Best Local Singer (Female)

Laura Carrizales

Laura Carrizales has had quite a year. Along with her singing/life partner Mel Arizpe, she attended the World Karaoke Championship in Helsinki, and finished in the top three. In. The. World. And now, Carrizales individually, and Mi Diva Loca as a group, landed in the tops as readers’ favorite band and female singer. That’s something to sing about.

Best Dance Troupe/Event

Texas Ballet Theater

We love the arts, we love dance, and we love the fact that readers reached out to Fort Worth-based Texas Ballet Theater to pick their No. 1 dance company this year. Of course, TBT has reached out to readers, as well, staging many of their performances both at Bass Hall and here at the Winspear Opera House, meaning no troupe does a better job of giving all of North Texas a chance to enjoy the magic of dance.

Best Local Singer (Female)

Laura Carriales

Best Local Singer (Male)

Chris Chism

Best Theatrical Presenter

AT&T Performing Arts Center


Best Local Production/Play

Angels in America —
Part II: Perestroika

(Uptown Players)
Performed Sept. 28–Oct. 7, 2018, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

Best Local Production/Musical


(Dallas Theater Center and
AT&T Performing Arts Center)
Performed July 7–15, 2018,
at the Winspear Opera House.

Best Local Stage Director

Jeremy Dumont

Directing credits in 2018 include A Chorus Line (Uptown Players).

Best Local Dramatic Actor/Actress

Walter Lee

Performing credits include Angels in America — Part II: Perestroika (Uptown Players).

Best Local Musical Actor/Actress

Liz Mikel

Performing credits for 2018 included Hairspray and Steel Magnolias (both Dallas Theater Center).

Best Local Arts Organization

Turtle Creek Chorale

3630 Harry Hines Blvd., ste. 360.

Best Local Band, Group, or Musician

Mi Diva Loca

Best Dance Troupe/Event

Texas Ballet Theater