Montie Awards announces ceremony presenters

The 2014-2015 Montie Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award is proud to announce the full confirmed line-up of presenters in each award category.

Those on the list include performers,technical artists, directors, community members and  guest celebrities that are excited to help celebrate the pursuit of excellence that this year’s nominees exhibit. These presenters include Denton Florian, director of the Sam Houston Documentary; Mary McCoy, a recent inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame; and Roy Harris, a former world heavyweight boxer.

The Monties will also present two people that hold a piece of local theater history you won’t believe that will be revealed at the very end of the ceremony.

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Q&A: Hunter McMahon says theater is ‘second family’

Hunter McMahon, seen above, accepts his award of the 2013 Best Minor Actor in a Musical for his role as Teen Angel in "Grease," directed by Travis Bryant. He has won two Montie Awards overall including one for Best Lead Actor in a Musical in 2012.
Hunter McMahon, seen above, accepts his award of the 2013 Best Minor Actor in a Musical for his role as Teen Angel in “Grease,” directed by Travis Bryant. He has won two Montie Awards overall including one for Best Lead Actor in a Musical in 2012.

Hunter McMahon has been no stranger to both The Owen and The Crighton theater over the years. His most recent acting appearance was as Dave in “Almost, Maine,” directed by Don Hampton.

He is a two-time Montie winner, claiming the prize every time he has been nominated. The first he won was Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his 2012 performance in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe’,” which is the most-nominated show of all time. His second was in 2013 for Best Minor Actor in a Musical for his role as Teen Angel in “Grease,” directed by Travis Bryant. The Monties sat down to talk with McMahon ahead of this year’s awards show.

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Q&A: Adena Nelson Sweeney talks love of acting, theater

Adena Nelson Sweeney, seen here, accepts her award for Best Overall Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Musical, Comedy or Drama at the 2011-2012 Montie Awards ceremony at The Owen Theater. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and the Best Overall award for her role in "Nunsense" directed by Travis Bryant.
Adena Nelson Sweeney, seen here, accepts her award for Best Overall Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Musical, Comedy or Drama at the 2011-2012 Montie Awards ceremony at The Owen Theater. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and the Best Overall award for her role in “Nunsense” directed by Travis Bryant.

Adena Nelson Sweeney won two awards at the first Montie Awards ceremony in 2012. She has the distinct honor of being the first to receive the Best Overall Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Musical, Comedy or Drama. What made the award interesting is that Sweeney won her award after being named Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in “Nunsense,” directed by Travis Bryant, rather than a leading role one might would assume would nab the title.

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