Top shows of 2015 lauded
Most Outstanding Production of 2015 – King Lear, Summer Shakespeare; Most Outstanding New Zealand Production – Aotearoa , a NZ Rock Musical, Levin Performing Arts Society; Direction – Carl Terry, In at the Deep End, Foxton Little Theatre; Musical Direction – Barry Jones, Mamma Mia!, Abbey Musical Theatre; NZ Premiere – Aotearoa, a NZ Rock Musical; Female Actor – Val Andrew, Mamma Mia!; Male Actor – Bradford Meurk, Evita; Female Supporting Actor – Amy Hunt, Katte Johnstone, Mamma Mia!; Male Supporting Actor – Richard Mays, King Lear; Male Emerging Performer – Asaria Saili, Aotearoa, a NZ Rock Musical; Female Emerging Performer – Cileme Venkateswar, Eating the Wolf; Ensemble – Aotearoa, a NZ Rock Musical; Choreography – Ian Harman, British Invasion, Abbey Musical Theatre; Technical -Gordon Alve; Concept, Design & Costume – King Lear.
Wildcard awards for Convincing Connection: Bruce Sinclair and Sam Daly, King Lear; Matt Waldin and Jess Hong, Frankenstein; Mark Kilsby and Maree Gibson, Forget Me Not .
For Outstanding Cameo Appearances: Madison Hormann, Evita; Ethan Burmeister, We Made This; Stephanie Greenslade, Aotearoa, a NZ Rock Musical ; Alan West, Addams Family Musical; Maria Merrick, British Invasion.
Val Andrew won Best Female Performer of the Year for Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!