Monday, May 24, 2010

CT Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced

Hartford Stage's Orphans' Home Cycle, The O'Neill Theater Center Win Special Awards

Awards Ceremony is June 14 at Westport Country Playhouse

The best of Connecticut's professional theater will be honored at the Connecticut Critics Circle's annual awards ceremony, scheduled this year for 7:30 pm Monday, June 14, at the Westport Country Playhouse.

The public is invited to attend this event. RSVP with number of guests to ireneback@sbcglobal.net by Monday, June 7.

Nominations are as follows:

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
Eclipsed– Yale Rep
Holiday – Elm Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker – Ivoryton Playhouse
No Child” – Long Wharf
Shakespeare’s R&J – TheaterWorks

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
Annie Get Your Gun – Goodspeed
Camelot – Goodspeed
Pop – Yale Rep
She Loves Me – Westport
Song Man, Dance Man – Seven Angels

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Charlotte Booker in The Lady With All the Answers – TheaterWorks
Liza Colón-Zayas in Have You Seen Us? – Long Wharf
Lynette R. Freeman in Doubt – Music Theatre of Connecticut
Erica Sullivan in Sylvia – Long Wharf
Nilaja Sun in No Child – Long Wharf

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bill Heck in The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage
Will Lebow in Mistakes Were Made – Hartford Stage
Mandy Patinkin in Compulsion – Yale Rep
Sam Waterston in Have You Seen Us?” – Long Wharf

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Nancy Anderson in She Loves Me – Westport
Jenn Gambatese in Annie Get Your Gun – Goodspeed
Jessica Grové in She Loves Me – Westport

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Kevin Earley in Annie Get Your Gun - Goodspeed
Randy Harrison in Pop – Yale Rep
Jeremy Peter Johnson in She Loves Me at Westport
Jon Peterson in Song Man, Dance Man – Seven Angels
Brian Charles Rooney in Pop” – Yale Rep

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Jacqueline Hubbard for The Miracle Worker – Ivoryton
Rob Ruggiero for Shakespeare’s R&J – TheaterWorks
Hana S. Sharif for Gee’s Bend – Hartford Stage
Liesl Tommy for Eclipsed – Yale Rep
Michael Wilson for The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Mark Brokaw for Pop – Yale Rep
Mark Lamos for She Loves Me – Westport
Rob Ruggiero for Annie Get Your Gun – Goodspeed
Rob Ruggiero for Camelot – Goodspeed

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Jonathan Butterell for She Loves Me – Westport
Denis Jones for Pop – Yale Rep
Ted Pappas for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Goodspeed
Noah Racey for Annie Get Your Gun – Goodspeed

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Valérie Thérèse Bart for Pop – Yale Rep
Timothy Brown for The Master Builder – Yale Rep
Germán Cardenás for Eclipsed – Yale Rep
Jeff Cowie and David Barber for The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage
Riccardo Hernandez for She Loves Me – Westport

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Kevin Adams for Pop – Yale Rep
Marcus Doshi for Eclipsed – Yale Rep
Rui Rita for The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage
Robert Wierzel for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Hartford Stage

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Candice Donnelly for She Loves Me – Westport
Ying Song for Pop – Yale Rep
David C. Woolard for The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN
David Budries for Pop – Yale Rep
John Gromada for The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage
Jay Hilton for Annie Get Your Gun – Goodspeed
Chad Raines for Battle of Black and Dogs – Yale Rep

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
-- Pascal Armand, Zainab Jah, Adepero Oduye, Stacey Sargeant, Shona Tucker in Eclipsed – Yale Rep
-- Tamela Aldridge, Teagle F. Bougere, Miche Braden,Kimberly Hébert Gregory in Gee’s Bend – Hartford Stage
-- Randy Graff, Any Irving, James Lecesne, April Yvette Thomson in Motherhood Out Loud – Hartford Stage
-- Devon Abner, Mike Boland, Pat Bowie, Leon Addison Brown, James DeMarse, Hallie Foote, Justin Fuller, Jasmine Harrison, Bell Heck, Henry Hodges, Georgi James, Annalee Jefferies, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Gilbert Owuor, Jenny Dare Paulin, Pamela Payton-Wright, Bryce Pinkham, Stephen Plunkett, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Dylan Riley Snyder, Charles Turner in
The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage
-- Adam Barrie, TJ Linnard, Ashley Robinson, Paul Terzenbach in Shakespeare’s R&J – TheaterWorks

OUTSTANDING ROAD SHOW
In the Heights – The Bushnell
Ivanov – The International Festival of Arts and Ideas

DEBUT AWARD (first CT performance)
Adam Barrie in Shakespeare’s R&J – TheaterWorks
Jenilee Simons Marques in The Miracle Worker – Ivoryton
Tim McKiernan in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Hartford Stage
Casey Predovic in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Hartford Stage

SPECIAL AWARD: EXTRAORDINARY THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle – Hartford Stage

THE TOM KILLEN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CONNECTICUT THEATER

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Watertown

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