Duval Lang wins big at Calgary's theatre awards

Stage veteran Duval Lang won the prize as best actor for his role in ATP's You Will Remember Me at Monday night's Betty Mitchell Awards for Calgary's theatre community.

Veteran actor takes Betty for best performance in drama

Duval Lang and Maureen Thomas in the ATP production of You Will Remember Me by François Archambault. (Brian Harder)

Duval Lang was among the big winners at the Betty Awards for Calgary's theatre community on Monday evening.

The stage veteran won the Betty for best actor for his role in Alberta Theatre Projects' You Will Remember Me, which was also recognized as best new play. The play was written by Francois Archambault.

Lang also played the part of Sir Toby Belch in the year's most outstanding production, Twelfth Night, by The Shakespeare Company.

Other winners included Jamie Konchak as best actress in a drama for her role in ATP's The Red Priest and SimonMallett for best director on Travels With My Aunt at Vertigo Theatre. 

Theatre Calgary's production of Mary Poppins was voted best musical and ATP's Legend Has It, by Rebecca Northan, took home the only prize voted on by the general public. It was voted outstanding production by readers of Fast Forward magazine.

The awards are named for Calgary theatre pioneer Betty Mitchell. Monday's ceremony was the 17th edition of the awards. There were 52 professional productions eligible for award nominations during the 2013-14 theatre season in Calgary.