Jeff Award nominations – Court and Timeline lead the pack

Court and TimeLine Clean Up

The Jeff Awards has announced 162 nominations in 31 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions which opened between August 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010. The 42nd Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area will be held on Monday, October 25, at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Musical numbers featuring cast members from nominated musicals and video segments from nominated plays will be included in the Jeff Awards ceremony, emceed by luminary actors Deanna Dunagan and Felicia P. Fields. The evening is black tie optional and the public is cordially invited to attend. Full list of nominees is after the jump.

 

 Production – Play – Large

The Brother/Sister Plays – Steppenwolf Theatre   (our review ★★★★)
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Victory Gardens Theater i/a/w Teatro VistaTheatre With a View  (our review ★★★½)
The Illusion – Court Theatre   (our review ★★★)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Court Theatre  (our review ★★★★)
The Mystery of Irma Vep – Court Theatre  (our review ★★★★
A Streetcar Named Desire – Writers’ Theatre   (our review ★★★★)

Production – Play – Midsize

Abigail’s Party – A Red Orchid Theatre   (our review ★★★½)
All My Sons – TimeLine Theatre Company    (our review ★★★★
The Farnsworth Invention – TimeLine Theatre  (our review ★★★½)
‘Master Harold’…And The Boys – TimeLine Theatre (our review ★★★½)
Tobacco Road – American Blues Theater   (our review ★★★)

Production – Musical – Large

Animal Crackers – Goodman Theatre   (our review  ★★★)
Cabaret – Drury Lane Productions  (our review ★★½)
The Drowsy Chaperone – Marriott Theatre  (our review ★★★½)
Hairspray – Marriott Theatre  (our review ★★★★)
Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions  (our review ★★★★)
Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions  (our review ★★★)

Productions – Revue

The Absolute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life – Second City etc (our review ★★★½)   
Low Down Dirty Blues – Northlight Theatre  (our review ★★★½)
Oh Coward! – Writers’ Theatre   (our review ★★★½)

Ensemble

Abigail’s Party – A Red Orchid Theatre
Animal Crackers – Goodman Theatre
The Brother/Sister Plays – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
The Farnsworth Invention – TimeLine Theatre Company
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Court Theatre
Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
The Wedding – TUTA Theatre Chicago

New Work – Play

Kristoffer DiazThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Victory Gardens Theater i/a/w Teatro Vista…Theatre With a View
Michael Golamco Year Zero – Victory Gardens Theater
Andrew Hinderaker Suicide, Incorporated – The Gift Theatre
Jim Lynch The Tallest Man – The Artistic Home
Bruce Norris A Parallelogram – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
David Schwimmer and Andy Bellin Trust – Lookingglass Theatre Company
Craig WrightMistakes Were Made – A Red Orchid Theatre

Director – Play

Nick Bowling The Farnsworth Invention – TimeLine Theatre Company
David Cromer A Streetcar Named Desire – Writers’ Theatre
Sean Graney The Mystery of Irma Vep – Court Theatre
Tina Landau The Brother/Sister Plays – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Shade MurrayAbigail’s Party – A Red Orchid Theatre
Charles Newell The Illusion – Court Theatre
Kimberly Senior All My Sons – TimeLine Theatre Company
Edward Torres The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Victory Gardens Theater i/a/w Teatro Vista…Theatre With a View

Director – Musical or Review

Jim CortiCabaret – Drury Lane Productions
Jim Corti Oh Coward! – Writers’ Theatre
William Osetek Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions
Marc Robin The Drowsy Chaperone – Marriott Theatre
Marc Robin Hairspray – Marriott Theatre
Rachel Rockwell Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Henry Wishcamper Animal Crackers – Goodman Theatre

Actor in a Principal Role – Play

Desmin Borges The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Victory Gardens Theater i/a/w Teatro Vista…Theatre With a View
Brian Dennehy Hughie/Krapp’s Last Tape – Goodman Theatre
Rob Fagin The Farnsworth Invention – TimeLine Theatre Company
Erik Hellman The Mystery of Irma Vep – Court Theatre
Tracy Letts American Buffalo – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Nick Sandys Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Michael Shannon Mistakes Were Made – A Red Orchid Theatre
Chris Sullivan The Mystery of Irma Vep – Court Theatre

Actor in a Principal Role – Musical

Quentin Earl Darrington Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
James Harms The Drowsy Chaperone – Marriott Theatre
Max Quinlan Jesus Christ Superstar – Theatre at the Center
Alan Schmuckler Sugar – Drury Lane Productions
Joey Slotnick Animal Crackers – Goodman Theatre

Actress in a Principal Role – Play

Tracy Michelle ArnoldPrivate Lives – Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Cassandra Bissell Mary’s Wedding – Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Janet Ulrich Brooks All My Sons – TimeLine Theatre Company
Kirsten Fitzgerald Abigail’s Party – A Red Orchid Theatre
Natasha Lowe A Streetcar Named Desire – Writers’ Theatre
Lia MortensenThe Hiding Place – Provision Theater
Allison Torem Trust – Lookingglass Theatre Company

Actress in a Principal Role – Musical

Holly Ann Butler Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions
Cory Goodrich Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Heidi Kettenring I Do! I Do! – Theatre at the Center
Marissa Perry Hairspray – Marriott Theatre

Solo Performance

Mary Beth Fisher The Year of Magical Thinking – Court Theatre
Dael Orlandersmith Stoop Stories – Goodman Theatre

