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25th Aliw Awards bare 2012 finalists

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MANILA, Philippines—Now on its 25th year, Aliw Awards will honor once again the best of the best among local actors, singers, musicians, stand-up comedians, dancers, concert producers, directors and other distinguished individuals of the performing arts at 7 p.m., November 26 at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel.

Danny Dolor, Jose Mari Chan, UP Concert Chorus and Imelda Papin are this year’s recipients for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For its Hall of Fame category, the recipients are the UP Singing Ambassadors and the Quezon City Performing Arts.

Aliw Awards is headed by founding and current president Alice H. Reyes. Poet-actor-professor-writer Frank Rivera and Sonny Valencia are heads of this year’s screening committee.

The complete list of finalists follows:

25th ALIW AWARDS FINALISTS 2012

BEST CHILD PERFORMER

Alon Severino (Totong Hilot/Virgin Labfest 8)

Atasha Muhlach (Sound of Music/Resorts World)

Anton Posadas (King and I/Resorts World)

Annika Allado (Sound of Music/Resorts World)

BEST NEW ARTIST

Ana Melisa

Jayke Reyes

KZ Tandingan

Zendee Rose Tenerefe

Derek Monasterio

BEST NEW ARTIST (Group)

All for Patricia

She’s Only Sixteen

Down to Mars

The Filipino Tenors

BEST DANCE COMPANY

G Force

Ballet Manila

St Dominic Savio Dance Troupe

Dangoan Pangasinan

Bungkos Palay, Science City of Munoz NE

Kaloob Music and Dance Ministry

BEST CULTURAL GROUP

Tanghalang SLU (Baguio City)

Sipat Lawin Ensemble (PHSA)

Harlequin Theater Guild (DLSU)

RPSA Cultural Troupe, Angono Rizal

PUP Bataan  Banda Kawayan

BEST CHORAL GROUP

SLU Chorale (Bagiuo City)

Samiweng Singers (Ilocos Norte)

SDS Chorale (Tandag City, Surigao del Sur)

UST Singers

University of the Visayas Chorale

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST

Mary Ann Espina (Piano)

Rudolf Golez (Piano)

Joseph Esmilla (Violin)

Princess Ibanez (Violin)

Antoni Josef Inacay (Cello)

John Raymond Sarreal (Flute)

BEST EMCEE (FEMALE)

Tessa Prieto-Valdez

Issa Litton

Ladine Roxas

Iza Calzado

Jackie Aquino

BEST EMCEE (MALE)

Luis Manzano

Sam YG

Raymond Gutierrez

RJ Ledesma

Mike Lim

Raymond Lauchengco

BEST STAND UP COMEDIAN

Rex Navarette (Newport Performing Arts Center)

Jon Santos (Music Museum)

Barbie of Siquijor (Kazadja Comedy Bar, Pagadian City)

Wendell Valdez (22nd Street, Cebu City)

Anton Diva (Punchline)

BEST CLASSICAL DANCER

Lisa Macuja (Swan Song Series/Ballet Manila)

Carissa Adea (Songs/Ballet Philippines)

Emmanuel Guillermo (Songs/Ballet Philippines)

Cyril Fallar (Songs/Ballet Philippines)

BEST CLASSICAL PERFORMER

Dondi Ong

Arthur Espiritu

Andrew Fernando

Randy Gilongo

Clarissa Ocampo

Jonathan Badon

BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN

Pobreng Alindanaw (Teatrong Gala)

Wizard of Oz (Repertory Philippines)

Jack and the Beanstalk (Kids Act Philippines)

Umaaraw, Umuulan, Kinakasal ang Tikbalang (UP Playwrights Theater)

BEST NON MUSICAL PRODUCTION

Bona (PETA)

Sintang Dalisay (Tanghalang Ateneo)

Totong Hilot (Virgin Labfest 8)

Kafatiran (Virgin Labfest 8 )

The Seagull/Ang Tagak (Dulaang UP)

Unang Ulan ng Mayo (DLSU Harlequin Theater Guild)

BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION

Sound of Music (Resorts World)

Walang Sugat (Tanghalang Pilipino)

Jack at Mahiwagang Beanstalk (Gantimpala Theater Foundation)

Noli Me Tangere, The Opera (Dulaang UP)

King and I (Resorts World)

BEST STAGE DIRECTOR (NON-MUSICAL)

Ricardo Abad (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo)

Soxie Topacio (Bona/PETA)

Bobby Garcia (God of Carnage/Atlantis)

Roeder Camanag (Alejandro/Virgin Labfest 8)

JK Anicoche (Kafatiran/Virgin Labfest 8)

Romualdo Tejada (Unang Ulan ng Mayo/Harlequin Theater Guild

BEST STAGE DIRECTOR (MUSICAL)

Freddie Santos (King and I/Resorts World)

Chari Arespacochaga (Rock of Ages/Atlantis)

Alex Cortez (Noli Me Tangere, the Opera/Dulaang UP)

Arthur Casanova (Seussical The Musical/Brent International)

Jeffrey Camanag/Allain De Leon (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk/GTF)

BEST ACTOR (NON MUSICAL)

Edgar Allan Guzman (Bona/PETA)

Jeremy Domingo (Woman In Black/Dulaang Kalay)

Marco Viana (Kafatiran/Virgin Labfest 8)

Paul Jake Paule (Kuneho/Virgin Labfest 8)

Leo Rialp (The Forsaken House/Dulaang UP)

Kalil Almonte (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo)

