Monday, April 06, 2009

Jim Wins Best Actor Carbonell.

When Jim got to Coral Springs six weeks ago, he had no idea he was even nominated.

The 33rd Carbonell Awards are a formal affair and encompass live theatre in the south Florida area.

"Zero Hour" played here at the Broward Stage Door Theatre last year, but it wasn't a local production so he didn't really give it any thought when he wasn't mentioned in the nominations for the past year.

Then, a call this past Friday. He's been nominated for Best Actor in a Play in the category of Roadshow, meaning not a local production. The big traveling companies from Broadway are in this category. Their practice is not to announce the nominees in this category.

There were no guarantees that he'd win. And since I'm flying home early tomorrow, we hadn't planned on going out. (He's staying for a couple more weeks to direct "The Odd Couple," a last minute offer from the Stage Door).

So, we went.

And he won. So did Judy Kaye in the same category, doing "Sweeney Todd."

And I'm still packing. But I wanted to announce the news. It was really nice. He also gave a very good speech.


Ernie said...

YAY - did you happen to tape the speech? Will we be able to see it?

And with Judy Kaye as company - very cool - I saw her do Mrs Lovett here in LA

JoyZeeBoy said...

Please pass along my congratulations to Jim. This is a wonderful accolade for a consummate performer.

Nancy P said...

Steve, please pass my congrats to Jim!


Unknown said...

Just popping by to say hello. Glad to see everything is going is well.


Ms T said...

Yes yes did you record? Come on ... you recorded us eating fajitas ... surely you have Jim's speech.

Chrys had never seen anything like his show this weekend in Coral Springs (Zero Hour) -- she is now reading your diary from 1996 on so that she can learn more about both of you.

What a wonderful surprise for Jim. YAYYYYYY