The Best of 2012: Part 6: ‘Best Ensemble of a Play’ and ‘Best Ensemble of a Musical’

Here’s our favorite Ensembles from plays and musicals in 2012 on DC Metro Area stages. Congrats to everyone on these lists and to everyone who appeared on our local stages in 2012!


‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’ at Faction of Fools: Left to Right: Joel David Santner, Toby Mulford, Tyler Herman, Sandra Mae Frank, Jessica Willoughby and Paul Reisman. Photo by Second Glance Photography.

A Commedia Christmas Carol at Faction of Fools.

A Trip to the Moon at Synetic Theater.

August: Osage County at The Keegan Theatre.

Hamlecchino at Faction of Fools.

Heroes at Everyman Theatre.

The Hot L Baltimore at Spotlighters Theatre.

Invisible Man at The Studio Theatre.

Love Loss & What I Wore at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

Marathon 33 at American Century Theater.

Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Master Harold…and the boys at Bay Theatre Company.

Our Class at Theater J.

Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers at No Rules Theatre Company.

Suicide, Incorporated at No Rules Theatre Company.

Suite Surrender at 1st Stage.

The Aliens at The Studio Theatre.

The Foursome at Bay Theatre Company.

The Government Inspector at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

The Normal Heart at Arena Stage.

The Taming of the Shrew at Synetic Theater.


The Cast of ‘The Brontes’: Dani Danger Stoller, Matthew Schleigh, Rich Nagel, Steve McWilliams, Debra Buonaccorsi, Jason Wilson, and Gillian Shelly. Photo courtesy of Steve Williams.

A Little Night Music at The Arlington Players.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Elden Street Players.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Damascus Theatre Company.

Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Review‘s The Brontes at The Capital Fringe Festival.

Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre.

Finian’s Rainbow at Catholic University.

Guys and Dolls at American University.

Hairspray at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore.

Into the Woods at George Mason University.

Legally Blonde: The Musical at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

Mame at Spotlighters Theatre.

Parade at Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts.

RENT at Silhouette Stages.

Shovel in the Dirt: A Grave Digger’s Musical at Stillpointe TheatreInitiative.

Spring Awakening at The Keegan Theatre.

Sweeney Todd at George Washington University.

Sunday in the Park with George at Kensington Arts Theatre.

Urinetown: The Musical at Arts Collective@HCC.

The Color Purple at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

The Music Man at Arena Stage.

The Phantom of the Opera at Young Artists of America.

Phantom at  Riverside Center Dinner Theater.


The Best of 2012: Part 1: Dance Memories, 10 Favorites of 2012 by Carolyn Kelemen.

The Best of 2012: Part 2: The Best Musicals of 2012.

The Best of 2012: Part 3: The Best of 2012: Part 3: Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 4: Best Performance by Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical.

The Best of 2012: Part 5: Best Director, Best Musical Direction, and Best Choreography of a Musical.



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