Central Park Players

Bess Z Nominations

Please help us give congratulations to the 2019/2020 Bess Z Award Nominees!
The awards will be given at our CPP Annual Community Summer Picnic tentatively rescheduled for August 7th!

Best Show:


Into the Woods: Peter Drost – Director, Joe Andersen – Assistant Director, Darcie Beekman & Barb DeVries – Producers, Lauren Mixter – Music Director, Samantha Farrar – Choreographer
Little Women: Lisa Hilliard – Director, Miranda Sorenson – Assistant Director, Barb DeVries – Producer
Old Ringers: Andrew Kitchka – Director, Becky Smith – Assistant Director, Barb DeVries – Producer

Lead Male Performance:


Kristopher Arnold – The Baker – Into the Woods
Kristopher Arnold – Theodore Laurence – Little Women

Lead Female Performance:


Kellene Damian – The Baker’s Wife – Into the Woods
Lauren Mixter – The Witch – Into the Woods
Kellene Damian – Jo – Little Women

Major Supporting Male Performance:


Jake Trygstad – Jack – Into the Woods
Robert Sniderman – Mr. Laurence – Little Women
Ray Ziemelis – Harry – Old Ringers

Major Supporting Female Performance:


Michaela Kerkstra – Cinderella – Into the Woods
Olivia Ward – Little Red Riding Hood – Into the Woods
Michaela Kerkstra – Amy – Little Women
Erin Michelson – Meg – Little Women
Katie McCool – Beth – Little Women
Mary Ellen Murphy – Verna – Old Ringers
Trudi Kerkstra – Kathy Ann – Old Ringers

Minor Supporting Male Performance:


Michael Hassett – The Steward / The Wolf – Into the Woods
Andrew Kitchka – Rapunzel’s Prince – Into the Woods
Mark Martin – John Brooke – Little Women

Minor Supporting Female Performance:


Erin Mickelson – Florinda – Into the Woods
Sophie Recknagel – Rapunzel – Into the Woods
Elora Danan Bolthouse – Lucinda – Into the Woods
Kathleen Hansen – Cinderella’s Mother / Giant – Into the Woods
Diane Reeths – Granny – Into the Woods
Ruth Bethke – Aunt March – Little Women
Mandy Keeler – Mrs. Kirke – Little Women

Cameo Performance:


Mark Martin – Cinderella’s Father – Into the Woods
Marin Keeler – Minnie Kirke – Little Women
Adelaide VandenBerg – Kitty Kirke – Little Women

Outstanding Design Award:


Todd Kirchner – Sound Design – Into the Woods
Lisa Hilliard – Costume Design – Into the Woods
Becky Anderson – Costume Design – Little Women
Shawn Epps – Properties – Little Women
Trudi Kerkstra – Hair & Makeup – Little Women
Ray Ziemelis – Set Design – Little Women
Andrew Kitchka – Sound Design – Little Women
Katie Beemer – Lighting Design – Old Ringers

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