The 25th annual Artie Awards, Buffalo's homespun answer to the Tonys, played out Monday night in the 710 Main Theatre.
The ceremony, by all accounts one of the more memorable in the history of the awards, was hosted by its founder, Anthony Chase, alongside popular Buffalo actors Charmagne Chi and Amy Jakiel.
Here are the winners, with links to Buffalo News reviews and other coverage:
Outstanding play: "Death of a Salesman," Irish Classical Theatre Company
Outstanding musical: "The Drowsy Chaperone," MusicalFare Theatre
Ensemble of a play: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," New Phoenix Theatre
Ensemble of a musical: "Gee's Bend," Paul Robeson Theatre
Director of a play: Bob Waterhouse, "All Quiet on the Western Front," New Phoenix Theatre
Director of a musical: Michael Walline for "Ain't Misbehavin'," MusicalFare Theatre
Actress in a play: Tie between Anne Gayley in "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" at O'Connell and Company and Kristen Tripp Kelley for "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" at the Irish Classical Theatre Company
Actor in a musical: Eric Rawski in "The Drowsy Chaperone," MusicalFare Theatre
Supporting actress in a play: Anne Roaldi Boucher in "After Miss Julie," Irish Classical Theatre Company
Supporting actress in a musical: Michele Marie Roberts in "Assassins," Second Generation Theatre
Supporting actor in a play: Greg Natale in "Orphans," Second Generation Theatre
Supporting actor in a musical: Michael Seitz in "Poseidon: The Upside Down Musical," Buffalo United Artists
Costume design: Ann Emo for "The Liar," Irish Classical Theatre Company
Lighting design: Emma Schimminger for "Songs for a New World," O'Connell and Company
Choreography: Kirsty E. Schupp for "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," MusicalFare Theatre
Set design: David King for "Journey's End," Kavinoky Theatre
Emanuel Fried New Play Award: "The Guns of Christmas" by Gary Earl Ross, Subversive Theatre
The annual Katharine Cornell Award for visiting artists went to Rebecca Elkin for her performance alongside her father Saul Elkin in the Jewish Repertory Theatre's production of "Beau Jest" and Kate LoConti for her starring role in the Irish Classical Theatre's production of "After Miss Julie."
The annual Artie career achievement awards went to veteran Buffalo music director Michael Hake and Buffalo United Artists co-founder and Artvoice columnist Javier Bustillos.
News Contributing Reviewer Ben Sigel contributed to this post.