Non-Equity Jeff Nominations – Ubique & Lifeline lead

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2009 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINEES

PRODUCTION – PLAY
Enchanted April Circle Theatre
In Arabia We’d All Be Kings Steep Theatre
Mariette in EcstasyLifeline Theatre
The Mark of Zorro Lifeline Theatre
Our TownThe Hypocrites
Rose and the Rime The House Theatre

PRODUCTION – MUSICAL OR REVUE
The Christmas SchoonerBailiwick Repertory Theatre
Evita Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
The Robber BridegroomGriffin Theatre
Woody Guthrie’s American Song – Blindfaith Theatre

DIRECTOR – PLAY
Nathan Allen – Rose and the RimeThe House Theatre of Chicago
David CromerOur Town The Hypocrites
Elise Kauzlaric – Mariette in Ecstasy Lifeline Theatre
Joanie Schultz – In Arabia We’d All Be Kings Steep Theatre
Rick Snyder – Men of Tortuga Profiles Theatre

DIRECTOR – MUSICAL OR REVUE
Fred Anzevino – Evita Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Fred Anzevino – Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Mary Beidler Gearen – The Christmas SchoonerBailiwick Repertory Theatre
Paul S. Holmquist – The Robber Bridegroom Griffin Theatre
Nicolas Minas – Woody Guthrie’s American Song – Blindfaith Theatre

ENSEMBLE
Evita Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
In Arabia We’d All Be Kings Steep Theatre
Mariette in Ecstasy Lifeline Theatre
Men of Tortuga Profiles Theatre
Our Bad Magnet Mary-Arrchie Theatre
Woody Guthrie’s American Song – Blindfaith Theatre

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE – PLAY
Don Bender – Old Times City Lit Theater
Esteban Andres Cruz – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Raven Theatre
James Elly – The Mark of ZorroLifeline Theatre
Ryan Jarosch – Torch Song Trilogy – Hubris Productions
Brian Parry – ShadowlandsRedtwist Theatre
Brian Plocharczyk – After Ashley Stage Left Theatre
Bradford Stevens – Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Raven Theatre

ACTOR IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE – MUSICAL
Courtney Crouse – Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical Bohemian Theatre
Chris Damiano – EvitaTheo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE – PLAY
Brenda Barrie – Mariette in Ecstasy Lifeline Theatre
Laura Coover – Blue SurgeEclipse Theatre
Cameron Feagin – Private Lives City Lit Theater
Nancy Freidrich – The Dastardly Ficus and Other Comedic Tales of Woe and Misery The Strange Tree Group
Betsy Zajko – Beholder Trap Door Theatre

ACTRESS IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE – MUSICAL
Laura McClain – The Christmas Schooner Bailiwick Repertory
Maggie Portman – Evita Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Rachel Quinn – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Circle Theatre
Bethany Thomas – Belle Barth: If I Embarrass You Tell Your Friends Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Janet Ulrich Brooks – Golda’s Balcony Pegasus Players
Alice Wedoff – The Shape of a Girl Pegasus Players

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – PLAY
Paul S. Holmquist – The Picture of Dorian Gray Lifeline Theatre
Matthew Sherbach – The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler Dog & Pony Theatre
Kevin V. Smith – Our Bad Magnet Mary-Arrchie Theatre
Madrid St. Angelo – A Passage to India Premiere Theatre & Performance i/a/w Vitalist Theatre
Jon Steinhagen – Plaza SuiteEclipse Theatre
Nathaniel Swift – Blue Surge Eclipse Theatre

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MUSICAL
Chris Damiano – Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Chris Froseth – Woody Guthrie’s American Song – Blindfaith Theatre
Jim Sherman – The Christmas SchoonerBailiwick Repertory Theatre

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – PLAY
Susan Veronika Adler – Torch Song Trilogy Hubris Productions
Jeannette Blackwell – The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler Dog & Pony Theatre
Nora Fiffer – The Autumn Garden Eclipse Theatre
Mary Hollis Inboden – Torch Song TrilogyHubris Productions
Elise Kauzlaric – On the Shore of the Wide World Griffin Theatre
Lily Mojekwu – Greensboro: A RequiemSteep Theatre
Rinska Prestinary – In Arabia We’d All Be Kings Steep Theatre
Mary Redmon – Enchanted April Circle Theatre

