There have been many people who have contributed a great deal to Holiday Actors over the years, and as such have been recognised with various awards.
The Laurel Langdon Award acknowledges those people who have given of their expertise, time and energy to the promotion and advancement of Holiday Actors Inc through their contribution to the current annual production. Laurel Langdon was elected Secretary of the Inaugural Committee in 1986 and worked tirelessly for Holiday Actors Inc in that capacity until her death in December 1995.
Life Membership is granted to recipients for their outstanding and/or extraordinary service to Holiday Actors Inc.
Inductees into the Hall of Fame are current or former junior members who have made an outstanding contribution to Holiday Actors, usually over a period of some years.
The Bernie Award acknowledges outstanding effort and committment by a Holiday Actors member (usually a cast member) involved in the current production. This award is named in recognition of the outstanding contribution made to Holiday Actors by Bernie Noonan (now Tichbon). Over a period of twenty years Bernie filled many roles, including Costume Coordinator, Advisory Committee member, President and Production Manager. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 and was awarded Life Membership in 1999.
The Merran Adams Award acknowledges outstanding effort and commitment by an orchestra member involved in the current Holiday Actors production. The award is named in recognition of the outstanding contribution made to Holiday Actors by the late Merran Adams. Merran was a “founding” member of Holiday Actors, being the music teacher at St Ann’s when the company began, and she continued to take a keen interest in, and provide generous support to, Holiday Actors until her passing in 2010.
Laurel Langdon Award Recipients
|2010||Margaret & Mike Coates|
|2008||Neil Ballard – Assistant Secretary|
|2007||Claire Macrae Drylie – Production|
|2006||Janet Punch – Secretary|
|2005||Erin Groves and Tom Ballard – Junior Presidents|
|2004||John Goodwin – Sets/Special Props/Backstage|
|2003||Sue Spartels – Presidents/Publicity|
|2002||Janet, Steve and Emmalee Bell – Production|
|2001||Elaine Walther – Follow Spot/Backstage|
|2000||Barrie Johnson – Stage Management|
|1999||Peter Linton – Set Construction|
|1998||Norma Koehne – Secretary|
|1997||Peter O’Keefe – Orchestra|
The Holiday Actors’ Hall of Fame
|2011||Louis Carvalho & Ali McLaren|
|2007||David “Moose” Prince|
|2002||Zack Pretlove, Steven Watts, Michael Williams|
|1995||Ami Thies, Jessica Howard|
|2014||Brooke Chambers, Sue Sloane|
|2009||Neil Ballard, Janet Punch|
|2006||Michael Williams, Steve Watts|
|2005||Janet Bell, Sue Spartels|
|2004||Claire Drylie, Rosemary Gunn, Joan McIntyre, Meike Van Zelst|
|2001||Barrie Johnson, Andrew Philpot|
|2000||John Goodwin, Simon Goodwin|
|1999||Bernie Noonan, Elaine Walther|
Bernie Award Recipients
Merran Adams Award