Shannon Hanbury, a graduate of Archbishop Carney regional secondary school in Port Coquitlam, walked away with a top Ovation! award Sunday.
The Coquitlam resident clinched the prize for Outstanding Lead Performance Award (female/large theatre) for her portrayal of Janet Van de Graaff in last summer’s Theatre Under the Stars production of The Drowsy Chaperone; the show also won in the Outstanding Production - Large Theatre category.
Hanbury tied for the accolade with Madeleine Suddaby, who played Reno Sweeney in the Royal City Musical Theatre’s Anything Goes, in which Hanbury also starred as Hope Harcourt.
Meanwhile, the Coquitlam-based Align Entertainment took the 2017 Audience Choice Award for its remount of the musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, which ran at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby.
The Ovation! awards recognize the best talent in Lower Mainland musicals from the previous year.