The Barney Awards 2023

The Barney Awards Recognition and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration for the 2022 season

RESCHEDULED: Sunday, February 19, 2023, in the Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 87th and Metcalf in Overland Park, KS.

Hospitality at 6:30, Awards at 7:00, Dress: Celebratory casual!

Anyone who worked on one of the 2022 main stage shows and their guest may attend free of charge. This is our way of honoring the talent of The Barn family and saying thank you for all your hard work.

The 2022 Season Barney Award Nominees

Technical Achievement
Sound Design: Sean Leistico – Songs For A New World; Staging, Props, Costumes: Katherine Allison – Putting It Together; Projections: Jason Coats - First Date; Lighting Design: Chuck Cline – Next To Normal; Scenic Design: Doug Schroeder – Next To Normal
Dance Achievement
Jerry Birts – Songs For A New World; Alex Gumminger – Songs For A New World; Erin Roberston – Songs For A New World; LB – Songs For A New World
Featured Performer In An Ensemble Production
Alyson Golladay – Songs For A New World; Renee Blinn – Songs For A New World; Margo Mikkelson – Putting It Together; Stan Cole – Putting It Together
Supporting Performance In Multiple Productions
Miranda Brand – Putting It Together & First Date; Carson Tate – First Date & Songs For A New World; Scott Kruse – First Date & Next To Normal; Trevor Thoelke – First Date & Next To Normal
Supporting Actor
Carson Tate – First Date; Brooke Ariel – Next To Normal; Landan Stocker – Next To Normal; Trevor Thoelke – Next To Normal; Mishi Schueller – Next To Normal
Lead Actor
Sean Carder – First Date; Ashton Botts – First Date; Ashley Young – Next To Normal
Musical Direction
Guy Gardner – Songs For A New World; Michelle Allen McIntire – Putting It Together; Todd Gregory-Gibbs – First Date; Delano Mendoza-Holt & Caleb McCarroll – Next To Normal
Guy Gardner – Songs For A New World; Eric Magnus – Putting It Together; Jason Coats – First Date; Tiffany Schweigert – Next To Normal
Best Production
Songs For A New World; Putting It Together; First Date; Next To Normal

2020 and 2021 Season Recognition Honorees

Individual Acting
Scott Kruse - Titanic, Carson Tate - Company, Kay Noonan - Company, Julia Masterson - Laramie Project, Cara Hampton - Once
Duet Acting
Brent Custer & Christoph Cording - Laramie Project
Duet Vocal
Joy Richardson & David Loethen - Titanic, Kelsie Clark Massey & Robert Hingula - Once
Sean Leistico - Company
Musical Direction
Delano Mendoza - Titanic
Production Team Recognition
Once - Barb Nichols (Direction), Ashley Jones Rivers (Musical Direction), Christopher Barksdale-Burns (Choreography)
Ensemble Recognition
Titanic, Once
Volunteer Recognition Award
Eric Magnus

2019 Season Barney Award Recipients

Best Actress
Erica Baruth (Victor/Victoria) Victor/Victoria
Best Actor
Brian King (Baron Felix Von Gaigern) Grand Hotel: The Musical
Supporting Actress
Chelsea Rolfes (Siobhan) The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time
Supporting Actor
Tony Francisco (Dave Bukatinsky) The Full Monty
Costume Design
Mary Caitland Williams – Grand Hotel: The Musical
Scenic Design
Richard Burt - The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time
Valerie Martin – Mamma Mia!
Lighting Design
Alex Perry – Grand Hotel: The Musical
Cameo Performance
Raheem Fielder-Bey (Jimmy 1) AND Mark McNeal (Jimmy 2) - Grand Hotel: The Musical
Kevin Bogan – Grand Hotel: The Musical
Musical Director
Matthew Richardson – Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel: The Musical
Volunteer of the Year
Tim Dykes
Spirit Award
Miles Wirth, honoring his 22 appearances in Barn shows since 2010

2018 Season Barney Award Recipients

Volunteer of the Year
Paul Hough
Best Actor
Jonathan Rizzo (Bud) - The Bridges of Madison County
Best Actress
Krista Eyler (Velma Kelly) - Chicago
Best Supporting Actor
Alex Leondedis (David) - Torch Song Trilogy AND Jeff Smith (Stacee Jaxx) - Rock of Ages
Best Supporting Actress
JC Dresslaer ("Mama" Morton) - Chicago
Best Choreography
Valerie Martin - Urinetown
Best Costumes
Elise Campagna & Sarah Jeter - Urinetown
Best Technical Achievement
Doug Schroeder (Set Design) - The Bridges of Madison County
Best Dual Performances in a Single Season
Christoph Cording - Ensemble in Chicago & Charlie in The Bridges of Madison County
Best Musical Direction
Martha Risser - Chicago
Best Director
Eric Magnus - Rock of Ages
Best Production
Rock of Ages

2017 Season Barney Award Recipients

Best Actor
Andy Penn (John Proctor) - The Crucible
Best Actress
Allison Jones (Deloris Van Cartier) - Sister Act
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Nevins (Arpad Laszlo) - She Loves Me
Best Supporting Actress
Emma Cook (Mary Warren) - The Crucible
Male Cameo
Matt McGaugh (Busboy) - She Loves Me
Female Cameo
Vicki Kerns (Sister Mary Lazarus) - Sister Act
Technical Achievement
Sets - High Fidelity, Valerie Martin (Choreography) - She Loves Me, Amanda Rhodes (Props) - Rumors, Kimberly Thompson (Costumes) - Grey Gardens, J. Patrick Inlow (Lighting Design) - Sister Act
Best Musical Direction
Delano Mendoza - High Fidelity
Best Direction
Guy Gardner - Sister Act
Best Production
Sister Act

2016 Season Barney Award Recipients

Volunteer of the Year
Barb Nichols
Supporting Actress
Kristen May Altoro - Legally Blonde
Supporting Actor
Sean Leistico - The Elephant Man
Costume Design
Holly Daniel - The Elephant Man
Set Design
Doug Schroeder - Kiss of the Spider Woman
Lighting Design
Philip Leonard - The Elephant Man
Sound Design
Sean Leistico - The Graduate
Featured Performance
Pam Lutz Haskin - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ramsey Self and Valerie Martin - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Musical Director
James Levy - Legally Blonde
Guy Gardner - Legally Blonde
Maggie Marx - Legally Blonde
Coleman Crenshaw - The Elephant Man
Legally Blonde

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