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2016 Theatre Arts Guild Award Winners

Below is a complete list of the 2016 TAG Award winners.

Outstanding Drama
The Christians, Blue Barn Theatre

Outstanding Comedy
Untitled Series #7, Shelterbelt Theatre

Outstanding Musical
Caroline or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Director, Comedy or Drama (three-way tie)
Lara Marsh, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, Omaha Community Playhouse
Randall T. Stevens, Frost/Nixon, Blue Barn Theatre
Roxanne Wach, Untitled Series #7, Shelterbelt Theatre

Outstanding Director, Musical
Suse Baer Collins, Caroline, or Change,  Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy or Drama
Laura Leininger-Campbell, Untitled Series #7, Shelterbelt

Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy or Drama
Mike Palmreuter, Untitled Series #7, Shelterbelt

Outstanding Lead Actress, Musical
Echelle Childers, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Lead Actor, Musical
Cork Ramer, Man of La Mancha, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy or Drama
Julie Huff, Calendar Girls, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy or Drama
Raydell Cordell III, The Christians, Blue Barn Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Musical
Aguel Lual, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Musical
Mike Palmreuter, The Producers, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Featured Actress, Comedy or Drama
Kaitlyn McClincy, The Christians, Blue Barn Theatre

Outstanding Featured Actor, Comedy or Drama
Bill Hudson, The Christians, Blue Barn Theatre

Outstanding Featured Actress, Musical
Zhomontee Watson, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Featured Actor, Musical
Nik Whitcomb, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Youth Actress
Emma Johnson, Mary Poppins, Chanticleer Theater

Outstanding Youth Actor
Danny Denenberg, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Music Director
Doran Schmidt, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Choreographer
Melanie Walters, The Producers, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Sound Design
Tim Burkhart & John Gibilisco, Caroline, or Change, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Props Design
Darin Kuehler, The Producers, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Set Design
Jim Othuse, Man of La Mancha, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Costume Design
Georgiann Regan, Man of La Mancha, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Lighting Design
Jim Othuse, City of Angels, Omaha Community Playhouse

Outstanding Ensemble
“My Dead Gay Son”, Heathers the Musical, Blue Barn Theatre

Outstanding New Script
Untitled Series #7 by Ellen Struve

Backstage Achievement Award
Wesley Houston

Bob Roberts Board Recognition Awards
Sumeet Jain & the Omaha Code School
Sherry Fletcher and University of Nebraska – Omaha

Honorary TAG Award
Bob Fischbach

Scholarships
Ben Adams, Anna Marie Becker, Brianna Welna, Jade Miralles, and Esmeralda Moreno-Villanueva

Theatre Educator Award
Steve Bross

Outstanding Youth Tech Award
Aiden Young

Norman & Louise Filbert Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Doug Paterson
Nancy Ross

Past Award Winners

Since the year after its inception, TAG has been bestowing awards to individuals and theatre for achievements in the art. Click on any of the awards in blue to see all of the awards’ previous winners.