Best Stage Debut

Denise Astorino, Body Outlaws

Making her stage debut in Red Hen Theater's Body Outlaws, Denise Astorino blew the house down with a series of monologues about the evils of Barbie and female stereotypes. With a fire-engine-red crew cut, the bluster of Jackie Gleason, and eyes that sparkle with mischief and longing, she was the one-woman equivalent of an MGM musical.