Cantey Award Winners 2024


Photo by Elly McClanahan

RLT’s annual Cantey Awards night was held on Tuesday, June 25, in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. The Canteys are held each year in celebration of the completion of a season and to acknowledge all of the hard work of our volunteers. Performance awards have been presented at Raleigh Little Theatre every year since the 1949-50 season. In the 1975-76 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.

The event featured performances by Jessica Landwehr (Curtains), Mason Miller (Nate the Great), and Michael Blake and Jesse Kirkfarmer (Kinky Boots).

Special congratulations goes to the winners of this year’s Spotlight Performer and volunteer awards:

Spotlight Performers

  • Puffs: Maddox Daher (Actor 6)
  • Curtains: Jessica Landwehr (Georgia)
  • Last Stop on Market Street: Gabriella Terrero (Nana)
  • Misery: Phillip Solano (Buster)
  • Cinderella: Colby Freeman (Ensemble Swing)
  • Nate the Great: Mason Miller (Nate)
  • Trouble in Mind: Aya Wallace (Wiletta)
  • Looking for Roberto Clemente: Jane Kelley (Peter)
  • Kinky Boots: Rebecca Marlowe (Dance Captain)

Haskell Fitz-Simons Distinguished Performer Award

  • Michael Blake

Charles V. York Theatre Service Award

  • Judy M. Dove

Glenn Amos Miller Technical Service Award

  • Lia Hodges

Ed Bodell Rookie of the Year Award

  • Katherine Shauger

Al D. Wolfheimer Volunteer Awards

  • Amy Hellmers
  • Heidi Fleming
  • Nancy Beal
  • Sonya Fleming
  • Stephanie Toney
  • Violet Hellmers

Youth Initiative Awards

  • Alex Fluker
  • Julien Garcia

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