Media Theatre Wins 6 Broadway World 'Best of Philly' Theatre Awards

The Media Theatre is voted Best Theatre Company in the Philadelphia region.

The Media Theatre, Delaware County's only professional music theatre, is the winner of six Broadway World "Best of Philadelphia" Theatre Awards for its productions in 2012.

The music theatre company based on State Street in Media Borough received the highest honor of Best Theatre Company, in which it competed against several of Center City Philadelphia's theatres.

The nominations were announced this past Fall by Broadway World and voting took place amongst the theatre community and general public online up through Dec. 31, 2012.

Artistic Director Jesse Cline was thrilled with the six honors.

"This is a testament to the excellent work being done here," Cline said. "We are now in the history books as Best Theatre Company of Philadelphia and will forever have that honor due to Broadway World."

Tom Fosnocht, who will appear Feb. 1-3 in "In The Men's Room" starring Ann Crumb, is the theatre's Resident Music Director and won the honor as Best Music Direction for the production of Wings, which starred Crumb one year ago.

Tony nominee Andrea McArdle, who will appear in the title role of Mame April 17-May 19 (a co-production with the revitalized Bucks County Playhouse and Tony winning producer Jed Bernstein) won the honor of Best Special Event for her concert during the theatre's annual Gala.

The Media Theatre was nominated for 12 awards, winning half of them. In each category it was up against theatres from around the Philadelphia and Wilmington region.

Awards won by The Media Theatre include:

Best Theatre Company

Best Actor in A Musical...........Schyler Conaway, Spring Awakening

Best Ensemble of A Musical.....Spring Awakening

Best Music Direction.............Tom Fosnocht, Wings

Best Special Event..............Andrea McArdle, The Media Theatre 2012 Gala

Best Set Design....................Lance Kniskern, Hairspray

To order tickets to any upcoming production, visit www.mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.

Click here to see the entire list of winners from around the region: http://broadwayworld.com/article/2012-BWW-Philadelphia-Awards-Winners-Announced-Dann-Dunn-Gets-Two-Wins-20130115




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