The Bill Hindman Award

image1 Bill-HIndmanEstablished in 2000, the award is named after pioneer South Florida actor Bill Hindman, for significant, long-term contributions to the region’s cultural life and onstage career achievement, by performing artists based in South Florida.

2023: James Samuel Randolph

A Professor in the Theater Division at New World School of The Arts, James Samuel Randolph is a Carbonell Award-winning actor who has appeared in over 100 plays, commercials, television shows and feature films. In addition, he has directed scores of plays and musicals at New World including Into the Woods, Titanic the Musical, Macbeth, The Country Wife, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document By a Young Lady from Rwanda. Hailed for his Shakespearean performances, Randolph has also taught at The University of Miami, The University of Florida, and Barry University.

2022: Margot Moreland

One of South Florida’s best-known actors, as well as being a principal representative on the Council for Actors’ Equity Association for more than 20 years, Margot Moreland has received four Carbonell Awards for her performances in “Ruthless!,” “Tomfoolery,” “Heartbeats” and “Annie,” and a Silver Palm Award for her work in “Mamma Mia!.” In addition to her work as an actor, Moreland has taught at the University of Miami as well as giving master classes at Barry University and Rollins College. She has appeared in City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival, including an early edition with the actor for whom her award is named – Bill Hindman.

2020: Barbara Bradshaw

3. Barbara Bradshaw, by Steve Anthony

The recipient of four Carbonell Awards for Best Actress and a 17-time nominee, Barbara Bradshaw came to South Florida 45 years ago, found her theatre “home” and never returned to New York. She was a founding member of the Caldwell Theater company, where she performed in 47 different productions. With well over 200 shows nationwide on her resume (100+ here in South Florida), Bradshaw has appeared at many local theaters including Actors’ Playhouse, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Kravis Center, Florida Stage, Mosaic Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and the much-missed Coconut Grove Playhouse. She has received the coveted Los Angeles Drama-Logue and The Silver Palm awards, and last year was honored by the Florida Professional Theater Association (FPTA) with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

2019: Not Awarded

2018: Not Awarded

2017: Not Awarded

2016: Not Awarded

2015:  Harriet  Oser

harrietoserOriginally from Chicago, Harriet Oser came from a musical family and worked at the Goodman Theatre before moving to South Florida in 1979. Beginning with her very first role as Mrs. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Ruth Foreman Theatre, Oser has played more than 200 characters over the course of her career. She has graced South Florida stages for decades, earning 10 Carbonell Award nominations, as well as many other accolades, during her long career.


2013:  Don McArt 

don4A veteran performer whose credits include Broadway, touring productions, movies, television and multiple shows at his sister Jan’s Royal Palm Dinner Theatre. Jan McArt, dubbed the First Lady of Florida Theatre, accepted the award posthumously.




2012:  Not Awarded

2011:  Not Awarded

2010:  Not Awarded

2009:  Not Awarded

2008:  Not Awarded

2007:  Rafael De Acha

The recipient of the award recognizing significant long-term contributions to the region’s cultural life, Rafael de Acha founded the New Theatre in Coral Gables with his wife Kimberly Daniel arafaelnd served as its artistic director for two decades. In that time, the New Theatre produced classics, modern drama by new and established playwrights, and new works including the commissioning and staging of the premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz.  De Acha subsequently launched a new venture, Theater by the Book, dedicated to staged readings of American and English classics and musicals later this month in Coral Gables.

2005:  Not Awarded

At this point, the program migrated from an autumn ceremony to a spring ceremony, with the annual eligibility year moving from a Labor Day ending to a New Year’s Eve ending (calendar year).  Awards moved from November 2005 to April 2006.

2004:  Meredith Lasher 

An established actress, costume designer, producer, and co-founder of several theater companies. 6a00d83451b26169e200e5514ecb668834-800wi

2003:  David Kwiat

David-Kwiat-headshotProfessor in the theater division at the New World School of the Arts and a four-time Carbonell Award nominee for his many area stage appearances, Kwait has performed at the Guthrie Theatre and the Actors Theatre of St. Paul, as well as GableStage, New Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Actor’s Playhouse, New World Repertory Company, and City Theatre.

2002:  Randolph  Dellago

The Delray Beach Playhouse is both a landmark South Florida community theater, and a crucial link in the region’s theatrical chain largely through the work of Randy Dellago, its artistic director for over 20 years.

2001:  Kenneth N. Kurtz

Scenic and lighting designer, technical director and teacher at the University of Miami Theater Department since 1964. A multiple Carbonell Award nominee, he has designed at professional theaters including the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, Hirschfeld Theatre, and Acme Acting Company.

2000:  Harold Bergman & Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros

Bestowed upon Bergman, pioneer and Carbonell Award-winning South Florida actor, and Los Heros, resident choreographer at Miami City Ballet for 15 years, both for contributions to the region’s artistic development.