“Ang Huling El Bimbo” Lead Gawad Buhay’s 3rd & 4th Quarter Citations


Gawad Buhay, the country’s recognition for performing arts have released their 3rd & 4th quarter citations. Only shows produced by members of Philstage, the country’s alliance for performing arts companies, are eligible for citation and eventual nomination for the 11th Gawad Buhay Awards on April of this year.

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For the second half of 2018, 7 shows were eligible for citations: Full House Theater Company / Resorts World Manila’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo”, 9 Works Theatrical’s “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!”, 9WT / The Sandbox Collective’s “Lungs”, Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Manila Notes” (in partnership with the Japan Foundation) and “Balag at Angud”, Red Turnip Theater’s “A Doll’s House, part 2”, and Repertory Philippines’ “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale”.

Here’s the complete list of citations for the second half of 2018:

Outstanding Original Libretto
Robbie Guevara, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Original Script
No citations.

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
Rody Vera, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
PJ Rebullida, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
Dexter Santos, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
No citations.

Outstanding Musical Direction
Daniel Bartolome, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
Myke Salomon,
“Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)

Outstanding Costume Design
Joey Mendoza, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
Raven Ong, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)
Eric Pineda, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
Marlon Rivera, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)

Outstanding Lighting Design
John Batalla, “Balag at Angud” (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Monino Duque, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Miguel Panganiban, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)

Outstanding Sound Design
Rards Corpus, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Rards Corpus, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Set Design
Jodinand Aguillon, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)
Gino Gonzales, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Toym Imao, “Balag at Angud” (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Itaru Sugiyama, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)

Male Featured Performance in a Play
No citations.

Female Featured Performance in a Play
Sheila Francisco, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
Elle Velasco, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)

Male Lead Performance in a Play
Jake Cuenca, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)
Gabs Santos, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)
Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)

Female Lead Performance in a Play
Meann Espinosa, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)
Sab Jose, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)

Male Featured Performance in a Musical
Jon Abella, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
Steven Hotchkiss, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)

Female Featured Performance in a Musical
Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)
Sheila Francisco, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Carla Guevara Laforteza, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)

Male Lead Performance in a Musical
Reb Atadero, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Alfritz Blanche, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
Boo Gabunada, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Jobim Javier, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
Gian Magdangal, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Bibo Reyes, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)

Female Lead Performance in a Musical
Tanya Manalang, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
“A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
“Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
“Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
“Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)
“Rapunzel” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
Oriza Hirata, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)
Andrei Pamintuan, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)
Cris Villonco, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
Robbie Guevara, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
“A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
“Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9WT)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
No citations.

Outstanding Play–Original or Translation / Adaptation
“Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino / The Japan Foundation)

Outstanding Musical–Original or Translation / Adaptation
“Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
“Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical)

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