A crowd of several hundred cheered winners of the Austin Critics’ Table Awards Monday night at the Cap City Comedy Club Monday.
The awards — given by an informal group of arts writers from the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle — celebrate outstanding achievement in a variety of categories across the arts disciplines.
Critics who chose this year’s awards were the American-Statesman’s freelancers Cate Blouke, Claire Canavan, Luke Quinton and Claire Spera and American-Statesman arts critic Jeanne Claire van Ryzin along with Chronicle arts editor Robert Faires and freelancers Elizabeth Cobbe, Jillian Owens, Adam Roberts, Jonelle Seitz, Dan Solomon and Natalie Zeldin.
The winners of the 2012-2013 Austin Critics’ Table Awards are:
"I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America," Donald Albrecht, curator; Ransom Center
Solo Gallery Exhibition
"Kevin McNamee-Tweed: Rocks," Big Medium
Group Gallery Exhibition
"Collection Selections: De-Luxe," Kimberli Gant, curator; AMOA-Arthouse
Work of Art: Independent or Public Project
TRANSfiguration, Rino Pizzi, et al.
Work of Art: One of a Kind
A Survey of Open Space, Peat Duggins, Fusebox Festival
Work of Art: Installation (tie)
"Beili Liu: Amass," Texas State University Galleries
"W. Tucker: to stand in a boat that floats," Texas State University Galleries
Touring Show, Art
"Arnold Newman: Masterclass," Ransom Center
Production, Drama (tie)
All My Sons, Palindrome Theatre
Rose Rage, The Hidden Room Theatre
Slip River, UT/David Mark Cohen New Works Festival
Legally Blonde the Musical, Summer Stock Austin
Now Now Oh Now, Rude Mechanicals
Beth Burns, Rose Rage/Invisible, Inc.
Acting in a Leading Role
Barbara Chisholm, The Importance of Being Earnest
Brock England, Rose Rage
Noel Gaulin, Accidental Death of an Anarchist/The Bear/Vodka, Fucking, and Television
Joey Hood, "I Am the Machine Gunner"
Acting in a Supporting Role
Joey Banks, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Fran Dorn, The Edge of Peace
Robert Matney, Rose Rage
Laurence Pears, Rose Rage/Invisible, Inc.
Sydney Roberts, Urinetown: The Musical
The Poison Squad, The Duplicates
Allen Robertson, Xanadu/Ragtime/Goodnight Moon
Cassie Abate, Urinetown: The Musical
David Mark Cohen New Play Award (tie)
The Edge of Peace, Suzan Zeder
The Women of Juarez, Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Touring Show, Theatre
Watch Me Fall, Action Hero/Fusebox Festival
As Holy Sites Go/duet, Deborah Hay
"Requiem for a Rose," Ballet Austin
Allison Orr, Solo Symphony
Olivia Chacon, "The Red Shoes"
Travis Knights, Time
Jamie Lynn Witts, The Taming of the Shrew
Chris Hannon & Gina Patterson, "Ida"
Ballet Austin, The Taming of the Shrew
Blue Lapis Light, Heaven-Earth-One
Touring Show, Dance
The Rite of Spring, Joffrey Ballet, Texas Performing Arts
Thomas Graves, Michelle Marchesseault, Leilah Stewart, et al. (?) Now Now Oh Now
Susan Branch Towne, The Sound of Music/Xanadu/Ragtime
The Duplicates, The Poison Squad
Buzz Moran, All My Sons/Under Construction/spacestation 1985
Lowell Bartholomee, Vodka, Fucking, and Television
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Austin Symphony with Conspirare
Chamber Performance (tie)
All Beethoven Recital, Miró Quartet, Butler School of Music
String Quartet Smackdown, Golden Hornet Project
The Marriage of Figaro, Austin Lyric Opera
Sasha Cooke, Miró Quartet recital
Glenn Miller, The Sacred Spirit of Russia
Icy Simpson, I, Too
Hyung Yun, Faust
Concerto Laguna, Travis Weller
Rick Rowley, Schumann: Fantasie in C Major
line upon line percussion
Daniel Hope & Friends: Music from Terezín, Texas Performing Arts
John Bustin Award for Exceptional Versatility: Jill Blackwood
W.H. "Deacon" Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work: Isaac Gomez, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance; Will Davis, UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance; Sophia Franzella, St. Edward’s University; Lindsley Howard, St. Edward’s University; Hannah Fonder, St. Edward’s University
Visionary Vivifier Award: Caroline Reck and Glass Half Full Theatre
More Perfect Union Award: Thomas Graves and Hannah Kenah in Alfred and Agnes
Dress for Excess Award: Pam Friday, Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)
Intimo et Luminoso Award: Peter Bay, Solo Symphony
Mt. Everest Award: "Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Cage," Austin Chamber Music Center, New Music Co-op, line upon line percussion, and Texas Choral Consort
Sehr Mutig Award: Ballet Austin II cast of "Snow White"