TANGHALANG Pilipino bagged both Outstanding Play and Outstanding Musical Production awards with Doc Resureccion: Gagamutinang Bayan and Stageshow at the 2012 Philstage Gawad Buhay awards held on June 16 at the Star Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.
Directed by Tanghalang Pilipino’s Associate Artistic Director Tuxqs Rutaquio and featuring Tanghalang Pilipino’s Actors Company, Doc Resureccion: Gagamutinang Bayan triumphed over its fellow Tanghalang Pilipino offering Walang Kukurap, PETA’s Haring Lear and Bonaand Repertory Philippines’ Next Fall. It was awarded the Layeta Bucoy the Outstanding Original Script award.
Tanghalang Pilipino’s musical Stageshow, besides being adjudged as the Outstanding Musical Production garnered a total of nine awards including the Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical, Outstanding Stage Direction for Chris Millado, Outstanding Book or Original Libretto for the late Mario O’Hara, Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical for Denisa Reyes, Outstanding Sound Design for TJ Ramos, Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Musical for Shamaine Centenera Buencamino, Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Musical for Angelina Kanapi, and Outstanding Male Featured Performance in a Musical for Rody Vera.
Not to be outdone, Tanghalang Pilipino’s Walang Kukurap won the Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play besting PETA’s Bona and Repertory Philippines’ Next Fall.
Tanghalang Pilipino’s founder Nonon Padilla was given the Lifetime Achievement Award together with Fides Cuyugan Asencio and Denisa Reyes.