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Awards & Press

Ragtime the Musical at Berkeley Playhouse - 2018

Theatre Bay Area Awards

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical

Outstanding Director, Musical Director and Principal Performance in a Musical

The Lottery - 2016

Produced as a graduate project at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, this short musical film was shot in alleys of San Francisco in 2014. In April 2016 it was entered into the WorldFest Houston (Houston International Film Festival.) It was awarded the Gold Remi Award for outstanding short graduate student film. Raiza Centano also was named for Best Screenplay at the Academy of Art University Awards. Awarded Best Musical Film at the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival.

Awards list to date:

California Film Awards

Orson Welles Award for Best Narrative Film

International Christian Film Festival

Nominee Best Short Film

Nominee Best Actor (TonyBoy Marin)

Nominee Best Screenplay

Irvine International Film Festival

Nominee Best Short Narrative Drama

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Nominee Best Short

Universe Multicultural Film Festival

Best Musical Short

US Hollywood International Film Festival

Nominee Best Short Film

Nominee Best Makeup

Nominee Outstanding Short

San Diego International Kids Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize - Best Short

Best Musical Film

San Pedro International Film Festival

Jury Prize Nominee - Best Short

Southern Shorts Awards

Best Editor

Best Directing

Best Cinematography

Best Audio

Best Picture

Best Screenwriting

Best Production Design

Best Composer

Best Acting (2)

VOB International Film Festival

Jury Nominee - Best Short Film

Golden Film Award Nominee - Best Short Film

Universe Multicultural Film Festival

Best Musical Film

Best Shorts Competition

Best Short Film

Chandler International Film Festival

Best Short Film

Chinese American Film Festival

Golden Angel Award - Best Short Film

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

Best Producer

Best Drama Short

Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

Semi-Finalist Jury Award

International Family Film Festival

Best Student Short Film Musical

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Milan

Festival Award Nominee - Best Short Film

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

August 2016 Award Nominee - Best Drama

August 2016 Award Winner - Best Produced Screenplay Short

Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival

Jury Award - Best Music Score

WorldFest Houston

Gold Remi Award - Short Subject Film & Video Dramatic Original

Academy of Art University Awards

Best Screenplay

San Francisco Here I Come - 2016

Broadway World - Nominee - Best Director of a Play

Theatre Bay Area Awards - Finalist - Best Anthology (along with Screaming Queens)

Anthologies published in 2019 & 2020

Foodies! the Musical - 2015

Performing at the Shelton Theatre in San Francisco continuously since September 2012, Foodies has become a landmark in the San Francisco theatre scene. In February 2016, the production was honored by the Academy of Media Tastemakers for its Outstanding Interactive Experience.

Do You Believe in Magic? - 2015

Recorded at the world famous Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, this musical fantasy audiobook features me singing and creating 3 unique magical creatures from the land of Wonderhaven.

Ragtime the Musical at Hillbarn Theatre - 2012

Choice Awards

Nominee Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical

Seussical the Musical at Berkeley Playhouse - 2011

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards

Category - Musical in Theatre with Over 300 Seats

Winner Entire Production & Ensemble

Show also won for Leading Actress, Featured Actress & Music Director

"Although Don Hardwick has multiple roles in the ensemble, there is consistency in the way his flair fills the air." - Lisa Forster, Alameda Family Examiner

John F Kennedy High School - 1971

Competitive speaking state finalist in Humorous Interpretation performing Terrence McNally's Next.

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