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Kerr Russell sponsors Wilde Awards "Rising Star," honors late Michigan theatre luminary Terry Heck

August 30, 2018

"This year, EncoreMichigan renamed its Rising Star Award, sponsored by Kerr Russell, the Terry Heck Rising Star Award, named for the late Terry Heck, who was tragically killed in a motor-car accident earlier this year. Heck, winner of last year’s Best Actress in a Play Award, was a beloved theater professor at Eastern Michigan University in addition to having decades of top acting and directing credits. The winner of the award was Christian Perez, who performed an incredibly challenging role in What A Do Theatre’s production of Angels in America. WHAT A DO THEATRE is based in Springfield, Michigan." The full rundown of the 2018 Wilde Awards can be found here: https://lnkd.in/e6RcYxu.

Kerr Russell Director of Marketing Roy Sexton emceed the awards ceremony on Monday, August 27 at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a critic for EncoreMichigan. Kerr Russell-sponsored La Cenerentola by Opera MODO was nominated for two awards and received one for "Best Opera."

Great summary for Michigan Radio from David Francis Kiley - EncoreMichigan.com publisher/editor - of this week’s Wilde Awards: http://www.michiganradio.org/post/theater-talk-wilde-awards-celebrate-best-michigan-s-local-theater-scene

Give it a listen. Great celebration of our amazing talent here, of their unique approaches to the work, and of the great venues in Michigan. And Kerr Russell gets a shout out too. Thanks, David. #GoWilde


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