Friday, June 6, 2014

CT Critics Circle Announces Theater Awards Nominations

The CT Critics Circle has announced nominations for its 2013-2014 theater awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Monday, June 23 at Westport Country Playhouse. 

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. RSVPs to pblaufuss@westportplayhouse.org.

Nominations

2013-2014 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

Outstanding Production of a Play

Macbeth                                                                    Hartford Stage
The House That Will Not Stand                                 Yale Repertory Theatre
The Other Place                                                         TheaterWorks
These Paper Bullets!                                                  Yale Repertory Theatre
Time Stands Still                                                         TheaterWorks
Somewhere                                                                Hartford Stage

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Dreamgirls                                                                  Ivoryton Playhouse
Hello, Dolly!                                                               Goodspeed 
The Drowsy Chaperone                                              Connecticut Repertory Theatre
The Last Five Years                                                    Long Wharf 
The Most Happy Fella                                                Goodspeed 

Outstanding Director of a Play

Kevin Connors – Master Class                                    Music Theatre of CT
Jackson Gay – These Paper Bullets!                            Yale Repertory Theatre
Patrick McGregor – The House That…                       Yale Repertory Theatre
Rob Ruggiero – Time Stands Still                                 TheaterWorks
Rob Ruggiero – The Other Place                                 TheaterWorks
Darko Tresnjak – Macbeth                                          Hartford Stage

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Gordon Edelstein – Last Five Years                             Long Wharf Theatre
Daniel Goldstein – Hello, Dolly!                                   Goodspeed 
Rob Ruggiero – The Most Happy Fella                        Goodspeed 

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play

Julius Ahn – Stuck Elevator                                          New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas
David Wilson Barnes – These Paper Bullets!                Yale Repertory Theatre
Steven Epp -- …Anarchist                                           Yale Repertory Theatre
Mark Nelson – Vanya and Sonia 
        and Masha and Spike                                           Hartford Stage
Matthew Rauch – Macbeth                                          Hartford Stage
Michael Rosen – Somewhere                                       Hartford Stage

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play

Kate Forbes – Macbeth                                                Hartford Stage
Irene Glezos – Master Class                                          Music Theatre of CT
Jayne Houdyshell – The Show-Off                                 Westport Country Playhouse
Kate Levy – The Other Place                                        TheaterWorks
Priscilla Lopez – Somewhere                                         Hartford Stage
Debra Jo Rupp – Dr. Ruth                                             TheaterWorks
Jeanine Serralles – These Paper Bullets!                         Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical

Klea Blackhurst – Hello, Dolly!                                     Goodspeed 
Katie Rose Clarke – Last Five Years                             Long Wharf 
Carissa Massaro – The Fantasticks                                Music Theatre of CT
Mamie Parris – The Most Happy Fella                           Goodspeed 

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical

Bill Nolte – The Most Happy Fella                                Goodspeed 
Adam Halpin – The Last Five Years                              Long Wharf 
Tony Lawson – The Fantasticks                                    Music Theatre of CT
Stephen Mark Lukas – Damn Yankees                         Goodspeed 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Didi Conn – The Underpants                                        Hartford Stage/Long Wharf 
Mia Dillon – A Song at Twilight                                    Hartford Stage/Westport Country Playhouse
Siobhan Fitzgerald – I Ought to be in Pictures               Ivoryton Playhouse
Harriett D. Foy – The House…                                    Yale Repertory Theatre
Stacey Sargeant – Vanya and Sonia 
        and Masha and Spike                                           Hartford Stage
Caryn West – Vanya and Sonia 
        and Masha and Spike                                           Hartford Stage

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Robert Eli – Macbeth                                                   Hartford Stage
David Gregory – Vanya and Sonia 
        and Masha and Spike                                           Hartford Stage
David Manis – Loot                                                     Westport Country Playhouse
Jared McNeil – Fences                                                Long Wharf 
Steve Routman – The Underpants                                Hartford Stage/Long Wharf 
Frank Vlastnik – Room Service                                    Westport Country Playhouse

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Ann Arvia – Damn Yankees                                        Goodspeed 
Ashley Brown – Hello, Dolly!                                      Goodspeed 
Natalie Hill – The Most Happy Fella                            Goodspeed 
Janelle Robinson – South Pacific                                  Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Kristine Zbornik – Damn Yankees                               Goodspeed 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Doug Carpenter – The Most Happy Fella                     Goodspeed 
Tony Sheldon – Hello, Dolly!                                        Goodspeed 
Kevin Vortmann – The Most Happy Fella                     Goodspeed 
Ron Wisniski – Damn Yankees                                     Goodspeed 

Outstanding Ensemble

I Love You, You’re Perfect…                                      Ivoryton Playhouse
   Sheila E. Coyle
   Michael Brian Dunn
   Holly Holcombe
   Christopher Sutton
   Greg Sutton
Love/Sick                                                                     TheaterWorks
   Pascale Arnand
   Bruch Reed
   Chris Thorn
   Laura Woodward
Christmas on the Rocks                                                TheaterWorks
   Harry Bouvy
   Ronn Carroll
   Christine Pedi

Outstanding Debut

Sheniqua Denise Trotman – Dreamgirls                         Ivoryton Playhouse

Outstanding Choreography

Cassia Abate – The Music Man                                    Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Dan DeLange – Hello, Dolly!                                        Goodspeed 
Greg Graham – Somewhere                                          Hartford Stage
Doug Shankman – Grease                                             Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Outstanding Set Design

Antje Ellermann – The House That Will Not Stand        Yale Repertory Theatre
Kate Noll -- …Anarchist                                              Yale Repertory Theatre
Alexander Dodge – The Show-off                                 Westport Country Playhouse
Michael Yeargan – These Paper Bullets!                        Yale Repertory Theatre
Darko Tresnjak – Macbeth                                            Hartford Stage

Outstanding Costume Design

Jessica Ford – These Paper Bullets!                               Yale Repertory Theatre
Jess Goldstein – The Underpants                                    Hartford Stage/Long Wharf 
Wade Laboissonniere – Hello, Dolly!                              Goodspeed 
Katherine O’Neill – The House That Will Not Stand       Yale Repertory Theatre
Joshua Peterson – La Dispute                                          Hartford Stage
K. J. Kim – The Fairytale Life of Russian Girls                Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design

Charles Coles/Nathan Roberts -- 
Accidental Death of an Anarchist                                                     Yale Repertory Theatre
Broken Chord – These Paper Bullets!                             Yale Repertory Theatre
Jason Crystal – Somewhere                                             Hartford Stage
Jane Shaw – Macbeth                                                     Hartford Stage
Chad Raines – The Fairytale Life of Russian Girls            Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design

John Lasiter – The Most Happy Fella                              Goodspeed Opera House
Matthew Richards – Macbeth                                         Hartford Stage
Philip S. Rosenberg – Somewhere                                  Hartford Stage
Ben Stanton – Last Five Years                                        Long Wharf Theatre
Paul Whitaker – These Paper Bullets!                             Yale Repertory Theatre
Bradley King – The Fairytale Life of Russian Girls           Yale Repertory Theatre


Special Awards
Billie Joe Armstrong – Songs for These Paper Bullets!      Yale Repertory Theatre
A Broken Umbrella Theatre

The Tom Killen Award
Athol Fugard

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