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LADCC AWARD NOMINEES FOR QUALIFYING YEAR 2014 (12/1/13 – 11/30-14)

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Production

Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre.

Spring Awakening, Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Cody Lassen, Jarrod Musano at Inner City Arts.

Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions at Sacred Fools Theater.

The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

 

McCulloh Award for Revival (plays written between 1920 and 1980)

 

A Delicate Balance, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at Odyssey Theatre.

Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, American Repertory Theater at Hollywood Pantages.

Ruth Draper’s Monologues, Geffen Playhouse.

Lead Performance

Brooke Adams in Happy Days, The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Hugo Armstrong in The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

Ian Bamberg in Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Geoff Elliott in The Dance of Death, A Noise Within.

Robert Joy in The Ugly One, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA at Atwater Village Speakeasy Theatre.

Chris L. McKenna in Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions at Sacred Fools Theater.

Patrick Stafford in Cock, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater.

Heidi Sulzman in One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre.

Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, Center Theatre Group in association with ArtsEmerson at Ahmanson Theatre.

Featured Performance

Hugo Armstrong in Backyard, The Echo Theater.

Rebecca Gray in Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Andrea Martin in Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, American Repertory Theater at Hollywood Pantages.

Josey Montana McCoy in Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Tyler Pierce in Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Joel Polis in My Name Is Asher Lev, The Fountain Theatre.

Aramazd Stepanian in The Cherry Orchard, Pacific Resident Theatre.

Ensemble Performance

Cock, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater.

Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Five Mile Lake, South Coast Repertory.

Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.

Solo Performance

Annette Bening in Ruth Draper’s Monologues, Geffen Playhouse.

Barry McGovern in I’ll Go On, Gate Theatre Production, Center Theatre Group at Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Ben Moroski in The Wake, Elephant Studio Theatre.

Michael Urie in Buyer & Cellar, Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum.

Writing

Burglars of Hamm: Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos, Jon Beauregard & Albert Dayan, The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

Kenneth Cavander, The Curse of Oedipus, The Antaeus Company.

David Greig, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.

Aaron Posner, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Marja-Lewis Ryan, One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre.

Tommy Smith, Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Musical Score

Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn & Burglars of Hamm (original songs), The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher (music), Center Theatre Group at Ahmanson Theatre.

Barry Manilow (music) and Bruce Sussman (lyrics), Harmony, Center Theatre Group and Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, Ahmanson Theatre.

Music Direction

Darryl Archibald (music supervisor) and Brian Baker (music director), Let’s Misbehave: The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter, International City Theatre.

Miche Braden, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.

Alasdair Macrae, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.

David O, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Choreography

JoAnn M. Hunter, Harmony, Center Theatre Group and Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA at Ahmanson Theatre.

Matt Kent, Pilobolus, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.

Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening, Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Cody Lassen, Jarrod Musano at Inner City Arts.

Ken Roht, The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

Direction

Matt Almos & Ken Roht, The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

Guillermo Cienfuegos, Henry V, Pacific Resident Theatre.

Chris Fields, Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Jessica Kubzansky, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Michael Michetti, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Wils Wilson, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.

Set Design

Daniel Conway, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.

Jeff Cowie, The Trip to Bountiful, Center Theatre Group in association with ArtsEmerson at Ahmanson Theatre.

Allen Moyer, Parfumerie, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Neil Murray, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, Kneehigh, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.

Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher, Center Theatre Group at Ahmanson Theatre.

Lisa D. Katz, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Jeremy Pivnick, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Costume Design

Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots, Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Berger, Allen S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy & Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Miacheal DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theatres at Hollywood Pantages.

Kym Barrett, TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil.

Jenny Foldenauer, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Dominique Lemieux, Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Martin, Kyodo Tokyo, Stephen E. McManus, A&A Gordon, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Hugh Hayes/Jonathan Reinis/Jamie Cesa, Kim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Ben Feldman, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Square|Theatrics, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg/Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Aldon/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney at Hollywood Pantages.

Sound Design

Josh Bessom, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Charles Coes and Darron L. West, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.

Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Martin, Kyodo Tokyo, Stephen E. McManus, A&A Gordon, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Hugh Hayes/Jonathan Reinis/Jamie Cesa, Kim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Ben Feldman, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Square|Theatrics, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg/Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Aldon/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney at Hollywood Pantages.

Doug Newell, Foxfinder, Furious Theatre Company in association with Artists Repertory Theatre of Portland, Oregon at Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre.

CGI/Video

John Driscoll and Gemma Carrington, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, Kneehigh, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Pedro Pires, TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil.

Properties Design

John Burton, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Special Effects

Tony Doublin and Gabe Bartalos, Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions at Sacred Fools Theater.

Illusions

Teller, Johnny Thompson, Thom Rubino and Christopher Rose, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.

The 2014 LADCC special award recipients are as follows:

The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play goes to Sheila Callaghan for Everything You Touch. The award is accompanied by an offer to publish from Samuel French, Inc.

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre goes to Independent Shakespeare Co. The award is accompanied by an honorarium, sponsor to be announced.

The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre goes to The Theatre @ Boston Court. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Nederlander Organization.

The Kinetic Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in theatrical design goes to Cricket S. Myers for her sustained achievement in sound design. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by Kinetic Lighting.

The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre goes to 3-D Theatricals. The award is accompanied by an honorarium, sponsor to be announced.

