'Mamma Mia!'

Angela Lyon, Jill Ruding and Cathy Nulph (from left) rehearse a song from the Gaslight Theatre production of "Mamma Mia" Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

ENID, Okla. — “Mamma Mia!” directed by Christianne Chase, was the big winner at Gaslight Theatre’s annual Charlie Awards on Saturday night.

The play was named Best Musical and Best Play for the 2018-19 season, Gaslight’s 52nd. In addition, actors and actresses in the play won six awards.

“Mamma Mia!” almost swept the Charlies for acting in a musical. Best Supporting Actress in a Musical was Cathy Nulph as Rosie. Best Lead Actor in a Musical was Mike Weatherford as Sam. Best Lead Actress in a Musical was Jill Patterson Ruding as Donna.

Best Cameo Actor in a Musical was Teegin Hacker as Pepper. Best Cameo Actress in a Musical was Charlet Ringwald as Lisa. And, Best Ensemble was won by Tammy Berry, McKenna Chatterji, Jim Clark, Layne Estabrooks, Alex Ewald, Venson Fields, Jersey Garrett, Teegin Hacker, Matthew Houston, Melody Kuehn, Connor Langton, Jenna McKinney, Gabi Nelson, Tori Plunkett, Charlet Ringwald, Joey Simmons, Jan Snapp and Chad Swanson.

Best Cameo Actor in a Comedy was won by Frank Baker as Mr. Halloran/Drunken Santa in “Miracle on 34th Street.”

Best Cameo Actress in a Comedy was Charlet Ringwald as Philostrate in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy was won by Blake Recknagel as Candlewick in “Pinocchio!”

Tiffany Harvey won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role as Grace Hoylard in “Bus Stop.”

Dan Washburn won the Charlie for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy for his role as Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street.” Best Lead Actress in a Comedy was Charlet Ringwald as Pinocchio in “Pinocchio!”

Best Comedy was won by “Miracle on 34th Street,” directed by Carmen Ball.

Blake Recknagel won Best Cameo Actor in a Drama for his role as Tommy Boatwright in “The Normal Heart,” while Emily Nelson won Best Cameo Actress in a Drama for her role as Mrs. Soames in “Our Town.”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama was won by Mitch Lyon for his role as Osborn in “Journey’s End.” Best Supporting Actress in a Drama was won by Catina Sundvall as Dr. Emma Brookner in “The Normal Heart.”

Jason Maly won Best Lead Actor in a Drama for his role as Ned Weeks in “The Normal Heart.” Bailey Wilson was Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Emily in “Our Town.”

The Normal Heart,” directed by Mitch Lyon, took honors as Best Drama.

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical was won by Teegin Hacker as Doody in “Grease.”

Best Performance by a Teen Actor was taken by Nolan Riggin as Kenickie in “Grease.” Carol Jarrett won Best Performance by a Teen Actress for her performance as Betty Rizzo in “Grease.”

In addition to the acting awards, Gaslight presented three special Charlie Awards: Gene Nash Memorial Scholarship Recipient to Carol Jarrett; Gene Riggs Technical Award Recipient to Nathan Sundvall; and the “Toddy” to Tammy Berry.

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