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Perry Award Nominations and Wins

​The NJ Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) Perry Awards are given for outstanding achievements in New Jersey Community Theater.  NJACT bestows Perry Awards in 33 performance and technical categories based on NJACT reviewer scores. Candidates with the top seven scores in each category are considered nominees. The nominee with the highest score in each category receives the Perry Award. There are also four Special Perry Awards available each year: Community Theater of the Year Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the David P. McMenemie Award, and the Perry Award for Outstanding Stage Management. Candidates for these awards are nominated by members of the community, and the recipient is determined by NJACT Board vote of those nominated.  ​

​​​* indicates winners

2014 Nominees


  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical
    Deborah Bradshaw, Les Miserables, Cumberland College Theatre*
  • Outstanding Properties of a Musical
    Christopher Totora/Greg Hambledon, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Music Direction
    Rosalind Metcalf, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical
    Patrick Ahearn, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
    A.J. Mendini, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
    Nicole Corigliano, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College*
    Rachel Burghen, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Youth Actor in a Musical
    Zachary Bispo, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
    Deborah Bradshaw, Les Miserables, Cumberland County College


2015 Nominees

 

  • Outstanding Production of a Play
    Deborah Bradshaw, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
    Anne Buckwheat, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College*
  • Outstanding Youth Actress in a Play
    Jessica Fowler, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College
  •  Outstanding Direction of a Play
    Deborah Bradshaw, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play
    Shawn McGovern, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Properties of a Play
    Patrick Ahearn & Noel Gomez, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play
    Christopher Totora, August: Osage County, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical
    Christopher Totora, Little Shop of Horrors, Cumberland County College

2016 Nominees

 

  • Outstanding Production of a Play
    Deborah Bradshaw, Our Town, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play
    Shawn McGovern, Our Town, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Sound Design of a Play
    Scott Coumbe, Our Town, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Costume Design of a Play
    Brooke Luciano, Our Town, Cumberland County College

 

2017 Nominees

 

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
    Ben Frost, Avenue Q, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
    Matthew Layton, Avenue Q, Cumberland County College

2018 Nominees

 

  • Outstanding Production of a Musical
    ​Deborah Bradshaw, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
    A.J. Mendini, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
    Matthew Serra, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play
    Rob Garcia, You Can't Take It With You, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical
    Shawn McGovern, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical
    Scott Coumbe, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Properties of a Musical
    Patrick Ahearn, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play
    Christopher Totora & Patrick Ahearn, You Can't Take It With You, Cumberland County College
  •  Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical
    Christopher Totora, Godspell, Cumberland County College
  •  Hall of Fame
    Deborah Bradshaw, Director, Cumberland County College*

​​2019 Nominees

 

  • Outstanding Production of a Play
    Deborah Bradshaw, Play On!, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
    Britney Jones, Play On!, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
  • George Scully, Play On!, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Direction of a Play
    Deborah Bradshaw, Play On!, Cumberland County College
  • Outstanding Costume Design of a Play
    Deborah Bradshaw, Linda Scully & Brooke Luciano, Play On!, Cumberland County College
  •  Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play
    Christopher Totora & Patrick Ahearn, Play On!, Cumberland County College
  • David P. McMenemie Award
    Linda Scully, Company Manager*



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