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AWARDS

2nd Star wins top Ruby Griffith Award!

In 1969 the British Embassy Players established the Ruby Griffith Awards for outstanding achievement in theatrical productions in Washington, DC and surrounding areas.

On July 14, 2019, 2nd Star Productions was awarded the 2018-2019 Ruby Griffith top Award for All-Around Production Excellence for our musical "Ragtime".
2nd Star Receives 21 2018 WATCH Award Nominations and Four Wins!
 
2nd Star was honored to receive 21 WATCH (Washington Area Theater Community Honors) Award nominations in 2018. Congratulations to all of our nominees and to our four award winners: Jane B. Wingard for Set Painting (Annie Get Your Gun), Sascha Nelson for Makeup Design (Mary Poppins), Joanne D. Wilson Outstanding Properties (Mary Poppins), and Brian Douglas, Fred Nelson, and Gene Valendo for Special Effects (Mary Poppins). 

The following is a list of all of our nominations this year:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical --- Alexa Haines as "Annie Oakley" - Annie Get Your Gun
Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical --- Todd Wingard - Annie Get Your Gun
Outstanding Set Design in a Musical --- Jane B. Wingard - Annie Get Your Gun
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical --- Jane B. Wingard - Annie Get Your Gun
Outstanding Cameo in a Musical --- Alexa Haines as "Miss Andrew" - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Choreography --- Andrew Gordon - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical --- Linda Swann - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical --- Sascha Nelson - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical --- Nathan Bowen as "Bert" - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical --- Emily Mudd as "Mary Poppins" - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Light Design in a Musical --- Garrett R. Hyde - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical --- Sascha Nelson - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Music Direction --- Sandy Melson Griese - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Musical - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Properties in a Musical --- Joanne D. Wilson - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical --- Todd Wingard, Gene Valendo, Michael Mathes - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Set Design in a Musical --- Jane B. Wingard - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical --- Jane B. Wingard and Vivian Wingard - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical --- Garrett R. Hyde - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Special Effects --- Brian Douglas, Fred Nelson, Gene Valendo - Mary Poppins
Outstanding Direction of a Play --- Mary Wakefield - Peter and the Starcatcher


2nd Star wins Ruby Griffith Award!

In 1969 the British Embassy Players established the Ruby Griffith Awards for outstanding achievement in theatrical productions in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. 

On July 23, 2017, 2nd Star Productions was awarded the 2016-2017 Ruby Griffith Award for Best Musical for our production of "H.M.S. Pinafore."


2nd Star Receives 21 WATCH Award Nominations

2nd Star was honored to receive 21 WATCH (Washington Area Theater Community Honors) Award nominations in 2017. Congratulations to all of our nominees and to our two award winners: Jane Wingard who won the Set Painting in a Musical category ("Guys and Dolls") and Joe Biddle who won for Outstanding Music Direction ("HMS Pinafore"). The following is a list of all of our nominations this year:

Outstanding Musical – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Direction of a Musical – Debbie Barber-Eaton – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Choreography – Andrew Gordon – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Jamie Erin Miller as “Miss Adelaide” – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical – Linda Swann – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical – Linda Swann – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical – Todd Wingard – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Set Design in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – Guys and Dolls
Outstanding Music Direction – Joe Biddle – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical – Garrett R. Hyde – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical – Michael Mathes et al – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Properties in a Musical – Joanne D. Wilson – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Direction of a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard, Michael Mathes, Todd Wingard – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Set Design in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – H.M.S. Pinafore
Outstanding Costume Design in a Play – Linda Swann – Philadelphia Story
Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play – Jane B. Wingard et al – Philadelphia Story
Outstanding Set Design in a Play – Jane B. Wingard – Philadelphia Story
Outstanding Set Painting in a Play – Jane B. Wingard et al – Philadelphia Story


2nd Star wins Ruby Griffith Award!

In 1969 the British Embassy Players established the Ruby Griffith Awards for outstanding achievement in theatrical productions in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. 

On July 10, 2016, 2nd Star Productions was awarded the 2015-2016 Ruby Griffith top Award for All-Around Production Excellence for our musical "Guys and Dolls". 


​From left: Dave Robinson (Arvide Abernathy), Andrew Gordon (Choreographer), Nathan Bowen (Producer), Joanne Wilson (Stage Manager), Debbie Barber-Eaton (Director), Brian Mellen (Nathan Detroit), Sandy Griese (Musical Director).