Awards & Recognition

B. Iden Payne Award Nominations & Awards 2019-2020

( denotes award won)

Next to Normal (in collaboration with Ground Floor Theatre)

Outstanding Direction of Musical Theatre 

Brian Cheslik and Lisa Scheps

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Featured Actor in Musical Theatre 

Kirk Kelso (Dr. Madden – English)

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Featured Actor in Musical Theatre

Daniel Ponce (Henry – English)

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Featured Actor in Musical Theatre 

Riley Wesson (Gabe) 

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Music Direction

Adam Roberts and Dr. Ellie Jarret Shattles

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Production of Musical Theatre 

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Lead Actor in Musical Theatre 

Jim Lindsay (Dan – English) 

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Lead Actor in Musical Theatre 

Seth Washington (Dan – ASL)

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Featured Actress in Musical Theatre 

Sandra Mae Frank (Natalie – ASL) 

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Lead Actress in Musical Theatre

Kerry McGinnis (Diana – English)

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actress in Musical Theatre

Megg Rose (Diana – ASL) 

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Ensemble

Megg Rose and Kerry McGinnis (Diana ensemble) 

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Ensemble 

Sandra Mae Frank and Maryanna Tollemache (Natalie ensemble)

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Stage Management

Kelsey Moringy and Danielle Grisko 

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Large Cast 

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Outstanding Young Performer (live)

Maryanna Tollemache (Natalie-English)

Next to Normal 

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

Special Citation for Translation-ASL

Next to Normal

Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre 

3 Staged Readings

Outstanding Original Script (short)

James Caverly

3 Staged Readings, “Civil Engagement”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Original Script (short)

Nikolya Sereda

3 Staged Readings, “Nothing”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Short Digital Production 

3 Staged Readings, “Nothing”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Production (live)

3 Staged Readings, “Zoomitis”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Performer (live)

Bellamie Bachleda (Carol)

3 Staged Readings, “Zoomitis” 

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Performer (live) 

Andrew Daly (Confederate)

3 Staged Readings, “Civil Engagement”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Performer (live)

Brian Cheslik (Mike) 

3 Staged Readings, “Zoomitis”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Performer (live)

Sandra Mae Frank (Lizzie)

3 Staged Readings, “Nothing”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Performer (live)

Don Miller (John)

3 Staged Readings, “Nothing”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Performer (live)

Heba Toulan (Union)

3 Staged Readings, “Civil Engagement”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Production

James Caverly

3 Staged Readings, “Civil Engagement”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Production

Raymond Luczak

3 Staged Readings, “Zoomitis”

Deaf Austin Theatre

Outstanding Digital Production

Nikolya Sereda

3 Staged Readings, “Nothing”

Deaf Austin Theatre