Entertainment • Readers Voice Awards 2009

Posted on 19 Mar 2009 at 7:28pm





OVAH-THEATRICAL: Diane Box-Worman and Kevin Moore ham up the melodrama. DANIEL A. KUSNER/Dallas Voice

BEST LOCAL DRAMATIC ACTOR
Kevin Moore

BEST LOCAL DRAMATIC ACTRESS
Diane Box-Worman



BEST LOCAL
PRODUCTION MUSICAL

The Who’s Tommy
Dallas Theater Center
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Ran, Aug. 27–Sept. 28, 2008.
214-522-8499
DallasTheaterCenter.org

When the Dallas Theater Center’s new gay artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, spent a year acquainting himself with the city before directing his first show, the anticipation he created was almost unbearable: How could he ever live up to the hype?

The answer, it turned out, was by producing "The Who’s Tommy," a breathless 90-minute funhouse ride that practically reinvented the musical format — or at least, showed the Kalita Humphreys Theater that it could rock.

With a diverse cast led by Cedric Neal and a live band providing the thunderous music, "Tommy" stood as a manifesto for what local theater can and should be. In a time of economic uncertainty, especially for arts institutions, it made a statement that not only does Dallas deserve its new Arts District development, it needs it.

— Arnold Wayne Jones



ON-AIR FAVE: In a seemingly plastic town like Dallas, TV journo Campos projects down-to-earth charisma. DANIEL A. KUSNER/Dallas Voice

BEST LOCAL
TV PERSONALITY

BEST LOCAL
TV NEWSPERSON

Gloria Campos
WFAA Channel 8
606 Young St.
214-748-9631
WFAA.com/GCampos

She possesses the bone structure and warmth of Paula Abdul — without the glassy look. Gloria Campos projects both dignity and approachability. And in well more than 20 years with WFAA-TV, the Metroplex’s ABC affiliate, there has never been a whiff of scandal about her.

Is it any wonder that Campos’ is gay Dallas’ favorite way to get local news?
Whether anchoring two newscasts, doing PSAs or producing her "Wednesday’s Child" reports, Campos is one reason TiVo has a replay button: We can’t get enough of her.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY
Jack E. Jett
Airs Saturdays and Sundays,
1 p.m.-3 p.m. on
Rational Radio 1360 AM
8701 John Carpenter Fwy.,
Ste 205
800-277-1637
RationalRadio.org

BEST DRAG PERFORMER
Cassie Nova
The Rose Room (at Station 4)
3911 Cedar Springs Rd.
Shows: Wed.-Sun. 11 p.m.
midnight and 1 a.m.
214-526-7171
Caven.com

BEST TV SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Time Warner Cable
866-863-4856
BuyTimeWarnerCable.com

BEST LOCAL TV STATION
WFAA Channel 8
606 Young St.
214-748-9631
WFAA.com

BEST LOCAL RADIO STATION
KERA-FM 90.1
3000 Harry Hines Blvd.
214-871-1390
KERA.org

BEST MOVIE THEATER
The Magnolia
3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 100
214-764-9106
LandmarkTheatres.com

BEST VIDEO RENTAL – MAINSTREAM
TapeLenders Video
3926 Cedar Springs Rd.
214-528-6344
TapeLenders.com

BEST VIDEO RENTAL – ADULT
TapeLenders Video
3926 Cedar Springs Rd.
214-528-6344
TapeLenders.com

BEST THEATER COMPANY
Uptown Players
2008 season included
"Bare: A Pop Opera,"
"Bent,"
"The Facts Of Life:
The Lost Episode,"
"Zanna, Don’t!" and
"Legends."
KD Studio Theatre
2600 N. Stemmons Frwy.
214-219-2718
UptownPlayers.org

BEST LOCAL MUSICAL ACTRESS
Denise Lee
Recent performances included
"Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar &
Grill," (Contemporary Theater of
Dallas, Jan. 25-Feb. 17) and "A
Christmas Carol,"(Dallas Theater
Center, Nov. 22-Dec. 28, 2008).

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Sue Ellen’s Vixen Lounge
3014 Throckmorton
214-559-0707
Caven.com

BEST LOCAL MUSICAL ACTOR
Gary Floyd
Recent performances included
"The Big Bang," (Theatre Three,
Aug. 14-Sept. 7, 2008) and "I
Love You, You’re Perfect, Now
Change," (Theatre Three, Jan.
15-Feb 22 2009)

MOST OVEREXPOSED PERSONALITY
Paris Hilton
ParisHilton.com

BEST LOCAL THEATER DIRECTOR
Cheryl Denson
Shows directed include
"Fiorello!"(Lyric Stage),
"Hello, Dolly!" (Lyric Stage),
"Bare" (Uptown Players)
and "A Year with Frog and Toad"
(Dallas Children’s Theater).

BEST CABARET PERFORMER – TIE
Anton Shaw and Denise Lee

BEST LOCAL FILM DIRECTOR
Robert L. Camina
Released the short
"Martini: The Movie" in Jan. 2009
CaminaEntertainment.com

BEST LOCAL PRODUCTION PLAY
"Bent"
Ran April 18–May 11, 2008 at
Uptown Players.
214-219-2718
UptownPlayers.org

BEST TOURING PRODUCTION

Jersey Boys
Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st. Ave.
214-565-1116
LiveAtTheMusicHall.com
JerseyBoysInfo.com
BEST LOCAL
MUSICIAN/BAND
Anton Shaw and the Bad Habits
AntonShaw.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2009.

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