Mitoy on a roll, wins at 26th Aliw Awards

Posted at 10/09/13 6:27 PM

Mitoy Yonting. File photo

'Katy' revival takes home key honors

MANILA -- After winning the recently concluded "The Voice of the Philippines," band vocalist Mitoy Yonting took home another trophy Tuesday night, this time from the 26th Aliw Awards.

The 43-year-old singer won the award for Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges, Bars for his stint as a regular performer at Resorts World Manila's Bar 360. His band, The Draybers, won the same award recognizing groups.

Yonting is not the only Kapamilya star who was recognized by this year's Aliw Awards, which honors singers, musicians, stand-up comedians, theater artists and other live performers.

Winning Best Emcee at the Manila Hotel event were Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano, with Bamboo and Abra taking home the Best Major Concert and Best New Solo Artist awards, respectively.

In the theater categories, Spotlight Artist Center's revival of "Katy" won several awards, including Best Musical Production, Best Actress (Musical) for Isay Alvarez, Best Actress in a Featured Role for Dulce, and Best Actor in a Featured Role for Tirso Cruz III.

Here is the full list of winners of the 26th Aliw Awards:

  • Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon (Jowa/ Araneta Coliseum)
  • Best New Artist (Solo): Abra
  • Best New Artist (Group): West End Mamas
  • Best Dance Company: Ballet Manila
  • Best Cultural Group: Tanghalang SLU (Baguio City)
  • Best Choral Group: SDS Chorale Group (Surigao Del Sur)
  • Best Instrumentalist: Lourdes De Leon-Gregorio (Harp)
  • Best Emcee (Female): Toni Gonzaga
  • Best Emcee (Male): Luis Manzano
  • Best Stand-Up Comedian: Beverly Salviejo (Library)
  • Best Classical Performer (Male): Andrew Fernando
  • Best Classical Performer (Female): Clarissa Ocampo
  • Best Crossover/Broadway Performer: Fame Flores
  • Best Production For Children: Hansel And Gretel (Kids Acts Philippines)
  • Best Non-Musical Production: Penitensya Ni Tiyo Renato (Tanghalang SLU)
  • Best Musical Production: Katy (Spotlight Artist Centre)
  • Best Stage Director (Non-Musical): Bart Guingona (Red/TNT)
  • Best Stage Director (Musical): Jaime Del Mundo (Rivalry: Ateneo-La Salle/4th Wall Theater Company)
  • Best Actor (Non-Musical): Bart Guingona (Red/TNT)
  • Best Actress (Non-Musical): Sherry Lara (Kapit/Virgin Labfest 9)
  • Best Actor (Musical): Roeder Camanag (Stageshow/Tanghalang Pilipino)
  • Best Actress (Musical): Isay Alvarez (Katy/Spotlight Artists Centre)
  • Best Actress In A Featured Role: Dulce (Katy/Spotlight Artists Centre)
  • Best Actor In A Featured Role: Tirso Cruz Iii (Katy/Spotlight Artists Centre)
  • Best Concert/Special Concept Director: Anton Juan (Best Of Opera/Resorts World)
  • Best Musical Director: Ed Gatchalian (Rivalry: La Salle-Ateneo/4th Wall Theater Company)
  • Best Performance In Hotels, Music Lounges, Bars (Female): Margaux Salcedo (Tap Room/Manila Hotel)
  • Best Performer In Hotels, Music Lounges, Bars (Male): Michael Yonting (Bar 360, Resorts World)
  • Best Performer In Hotels, Music Lounges And Bars (Group): Draybers (Bar 360, Resorts World)
  • Best Performance In A Concert (Male): Ely Buendia (Greatest Hits Live/Music Museum)
  • Best Performance In A Concert (Female): Dulce (Bar 360/Resorts World)
  • Best Performance In A Concert (Group): The Minstrels/Circus Band (All For Love/Music Museum)
  • Best Collaboration In A Concert: Jon Santos/Company/Bo Cerrudo (I Heart Manila / Music Museum)
  • Best Major Concert: Bamboo (Resorts World)