“Himala: Isang Musikal” Lead Gawad Buhay’s Mid-year Citations


Philstage Gawad Buhay citations
L-R: Issa Litton, Sherry Lara, Aicelle Santos, Cathy Azanza-Dy

Gawad Buhay, the country’s recognition for performing arts have released their mid-year 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 next year.

For the first half of 2018, only 6 shows were eligible for citations: The Sandbox Collective’s musical, “Himala: Isang Musikal”, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)’s “‘night, Mother”, Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad”, and Repertory Philippines’ three straight plays, “A Comedy of Tenors”, “Silent Sky”, and “Arsenic & Old Lace”.

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

Outstanding Original Libretto
No citations.

Outstanding Original Script
No citations.

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
Ian Lomongo, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
No citations.

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
No citations.

Outstanding Musical Direction
Vincent De Jesus, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Costume Design
Joey Mendoza, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Carlo Pagunaling, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Lighting Design
John Batalla, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Barbie Tan-Tiongco, “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Benjamin Villareal, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Outstanding Sound Design
Jethro Joaquin, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Tj Ramos, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Outstanding Set Design
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)
Marco Viaña, “Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad” (Tanghalang Pilipino)

Female Lead Performance in a Play
Cathy Azanza-Dy, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Sherry Lara, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
Joy Virata, “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Repertory Philippines)

Male Featured Performance in a Play
No citations.

Male Lead Performance in a Play
Lorenz Martinez, “A Comedy of Tenors” (Repertory Philippines)

Female Featured Performance in a Play
Caisa Borromeo, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Sheila Francisco, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)
Issa Litton, “A Comedy of Tenors” (Repertory Philippines)

Female Lead Performance in a Musical
Aicelle Santos, “Himala” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Female Featured Performance in a Musical
Bituin Escalante, “Himala” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Neomi Gonzales, “Himala” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)
Kakki Teodoro, “Himala” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Male Featured Performance in a Musical
Sandino Martin, “Himala” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Male Lead Performance in a Musical
No citations.

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
Melvin Lee, “‘night, Mother” (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
Joy Virata, “Silent Sky” (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
Ed Lacson Jr., “Himala: Isang Musikal” (The Sandbox Collective / 9 Works Theatrical)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
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)

Outstanding Musical–Original or Translation / Adaptation
No citations.

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