Archived entries for LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ ALEXANDRA BILLINGS SET TO HOST 27th ANNUAL LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS ▪︎ TUESDAY, JAN. 17 at 7:30pm

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS
SET TO HOST
THE 27th ANNUAL LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS CEREMONY
AT THE AHMANSON THEATRE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7:30PM
PRESENTERS ALSO ANNOUNCED

Ovation AwardsAlexandra Billings has been set to host the 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6pm and the ceremony begins at 7:30pm.

Actress, singer, author, teacher, and activist Alexandra Billings stars as Davina on Amazon’s multi-award-winning series Transparent. She played Donna in the ABC film Romy and Michelle: A New Beginning, one of the first times a transgender actress played a transgender character on television. Other TV credits include guest starring appearances on How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurses (with Lynn Redgrave). She stars in the upcoming feature film Valley of Bones. Billings has been acting since 1968 and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals across the United States. Her autobiographical solo show Before I Disappear toured from Chicago to Boston to Los Angeles and then off-Broadway where it received rave reviews and ran for over 10 years. She recently performed her newest solo piece, S/He and Me at Cal State Long Beach. Billings’ activism stretches across the continent. In 2016 she moderated a panel during Transgender Awareness Month at the White House. She has won the TPA Award and the Rainbow Spirit Award and was inducted into the Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in Chicago. Living with AIDS since the mid-80s, Billings chronicles her life’s journey in her blog Stilettos and Sneakers, and she is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. From Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story, aired on PBS and received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Documentary.

“The great gift of what we do as artists is to celebrate the human condition,” said Billings. “I am so excited to be in the room with so many humans who believe that what we do is attempt, in the best way we can, to replicate the history of where we’ve been so that where we’re headed can be brighter, more beautiful, and more glorious than we ever dreamed. And then to hand that story to as many other humans as we can. And I’m thrilled to do this with as much hope and as many sequins as possible.”

Los Angeles theatre notables scheduled to be presenters are (in alphabetical order) Luis Alfaro, Michael Arden, Randall Arney, Jon Robin Baitz, EB Brooks, Sara Ryung Clement, Paul Crewes, Dale Dickey, Sheldon Epps, Marilyn Fox, Beth Grant, Elizabeth Harper, Rajiv Joseph, Richard Montoya, Oanh Nguyen, Mitch O’Farrell, Bill Pullman, Diane Rodriguez, Ric Salinas, Del Shores, Herbert Siguenza, Jimmi Simpson, Ali Stroker, and Kitty Swink. All appearances are subject to change. Musical numbers will be presented by DOMA Theatre Company.

Sponsors for this year’s Ovation Awards ceremony are Wells Fargo, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, F&D Scene Changes Ltd., UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, Goldstar, USC School of Dramatic Arts, Ken Werther Publicity, Bakers Man Productions, Time Out Los Angeles, TheaterMania | OvationTix, Performances Magazine, Variety, and Peter Konerko Photography. The Ovation Awards are presented in partnership with the New York Drama Desk Awards.

For more information and details on how to attend the Ovation Awards ceremony on January 17, visit www.OvationAwards.com. #OvationAwards

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01-05-17

NEWS RELEASE — 2015 OVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED DIGITALLY THURS 9/24 ON @ THIS STAGE MAGAZINE (ThisStage.LA)

2015 OVATION AWARD NOMINEES
TO BE ANNOUNCED DIGITALLY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
ON @ THIS STAGE MAGAZINE (ThisStage.LA)

2015 OVATION AWARDS CEREMONY
SET FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
AT THE AHMANSON THEATRE

Ovations Awards headerFor the first time, the announcement of the 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award nominees will take place digitally on Thursday, September 24 on @ This Stage Magazine (ThisStage.LA).

Said Brian Kite, Chair of the LA STAGE Alliance Board of Governors, “I’ll be online and ready for the nominee announcement along with everyone else. We’ll all find out together.” He continued, “This year’s ceremony will be thrilling, right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at the beautiful Ahmanson Theatre. I’m looking forward to celebrating the incredible work of our community on November 9.” Variety is the media partner for the 2015 event.

The LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. Voters are Los Angeles theatre professionals who are chosen each year, through an application process, by the Ovation Rules Committee. The list of nominees is determined by a tabulation of scores conducted by Green Hasson Janks.

More information about this year’s digital nominee announcement is forthcoming. Tickets to the 2015 Ovation Awards Ceremony will go on sale September 24 at OvationAwards.com.

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08-20-15

PRESS RELEASE — 2014 OVATION AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS
PRESENTED SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
AT HISTORIC SAN GABRIEL MISSION PLAYHOUSE

LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards 2014The 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the past 12 months, were presented on Sunday, November 2 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 18 different Southern California theatre companies. The Geffen Playhouse, Skylight Theatre Company, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts tied with four statues each; La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Echo Theater Company, and The Theatre @ Boston Court tied with three awards each.

The breakdown is as follows: Geffen Playhouse — three for The Country House and one for Slowgirl; Skylight Theatre Company — four nods for The Wrong Man; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts — two for Parfumerie and two for Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life; La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts — two for Floyd Collins and one for Les Misérables; Echo Theater Company — two for Backyard and one for Firemen; The Theatre @ Boston Court — three for Everything You Touch (which was a co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater).

Other companies honored were Pacific Resident Theatre, Chance Theater, Fugitive Kind Theater, 3-D Theatricals, Musical Theatre West, IAMA Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Actors Co-op, Actors’ Gang, MainStreet Theatre Company, and Center Theatre Group. The Fountain Theatre received the Best Season Award.

For more, click on this link to view the full 2014 Ovation Winners Press Release.
For a complete list of winners, visit www.OvationAwards.com.

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11-03-14