10th Gawad Buhay Awards 2018 Winners Declared


Ten long years Philstage’s Gawad Buhay Awards just turned a decade old! What a milestone!  

The Gawad Buhay, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, once again honored the best performance and technical achievements of its member-companies’ productions last year; it also conferred the Natatanging Gawad Buhay for Lifetime Achievement to Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) president CB Garrucho and former Ballet Philippines artistic director Agnes Locsin.

Wishing ALL winners a huge congratulations on your victorious wins!

HONOR ROLL of GAWAD BUHAY 2018:

Outstanding Original Libretto
J-Mee Katanyag, “Tagu-taguan” (Peta) 

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
Jerry Respeto, “Ang Pag-uusig” (Tanghalang Pilipino/TP) 

Outstanding Musical Direction
Ejay Yatco, “Hair” (Rep)

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
Diwa de Leon, “Ibong Adarna” (BM)


Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production
Gerardo Francisco, “Ibong Adarna” (BM)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
PJ Rebullida, “Newsies” (9WT) 

Outstanding Costume Design
Bonsai Cielo, “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play” (Rep)

Outstanding Lighting Design
John Batalla, “Agnes of God” (Rep)

Outstanding Sound Design
Jethro Joaquin, “Agnes of God” (Rep)

Outstanding Set Design
Joey Mendoza, “Agnes of God” (Rep

Female Lead Performance in a Play
Roselyn Perez, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” (Rep)

Male Lead Performance in a Play (tie)
Joshua Spafford, “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play” (Rep)
JV Ibesate, “Ang Pag-uusig” (TP)

Female Featured Performance in a Play
Rebecca Coates, “Agnes of God” (Rep)

Male Featured Performance in a Play
Marco Viaña, “Ang Pag-uusig” (TP)


Female Lead Performance in a Musical
No nomination

Male Lead Performance in a Musical
Gian Magdangal, “Newsies” (9WT)

Female Featured Performance in a Musical
Aicelle Santos, “Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, The Musical” (GT

Male Featured Performance in a Musical
Baron Geisler, “Aurelio Sedisyoso” (TP)

Female Lead Performance in Modern Dance
No nomination

Male Lead Performance in Modern Dance
Rudy de Dios, “Ibong Adarna” (BM)

Female Featured Performance in Modern Dance
Sarah Alejandro, “Amada”/from “The Exemplars: Amada and Other Dances” (BP)

Male Featured Performance in Modern Dance
Romeo Peralta, “Ibong Adarna” (BM)

Female Lead Performance in Classical Dance
Denise Parungao, “Swan Lake” (BP)

Male Lead Performance in Classical Dance
Victor Maguad, “Swan Lake” (BP)


Female Featured Performance in Classical Dance
Abigail Oliveiro, “Don Quixote” (BM)

Male Featured Performance in Classical Dance
Peter San Juan, “La Bayadere” (PBT)

Outstanding Modern Dance Production
“Ibong Adarna” (BM)

Outstanding Classical Dance Production
“The Nutcracker” (BP) 

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
Dennis Marasigan, “Ang Pag-uusig” (TP)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
Robbie Guevara, “Newsies” (9WT)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
“Ang Pag-uusig” (TP) 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
“Newsies” (9WT) 

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Modern Dance
“Ibong Adarna” (BM)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Classical Dance
“Swan Lake” (BP)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
“Agnes of God” (Rep)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
“Newsies” (9WT) 

Outstanding Play—Original or Translation/Adaptation
“Ang Pag-uusig” (TP)

Natatanging Gawad Buhay Awardees
Agnes Locsin
CB Garrucho

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
“Agnes of God” (Rep)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
“Newsies” (9WT) 

Outstanding Play—Original or Translation/Adaptation
“Ang Pag-uusig” (TP)

Natatanging Gawad Buhay Awardees
Agnes Locsin
CB Garrucho

The almost four hours awards night was once again hosted by Red Turnip's Topper Fabregas and PETA's Meann Espinosa who were a perfect combination of laughter and fun. Never a dull moment! Congrats as well!

Happy 10th Year Philstage Gawad Buhay and here's to the next set of noms and awards next year...

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