The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards

PAMTA awards were presented Monday, June 23 at the Winningstad Theatre.

MC Margie Boulé handed out trophies in 17 categories.

Awards were presented to:



  • "Les Miserables"
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Performance
  • Staged!
  • Greg Tamblyn
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Directing
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Robert Guitron
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
  • "The Wild Party"
  • Live On Stage
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • For Outstanding Production
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Mel Kubik
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Rebecca McDade
  • For Outstanding Achievement: Youth Performer
  • "Les Miserables"
  • Staged!
  • Lindsay Kleinman
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
  • "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
  • Lakewood Theater
  • Glenn Gauer
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Set Design
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Gene Dent
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Lightning design
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Daniel Hallberg
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
  • "Singing in the Rain"
  • Broadway Rose
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Production
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Fish Truck
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Original Song
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • "The Ghosts of Celilo"
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Original Score
  • ART, Youth Resources Incorporated
  • Sara Catherine Wheatley
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Acting in a Lead Role
  • "The Last Five Years"
  • Stumptown Stages
  • Todd Tschida
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Acting in a Supporting Role
  • "Floyd Collins"
  • Stumptown Stages
  • Michele Mariana
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Acting in a Supporting Role
  • "Cabaret"
  • Portland Center Stage
  • Bruce Blanchard
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Acting in a Lead Role
  • "The Secret Garden"
  • Staged!
  • Erin Charles
  • For Outstanding Achievement in Acting in a Lead Role
  • "The Wild Party"
  • Live On Stage


Photographic Highlights


Sung to the tune of "The Little Things"


It's the little things you do together
Do together
Do together
That make perfect performances
The roles that you pursue together
Credits you accrue together
Looks you misconstrue together
That make theatre a joy
mm hmmm
It's the little things you share together
Swear together
Wear together
That make perfect performances
Rehearsals you enjoy together
Co-stars you annoy together
Plays that you destroy together
That keep theater fresh
It's not so hard to be actors
When many maneuver as one
It's not so hard to be actors
And Holy Crap is it fun
It's sharing little winks together
Drinks together
Kinks together
That make dressing rooms a joy
It's tickets that you shop together
Habits that you stop together
Costumes that you swap together
That make perfect performances
uh huh
mm hmmm
It's not talk of love and the shows up ahead
that allow you to get through the worst
It's "I do" and "You don't" and "No one can see me,"
And who brought "the method" up first?
It's the little things
The little things, the little things, the little things
It's getting to the source together
Shouting till you're hoarse together
Getting really coarse together
That make perfect performances
Becoming a cliche together
Growing old and gray together
Learning that you're gay together
That make theatre a joy
It's not so hard to be actors, it's much the simplest of crimes
It's not so hard to be actors, i've done it 64 times
It's the people that you hate together
Date together
Separate together (ha!)
That make theatre a joy
The lines that you forget together
Critic's pans you sweat together
Going into debt together
That makes perfect performances
uh huh kiss kiss mm hmmm

Special thanks to:

Robyn Williams of the PCPA
Margie Boulé, MC
Reece Marshburn Trio
Jerry Rousselle Photography
Jennifer Skyler, award wrangler
KC St John for the handmade trophies

A memorium of Jason Ogan was read, and a moving ovation was given.



PAMTA 2008 nominations.