Miners Alley Playhouse actor wins Henry Award

Jihad Milhem wins for Oct. 2021 "The Crucible" performance


Miners Alley Playhouse actor Jihad Milhem won Best Actor in Play at the recent Henry Awards.

Milhem won for his performance as John Proctor in "The Crucible" last October. The Miners Alley production received four other Henry Award nominations, including Best Production of a Play.

Miners Alley Playhouse congratulated Milhem on its Facebook page, saying his Henry Award win was well-deserved.

"Congratulations to all of the other nominees and winners as well!" the organization stated. "It was a great night of celebration!"

Len Matheo, the playhouse’s producing artistic director, has described previously how the Henry Awards are Colorado's version of the Tony Awards. Theater companies and actors from all over the Denver area, Colorado Springs and beyond were celebrated during the July 25 ceremony.

Nominated alongside Milhem for Best Actor in a Play-Tier 1 were:

  • Darron Hayes for "Choir Boy" by DCPA Theatre Company;
  • Sammie Joe Kinnett for "Witch" by Theatreworks Colorado Springs;
  • Jon Hudson Odom for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by DCPA Theatre Company; and 
  • Colton Pratt for "Guadalupe in the Guest Room" by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

The playhouse is debuting "Hair" on Aug. 5, which will be Miners Alley's largest production ever in terms of cast size and expense. For more information, visit minersalley.com.

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