Janice Gillespie 1973 Blue RBB&B
Ladies and Gentlemen, the winners of the 2008 Felix Adler Awards for American Circus Clowning are:
1) OTTO GRIEBLING AWARD: James Thierree (Au Revoir Parapluie)
Honorable Mention: Mitch Freddes (Ringling), Patellito (Circo Hermanos Vazquez US Unit)
2) JOE AND CHESTER SHERMAN AWARD: Jay Stewart and Mike Smith (AEMI)
Honorable Mention: Fumagalli & Daris (Big Apple Circus), Barry Lubin, Matthew Pauli, Francesco, Francesco Jr. and Joel Jeske (Big Apple Circus)
3) HARRY DANN AWARD: Lara Heidtman-Smith (AEMI)
Honorable Mention: Toto Johnson (AEMI), Tammy Parish (AEMI)
Announcement of the LOU JACOBS AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT is still pending upon approval of the Jacobs family.
Congratulations to each one of our winners as well as our many nominees and thank you to all who voted!