Tanner, a Sarasota actress who starred in the Banyan Theater Company's summer production of "Time Stands Still," was honored for her work in the one-woman show "The Amish Project" at American Stage. Todd Olson was named best director for the production, which also was named Outstanding Play in the awards.
Tanner beat herself starring in American Stage's "A Doll's House," and another Sarasota-based actress, Kim Crow, who starred in American Stage's "Wit."
Another performer seen frequently in Sarasota, Larry Alexander, was named Outstanding Featured Actor in a musical for "Cabaret" at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. "Cabaret" topped all shows with five awards, winning for best featured actress (Roxanne Fay). scenic design (Steve K. Mitchell), director (Eric Davis) and lead actor (David Mann). "Amish Project" came in second with four, and freeFall's "Bernard Alba," which was named best musical, received three awards.
freeFall won a total of nine awards, followed by American Stage with six.
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