'Jerusalem,' starring Kim Coates, among big winners at Dora Mavor Moore awards
Actor Kim Coates performs in the play "Jerusalem" in an undated handout photo. The acclaimed play "Jerusalem," starring Canadian actor Kim Coates of "Sons of Anarchy" and "Bad Blood," was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Dahlia Katz, The Company Theatre)
TORONTO - The acclaimed play "Jerusalem," starring Canadian actor Kim Coates of "Sons of Anarchy" and "Bad Blood," was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
The production, in which Coates plays a daredevil who lives in a trailer in the woods, took six trophies to lead the general theatre division.
English playwright Jez Butterworth wrote the play, which marks Coates's first stage role in nearly 30 years.
It won trophies including best production and best actor for Coates, who hails from Saskatoon.
"Life After" was the leader in the musical theatre category with six trophies, including best production.
The musical is about a 16-year-old girl trying to cope with the sudden death of her father.
In the opera category, "Orphee" was tops with five awards, including best production and best new musical/opera for writer/composer Britta Johnson.
Other multiple winners at Monday's ceremony included the opera "The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring" and the dance production "De La Raiz," which got three awards apiece.
The annual awards are presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and celebrate excellence in the Toronto's theatre, dance and opera.