The Charlie Awards
Gaslight Theatre recognizes its outstanding volunteers and stage talent at the annual Charlie Awards Ceremony with several awards. The Charlie Awards, which are presented for excellence on stage, are named for Charles Norman Duff, a supporter of the Gaslight Theatre at its inception and for many years following.
The Ron O’Neal Friend of the Gaslight Award
The Ron O’Neal Friend of the Gaslight Award is presented to an outstanding volunteer for service above and beyond the call of duty. Recipients may be recognized for their work on stage, backstage or in administration. It is in memory of Ron O’Neal, a special long-time supporter of Gaslight.
The Gene Nash Scholarship Award
The Gene Nash Scholarship Award was presented for the first time in 1998. It is presented to a student attending college with plans for a degree in the performing/dramatic arts. Lee Nash established this award in memory of her husband, Gene Nash, and the theatre is honored to continue it. For many years before his death, the name Gene Nash was synonymous with the Gaslight and he is greatly missed.
The Gene Riggs Technical Award
The Gene Riggs Technical Awards was first awarded in 2001. It was created to acknowledge an individual, who like the awards namesake, gives above and beyond the call in the "backstage and technical" arena.
"The Toddy" Award
The Toddy Award for overacting is unique in that it was developed and presented by its namesake, Todd Smith. Never one to demur on chewing up the scenery, Todd relished the opportunity to turn a small part into a scene- stealing one. This award, now presented in his memory, celebrates that joy.