2021 Christopher Award Winners

Last night, Strauss Theatre Center welcomed volunteers and community members to celebrate the 2021 Christopher Awards! The night was filled with music, dancing, and a special look into next season’s shows.

16 awards were presented to the casts and crews of shows from our 88th and 89th seasons.  Check out the winners below!

  • Best Featured Actress in a Play or Musical:  Chrissy Gray, Godspell
  • Best Featured Actor in a Play:  Ken Bryan, A Christmas Carol
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Play:  Cassey Bernstein, Baskerville
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Play:  Benjamin McQuillin, Whose Wives Are They Anyway?
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Rachal Graham, Million Dollar Quartet
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical:  William McCandlish, Godspell
  • Best Female Debut:  Lisa Claire Milan, Little Women
  • Best Male Debut:  Stephen Paul Smith, Million Dollar Quartet
  • Best Actress in a Play:  Wendy Wilson Ryland, Whose Wives Are They Anyway?
  • Best Actor in a Play:  Troy Wold, Baskerville
  • Best Actor in a Musical:  Michael Matherne, Godspell
  • Best Set Design:  Keith Beard & Clint Downing, Whose Wives Are They Anyway?
  • Best Costume Design:  Gayle Frick, Little Women
  • Volunteer of the Year:  Taylor Michiels
  • Best Director:  Bob Chambless & Terri Larson Cunningham, Godspell
  • Best Production:  Million Dollar Quartet

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all of the nominees and volunteers for your hard work.  We can’t wait to see you all back for our 90th season!

Time to Celebrate!

Tomorrow night we celebrate the hard-working volunteers who made our 88th and 89th seasons possible with our (usually) annual Christopher Awards!

Volunteers, patrons, and members of the community are invited to join in on the fun as we honor the actors and creatives who brought eight fantastic shows to life on the Strauss mainstage, in Kiroli Park, and virtually amidst live audience restrictions. We are very excited to welcome everyone back as we close one chapter and kick off our 90th chapter!

Who will take home a coveted Christopher Award?  Find out Saturday, June 26th at 7PM.  Cocktail attire is preferred.

The 2021 Christopher Awards

After a tough year, it’s time to celebrate the hard work and talents of our amazing volunteers!  We’re happy to announce and invite you to the 2021 Christopher Awards honoring both the 88th and 89th seasons.  We had 8 stellar productions featuring countless actors, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, painters, builders, directors, backstage crew, and house staff all volunteering their time to bring continuous live theatre to Monroe.  Through the power of technology and some incredible luck with the weather, we were able to provide shows virtually and even produce an outdoor musical.

From our 88th season, we have GodspellLittle Women, and Baskerville.  From our 89th season, we have BellesMillion Dollar Quartet, Tuna Does Vegas, A Christmas Carol, and Whose Wives Are They Anyway?.

Make plans to attend on Saturday, June 26th at 7pm.  Members can vote online this year.  Click here for more info.