Monday, May 27, 2013

Connecticut Critics Circle Announces Nominations for 2013 Theater Awards

Nominations have been announced for the best of Connecticut's 2013-2014 season by the Connecticut Critics Circle.

Awards will be be presented at the annual gathering of the state's theater community, this year on Monday, June 10 at Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, beginning with a reception at 6:30. Awards and entertainment follow at 7:30.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to This is the annual event "where theater folks from across Connecticut can annually all gather to schmooze and celebrate their work." Don't miss it!

The nominees are:

Outstanding Production of a Play

“Almost, Maine                                                        TheaterWorks

”American Night”                                                       Yale Rep

Clybourne Park                                                        Long Wharf

“Marie Antoinette”                                                     Yale Rep

“The Dining Room”                                                    Westport Country Playhouse

“Twelfth Night”                                                          Hartford Stage

Outstanding Production of a Musical

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”             Hartford Stage

“Carousel”                                                                   Goodspeed

“Hairspray”                                                                 Connecticut Repertory Theatre

”Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”     Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC)

“Next to Normal                                                        Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC)

“The Immigrant”                                                         Seven Angels

Outstanding Director of a Play

Shana Cooper, “American Night”                              Yale Rep 
Gordon Edelstein, “Satchmo at the Waldorf”             Long Wharf

Mark Lamos, “The Dining Room”                             Westport Country Playhouse

Rebecca Taichman, “Marie Antoinette”                     Yale Rep

Jenn Thompson, “Abundance”                                   Hartford Stage

Eric Ting, “Clybourne Park                                      Long Wharf   

Darko Tresnjak, “Twelfth Night”                               Hartford Stage

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Kevin Connors, “Next to Normal                             MTC

Semina DeLaurentis, “The Immigrant”                      Seven Angels

Melody Meitrott Libonati, “Joseph . . . ”                    STONC

Terrence Mann, “The Pirates of Penzance                Connecticut Repertory

Rob Ruggiero, “Carousel”                                          Goodspeed

Darko Tresnjak, “A Gentleman’s Guide…”               Hartford Stage

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play

Maureen Anderman, “The Year of Magical Thinking”    Westport Country Playhouse

Mary Beth Fisher, “Dear Elizabeth                          Yale Rep

Roxanna Hope, “Hedda Gabler”                                Hartford Stage

Marin Ireland, “Marie Antoinette”                             Yale Rep

Liv Rooth, “Venus in Fur”                                         TheaterWorks

Brenda Withers, “Abundance                                   Hartford Stage

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play

Mikhail Baryshnikov, “Man in a Case”                      Hartford Stage

Bill Camp, “In a Year With 13 Moons”                     Yale Rep

Paul Giamatti, “Hamlet”                                             Yale Rep

Edward Kassar, “Other People’s Money”                   Ivoryton Playhouse

Jamil A. C. Mangan, “The Mountaintop”                   TheaterWorks

Rene Millan, “American Night”                                 Yale Rep

John Douglas Thompson, “Satchmo at the Waldorf”        Long Wharf

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical

Lena Mary Amato, “Hairspray”                                  CT Rep
Corrine C. Broadbent, “Joseph”                                 STONC

Juliet Lampert Pratt, “Next to Normal                      MTC Mainstage

Teal Wicks, “Carousel”                                              Goodspeed

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical

Max Biantz, “The Immigrant”                                   Seven Angels

Christopher DeRosa, “Joseph”                                   STONC

Jefferson Mays, “A Gentleman’s Guide…”               Hartford Stage

Kevin Meaney, “Hairspray”                                        CT Rep

James Snyder, “Carousel”                                           Goodspeed

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Monica Santana, “In a Year With 13 Moons”            Yale Rep

Jeanine Serralles, “Tartuffe”                                       Westport Country Playhouse

Sara Topham, “Hedda Gabler”                                   Hartford Stage

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

Jarlath Conroy, “Hamlet”                                           Yale Rep

David Greenspan, “Marie Antoinette”                       Yale Rep

Adam Green, “Twelfth Night”                                   Hartford Stage

Marc Kudisch, “Hamlet”                                            Yale Rep

Jordan Lage, “Ride the Tiger”                                    Long Wharf

Sam Redford, “Hedda Gabler”                                   Hartford Stage

Kevin Tighe, “Curse of the Starving Class”               Long Wharf

Bruce Turk, “Twelfth Night”                                      Hartford Stage

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical

Tessa Faye, “Good News”                                           Goodspeed

Jenn Gambatese, “Carousel”                                      Goodspeed

Beth Glover, “Good News”                                       Goodspeed

Lisa O’Hare, “A Gentleman’s Guide…”                   Hartford Stage

Hanna Kaplan, “Hairspray”                                       CT Rep

Chilina Kennedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide…”            Hartford Stage

