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Les Miz & Daniel’s Husband Reap Honors At Carbonell Awards

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Danuelk’s husband won Carbinell ZAwards Monday night inbckluidng best new play for playwright Michael McKeever, best production of a play for Island City Stage and best actor for Antonio Amadeo, left.

The tent-pole theater companies in South Florida took home a majority of the Carbonell Awards for excellence Monday night with one major exception – although several up-and-coming troupes had been nominated in an unusually competitive year.

That exception was the acclaimed play about gay marriage, Daniel’s Husband, produced by Island City Stage, a small but growing company committed to LGBT-themed works, a company that had a similar triumph two years ago with The TimekeepersDaniel’s Husband won best production of a play for the theater and best new play for playwright Michael McKeever.

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McKeever, who won the best new play award last year for Clark Gable Slept Here at Zoetic Stage, said, “This is really important to me….The play is about a gay couple, but it’s really about all of us.” He recently became engaged to his partner, Stuart Meltzer, and thanked him for “letting us put so much of our lives on stage.”

Antonio Amadeo took the best actor award for his portrayal of the partner in Daniel’s Husband who sees marriage as unnecessary until tragedy strikes in McKeever’s play. He honored McKeever for writing such a play at a crucial time in the country’s dealings with LGBT citizens. “I hope that I did justice to it and thank him that he trusted me to it.”

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for  SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 5, 2016

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Bill Hirschman maintains a daily, comprehensive, website about theater in south Florida. It includes a calendar listing, reviews of current productions, Q&A with some of the actors, directors and producers of shows. Bill was formerly the Sun-Sentinels Theater Reviewer. His arts coverage has appeared in Variety, American Theatre magazine, Playbill.com, A&E magazine, the Miami Herald among many other outlets.