2006 AACTA Onyx Awards
Winners & Nominees

Best Production of a Drama or Comedy
1) Seven Guitars - Kuntu Repertory Theatre
2) Lillie Willie Armstrong Jones - Kuntu Repertory
3) Purlie Victorious - New Horizon Theatre
4) Joe Turner’s Come and Gone - PPTCO
  
Best Direction of a Play, Drama, or Comedy
1) Ernest McCarty - Purlie Victorious
2) E.J. Morris - Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
3) Vernell Lillie - Lillie Willie Armstrong Jones
4) Ron OJ Parsons - Hood Winked
  
Best Lighting Design of a Play
1) Jason Peroney -Lillie Willie Armstrong Jones
2) Kenneth Carter - Hood Winked
3) Jason Peroney - Seven Guitars
4) Ricki McKissisk - Legend of the Black Mariner
  
Best Costume Design in a Play
1) Michelle Leway - Legend of the Black Mariner
2) Heddie Thomas/EJ Morris - Joe Turner’s
3) Heddie Thomas - Steal Away
4) June Seale - Lillie Willie Armstrong Jones
  
Best Leading Actress in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Kimberly Ginyard - Seven Guitars
2) Kimberly El - American Menu
3) Jeannine Foster-McKelvia - American Menu
4) Vanessa Germany - Steal Away
  
Best Leading Actress in a Musical or Revue
1) Teri Bridget - Mahalia Jackson
2) Teri Bridget - Xmas is Comin’ Uptown
3) Violet Berry - Black Nativity
  
Best Leading Actor in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Wali Jamal - A Soldier’s Play
2) Joshua Ray - Legend of the Black Mariner
3) Wali Jamal - Purlie Victorious
4) Leo Beatty - A Soldier’s Play
  
Best Leading Actor in a Musical or Revue
1) Kevin Brown - Xmas is Comin’ Uptown
2) Rich Huthchins - Mahalia Jackson
3) Jonathan Berry - Black Nativity
  
Best Minority Actor in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Jerry Wienand - Purlie Victorious
2) Mark Thompson - Hood Winked
3) John Palucka - Purlie Victorious
4) Nathan Hollabaugh - A Soldier’s Play
  
Best Up and Coming Youth Actor
1) Roger Randolph - Xmas is Comin’ Uptown
2) Emmanual Walker - Legend of the Black Mariner
3) Michael Curry - Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Best Ensemble in a Play
1) American Menu - New Horizon Theatre
2) Hoodwinked - PGH Playwriters Theatre Co.
3) Seven Guitars - Kuntu Repertory Theatre
4) Legend of the Black Mariner - PGH Playwriters
   
Best Direction of a Musical, Revue, or Dance
1) Vernell Lillie - Mahalia Jackson
2) Monn Washington - Black Nativity
3) E.J. Morris - Xmas is Comin Uptown
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Best Sound Design in a Play
1) Wayne Gaines - Seven Guitars
2) Mark Whitehead - Hood Winked
3) Sean Donaldson - Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
4) Wayne Gaines - Lillie Willie Armstrong
   
Best Set Design in a Play
1) Seven Guitars - Kenny Ellis/ Diane Melchitzky
2) American Menu - Jame Thomas/ Matt Ferrucci
3) Joe Turner’s - Mark Southers
4) Hood Winked - Diane Melchitzky/Mark Southers
   
Best Supporting Actress in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Mayme Williams - Legend of the Black Mariner
2) Rita Gregory - Seven Guitars
3) Candice Smith - Lillie Willie Armstrong
4) Brenda Marks - Purlie Victorious
   
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical or Revue
1) Genna Styles - Mahalia Jackson
2) Jeannine Foster-McKelvia - Xmas is Comin’ Uptown
3) Willa Cotten - Black Nativity
   
Best Supporting Actor in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Nathan James - Lillie Willie Armstrong
2) Nathan James - Seven Guitars
3) Wali Jamal - Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
4) KL Brewer - Purlie Victorious
   
Best Equity Actor in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Ben Cain - Lillie Willie Armstrong Jones
2) Doug Pona - Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
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Best Minority Actress in a Play, Drama or Comedy
1) Barbara Russell - Hood Winked
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Best Up and Coming Youth Actress
1) Tvia  Arrington - Legend of the Black Mariner
2) Taylor Whitley - Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
3) Maya Randolph - Xmas is Comin’Uptown

 
 
AACTA Rob Penny Lifetime Achievement Award:
William Mayfield