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NAACP fetes Fishburne, Pettiford

Wolfe earns lifetime achievement award

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Laurence Fishburne won lead actor kudos for “Without Walls” and Valarie Pettiford landed lead actress honors for “Wild Party” at Monday night’s NAACP Theater Awards.

The 17th annual event, held at the DGA, honored George C. Wolfe with a lifetime achievement award; Ben Stiller presented.

Usher Raymond received the Spirit Award, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson presented Keith E. Hopps and Eliza-beth Valtierra with the Community Service Award.

Cynthia Marshall accepted the President’s Award after Brian McNight handed Gary Guidry and Je’Caryous Johnson the Trailblazer Award.

The evening was hosted by thesps Chandra Wilson of “Grey’s Anatomy” and Steve Harris of “The Practice.”

And the winners are…

Choreography — Equity
Jennifer Li, “Demeter in the City”

Choreography — Local
Ameenah Kaplan & Hasson Christopher, “Everyman for Himself”

Costumes — Equity
Jennifer Brawn Gittings, “Intimate Apparel”

Costumes – Local
Dana Peterson, “The Wild Party”

Director — Equity
Da Kink in My Hair – Marion J. Caffey

Director — Local
Ben Bradley, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

Director of a Musical — Local
Daniel Henning, “The Wild Party”

Ensemble Cast — Equity
“Da Kink in My Hair”

Ensemble Cast — Local
“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

Lead Female – Equity
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda – Erica Tazel

Lead Female — Local
Valarie Pettiford, “The Wild Party”

Lead Male — Equity
Laurence Fishburne, “Without Walls”

Lead Male — Local
Rodney Chaise Williams, “Strange Fruit on Rye”

Lighting – Equity
Intimate Apparel – Jennifer Setlow

Lighting — Local
Kathi O’Donohue, “Bluebonnet Court”

Music Director — Equity
Shishir Kurup & David Markowitz, “Demeter in the City”

Music Director — Local
Robbie Gillman, “Lizard”

Playwright — Equity
Trey Anthony, “Da Kink in My Hair”

Playwright — Local
Jason C. White, “The Dance: The History of American Minstrelsy”

Producer — Equity
Tom Parrish, San Diego Repertory Theater, “Intimate Apparel”

Producer — Local
Stacy Reed, Eddie Mills, Noah Wyle & The Blank Theater, “The Wild Party”

Set Design — Equity
Fred Kinney, “Intimate Apparel”

Set Design — Local
Joel David, “Bluebonnet Court”

Sound — Equity
M. Scott Grabau, “Da Kink in My Hair”

Sound — Local
Zig Gron, “Hercules on Normandie”

Supporting Female — Equity
Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson, “Intimate Apparel”

Supporting Female — Local
Fredericka Meek, “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin”

Supporting Male — Equity
Michael Shepperd, “Intimate Apparel”

Supporting Male — Local
Dig Wayne, “Fences”

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