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Cantey Award Nominees for the 2017-18 Season


Performance awards have been presented at Raleigh Little Theatre every year since the 1949-50 season. In the 1975-1976 season, the name of the award was changed from “Oscar” to “Cantey” in honor of Mrs. Cantey Venable Sutton, the Grand Dame of Raleigh Little Theatre.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have worked so hard on each and every production. We’ll announce the winners of each award at the Cantey Awards Night on Wednesday, June 27. Our 2017-2018 Cantey Nominees are…

Best Production
Perfect Arrangement
Blood Done Sign My Name
Don’t Dress for Dinner

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role
JaJuan Cofield as Dickie, Golden Frinks, and Gamblin’ Man (Blood Done Sign My Name)
Simon Kaplan as Stu (What We’re Up Against)
Kevin Leonard as Vernon Tyson (Blood Done Sign My Name)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role
Chanda Branch as Velma (Crowns)
Lauren Knott as Millie Martindale (Perfect Arrangement)
Mackie Raymond as Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Benjamin Cashwell as Boyhood Tim (Blood Done Sign My Name)
Alec Donaldson as Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors)
Randy Jordan as Robert Teel (Blood Done Sign My Name)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
AC Donohue as Suzanne (Don’t Dress for Dinner)
Benji Taylor Jones as Janice (What We’re Up Against)
Tara Nicole Williams as Suzette (Don’t Dress for Dinner)

Best Performance in a Cameo Role
Benaiah Barnes as Ben Chavis, Black Male (Blood Done Sign My Name)
Nickea Latrice as Rosanna Allen (Blood Done Sign My Name)
Chase Rivers as Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors)