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Toronto critics champion Terminus and Mormon


A poetic play about one phantasmagorical night in Dublin is the big winner at the third annual Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, announced today (Thursday, May 23).

Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus wins for best production of a play, best international play, best director (Mitchell Cushman) and best design (Nick Blais, who created the set and lighting). The show, part of Mirvish’s inaugural off-Mirvish season, was expanded from a SummerWorks production in August 2012.

Another Mirvish show, The Book Of Mormon, is the big winner in the musical categories, named for best production of a musical and best direction (Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker).

The awards are chosen by critics representing five of the city’s newspapers and weeklies. Because National Post critic Robert Cushman is the Terminus director Mitchell Cushman’s father, he recused himself from voting for it in any category.

The TTCAs will be presented in a ceremony at a future date at the Spoke Club (600 King West).

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Canadian play

This Is War, Hannah Moscovitch

Best international play

Terminus, Mark O’Rowe

Best production of a play

Terminus, Mirvish/Outside the March

Best director of a play

Mitchell Cushman, Terminus (Mirvish/Outside the March)

Best design

Nick Blais, Terminus (Mirvish/Outside the March)

Best actress in a play

Michelle Monteith, Little One (Tarragon Theatre in co-production with Theatre Crisis)

Best actor in a play

Stuart Hughes, The Crucible (Soulpepper)

Best supporting actress in a play

Maev Beaty, Proud

Best supporting actor in a play

Alon Nashman, THIS (Canadian Stage)

Best production of a musical

The Book Of Mormon

Best director of a musical

Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book Of Mormon

Best actress in a musical

Bree Greig, Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craiglist Cantata (Factory Theatre/Acting Up)

Best actor in a musical

Bruce Dow, Of A Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical (Ecce Homo/Buddies in Bad Times)

Best supporting actress in a musical

Bryn McAuley, Snow White: The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical (Ross Petty Productions)

Best supporting actor in a musical

Darrin Baker, Falsettos (Acting Up/ Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company)

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