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MUSICAL OR REVUE
Amanda Hartley – The Robber Bridegroom Griffin Theatre

NEW WORK
Tony Fiorentino – All My Love – Diamante Productions
Robert Koon – Odin’s HorseInfamous Commonwealth Theatre
Frank Maugeri & Seth Bockley – Boneyard PrayerRedmoon Theater
Andrew Park – The People’s History of the United States Quest Theatre Ensemble
Ken Prestininzi – Beholder Trap Door Theatre

NEW ADAPTATION
Fred Anzevino, Arnold Johnston & Joshua Stephen Kartes – Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Cristina Calvit – Mariette in EcstasyLifeline Theatre
Robert Kauzlaric – The Picture of Dorian Gray Lifeline Theatre
William Massolia – Be More Chill Griffin Theatre
Terry McCabe – Scoundrel Time – City Lit Theater Company
Katie McLean – The Mark of Zorro Lifeline Theatre

For Production and Artistic Team nominations, click on “Read More

CHOREOGRAPHY
Kevin Bellie – Gentlemen Prefer BlondesCircle Theatre
Brenda Didier – Evita Theo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Tommy Rapley – Rose and the RimeThe House Theatre

ORIGINAL INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Lara Golan – Dr. Egg and the Man with No EarRedmoon Theater
Charles Kim & Seth Bockley – Boneyard Prayer Redmoon Theater
Kevin O’Donnell – Rose and the RimeThe House Theatre

MUSIC DIRECTION
Ryan Brewster – EvitaTheo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Mark Elliott – The Robber BridegroomGriffin Theatre
Joshua Stephen Kartes – Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the NightTheo Ubique Theatre i/a/w Michael James
Jeremy Ramey – The Christmas SchoonerBailiwick Repertory Theatre
Shaun Whitley – Woody Guthrie’s American Song – Blindfaith Theatre

SCENIC DESIGN
Alan Donahue – Mariette in EcstasyLifeline Theatre
Anders Jacobson – Red Angel – LiveWire Chicago Theatre
Bob Knuth – Enchanted AprilCircle Theatre
Bob Knuth – Hay FeverCircle Theatre
Richard & Jacqueline Penrod – The Shape of a GirlPegasus Players
Emily Schwartz & Kate Nawrocki – The Dastardly Ficus and Other Comedic Tales of Woe and MiseryThe Strange Tree Group

LIGHTING DESIGN
John Horan – Dr. Egg and the Man with No EarRedmoon Theater
Denise Karczewski – Golda’s BalconyPegasus Players
Lee Keenan – Rose and the RimeThe House Theatre
Jared B. Moore – TouchNew Leaf Theatre

COSTUME DESIGN
Debbie Baer – Rose and the RimeThe House Theatre
Michelle Julazadeh – Jekyll & Hyde: The MusicalBohemian Theatre
Suzanne Mann – Hay FeverCircle Theatre
Suzanne Mann – Enchanted AprilCircle Theatre
John Nasca – Die! Mommie Die!Hell in a Handbag Productions
Jesus Perez – Gentlemen Prefer BlondesCircle Theatre

SOUND DESIGN
Victoria DeIorio – The Mark of ZorroLifeline Theatre
Mikhail Fiksel – Winter Pageant ReduxRedmoon Theater
Tim Hill – Mariette in EcstasyLifeline Theatre
Joshua Horvath – Rose and the RimeThe House Theatre
Nick Keenan – TouchNew Leaf Theatre
Stephen Ptacek – God’s EarDog & Pony Theatre

ARTISTIC SPECIALIZATION
Mask Design – Amanda Church – The People’s History of the United StatesQuest Theatre Ensemble
Animation – Jamie Clennett – Dr. Egg and the Man with No EarRedmoon Theater
Fight Choreography – Geoff Coates – The Mark of ZorroLifeline Theatre
Puppets – Graeme Davis – Dr. Egg and the Man with No EarRedmoon Theater
Puppets – Jesse Mooney-Bullock – Boneyard PrayerRedmoon Theater

