For Immediate Release Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11, ron@spincyclenyc.com  FringeNYC 2014 Announces Overall Excellence Award Winners  August 25, 2014 -- Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows:  Overall Play: Absolutely Filthy The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen This is Where We Live  Overall Musical: Jump Man: A Mario Musical King of Kong Urban Momfare  Acting: Janet Prince - Murder Margaret & Me Stephen Wallem - Bedroom Secrets Gwendolyn Kelso - Interior: Panic Brendan Hunt  - Absolutely Filthy  Playwrighting: Briandaniel Oglesby - Halfway, Nebraska Catherine Yu - The Sun Experiment Sara Cooper - Things I Left on Long Island Daniel McCabe - The Flood Jacob Marx Rice - Chemistry  Solo Performance: Gary Busey's Hamlet Hoaxocaust Magical Negro Speaks No Static at All The Mushroom Cure  Music & Lyrics Composition: Elliah Helfetz - Dust Can't Kill Me  Ensemble: The List No One Asked Me Freaks: A Legend About Growing Up Vestments of the Gods The 8th Fold  Costumes: Ashley Soliman - Fatty Fatty No Friends Directing: Bronwen Carson - April's Fool Gregory Kowalski - Crave  TheaterMania Audience Favorite: Absolutely Filthy  FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York became the seventh U.S. city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's daily, New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as “the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists.” FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Brandon Teena, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, Bash'd, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, The Fartiste, Silence! The Musical and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche; movies including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show (‘da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva), Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), Dan O'Brien (NBC's Whitney), and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), among countless other success stories.  The 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival will run August 7 - 23, 2015 and will once again feature nearly 200 of the worlds best emerging theater and dance artists. Applications for the 2015 festival will be available online in November; completed applications are due February 14, 2015. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org                                                                      ###