BWW Phils. Awards’ Nominees Lauchengco, Glorioso, Tañada et. al. Win Big at Aliw Awards

Menchu Lauchengo-Yulo won the Best Actress
trophy at the recent 24th Aliw Awards for her
critically-acclaimed portrayal of Diana Goodman,
a mother who's suffering from manic depression,
 in the rock musical Next to Normal; she's also one
of the Best Leading Actress (Musical) nominees
at the 2011 Broadwayworld Philippines Awards.
(Graphic artwork c/o Atlantis Productions Inc.)
By Oliver Oliveros for

Manila, Philippines, November 9, 2011 -- BroadwayWorld (BWW) Philippines Awards' nominees Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Best Leading Actress [Musical] for Next to Normal); Jay Glorioso (Best Leading Actress [Play] for Love, Loss, and What I Wore); Vince Tañada (Best Direction of a Musical and Best Leading Actor [Musical] for Cory ng EDSA); Frances Makil Ignacio (Best Actress in a Featured Role [Play] for The Joy Luck Club); and Cory ng EDSA (Best Musical) were big winners at the 24th Aliw Awards, an award-giving body that recognizes excellence among Filipino practitioners in the fields of theater, opera, dance, live vocal performance, and instrumental performance.

At the Aliw Awards, Lauchengco, Glorioso, Tañada and Ignacio clinched the top acting prizes for their performances in Next to Normal (Atlantis Productions), In the Heights/A Little Night Music (Atlantis Productions), Cory ng EDSA (Philippine Stagers Foundation), and The Joy Luck Club (Repertory Philippines) respectively, which were announced during a dinner show held at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila last night.

Below were some of the winners:

Best Non-Musical Production: Rajah Indarapata (MSU); Best Musical Production: Cory ng EDSA (Philippine Stagers Foundation); Best Stage Director (Non-Musical): Tony Mabesa for Fake (UP Playwrights' Theater); Best Stage Director (Musical): Audie Gemora for Noli Me Tangere (Tanghalang Pilipino); Best Actor (Non-Musical): Joel Lamangan for Fake (UP Playwrights' Theater); Best Actor (Musical): Vince Tañada for Cory ng EDSA (Philippine Stagers Foundation); Best Actress (Non-Musical): Frances Makil Ignacio for The Joy Luck Club (Repertory Philippines); Best Actress (Musical): Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo for Next to Normal (Atlantis Productions); Best Actor in a Featured Role (Musical): Joel Trinidad for Kaos (Resorts World Manila); Best Actress in a Featured Role (Musical): Jay Glorioso for In the Heights and A Little Night Music (Atlantis Productions); Best New Group: Opera Belles (Philippine Opera Company); and Lifetime Achievement Award (Theater): Tony Mabesa.

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