Awards

MacGuffin’s annual Shakespeare Awards celebrate acting achievements from our most recent year. Nominations are announced in December. The awards are hand-made by Taylor-Backes glass blowers in Boyertown, PA. The formal ceremony includes video presentations and live performances. We also have former Shakespeare Awards winners, instructors, staff and alumni to help us present the awards. 

Our 16th Annual Shakespeare Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7 PM at our space at the Adrienne in Philadelphia. Nominations will be announced in December 2014. The event is formal. MacGuffin students, family and friends are welcome to attend. Go to ‘This Season at MTF’ to buy your tickets.

2013 Award Winners

AwardActorProduction
Best CameoMariana LeoneThe Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge
Best Cabaret PerformanceMeredith Brandt
Best Character DevelopmentJulia HopkinsLove's Labour's Lost
Best Comedic PerformanceRobert GervasiChicago
Best Comedy Improv PerformanceWill Parmacek
Best Emerging YouthKate Kearns
Best Emerging TeenNell Amari
The Hitchcock Award for Youth LeadershipLily Cohen
Best Supporting Performance in a PlayMatt O'ConnorLove's Labour's Lost
Best Leading Performance in a PlayAlex GigantiLove's Labour's Lost
Best Supporting Performance in a MusicalJessica Boyle
Marshall Woodruff
The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge
The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge
Best Leading Performance in a MusicalAlex Giganti
Gaby Meckley
The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge
Chicago
Lifetime AchievementSarah Schieffelin
Rising Star AwardAva Charlot Lazin
Best EnsembleChicago

2012 Award Winners

AwardActorProduction
Best Cameo PerformanceMilan TrotmanJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Best Character DevelopmentMatt O'ConnorDodger
Best Comedic PerformanceAlex GigantiDodger
Best Comedy Improv PerformanceJacob Bowman
Best Emerging YouthIsabella Salvi
Best Emerging TeenKayla Warren
Best Supporting Performance in a PlaySarah SchieffelinThe Trojan Women
Best Leading Performance in a PlayAddie WeyrichThe Trojan Women
Best Supporting Performance in a MusicalJulia HopkinsDodger
Best Leading Performance in a MusicalMeredith Brandt
Daniel Wisniewski
Dodger
Dodger
Rising Star AwardSebi Santiago-Rivas
Lifetime AchievementAllison Boyle
Jake Westphal
Best EnsembleDodger
The Hitchcock Award for Youth LeadershipJulia Meckley
Best Cabaret PerformanceCharlotte Morris

2011 Award Winners

AwardActorPerformance
Best Cabaret PerformanceJulia Hopkins
Best Cameo PerformanceGiselle BrownThe Sound of Music
Best Character DevelopmentConor JandaTwelfth Night
Best Comedic PerformanceJacob BowmanThe Sound of Music
Best Comedy Improv PerformanceAleah Welsh
Best Emerging YouthIsabel GinsbergThe Sound of Music
Best Emerging TeenDylan DagenaisRent
Best Supporting Performance in a PlayNatalie TorpeyTwelfth Night
Best Leading Performance in a PlayOliver ShoulsonTwelfth Night
Best Supporting Performance in a MusicalAllison Boyle
Michaela Shuchman
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Best Leading Performance in a Musica;Daniel Wisniewski
Sarah Schieffelin
The Sound of Music
Rent
Rising Star AwardMeredith Brandt
Lifetime AchievementMichaela Shuchman
Best EnsembleThe Sound of Music
The Hitchcock Award for Youth LeadershipJessica BoyleYou're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

2010 Award Winners

AwardActorProduction
Best Caberet PerformanceAlexandra FrazierCabaret Camp
Best CameoJulia HopkinsMore Than Anything
Best Character DevelopmentAllison BoyleMore Than Anything
Best Comedic PerformanceConor JandaGrease
Best Comedy Improv PerformanceShannon LongThis Side Up
Best Emerging Performer TeenGaby Meckley
Best Emerging Performer Youth Mariana Leone
Best EnsembleThe Cruel Sister
Best Performance in a Musical or FilmEmma DitnesMore Than Anything
Best Performance in a Musical or FilmJack Saint ClairThe Tale of Orpheus
Best Supporting Performance (Musical or Film)David DimitrukMore Than Anything
Best Supporting Performance (Musical or Film)Sarah SchieffelinGrease
Rising Star Award Alex Giganti
Lifetime Achievement AwardBen Horwitz
Susannah Holub
The Hitchcock Award for Youth LeadershipFiona Tagliente