Pine Cove resident Matthew Shaker won top honors in the 2015 Desert Theater League Awards for his role of Felix Unger in “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon.

The production also took top honor for Outstanding Production-Comedy - The Odd Couple- Palm Desert Stage Company.

The play was directed by Jeanette Telders Knight, who was also nominated for Best Director. Jeanette also teaches drama at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Shaker lives in Pine Cove with his partner Robin Johnson, who will serve as guest choreographer for the 2015 Fall Dance Concert at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.