Actor in a Supporting Role – Play

Allen GilmoreSizwe Banzi is Dead – Court Theatre
Francis Guinan A Guide for the Perplexed – Victory Gardens Theater
Tom IrwinA Parallelogram – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Timothy Edward Kane The Illusion – Court Theatre
Nick SandysTwelfth Night – First Folio Theatre
Lindsay Smiling Blue Door – Victory Gardens Theater
Michael Patrick Thornton Suicide, Incorporated – The Gift Theatre

Actor in a Supporting Role – Musical

Mark David Kaplan Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Peter Kevoian The Christmas Schooner – Theatre at the Center
David Lively Cabaret – Drury Lane Productions
Adam Pelty The Drowsy Chaperone – Marriott Theatre

Actress in a Supporting Role – Play

Janet Ulrich Brooks When She Danced – TimeLine Theatre Company
Cindy Gold Awake and Sing! – Northlight Theatre
Rebecca Spence Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Stacy Stoltz A Streetcar Named Desire – Writers’ Theatre
Wandachristine The Old Settler – Writers’ Theatre
Natalie West Abigail’s Party – A Red Orchid Theatre
Jacqueline Williams The Brother/Sister Plays – Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical

Rebecca Finnegan Cabaret – Drury Lane Productions
Heidi Kettenring Hairspray – Marriott Theatre
Valisia LeKae Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Barbara Robertson Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) – American Theater Company
Paula Scrofano Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions

Actor in a Revue

Mississippi Charles Bevel Low Down Dirty Blues – Northlight Theatre
Rob Lindley Oh Coward! – Writers’ Theatre
Gregory Porter Low Down Dirty Blues – Northlight Theatre
Sam Richardson Spoiler Alert: Everybody Dies – The Second City

Actress in a Revue

Christina Anthony The Absolute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life – The Second City e.t.c.
Felicia P. Fields Low Down Dirty Blues – Northlight Theatre
Kate Fry – Oh Coward! – Writers’ Theatre
Sandra Reaves-Phillips – Low Down Dirty Blues – Northlight Theatre

Scenic Design – Large

Jeffrey Bauer A Guide for the Perplexed – Victory Gardens Theater
John Culbert Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Court Theatre
Kevin Depinet Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Kevin Depinet Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions
Collette Pollard The Illusion – Court Theatre
Todd Rosenthal A Parallelogram – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Walt Spangler A True History of the Johnstown Flood – Goodman Theatre

Scenic Design – Midsize 

Aimee Hanyzewski Of Mice and Men – Oak Park Festival Theatre
James Leaming Tobacco Road – American Blues Theater
Timothy Mann ‘Master Harold’…And The Boys – TimeLine Theatre Company
Angela Miller Jeeves in Bloom – First Folio Theatre
Inseung Park The Hiding Place – Provision Theatre

Costume Design – Large

Jacqueline Firkins The Illusion– Court Theatre
Nancy Missimi The Drowsy Chaperone – Marriott Theatre
Tatjana Radisic Cabaret – Drury Lane Productions
Alison Siple The Mystery of Irma Vep – Court Theatre

Costume Design – Midsize

William J.  Morey Into the Woods – Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Sarah E. Ross & Kristin DeiTos Tobacco Road – American Blues Theater
Emily Waecker Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Sound Design – Large

Mikhail Fiksel The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Victory Gardens Theater i/a/w Teatro Vista…Theatre With a View
Joshua Horvath and Nick Keenan The Illusion Court Theatre
Joshua Horvath and Ray Nardelli Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom– Court Theatre
Ray Nardelli Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale – Lookingglass Theatre Company and Silverguy Entertainment

Sound Design – Midsize

Victoria Delorio Mary’s Wedding – Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Mikhail Fiksel – War With The NewtsNext Theatre Company
Nick Keenan End Days – Next Theatre Company
Miles Polaski One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The Gift Theatre

Lighting Design – Large

Brian Sidney Bembridge Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale – Lookingglass Theatre Company and Silverguy Entertainment
John Culbert The Illusion– Court Theatre
Jesse Klug Cabaret – Drury Lane Productions
Jesse Klug Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Jesse Klug Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions

Lighting Design – Midsize

Lee Fiskness End Days – Next Theatre Company
Jesse Klug Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) – American Theater Company
Keith Parham The Farnsworth Invention – TimeLine Theatre Company
Jaymi Lee Smith Mary’s Wedding – Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Choreography

John Carrafa Animal Crackers – Goodman Theatre
Tammy Mader Thoroughly Modern Millie – Drury Lane Productions
Marc Robin The Drowsy Chaperone Marriott Theatre
Marc Robin Hairspray – Marriott Theatre

Original Incidental Music

Alaric Jans The Hiding Place – Provision Theater
Lindsay Jones Richard III – Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Henry Marsh Twelfth Night – First Folio Theatre
Ray Nardelli and Joshua Horvath The Long Red Road – Goodman Theatre
Ray Nardelli, Andre Pluess and Josh Horvath Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Lookingglass Theatre Company and Silverguy Entertainment – Circus Tale
Jesse TerrillThe Wedding – TUTA Theatre Chicago

Music Direction

Roberta Duchak Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Doug Peck Animal Crackers – Goodman Theatre
Doug Peck Cabaret – Drury Lane Productions
Doug Peck Oh Coward! – Writers’ Theatre
Robert Reddrick Nothing But the Blues – Black Ensemble Theater

Artistic Specialization

Bridges Media – Multimedia Design – Trust – Lookingglass Theatre Company
Sage Marie Carter – Projections Design – Ragtime – Drury Lane Productions
Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi – Circus Choreography and Movement Direction – Icarus – Lookingglass Theatre Company
Nick Sandys – Fight Choreography – Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
David Woolley – Fight Choreography – The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Victory Gardens Theater i/a/w Teatro Vista…Theatre With a View

 

For more info about the Jeff Awards,

please visit www.jeffawards.org .

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