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Nominations Announced for 2010 Hewes Design Awards

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Nine theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 46th Annual Awards in a luncheon ceremony this fall. Eighty-one theater artists were nominated for outstanding artistry in 46 productions presented during the 2009-2010 New York theater season. 

These annual awards honor designers for work in venues on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway, recognizing not only the traditional categories of scenic design, costume design and lighting design, but also "Notable Effects," which encompass sound, music, video, puppetry and other creative elements. All nominated designs must have originated in United States productions. The Hewes Awards Committee considered more than 200 productions when making its nominations.

Veteran designers John Lee Beatty, Santo Loquasto and David Zinn led all nominees with three nominations each. Ten other designers received two nominations for their work during the 2009-2010 season. Signature Theatre Company's production of The Orphans' Home Cycle received four distinct nominations to lead all other contenders. Broadway productions of American Idiot, Memphis and Sondheim on Sondheim received three nominations each, as did The Public Theater's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Second Stage Theatre's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity and Classic Stage Company's The Forest. Another 12 productions on, Off and Off Off Broadway each received two nominations.

The HHDA Committee named honorees in four categories: Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design and Notable Effects. As of the 2010 awards, the Committee has bestowed 272 honors on 170 artists representing 187 productions.

Originally known as the Maharam Awards at their inception in 1965, the Hewes Awards were later known as the American Theatre Wing Design Awards in honor of the Wing's generous sponsorship. They were renamed in 1999 for noted critic Henry Hewes, who created the awards and served as a board member of the American Theatre Wing until his death in 2006 at age 89.

The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee includes theater critics Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, chair; Dan Bacalzo; David Barbour; David Cote; Glenda Frank; Mario Fratti; and Joan Ungaro.

2010 Henry Hewes DESIGN AWARDS HONOREES
Scenic Design
Donyale Werle Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public)

Costume Design

Martin Pakledinaz Lend Me a Tenor (Broadway)

Lighting Design
Kevin Adams American Idiot (Broadway)

Notable Effects
(Production Design)
Jeff Cowie and David M. Barber (scenery) The Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature)
David C. Woolard (costumes)
Rui Rita (lighting)
Jan Hartley (projections)
John Gromada (sound)

2010 Henry Hewes DESIGN AWARDS NOMINEES

SCENIC DESIGN NOMINEES
Allen Moyer and Warren Karp Passion Play
Beowulf Boritt Sondheim on Sondheim
Brian Sidney Bembridge The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Charlie Corcoran The Emperor Jones
Christine Jones American Idiot
David Evans Morris Lear
David Gallo Memphis
David Korins When the Rain Stops Falling
David Zinn Circle Mirror Transformation
Derek McLane A Lie of the Mind
Derek McLane Ragtime
Donyale Werle Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Jeff Cowie and David M. Barber The Orphans' Home Cycle
John Lee Beatty A View from the Bridge
John Lee Beatty The Royal Family
John Lee Beatty Twelfth Night
Lauren Helpern The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Peter Ksander The Archery Contest
Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch The Addams Family
Santo Loquasto Collected Stories
Santo Loquasto Fences
Santo Loquasto The Forest
Scott Pask A Steady Rain
Takeshi Kata Dusk Rings a Bell

COSTUME DESIGN NOMINEES
Anita Yavich Coraline
Anita Yavich Venus in Fur
Bobby Frederick Tilley II Lizzie Borden
Catherine Zuber The Royal Family
Clint Ramos So Help Me God!
David Zinn Circle Mirror Transformation
David Zinn In the Next Room
Emily Rebholz Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Gabriel Berry and Antonia Ford-Roberts Passion Play
Ilona Somogyi Clybourne Park
Jessica Pabst The Metal Children
Katherine Roth Come Fly Away
Machine Dazzle The Lily's Revenge
Marco Piemontese The Forest
Martin Pakledinaz Lend Me a Tenor
Paul Tazewell Memphis
Roxana Ramseur Lear
Toni-Leslie James The Scottsboro Boys

LIGHTING DESIGN NOMINEES
Brian MacDevitt Fences
Chris Lee The Burnt Part Boys
Clifton Taylor White Woman Street
Dane Laffrey The Boys in the Band
Howell Binkley Memphis
Hugh Vanstone A Steady Rain
Jason Lyons The Duchess of Malfi
Jennifer Tipton The Glass Menagerie
Jesse Klug The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Justin Townsend Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Ken Billington Sondheim on Sondheim
Kevin Adams American Idiot
Natasha Katz Collected Stories
Peter Kaczorowski The Brother/Sister Plays
Peter Kaczorowski The Forest
Rui Rita The Orphans' Home Cycle
Tyler Micoleau When the Rain Stops Falling

NOTABLE EFFECTS NOMINEES
Brian Sidney Bembridge, scenery The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Christine Pascual, costumes (Production Design)
Jesse Klug, lighting
Mikhail Fiksel, sound
Peter Nigrini, projections
@radical.media, video
Jeff Cowie and David M. Barber, scenery The Orphan's Home Cycle
David C. Woolard, costumes (Production Design)
Rui Rita, lighting
Jan Hartley, projections
John Gromada, sound
Nick Vaughan, scenery The Lily's Revenge
Machine Dazzle, costumes (Production Design)
Seth Reiser, lighting
Matthew Tennie, sound
Derrick Little, makeup
Emily DeCola, puppets
Aaron Rhyne, video
Robert Andrew Kovach, scenery John Tartaglia's Imaginocean
The Puppet Kitchen, puppets (Production Design)
Matthias Winter, sound
Alex Koch, video ReEntry
Alexander V. Nichols, scenery and video Wishful Drinking
Basil Twist, puppets The Addams Family
C. Andrew Bauer, projections The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Darrel Maloney, video and projections American Idiot
Jan Hartley, projections The Orphan's Home Cycle
Jeff Sugg, video and projections The Book of Grace
Jean Kalman, lighting
Lindsay Jones, sound Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon
Jamie McElhinney, sound Papers
Peter Flaherty, video Sondheim on Sondheim
Peter Hylenski, sound The Scottsboro Boys

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