King and I and Curious Incident Among Winners of Artios Awards for Casting | Playbill

News King and I and Curious Incident Among Winners of Artios Awards for Casting The Casting Society of America (CSA) presented the 31st annual Artios Awards Jan. 21, celebrating excellence in casting for film, TV, web series and 12 categories of theatre. Bernard Telsey, Michelle and Robert King and Danny Boyle were among those who were honored.

Bernard Telsey

The Artios Awards are held in bi-coastal ceremonies in Los Angles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and in New York at the Hard Rock Café.

Danny Boyle was honored with the Artios Career Achievement Award "in recognition of his contributions to film and television, and for his longstanding creative collaborations with some of the pre-eminent casting directors working today."

Husband and wife writing duo Michelle and Robert King took home the New York Apple Award, "recognizing individuals who have made special contributions to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors."

Casting director Bernard Telsey received the Hoyt Bowers Award, "honoring esteemed casting professionals who have elevated the casting profession by embodying the unique spirit, ideals and creativity of famed casting director, Hoyt Bowers."

The Artios awards are given annually to CSA members for originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. They are named for the Greek word meaning "perfectly fitted."

Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America, said in an earlier statement, "We’re thrilled to honor Danny Boyle, Michelle and Robert King, and Bernard Telsey at the 2016 Artios Awards. What’s most impressive with this year’s list of honorees is the sheer scope of their contributions to the entertainment industry. Across film, television and theatre, they’ve shown us that a career full of quality work is possible, with their deep understanding and commitment to the craft of casting."

A list of theatrical winners follows.

New York Broadway Theatre – Comedy:
 You Can’t Take It With You: Jim Carnahan, Jillian Cimini (Associate)
New York Broadway Theatre – Drama: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Daniel Swee, Cindy Tolan, Adam Caldwell (Associate)
New York Broadway Theatre – Musical:  The King and I: Abbie Brady-Dalton
New York Theatre – Comedy:  A Month in the Country: James Calleri, Paul Davis
New York Theatre – Drama:  Between Riverside and Crazy: William Cantler, Karyn Casl (Associate)
New York Theatre – Musical:  Clinton The Musical: Tara Rubin, Kaitlin Shaw
Regional Theatre East:  Carousel: Jay Binder, Claire Simon (Location Casting), Becca McCracken (Associate)
Regional Theatre West:  Othello: Tara Rubin
Los Angeles Theatre:  Spring Awakening: Beth Lipari, Bruce H. Newberg
Special Theatrical Performance East:  Parade: Craig Burns
Special Theatrical Performance West:  Unscreened Summer Series: Meg Morman, Sunday Boling
Theatre Tours:  Matilda the Musical: Jim Carnahan, Nora Brennan, Jillian Cimini

For a full list of winners in television and film categories, visit

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