Telsey leads Artios casting awards

Honors for casting TV and theater awarded

The winners of the 24th annual Artios Awards for casting were announced Monday, with the career achievement nod going to Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the late Mali Finn honored with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Los Angeles branch of the awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, and Julie Halston emceed the Gotham event at Caroline’s on Broadway.

Bernard Telsey, Jim Carnahan and James Calleri were among the Gotham winners. Telsey, head of Bernard Telsey Casting, picked up three awards, two with Will Cantler — for Broadway drama (“The Homecoming”) and regional theater (“33 Variations”) — and a third with Bethany Knox for Broadway tuner (“In the Heights”).

Carnahan nabbed the laurel for Rialto comedy (“Boeing-Boeing”) and Calleri took the trophy for Off Broadway offering (“The Seagull” at Classic Stage Company).

Judy Blye Wilson won the daytime TV award for “All My Children,” while the New York Apple Award went, as previously announced, to Disney Theatrical producer Thomas Schumacher.

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