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Cantey Award Nominees for the 2018-19 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 26. Our 2018-2019 Cantey Nominees are…

Best performance by an actor in a lead role
Benaiah Barnes as Dr. Bird in Three Little Birds
Nathan Bradshaw as Duke/Friar Lodowick in Measure for Measure
Jesse Farmer as Pippin in Pippin

Best performance by an actress in a lead role
Rosemary Richards as Isabella in Measure for Measure
Melanie Simmons as Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists
Tyanna West as Deloris in Sister Act

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role
Gus Allen as Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Tony Hefner as Actor 1 in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
M. Dennis Poole as Gertrude in Cinderella

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role
Kimberly Genna Bryant as Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act
Kirsten Ehlert as Actress 1 in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Elizabeth Quesada as Step Mama in Cinderella

Best performance in a cameo role
Rebecca Johnston as Berthe in Pippin
Pam Kadzielawski as Sister Mary Theresa in Sister Act
TJ Rogers as King Darling in Cinderella

Best production
Sister Act
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery