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OFA announces 2001 prizes

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The Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Council on the Arts have announced the winners of the 2000-2001 prizes for outstanding accomplishments in the arts. The winners are as follows:

Jim Augustine ’01 was selected to receive the Radcliffe Doris Cohen Levi Prize of $750 and a certificate. The prize recognizes a Harvard College student who combines talent and energy with outstanding enthusiasm for musical theatre at Harvard. The prize honors the memory of Doris Cohen Levi ’35.

A resident of Winthrop House, Augustine has been involved in more than 15 musical theater and dramatic productions at Harvard. His acting credits include Roy Cohn in “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” King Herod in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Polonius in “Hamlet,” and Dr. Zeller in “Clothes for a Summer Hotel,” among others. Augustine also performed as a lead male dancer in “Perpetual Motion: An Evening of Dance” and has directed, co-directed, and choreographed several musical theater productions including “Sweet Charity,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Once On This Island,” and “Look What A Wonder.” Augustine has also participated in the administrative side of Harvard theater, serving as a Freshman Arts Program (FAP) proctor as well as president of The Harvard Theatre Advisory Board. This year, Augustine was assistant choreographer for the New York City Center ENCORES! series production of “A Connecticut Yankee.” A student of voice, jazz, ballet, and modern dance, Augustine’s next Harvard appearance will be in the upcoming production of “Into the Woods” on the Loeb Mainstage.

James Carmichael ’01 is the recipient of the $250 Jonathan Levy Award for the most promising actor at the College.

A resident of Adams House, Carmichael is a gifted and versatile actor who has performed roles in numerous plays at Harvard including Jack Worthing in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Troilus in “Troilus and Cressida,” and Cassius in “Julius Caesar.” Other Harvard performances include “In the Game of the Law,” “Glengarry Glenn Ross,” “American Buffalo,” and “The Misanthrope,” among others. Carmichael also performed in “Mr. Happiness and Other Short Plays” at the American Repertory Theatre Institute and has appeared in London with the Double Edge Drama Company in “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Zoo Story,” and “Someone Who’ll Watch Over.”

Carmichael has directed and choreographed several productions as well, including “Galileo,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Troilus and Cressida.” Carmichael participated in CityStep for three years, and is also a member of the Immediate Gratification Players. Performances of his latest play, “Odeon” will take place this month at the Loeb Experimental Theatre.

Brett Egan ’01 and Elizabeth Waterhouse ’01 are the recipients of the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts. The $1,000 prize recognizes outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the composition or performance of music, drama, dance, or the visual arts. The award honors the sum of a student’s artistic achievement over their entire four-year academic career. This year Egan and Waterhouse will share the award.

A resident of Lowell House, Egan has been awarded the prize in recognition of his talent as an actor. Egan has performed in numerous Harvard productions, including the title role in The Hyperion Players’ production of “Hamlet,” and roles in “The Glass Menagerie,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Measure for Measure,” and “Coriolanus.” Egan has also written several plays, including “Quarter Of,” “Antipodes,” and “Block 49: The Envy of All Men,” and directed productions of “Baal” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” He served as an assistant writer and performer in “Echoes of the Jazz Age: The Jazz/Blues Project” at the Kennedy Center and has performed with the American Repertory Theatre and the Los Angeles Repertory.

Waterhouse, a resident of Eliot House, has been awarded the prize in recognition of her talent as a dancer/choreographer. Waterhouse is a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Ballet Company and has performed solo roles in compositions by student choreographers in six different performances. In addition, she has studied extensively with the Office for the Arts Dance Program and with the Marcus Schulkind Dance Company where she is now an apprentice. She has choreographed for the Harvard-Radcliffe Ballet Company, including “Goldberg Variations,” “Duet,” and “Lindy Suite,” a piece involving lindy hop, ballet, jazz, blues, and tap. “Lindy Suite” as well as “Findings,” a piece co-choreographed with Ryuji Yamaguchi ’03, were selected for the Dance Program’s concert, “Dancers’ Viewpointe.” The Harvard-Radcliffe Ballet Company and Modern Dance Company will showcase Waterhouse’s choreography in April performances. After graduation, Waterhouse plans to pursue an M.F.A. degree in dance.

David Salvage ’01 is the recipient of the Louise Donovan Award, which recognizes the Harvard student who has worked behind the scenes in the arts, for example, as director, producer, or accompanist. The $500 award is given in honor of Louise Donovan who, through her distinguished career as secretary of Radcliffe College and clerk to the board of trustees of Radcliffe College, was a role model of unselfish, effective support.

A resident of Quincy House, Salvage has been a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum for four years. Salvage served as music director and composer of the 1998 Freshman Musical as well as a drama called “Fairchild.” Salvage also conceived, vocal directed, conducted, and composed a miniature opera for “VI: An Evening of Student Opera Premieres.” He currently serves as the undergraduate representative to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty, is president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Contemporary Music Ensemble, and is the winner of the 2001 Bach Society Orchestra Composition Competition. This spring he will co-vocal direct “VI-2: Another Evening of Student Opera Premieres” as well as premiere his senior thesis, “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.”