Past PG Performers of the Year

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■ 2012 -- A trio: Mary Rawson as the dynamic lead in "August: Osage County" (Playhouse Rep); Leo Marks for his body of work in the Chekhov Festival (PICT); Tami Dixon for her multitasking one-woman show "South Side Stories" (City Theatre).

2011 -- Laurie Klatscher: Madeleine George's "Precious Little" at City Theatre and Tammy Ryan's "Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods" at Playhouse Rep.

2010 -- Simon Bradbury and Derdriu Ring: Willie Mossop and Maggie Hobson in "Hobson's Choice" (PICT).

2009 -- Robin Abramson: Una in "Blackbird" and the title character in "Mary's Wedding" (City Theatre).

2008 -- John Shepard: Willy Loman, "Death of a Salesman" (Playhouse Rep).

2007 -- David Whalen: George W. Bush in "Stuff Happens," Padraic in "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," Darcy in "Pride & Prejudice" and Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar" (all PICT).

2006 -- Douglas Rees: the cellist in "Opus" (City) and Sir Peter Teazle in "The School for Scandal" (PICT).

2005 -- Sheila McKenna: Mistress Quickly in "Henry IV" (PICT), ex-con in "Kimberly Akimbo" (Playhouse Rep), widow in "The Underpants" (City Theatre) and father in "Dog Face" (Quantum).

2004 -- Billy Porter: Booth in "Topdog/Underdog" (City) and James Thunder Early in "Dreamgirls" (CLO).

2003 -- Scott Ferrara: Hamlet in "Hamlet" and Cusins in "Major Barbara" (both PICT).

2002 -- Martin Giles: J.P.W. King in "The Gigli Concert" (PICT), Millet in "Fuddy Meers," Bob Cratchit in "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" and the art critic in "Inventing Van Gogh" (all City).

2001 -- Lisa Harrow: "Medea" (Public).

2000 -- Heath Lamberts: Marquis de Sade, "Quills" (Playhouse Rep).

1999 -- Etta Cox: "Sophisticated Ladies" (Gargaro).

1998 -- Robin Walsh: Title role in "Hapgood" (Quantum), Stella in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Starlight), Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Public), Maureen in "Pig" (Playhouse) and Mrs. Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol" (CLO).

1997 -- Tom Atkins: Thomas Dunne in "The Steward of Christendom" and James Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (both Public).

1995-96 -- Doug Mertz (Labor Day '95 to December '96): four shows.

1994-95 -- Maria Becoates-Bey: Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan," Motown trio in "Little Shop of Horrors," "Beehive" (all Gargaro), "Blues in the Night" (Hartwood), "Spunk" (City).

1993-94 -- David Butler: Gideon in "Playland" (City).

1992-93 -- Don Marshall: Title role in "The Man Who Lived Underground" (City) and Slow Drag, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (Public).

1991-92 -- Larry John Meyers: Kulygin, "Three Sisters," and Phil, "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (both Public).

1990-91 -- Elisabeth Orion: Miss Helen, "The Road to Mecca" (City).

1989-90 -- Richard McMillan: "Hamlet" (Shakespeare Festival) and The Chairman, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (Playhouse).

1988-89 -- Bingo O'Malley: Artie Shaughnessy, "The House of Blue Leaves" (City at Hartwood) and "Clarence Darrow" (City at Allegheny County Courthouse).

1987-88 -- Jim Abele: Title role in "The Hairy Ape," Karl-Heinz in "Edith Stein" and Felix in "The Normal Heart" (all Public).

1986-87 -- Lenora Nemetz: La Mome Pistache in "Can-Can" (CLO), Ilona in "She Loves Me" (Public) and Lois in "Perfect Party" (City).

1985-86 -- Jennifer Harmon: Mrs. Alving, "Ghosts," and Grace, "The Philanderer" (both American Ibsen Theater).

1984-85 -- Helena Ruoti: Portia in "The Merchant of Venice" (Shakespeare Fest), Meg in "Crimes of the Heart" (City), Marjorie in "Extremities" (Playhouse) and ensemble in "Becoming Memories" (Public).

1984 -- Daniel Southern: Hotspur in "Henry IV," Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Cassio in "Othello" (all Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival) and Richard in "Hay Fever" (Public).


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