Best Actress

Ursula Cataan

Great chemistry is hard to find. But as Eleanor Bachman, the wife of boxing great Jack Johnson in The Great White Hope at Karamu, Ursula Cataan cooked big time with Anthony Elfonzia Nickerson-El's Johnson. Then Cataan scored again as a pitch-perfect and riveting Mrs. Kendal, a woman who shows understanding, tenderness (and, not incidentally, her boobs) to John Merrick in The Elephant Man at CSU Summer Stages. Even in the CSU musical Curtains, which was beset by other problems, Ms. Cataan emerged unscathed.