Maltz Jupiter Theatre Earns 23 Carbonell Nominations
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 23 nominations for the 37th annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida's equivalent of the Tony Awards.
The Theatre garnered the most nominations of any of the nominated organizations, surpassing nominated theaters in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. By show, the Theatre earned nine nominations for The Music Man, eight for Hello, Dolly!, four for Cabaret and two for Amadeus.
"We are honored that we are being recognized for our eclectic spectrum of work - including a drama (Amadeus), a darker-themed and important musical about our history (Cabaret) and two classic musicals that we re-envisioned (Hello, Dolly! and The Music Man)," said Andrew Kato, the Theatre's producing artistic director.
As in years past, the Theatre finds itself with multiple Carbonell nominations in 10 categories, meaning that some of its shows are competing against one another. This leaves the theatre with double the chance of winning in different categories, with four of its five 2012 shows receiving nominations.
Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge was one of two artists to earn more than one Carbonell nomination for the Theatre's shows: Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography, both for Hello, Dolly! Actor Matt Loehr earned a Best Actor (Musical) nomination for his leading role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, as well as a Best Supporting Actor (Musical) nomination for his role as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!
"I credit much of our success to the local and national artists - including actors, directors, musical directors and designers - who contribute their creative talent to our productions," Kato said. "There is remarkable work being produced here in South Florida, and we'd like to congratulate all of the artists and designers who have been nominated."