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

Ken Barnett, “A Gentleman’s Guide…”                    Hartford Stage

Alex Gibson, “Pirates of Penzance                           CT Rep

Jeff Kready, “Carousel”                                             Goodspeed

Scott Ripley, “Hairspray”                                           CRT

Barry Shafrin, “Good News”                                     Goodspeed

Brett Stoelker, “Next to Normal                                Seven Angels

Outstanding Ensemble

Marty Bongfeldt, John Flaherty, John Little, Michael McGurk, Jo Anne Parady, “Ancestral Voices”   MTC

Jimmy Davis, Daniel Jenkins, Leroy McClain, Alex Muggridge, Lucy Owen, Melle Powers, Alice Ripley, “Clybourne Park Long Wharf

Heidi Armbruster, Chris Henry Coffey, Keira Naughton, Jake Robards, Charles Socarides, Jennifer Van Dyck, “The Dining Room” Westport Country Playhouse

Eric Bryant, Laura Esposito, Lucas Hall, Jess Watkins , “Almost, Maine” Hartford TheaterWorks

Outstanding Debut

Alexis Molnar, “Harbor”                                            Westport Country Playhouse 

Nathan J. Russo, “Oliver”                                           Ivoryton Playhouse

Jubilant Sykes, “Breath & Imagination”                     Hartford Stage

Outstanding Choreography

Parker Esse, “Carousel”                                              Goodspeed

Gerry McIntyre, “Hairspray”                                      CT Rep                                     

Anne-B Parson, “Man in a Case”                               Hartford Stage

Peggy Hickey, “A Gentleman’s Guide…”                 Hartford Stage

Vince Pesce, “ Good News”                                       Goodspeed

Doug Shankman, “Joseph”                                         STONC

Outstanding Set Design

Wilson Chin,

            “Tartuffe”                                                       Westport Country Playhouse
            “Abundance”                                                  Hartford Stage

Alexander Dodge,

“A Gentleman’s Guide…”                             Hartford Stage
            “Twelfth Night”                                              Hartford Stage

Riccardo Hernandez, “Marie Antoinette”                  Yale Rep
Posey Knight, “His Girl Friday”                                 CT Rep
Michael Schweikardt,

            “Carousel”                                                       Goodspeed
            “Tryst”                                                             TheaterWorks

Michael Yeargan, “The Dining Room”                      Westport Country Playhouse

David Zinn, “In a Year With 13 Moons”                   Yale Rep

Outstanding Costume Design

Gabriel Barry, “Marie Antoinette”                             Yale Rep

Linda Cho,

“A Gentleman’s Guide...”                               Hartford Stage       
            “Twelfth Night”                                              Hartford Stage

Olivera Gajic, “Pirates of Penzance                          CT Rep

Ilona Somogyi, “Tartuffe”                                          Westport Country Playhouse
Fabio Toblini, “Hedda Gabler”                                   Hartford Stage

Outstanding Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, “Marie Antionette”                Yale Rep

Mary Jo Dondlinger, “Almost, Maine”                     TheaterWorks

John Lasiter, “ Carousel”                                           Goodspeed

Matthew Richards, “Tartuffe”                                   Westport Country Playhouse

Philip Rosenberg
                           “The Year of Magical Thinking”    Westport Country Playhouse
                           "A Gentleman’s Guide…”               Hartford Stage

Jennifer Tipton   “Man in a Case”                               Hartford Stage

Jennifer Tipton and Yi Zhao, “In a Year With 13 Moons”            Yale Rep
Outstanding Sound Design

Michael Attias, “In a Year With 13 Moons”              Yale Rep

Tei Blow, “Man in a Case”                                         Hartford Stage

Leah Gelpe, “January Joiner”                                     Long Wharf

Matt Hubbs, “Marie Antoinette”                                Yale Rep

Keri Klick. “Hamlet”                                                  Yale Rep            


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