Each year, ZTP honors a special group of people for their hard work & dedication to Zilker Theatre Productions and the Zilker Summer Musical. The Bil Pfuderer Award, Outstanding Crew Member Award, John S. Faulk Award and the Deacon Crain Award were presented to these deserving folks on closing night.
The Bil Pfuderer Award
Each year since the mid-eighties, one male and one female ensemble member has been selected to win the Outstanding Ensemble Member Bil Pfuderer Award. The award was created to recognize outstanding ensemble cast. ZTP continues this award as recognition of how important the ensemble is each year not only with their performance, but also being a key factor in keeping alive our proud offstage “Summer Musical Family” environment.
The award was created to recognize someone who has gone beyond what is just required in their role, has shown exemplary helpfulness to others and the show, exhibits consistent professionalism and inspires others through their dedication to the show’s success both on and off stage. It’s not just a popularity contest, rather a way to recognize someone who has continuously inspired others by their example.
2014 Recipients: Grace Morton & Ian J. Bethany
Outstanding Crew Member Award
The award was created to recognize one male and one female who has gone beyond what is just required in their role as a crewmember, has shown exemplary helpfulness to others and the show.
2014 Recipients: Lauren Distiler & James Chapman
The John S. Faulk Award
This award is given by the Board of Directors to an individual or company that has contributed, in partnership with ZTP, to the upkeep of & improvements to the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater or any other venue, entity or event that ZTP supports or is responsible for that is not the Zilker Summer Musical.
2014 Recipients: Wilson Roofing and Christianson AC & Plumbing
The Deacon Crain Award
This award is given by the Board of Directors to an individual, family, group or entity that has demonstrated substantial & enduring support for the Zilker Summer Musical. Deacon Crain performed in the Zilker Summer Musical during its early years and served on the Board of Directors until his death in 1998. He was a tireless supporter giving of his time & money during the formative years of the Summer Musical. He was the first recipient in 1993 and the award carries his name in recognition of the long standing tradition he helped create.
2014 Recipient: Laura Powell
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients! ZTP is so grateful for your tireless efforts in helping to keep this Austin tradition alive!