Whalley '09 Honored for Gypsy Performance
Whalley in the Ion Theater's production of Gypsy
Feb. 10, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Monday, Feb. 6, the winners of the 10th Annual Craig Noel Awards
were announced and honored at a ceremony in the Museum of Contemporary Art in San
Diego, Calif. Among the honorees was Illinois Wesleyan alumna Katie Whalley, class
Whalley, who graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in musical theater, was given
a nod for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her portrayal of Louise,
later Gypsy Rose Lee, in “Gypsy: A Musical Fable.”
During her time at Illinois Wesleyan, Whalley was in a number of productions, including The Glass Menagerie, Into the Woods, Scrooge!, Of Thee I Sing!and the Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert.
Whalley preparing for her final performance in the '09 Faculty Choreographed Dance
Concert at IWU.
Awarded annually by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, the Craig Noel Award for
Excellence in Theatre is given on behalf of professional print and online theatre
critics in San Diego. The award is named in honor of Noel, the longtime artistic director
at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
For more information, contact Scott Susong, assistant professor of theatre arts, at
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