Brad Stephens has accepted an invitation to present an award at the 12th Annual Column Awards Gala. This is the second year in a row Stephens has been requested for presenting duties at the prestigious event honoring excellence in theatre within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Stephens is also a nominee for Best Actor in a Musical (non-equity) at this year’s gala for his performance as Jekyll/Hyde in last October’s production of Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. This is his second nomination after winning Best Supporting Actor in a Play (non-equity) last year for his 2009 performance in All My Sons at ICT MainStage.
The Column Awards are voted by the entire Dallas/Fort Worth theatrical community. Actors, directors, artistic directors, producers, musical directors, choreographers, designers, publicists, local area theater critics, playwrights, and even patrons of theater nominate and vote for the best in every aspect of theatrical production. Over 300 productions were eligible and over 80 Theater companies participated in this year’s eligibility season.
The theme this year is The Rocky Horror Column Show! featuring an opening number celebrating the cult classic musical and starring many local talent. Broadway stars Max Von Essen, Tyler Maynard and Tony award-winner, Broadway legend Donna McKechnie will co-host the event with Column Founder and President, John Garcia.
The Gala will be held Monday, March 14, 2011 at the exquisite Carpenter Hall Theater at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas. Cocktail hour starts at 7:00pm with the awards ceremony starting at 8:00pm. For ticket or other information regarding The Column Awards, visit www.thecolumnawards.org.