Joe Miller wins Best Actor Award at Southeastern Theatre Conference

Local actor Joe Miller was awarded the “Best Actor” Award for his performance in Charleston Stage Company’s production of Underneath the Lintel at the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Community Theatre Festival held this past weekend in Lexington Kentucky.

The festival featured over 15 play productions performed by community theatres from ten states throughout the southeast, including productions from Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Underneath the Lintel, by playwright Glen Berger, won first place in the West Virginia Community Theatre Festival held this past November in Morgantown. Directed by Geoff Coward, the play will be performed again in Charleston during Festiv-ALL in June. It is a one-man show about a reclusive Dutch librarian’s experience when his mundane little life is transformed when a book is returned in the overnight slot 123 years overdue. Notes scribbled in the margins of the book lead to clue after clue that compel the librarian on a world wide quest for the mysterious borrower…and the meaning of life.

Miller, who plays the librarian in the production,is a freelance web developer and former lawyer who was last seen on the CSC stage in West Virginia: Words and Music. Prior to that, he appeared in Measure for Measure, Jane Eyre(in several roles, including the dog) and The Exonerated, which won best play at the 2008 SETC Community Theatre Festival and an “Excellence in Acting” award for Joe. Joe has acted in the Kanawha Players productions of A Body of Water, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, Noises Off, To Kill a Mockingbird, Spitfire Grilland Honk! the Musical. , Harvey