|Anastasia. Photo: Joan Marcus|
Tina Fabrique, who starred in the musical Ella in productions in theaters across the country, was master of ceremonies and performed at the show, which honors outstanding achievements in the state's 2015-16 professional theater season.
Outstanding director of a play: Rebecca Taichman for Indecent
Outstanding director of a musical: Darko Tresnjak for Anastasia
Outstanding actor in a play: Rajesh Bose for Disgraced at Long Wharf Theatre
Outstanding actor in a musical: Bobby Steggert for My Paris at Long Wharf Theatre
Outstanding actress in a play: Erika Rolfsrud for Good People at TheaterWorks
Outstanding actress in a musical: Christy Altomare for Anastasia
Outstanding choreography: Peggy Hickey for Anastasia
Outstanding ensemble: Indecent
Outstanding featured actor in a play: Charles Janasz for Romeo and Juliet at Hartford Stage
Outstanding featured actress in a play: Birgit Huppuch for The Moors at Yale Repertory Theatre
Outstanding featured actor in a musical: Teren Carter for Memphis at Ivoryton Playhouse
Outstanding featured actress in a musical: Mara Davi for My Paris
Outstanding debut: Mohit Gautman for Disgraced at Long Wharf Theatre
Outsanding set design: Alexander Dodge for Rear Window at Hartford Stage
Oustanding costume design: (a tie) for Linda Cho for Anastasia and Paul Tazewell for My Paris at Long Wharf Theatre
Outstanding lighting design: Donald Holder for Anastasia
Outstanding sound design: Darron L. West for Body of an American at Hartford Stage.
Outstanding projection design: Aaron Rhyne for Anastasia at Hartford Stage
Anne Keefe, stage manager of
New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre and on Broadway
for more than 25 years and part of the leadership team that saved and
transformed Westport Country Playhouse, received the Connecticut Critics
Circle's Tom Killen Award for lifetimes achievement in the theater. Longtime
colleague Allison Harris presented the award and read congratulations from
former Long Wharf Theatre artistic director Arvin Brown and actor John Lithgow.
Special awards were presented to Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, co-composers and co-music directors, who created the Klezmer music for Yale Rep's world premiere of Indecent.
Among the award presenters were Gov. Dannel F. Malloy and Cathy Malloy, CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, O'Neill Theater Center founder George White, animal trainer Bill Berloni and Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon.
Also performing was David Pittsinger, who was nominated for his performance in South Pacific at Ivoryton Playhouse.
The Connecticut Critics Circle is comprised of theater critics and writers in the state's print, radio and on-line media. Information: www.ctcritics.org.