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Megan McGinnis and Josh Grisetti Among Winners of L.A. Ovation Awards

Megan McGinnis and Josh Grisetti Among Winners of L.A. Ovation Awards
Megan McGinnis in 'Daddy Long Legs'
Megan McGinnis took home the L.A. theater community's top honor for 'Daddy Long Legs.'

Megan McGinnis, Josh Grisetti and Daniel Beaty are among the winners of the 2010 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, which were announced in a January 17 ceremony at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Broadway alum McGinnis took home top honors for her role in the two-actor musical Daddy Long Legs and Grisetti won for his role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, while Beaty took the Lead Actor in a Play category for his solo show Through the Night.

L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse and Fountain Theatre were the evening’s biggest winners, taking home five awards each. The annual Ovations, which honor achievements in California theater, classify awards according to the size of eligible theaters. 

The 2009-10 Ovation Award winners are:

PRODUCTION OF A PLAY, LARGE THEATRE
Equivocation, Geffen Playhouse

PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL – LARGE THEATRE
Oedipus the King, Mama, Troubadour Theater Company

PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL – INTIMATE THEATRE
The Women of Brewster Place, Celebration Theatre

PRODUCTION OF A PLAY – INTIMATE THEATRE
The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Fountain Theatre
Four Places, Rogue Machine

PLAYWRITING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY
L. Trey Wilson, Something Happened, Pacific Stages

BEST SEASON
Fountain Theatre: The Ballad of Emmett Till, Opus, Shining City

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Matt Walker, Oedipus the King, Mama, Troubadour Theater Company

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Shirley Jo Finney, The Ballad of Emmett Till, Fountain Theatre

BOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
John Caird, Daddy Long Legs, Rubicon Theatre Company

LYRICS/MUSIC FOR AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
Paul Gordon, Daddy Long Legs, Rubicon Theatre Company

LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Josh Grisetti, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Reprise Theatre Company
Brendan Hunt, Savin' Up for Saturday Night, Sacred Fools Theatre Company
Robert J. Townsend, The Story of My Life, Havok Theatre Company

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bruce French, The Browning Version, Pacific Resident Theatre
Alan Mandell, No Man's Land, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Daniel Beaty, Through the Night, Geffen Playhouse

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Megan McGinnis, Daddy Long Legs, Rubicon Theatre Company

LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Beth Grant, Grace & Glorie, Colony Theatre Company
Anna Khaja, SHAHEED - The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto, Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
David St. Louis, Parade, Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Harry Groener, Equivocation, Geffen Playhouse

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Sally Struthers, Cinderella, Cabrillo Music Theatre

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Deirdre O'Connell, The Wake, Center Theatre Group: Kirk Douglas Theatre

ACTING ENSEMBLE
The cast of The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Fountain Theatre

MUSIC DIRECTION
John Glaudini, Sweeney Todd, Musical Theatre West

CHOREOGRAPHER
Lee Martino, Carousel, Reprise Theatre Company

COSTUME DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE
Teresa Shea, Project Wonderland, Bootleg Theater

COSTUME DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE
Christopher Oram, Parade, Center Theatre Group: Mark Taper Forum
Snezana Petrovic, Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands, Overtone Industries

LIGHTING DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE
Jeremy Pivnick, Oedipus el Rey, Theatre @ Boston Court

LIGHTING DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE
Scott Zielinski, Equivocation, Geffen Playhouse

SCENIC DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE
Brian Sidney Bembridge, The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder, Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company

SCENIC DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE
Jeff McLaughlin, Grace & Glorie, Colony Theatre Company

SOUND DESIGN – INTIMATE THEATRE
Peter Bayne, Opus, Fountain Theatre

SOUND DESIGN – LARGE THEATRE
Lindsay Jones, Through the Night, Geffen Playhouse

OVATION HONORS FOR VIDEO DESIGN
KC Wilkerson, The Who's Tommy, Chance Theater

OVATION HONORS FOR MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A PLAY
Ego Plum, Gogol Project, Bootleg Theater and Rogue Artists Ensemble

OVATION HONORS FOR PUPPET DESIGN
Lynn Jeffries, Project Wonderland, Bootleg Theater

OVATION HONORS FOR FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY
Edgar Landa, Oedipus el Rey, Theatre @ Boston Court

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