The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction goes to Robin Larsen. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Citations by Production

The Behavior of Broadus (Sacred Fools) 7

Firemen (Echo Theatre) 6

The Tempest (South Coast Rep) 6

Everything You Touch (The Theatre @ Boston Court) 5, plus the Ted Schmitt Award

Floyd Collins (La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts) 5

Pippin (Hollywood Pantages) 4

Stupid Fucking Bird (The Theatre @ Boston Court) 4

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (The Broad Stage) 4

Taste (Sacred Fools) 3

One in the Chamber (Lounge Theatre) 3

Cock (Rogue Machine) 2

Harmony (Ahmanson Theatre) 2

Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter (Wallis Annenberg Center) 2

Peter and the Starcatcher (Ahmanson Theatre) 2

Ruth Draper’s Monologues (Geffen Playhouse) 2

Spring Awakening (Deaf West) 2

The Trip to Bountiful (Ahmanson Theatre) 2

TOTEM (Cirque du Soleil) 2

A Delicate Balance (Odyssey Theatre) 1

Backyard (Echo Theatre) 1

Buyer & Cellar (Mark Taper Forum) 1

Five Mile Lake (South Coast Rep) 1

Foxfinder (Carrie Hamilton Theatre) 1

Happy Days (The Theatre @ Boston Court) 1

Henry V (Pacific Resident Theatre) 1

I’ll Go On (Kirk Douglas Theatre) 1

Kinky Boots (Hollywood Pantages) 1

Let’s Misbehave: The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter (International City Theatre) 1

My Name Is Asher Lev (The Fountain Theatre) 1

Parfumerie (Wallis Annenberg Center) 1

The Cherry Orchard (Pacific Resident Theatre) 1

The Curse of Oedipus (Antaeus) 1

The Dance of Death (A Noise Within) 1

The Ugly One (EST/LA) 1

The Wake (Elephant Studio Theatre) 1

 

Spotlight

Laguna Playhouse Announces Ellen Richard as its Interim Executive Director

May 3, 2016…Laguna Beach, Calif…Laguna Playhouse Board of Directors announced today that, later this month, Ellen Richard will be joining Laguna Playhouse as its Interim Executive Director. The Playhouse announced late last year that it was undertaking a national search guided by Arts Consulting Group (ACG) for an Executive Director to succeed Karen Wood who had held this position for the past eight years.

Commenting on the appointment Joe Hanauer and Paul Singarella, Co-Chairmens of the Board of Directors, said “In the midst of our search we encountered this wonderful opportunity to engage Ellen while we continue to seek appropriate long-term leadership. To have found someone with the extraordinary qualifications that Ellen has is thrilling. She is the recipient of six Tony Awards as producer at New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company where she was Managing Director. Ellen also has strong successes in supervising the construction of theatres in New York and also in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theater, a rare and valuable skill set considering the contemplated major remodel and expansion of the Laguna Playhouse.” Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham adds, “We are pleased and proud to have Ellen Richard, truly a rock-star in our field, join us as our interim Executive Director who will help guide the Playhouse during this transition.” Comments Ellen Richard, “I have quickly grown fond of Laguna Beach and the Playhouse. I embrace this extraordinary opportunity to join one of the country’s top regional theatres at this time in its remarkable 95-year history. I look forward to helping the Playhouse and working with their incredible Board of Trustees and Ann E. Wareham.”

ABOUT ELLEN RICHARD

Ellen Richard served as Executive Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco from 2010 through 2015.  During her tenure, Ms. Richard negotiated a deal to buy the Strand Theater in tech corridor of Mid-Market San Francisco, helped raise the $34,000 million to renovate and operate it and steered the design and construction for the project which opened in May of 2015. The complex featured two performance spaces and has won multiple awards.  She opened the 50 seat Costume Shop Theater, a 49-seat “black box” venue used for the company’s Master of Fine Arts students and for shows by other local companies.  Ms. Richard was also credited with expanding the company’s educational efforts, coming up with programs like the San Francisco Semester, which brings undergraduate acting students to ACT from around the world, and Stage Coach, a community theater mobile unit that reaches into diverse neighborhoods

She was also Executive Director of The Second Stage Theatre in New York City. During her tenure at Second Stage, which began in 2006 (through 2009), she was responsible for the purchase contract of the Helen Hayes Theatre, growth in subscription income of 48 percent, and growth in individual giving of 75 percent, as well as conceptualization of a highly successful gala format and “Second Generation,” a giving program through which donors enable deserving New York City youth to experience live theater. Under Ms. Richard’s leadership, Second Stage provided the initial home for the Broadway productions Everyday Rapture, Next to Normal, and The Little Dog Laughed.

From 1983 to 2005, Ms. Richard enjoyed a rich and varied career with Roundabout Theatre Company. The Roundabout that Ms. Richard joined was a small nonprofit theater company in bankruptcy. By the time she departed as Managing Director, Roundabout had become one of the country’s largest and most successful theater companies of its kind, with net assets in excess of $67 million dollars. Ms. Richard is the recipient of six Tony Awards as producer, for Roundabout productions of Cabaret (1998), A View from the Bridge (1998), Side Man (1999), Nine (2003), Assassins (2004), and Glengarry Glen Ross (2005). As producer of more than 125 shows at Roundabout, she had direct supervision of all management and marketing functions. She created Roundabout’s “Theatre-PLUS” programs, which include singles, teachers, family, gay and lesbian, wine tasting, and the 7 p.m. “Early Curtain” series, all of which grew to represent more than 10 percent of Roundabout’s 40,000 subscribers.

As director of design and construction at Roundabout, Ms. Richard was responsible for more than $50 million of theater construction for 11 projects. She conceptualized the three permanent Roundabout stages — The Broadway venues of Studio 54 and the American Airlines Theatre, and the Off-Broadway venue The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre She directed the location search for Cabaret and oversaw the creation of the production’s environmental Kit Kat Klub. Prior to her tenure at Roundabout, Ms. Richard served as business manager of Westport Country Playhouse, theater manager for Stamford Center for the Arts, and business manager for Atlas Scenic Studio. She began her career working as a stagehand, sound designer, and scenic artist assistant.