BW Talent Tops 2014 Cleveland Critics Circle Awards

December 16, 2014

Eight BW students, alumni and faculty are among the winners in this year's Cleveland Critics Circle Awards and the critics singled out BW's Music Theatre Department for special recognition. The “Best of” and “Superior Achievement” awards "recognize outstanding Cleveland area productions, performers, directors and designers who contributed to the professional theater scene during the 2014 season."

The Great Lakes Theater production of LES MISÉRABLES garnered Best Musical, Best Director for BW Music Theatre director Victoria Bussert, and Superior Achievement in Acting for BW alumna Claire Howes Eisentrout '13, and current students Kyle Jean Baptiste '15 and Keri Rene Fuller '15.

Also in the Musical category, the BW and Beck Center for the Arts collaboration on CARRIE: THE MUSICAL produced Best Actress recognition for Caitlin Houlahan '14 and a Best Choreographer nod for Gregory Daniels, head of BW's dance program, plus a Superior Achievement in music direction for Nancy Maier.

BW Music Theatre Chair, Scott Plate also picked up awards as Best Actor in a Non-Musical for SEMINAR and Superior Achievement in Directing for ‘NIGHT MOTHER," both at Beck Center.

The critics also chose to present "Special Recognition" to the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program "for producing an outstanding number of Broadway theater cast members."