MULTIPLE NOMINEES

Individuals:
Fred Anzevino – 3
Seth Bockley – 2
Chris Damiano – 2
Paul S. Holmquist – 2
Joshua Stephen Kartes – 2
Bob Knuth – 2
Suzanne Mann – 2

Productions:
Evita – 7
Mariette in Ecstasy – 7
Rose and the Rime – 7
The Christmas Schooner – 5
Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night – 5
The Mark of Zorro – 5
Woody Guthrie’s American Song – 5
Dr. Egg and the Man with No Ear – 4
Enchanted April – 4
In Arabia We’d All Be Kings – 4
The Robber Bridegroom – 4
Boneyard Prayer – 3
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – 3
Torch Song Trilogy – 3
Beholder – 2
Blue Surge – 2
The Dastardly Ficus and Other Comedic Tales of Woe and Misery – 2
The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler – 2
Golda’s Balcony – 2
Hay Fever – 2
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical – 2
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train – 2
Men of Tortuga – 2
Our Bad Magnet – 2
Our Town – 2
The People’s History of the United States – 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray – 2
The Shape of a Girl – 2
Touch – 2

Companies:
Lifeline Theatre – 14
Theo Ubique Theatre Company i/a/w Michael James – 13
Circle Theatre – 9
Redmoon Theater – 8
The House Theatre of Chicago – 7
Griffin Theatre Company – 6
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre – 5
Blindfaith Theatre – 5
Steep Theatre Company – 5
Eclipse Theatre Company – 4
Pegasus Players – 4
City Lit Theater Company – 3
Dog & Pony Theatre Company – 3
Hubris Productions – 3
Bohemian Theatre Ensemble – 2
The Hypocrites – 2
Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company – 2
New Leaf Theatre – 2
Profiles Theatre – 2
Quest Theatre Ensemble – 2
Raven Theatre – 2
The Strange Tree Group – 2
Trap Door Theatre – 2

The Glenwood Avenue Arts District is once again well-represented in Chicago’s non-Equity Joseph Jefferson nominations. Lifeline Theatre and its neighbor Theo Ubique garnered 27 Jeff nominations between them—14 for Lifeline, 13 for Ubique. Even Bohemian Theatre Ensemble threw in a couple of nods. Just up the street a little bit, City Lit rolled in with three nominations.

But the rest of the Chicago area wasn’t ignored. Circle Theatre in Forest Park came away with nine nominations, Redmoon got eight, House got seven, Griffin got six, and Bailiwick and Steep Theatre (fresh off the first season in it’s new space) and Blindfaith came away with five each.

What’s interesting is the diversity of shows which got nominated. Lifeline’s nominations are split up between three shows: Mariette in Ecstasy got seven nominations, The Mark of Zorro got five, and the Picture of Dorian Gray got two. Ubique also had three shows nominated: Evita (7), Jacques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night (5) and Belle Barth: If I Embarrass You Tell Your Friends, which got one nomination for its star, Bethany Thomas.

On the other side of the spectrum from new works and adaptations are Circle’s three shows: Enchanted April (4 nominations), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (3) and Hay Fever (2). Good productions whether new plays or old, seem to work for the Jeff Committee.

Nine of the 30 nominated theatres had more than one show nominated: Lifeline, Ubique, Circle, Griffin, Redmoon, Steep, City Lit, Eclipse and Dog & Pony. The House’s seven nominations came from just one show: The Rose and the Rime. Bailiwick’s five nominations came from it’s resurrection of A Christmas Schooner. And Blindfaith’s nods came from Woody Guthrie’s American Song.

The chances that Theo Ubique’s Fred Anzevino will walk away with a Jeff are pretty good: he garnered three nominations for his work on both Evita and Lonesome Losers. Amanda Hartley will definitely get a Jeff. She’s the only nominee in the supporting actress in a musical category, for her work in Griffin Theatre’s The Robber Bridegroom.

The Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be Monday, June 8, at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL. Doors open for a cash bar at 6:00 p.m., with a light buffet at 6:30 p.m., and presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Festive cocktail attire is suggested and the public is cordially invited. Tickets may be purchased on-line with a credit card at www.jeffawards.org or by mail. A downloadable mail-order form is available at www.jeffawards.org. For more information contact Glenn Hering, Non-Equity Wing Chair, at nonequitywing@jeffawards.org.

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