Tessa Joy Davis ‘Gypsy Robe’ Award Winners

The Tessa Joy Davis Award is presented on opening night to an outstanding company ensemble member. The recipient is chosen by the director based on attitude, improvement, and exceptional contribution to the production. Traditionally known as the Gypsy Robe Award, TIM has renamed the award for Tessa Joy Davis, who lit up our stage for years in past productions, and embodied the spirit of the award in every role she played. Tessa Joy, your light shines forever!

Recipients of the Tessa Joy Davis Award

Gypsy, 1999 — Jamie Rees

Grease, 1999 — Tori Scallan

A Christmas Carol, 1999 — Mary Boyer

The Wiz, 2000 — Dana Farrington

Big, The Musical, 2000 — Justin Duckham

Noises Off, 2000 — Kara Ayn Napolitano

The King And I, 2001 — Wendy Cornelius, Michael Furze

How To Succeed, 2001 — Camille Bryant

The Odd Couple, 2001 — Michael Furze

Cinderella, 2001 — Matt Colbran-Patterson

Oliver, 2002 — Bill Colbran

Anything Goes, 2002 — Olivia Maddox, Amanda Payne

Peter Pan, 2002 — Emily McCord, Michaella Montana

The Wizard of Oz, 2003 — Rebecca Dobyns, Jaina Ponkey

Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2004 — Nicole Evans

South Pacific, 2004 — Michael Jones, Megan McCrery

Grease, 2004 — Melinda Harrington

Honk!, 2004 — Alexandra Dembry, Nikita Tovey

Into the Woods, 2005 — Ariel Lacey

Necklace, 2005 — Vanessa Briggs, Rick Maddox

Twelfth Night, 2005 — Laura Black

Schoolhouse Rock, 2005 — Cali Vance, Hannah Blevins

Once on this Island, 2006 — Kajsa Nelson

As You Like It, 2006 — Montana Fowler

Comedy of Errors, 2006 — Kate Sylvan

Murder Stage Right, 2006 — Richard Webb

The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad, 2006 — Madeline Columbo

Annie, Get Your Gun, 2007 — Tiana Freiri

Charlotte’s Web, 2007 — Maddie Pierce

Anything Goes, 2008 — Lisa Meehan

The Secret Garden, 2008 — Jeff Swan

The Jungle Book, 2008 — Brooke Landaiche

Once Upon a Mattress, 2009 — Serena Dudas

Hee Haw Hayride, 2009 — Monet Dudas

Seussical, 2010 — Olivia Griswold

Alice in Wonderland, 2010 — Talia Klein & Maya Tal

Beauty and the Beast. 2011 — Madeline Klein

Aladdin, 2011 — Tatum Korb

Gretel & Hansel, 2012 — Lauren Sanders

Willy Wonka, 2012 — Taylor Lawley & Simone Orlando

The Wiz, 2013 — Amelia Kinsella

Into the Woods, 2013 — Kimberly Kay

The Little Mermaid, 2013 — Isabella Robinson

Peter Pan, 2014 — Kelly Helton

The Phantom Tolllbooth, 2015 — Elizaveta Orekhova

Narnia, 2015 — Anne Marie Lacey

Monty Python's Spamalot, 2015 — Stacia Stuart

The Lion King Jr., 2015 — Sierra Watson

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, 2016 — Ashley Rogers

The Yellow Submarine, 2016 — Rachel Stephens

Wonderland High, 2017 — Sarah Hansen

Madagascar Jr., 2017 — Annaliese Shab

Shrek, 2018 — Kiera Merrick

Beauty And The Beast, 2018 — Sophie Anne Riese

Once Upon a Mattress, 2019 — Maya Gomez

Sleeping Beauty Kids, 2019 — TBA

Willy Wonka, 2019 — TBA