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HCT KAY AWARDS

Each year, HCT and its community of volunteers celebrate its yearlong season of productions, events, and activities with the Kay Awards ceremony. “The Kays” honor the volunteers who have labored and shared their talents to support the Theatre throughout the year.  The awards, named in honor of Kay Johnson are hosted by the Guild at HCT.

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2022-2023 KAY AWARD
WINNERS

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Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical

ROBERT "TATUM" TERRY
as "Lola/Simon" in KINKY BOOTS

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Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

NATHAN AHLGRIM
as "Jim Fingal" in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

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Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Musical

ETHAN FITE
as "Franz
Kilinemann" in ROCK OF AGES

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Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Play

ASHLEN M. CHEERS (Left)
as "Third Witch" in MACBETH

PAULIE SALES (Right)
as "Abby" in CADILLAC CREW

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Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical

HANNAH NUHFER
as "Kitty" in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

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Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play

CORY BRAGG
as "Kyle
" in EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR

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Outstanding Character Performer in a Musical

HOLLEY DAGENHARDT
as "Milan Stage Manager/Ensemble" in KINKY BOOTS

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Outstanding Character Performer in a Play

CHRISTIAN UNDERWOOD
as "Jonathan" in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

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Outstanding Newcomer

LUCAS DEVORE
as "Drew
" in ROCK OF AGES

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Outstanding Newcomer

JOEY MORAY
as "Huey Calhoun" in MEMPHIS

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Outstanding Newcomer

NASHA SHANDRI
as "Rachel" in CADILLAC CREW

2022-2023 Pam Linvingstone Outstanding Ensemble

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
(Front, Left to Right) KAYLYN HALL "Sandra," CHRISTIAN UNDERWOOD "Jonathan," BRANDEN NUHFER "Max," KRISTIN GIBSON "Annie,"
(Second Row, Left to Right) SIERRA DOYLE-RIOS Crew, LAUREN ALBERS Crew, JUSTIN WILSON "Trevor," JUSTIN THOMAS "Robert,"

(Third Row, Left to Right) RODGER WHITE Stage Manager, ERIC SEALE Director

(Not Pictured) WILLIAM MORGAN "Chris," ANDREW TURNBULL "Dennis," CAROL SIGMON Assistant Stage Manager

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Volunteer of the Year

SHARON BYNUM

Tech Volunteer of the Year

      CLAY JAMES

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Charles E. Jeffers Award

NORMA FRANK

John D. Rambo Award

DOROTHY COLLIER-BEST

Outstanding Achievements - Audience Choice

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES - JEFFERS

KINKY BOOTS (DESIGNED BY EMMA LEE KURTS)

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OUTSTANDING COSTUMES - KITCHEN

EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR (DESIGNED BY EMMA LEE KURTS)

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OUTSTANDING LIGHTING - JEFFERS

ROCK OF AGES (DESIGNED BY JAMES P. HUNTER III)

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OUTSTANDING LIGHTING - KITCHEN

CADILLAC CREW (DESIGNED BY CARVER JOHNS)

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OUTSTANDING SCENIC - JEFFERS

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (DESIGNED BY CLAY JAMES)

OUTSTANDING SCENIC - KITCHEN

EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR (DESIGNED BY ERIC SEALE & ETHAN FITE)

OUTSTANDING EFFECT - JEFFERS

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - COLLAPSING PLATFORM

OUTSTANDING EFFECT - KITCHEN

LIFESPAN OF A FACT - REAL TIME EMAIL PROJECTIONS

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