FULL LIST: 11th Gawad Buhay Awards Nomination Announced!


Philstage Gawad Buhay
L-R: Himala: Isang Musikal (photo by Adrian Begonia) and OJ Mariano, Gian Magdangal, and Jon Santos in Ang Huling El Bimbo (photo by Erickson Dela Cruz)

Gawad Buhay, the country’s recognizing body for performing arts have announced their nominations celebrating shows that ran last year. Only shows produced by companies who are members of The Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group (Philstage) are eligible for nominations.

For this year’s awards, the following shows are eligible: 9 Works Theatrical’s “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!”, Full House Theater Company’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo”, Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “‘night, Mother”, Red Turnip Theater’s “A Doll’s House, part 2”, Repertory Philippines’ “A Comedy of Tenors”, “Silent Sky”, “Arsenic & Old Lace”, and “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale”, Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad”, “Manila Notes” and “Balag at Angud”, and The Sandbox Collective’s “Himala: Ang Isang Musikal” and “Lungs”.

The nominations, chosen by an independent jury, were announced live via TheaterFansManila.com’s Facebook page, and hosted by Philstage president, Audie Gemora, and Celeste Legaspi.

The awards ceremony will be held on May 28, 8pm at the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1.

You can watch the full video of the announcement below.

Here are the nominees:

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

Outstanding Original Script
No nominations.

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
Ian Lomongo, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
Rody Vera, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino)

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

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
No nominations.

Outstanding Musical Direction
Daniel Bartolome, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live)
Vincent de Jesus, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 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)
Joey Mendoza, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Raven Ong, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)
Carlo Pagunaling, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Eric Pineda, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live)

Outstanding Lighting Design
John Batalla, “Balag at Angud” (Tanghalang Pilipino)
John Batalla, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Monino Duque, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Miggy Panganiban, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Barbie Tan-Tiongco, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Sound Design
Rards Corpus, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live)
Rards Corpus, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Jethro Joaquin, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
TJ Ramos, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Outstanding Set Design
Jodee Aguillon, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Gino Gonzales, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Ed Lacson Jr., “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Joey Mendoza, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Ben Padero, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Male Featured Performance in a Play
No nominations.

Female Featured Performance in a Play
Caisa Borromeo, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Sheila Francisco, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
Sheila Francisco, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Issa Litton, “A Comedy of Tenors” (Repertory Philippines)
Elle Velasco, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino)

Male Lead Performance in a Play
Jake Cuenca, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Lorenz Martinez, “A Comedy of Tenors” (Repertory Philippines)
Gabs Santos, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)

Female Lead Performance in a Play
Cathy Azanza-Dy, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Meann Espinosa, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Sab Jose, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Sherry Lara, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
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 and Globe Live)
Steven Hotchkiss, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)
Sandino Martin, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Female Featured Performance in a Musical
Bituin Escalante, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Sheila Francisco, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Neomi Gonzales, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Carla Guevara Laforteza, “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)
Kakki Teodoro, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

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 and Globe Live)
Boo Gabunada, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Jobim Javier, “Eto Na, Musikal nAPO” (9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live)
Gian Magdangal, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)

Female Lead Performance in a Musical
Tanya Manalang, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
Aicelle Santos, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
“A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
“Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino)
“Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
“Ang Huling El Bimbo” (Full House Theater Company)
“Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live)
“Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
“Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
Oriza Hirata, “Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Melvin Lee, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
Andrei Pamintuan, “Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Cris Villonco, “A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
Joy Virata, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
Robbie Guevara, “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” (9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live)
Ed Lacson Jr., “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
“A Doll’s House, part 2” (Red Turnip Theater)
“Lungs” (The Sandbox Collective)
“Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
“Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Play – Original or Translation / Adaptation
“‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
“Manila Notes” (Tanghalang Pilipino)

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

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