob Moore, “The Price”, Thunder River Theatre Company

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Emma Messenger, “Mud Blue Sky”, The Edge Theater Company

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Brandon Bill, “Hairspray”, Inspire Creative & Parker Arts

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Sophia Dotson, “Fun Home”, Miners Alley Playhouse

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Sense and Sensibility”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Arvada Center for the Arts  and Humanities

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY OR MUSICAL

Colorism: Breaking the Chains of Complexion”, by Kenya Fashaw, Directed by Kenya Fashaw & Adrienne Martin-Fullwood, Produced by 5280 Artists Coop
                     AND
“The Great Leap”, by Lauren Yee, Directed by Eric Ting, Produced by DCPA Theatre Company

In recent years the theatre community reached out and asked that we consider ways that allow our larger and smaller companies to compete, more appropriately, with each other.  The Colorado Theatre Guild has created two categories, or tiers, for our technical awards. The breakdown is for productions, of larger and smaller scale, based upon currently established production budgets.
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN TIER 1

Clare Henkel, “Sunday in the Park with George”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN TIER 2

Rebecca Spafford, “The Crucible”, OpenStage Theatre & Company

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN TIER 1

Shannon McKinney, “Sunday in the Park with George”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
AND
Holly Rawls, “Fun Home”, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN TIER 2

Brian Miller, “The Crucible”, OpenStage Theatre & Company

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN TIER 1

Brian Mallgrave, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN TIER 2

Ed Haynes, “Fences”, Lone Tree Arts Center

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN TIER 1

Torri Higgins, “Fun Home”, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN TIER 2

Justin Babcock, “Fun Home”, Miners Alley Playhouse

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Wendy Ishii

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