The 11th Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards was held last night, May 28, at the Onstage Theater of Greenbelt 1. The evening was hosted by Kakai Bautista and Carlo Orosa and directed by Philstage president Audie Gemora.
There were a number of performances from the evening, including big ensemble numbers from this year’s nominated musicals– The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical’s “Himala: Isang Musikal”, Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Balag at Angud”, 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live’s “Eto na! Musikal nAPO!”, and Full House Theater Company/ Resorts World Manila’s “Ang Huling El Bimbo”.
FULL LIST: 11th Gawad Buhay Awards Winners
“Himala: Isang Musikal” won the most awards with 8, followed by “Eto na! Musikal nAPO!” with 5.
Shows from theater companies who are members of Philstage are eligible for the awards. For this year, the members are: 9 Works Theatrical, Actor’s Actors Inc., Full House Theater Company (Resorts World Manila), Gantimpala Theater Foundation, PETA, Philippine Opera Company, Repertory Philippines, Red Turnip Theater, Stages, Tanghalang Pilipino, and Trumpets.
You can watch the performances in the videos below!