BEST ACTRESS (NON MUSICAL)

Eugene Domingo (Bona/PETA)

Menchu Lauchengco Yulo (God of Carnage/Atlantis)

Sherry Lara (Isa Pang Soap Opera/Virgin Labfest 8)

Mosang (Pobreng Alindanaw/Teatrong Gala)

Frances Makil Ignacio (Ang Tagak/ Dulaang UP)

Anna Abad Santos (Seagull/Dulaang UP)

BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL)

Leo Valdez (King and I/ Resorts World)

Ariel Rivera (Sound of Music/Resorts World)

Ivan Nery (Noli Me Tangere, the Opera/ Dulaang UP)

Bimbo Cerrudo (King and I/Resorts World)

Lucky Mercado (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk/Gantimpala Theater Foundation)

Patrick Libao (Joe: Filipino Rock’sical/Philippine Stagers Foundation)

BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL)

Joanna Ampil (Sound of Music/ResortsWorld)

Monique Wilson (King and I/Resorts World)

Liesl Batucan (Forbidden Broadway/Upstart Productions)

Sheila Valderama (King and I/Resorts World)

Myramae Meneses (Noli Me Tangere, the Opera/ Dulaang UP)

Cris Villongco (Sound of Music/Resorts World)

BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE

Aiza Seguerra  (Rock of Ages/Atlantis)

Pinky Amador (Sound of Music/ResortsWorld)

Pinky Marquez (Sound of Music/Resortsworld)

Peewee O’Hara (Isa Pang Soap Opera/Virgin Labfest 8)

Gina Respall (King and I/Resorts World)

Tanya Manalang (King and I/ Resorts World)

BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE

Phil Noble (Bona/PETA)

Joey Paras (Bona/PETA)

Abner Delina Jr. (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk/Gantimpala Theater Foundation)

Franco Laurel (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown/9 Works Theatrical)

Brian Sy (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo)

Fred Lo (Sound of Music/Resorts World)

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Mike Villegas/Ria Osorio (Aiza Seguerra Bente Singko)

Mel Villena (Swings Out with AMP Band)

Edru Abrahan (Sintang Dalisay)

RJ Jimenez (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk)

BEST CONCERT STAGE DIRECTOR

Robert Sena (Swings Out with AMP Band)

Floy Quintos (Jed Madela Beyond Expectations)

Freddie Santos (Mad for Music)

Paul Basinillo (SG/24)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN HOTELS, MUSIC LOUNGES, BARS (FEMALE)

Pat Castillo (Tap Room/Manila Hotel)

Judith Banal (Bar 360/Resorts World)

Julienne Tarroja (Chef and Brewers)

Cathy Go (70’s Bistro, QC)

BEST PERFORMER IN HOTELS, MUSIC LOUNGES, BARS (MALE)

Tony Marino ( La Cuisine Francaise)

Ronnie Diao (Moomba Bar)

Florante (My Brother’s Moustache)

Arthur Manuntag (Top of  Sheraton)

BEST PERFORMER IN HOTELS, MUSIC LOUNGES AND BARS (GROUP)

Draybers (Resorts World)

Bobby Mondejar and Friends (My Brother’s Moustache)

Mulatto (Resorts World)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT (MALE)

Dingdong Avanzado (Tatlong Bente Singko/Music Museum)

Jed Madela (Back to Basics/Music Museum)

Noel Cabangon (Tuloy ang Byahe/Music Museum)

Gerald Santos (Isang Pasasalamat/Peta Theater)

Bo Cerrudo (Cerrudo atTeatrino)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT (FEMALE)

Isay Alvarez (Swings Out with AMP Band/Teatrino)

Yeng Constantino (Ok Lang Maging Single/Music Museum)

Sitti (Most Requested/Music Museum)

Jonalyn Viray (One Love/Metro Bar)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT (GROUP)

Parokya ni Edgar (Rap Rocker/ Metro  Bar)

Gloc 9 (Rap Rocker/ Metro Bar)

Kamikaze (Rap Rocker/Metro Bar)

The Angelos (Prism of Harmony/Meralco Theater)

BEST COLLABORATION IN A CONCERT

Jose Mari Chan/Richard Poon   (Songwriter and the Crooner/PICC)

Lea Salonga/Cecille Licad/ Lisa Macuja (Legends and Classics/CCP)

Sharon Cuneta/Martin Nievera (Once in a Lifetime/Araneta Coliseum)

Ogie Alcasid/Regine Velazquez (Mr and Mrs A,/Araneta Coliseum)

Aiza Seguerra/Duncan Ramos (Sessions of Love/Music Museum)

Jose and Wally (Concert for Every Juan/Araneta Coliseum)

BEST MAJOR CONCERT (MALE)

Jed Madela (Beyond Expectations/CCP)

Kean Cipriano (One Stage One Night/Aliw Theater)

Christian Bautista (X Class/Meralco Theater)

Eric Santos (Greatest Theme Songs/Meralco Theater)

BEST MAJOR CONCERT (FEMALE)

Aiza Seguerra (Bente Singko/Araneta Coliseum)

Sarah Geronimo ( SG/24 /Araneta Coliseum)

Anne Curtis (Annebisyosa No Other Concert/Araneta Coliseum)

IMELDA Papin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/imeldapapin.com

LIFETIME  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Danny Dolor

Jose Mari Chan

UP Concert Chorus

Imelda Papin

HALL OF FAME

UP Singing Ambassadors

QC Performing Arts


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