Jefferson Award Nominees Announced

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Today, the Jefferson Awards announced the 150 nominations in 35 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions which opened between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008. Beginning with this season, the Jeff Awards is acknowledging the work of Large and Midsize theatres in separate categories for productions and technical elements.

The 40th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, October 20, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Boulevard. A pre-show Appetizer Buffet will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony, directed by Michael Weber, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Advance purchase tickets, which include the ceremony and the pre-show buffet, are $75 ($55 for Members of Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and the Dramatists Guild of America). The evening is black tie optional, and the public is invited to attend. 

The list of nominees is as follows:

Production - Revue

Ain't Misbehavin'
Goodman Theatre

Campaign Supernova! Or How Many Democrats...
The Second City e.t.c.

Ella
Northlight Theatre

The Mistress Cycle
Apple Tree Theatre

Director - Play

Barbara Gaines
The Comedy of Errors
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Edward Sobel
Cadillac
Chicago Dramatists

Lou Contey
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre

Mark E. Lococo
The Miser
Northlight Theatre

PJ Paparelli
Speech and Debate
American Theater Company

Russ Tutterow
A Steady Rain
Chicago Dramatists

William Brown
As You Like It
Writers' Theatre

Director - Musical

Charles Newell
Carousel
Court Theatre

Dominic Missimi
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Gary Griffin
Passion
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Jim Corti
Meet Me in St. Louis
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook

Jim Corti
Sweet Charity
Drury Lane Oakbrook

Marc Robin
The Producers
Marriott Theatre

Director - Revue

Chuck Smith
Ain't Misbehavin'
Goodman Theatre

Jim Carlson
No Country for Old White Men
The Second City

Kurt Johns
The Mistress Cycle
Apple Tree Theatre

Rob Ruggiero
Ella
Northlight Theatre

Stafford Arima
Altar Boyz
Drury Lane Water Tower/Altar Boyz Chicago,L,LC

New Work

Bill Jepsen
Cadillac
Chicago Dramatists

Eric Rosen
Wedding Play
About Face Theatre

GQ and JQ
Funk It Up About Nothin'
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Joel Drake Johnson
Four Places
Victory Gardens Theater

Keith Huff
A Steady Rain
Chicago Dramatists

Tracy Letts
Superior Donuts
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Yussef El Guindi
Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat
Silk Road Theatre Project

New Adaptation

Laura Eason
Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Ron West
The Comedy of Errors
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ensemble

Altar Boyz
Drury Lane Water Tower/Altar Boyz Chicago,L,LC

Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Because They Have No Words
Piven Theatre

Campaign Supernova! Or How Many Democrats...
The Second City e.t.c.

Funk It Up About Nothin'
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Nine: The Musical
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago

Sounds So Good Makes You Wanna Holler (Old School
Black Ensemble Theater


Actress in a Principal Role - Play

Alexandra Main
W;t
The Gift Theatre

Karen Aldridge
The Cook
The Goodman Theatre

Lois Smith
The Trip to Bountiful
The Goodman Theatre

Mary Ann Thebus
Four Places
Victory Gardens Theater

Mary Beth Fisher
The Little Dog Laughed
About Face Theatre

Shannon Cochran
The Lion in Winter
Writers' Theatre


Actor in a Principal Role - Play

D.J. Howard
Driving Miss Daisy
First Folio Shakespeare Festival

John Judd
Shining City
The Goodman Theatre

Jon Michael Hill
Superior Donuts
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Nick Sandys
Much Ado About Nothing
First Folio Shakespeare Festival

Randy Steinmeyer
A Steady Rain
Chicago Dramatists

Sean Sullivan
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre

Actress in a Supporting Role - Play

Hallie Foote
The Trip to Bountiful
The Goodman Theatre

Jacqueline Williams
The Miser
Northlight Theatre

Lesley Bevan
Othello
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ora Jones
Carter's Way
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Polly Noonan
Passion Play: a cycle in three parts
The Goodman Theatre



Actor in a Supporting Role - Play

Brian Sills
Cymbeline
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Joe Dempsey
Wedding Play
About Face Theatre

Kevin Douglas
Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Kevin McKillip
Jeeves Intervenes
First Folio Shakespeare Festival

Larry Yando
As You Like It
Writers' Theatre

Mark Ulrich
Juno and the Paycock
The Artistic Home

Rob Riley
Cadillac
Chicago Dramatists


Actress in a Principal Role - Musical

Ana Gasteyer
Passion
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Heidi Kettenring
Little Women
Marriott Theatre

Johanna McKenzie Miller
Phantom
Theatre at the Center

Kathy Voytko
Passion
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Summer Naomi Smart
Sweet Charity
Drury Lane Oakbrook



Actor in a Principal Role - Musical

Guy Adkins
The Producers
Marriott Theatre

Jeff Parker
Nine: The Musical
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago

John Cudia
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Larry Adams
Phantom
Theatre at the Center

Ross Lehman
The Producers
Marriott Theatre



Actress in a Supporting Role - Musical

Alene Robertson
The Full Monty
Marriott Theatre

Cory Goodrich
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre at the Center

Jessie Mueller
Carousel
Court Theatre

Kathy Voytko
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Marilynn Bogetich
Phantom
Theatre at the Center



Actor in a Supporting Role - Musical

Brandon Dahlquist
Knute Rockne All-American
Theatre at the Center

Michael Aaron Lindner
The Producers
Marriott Theatre

Richard Todd Adams
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Rob Lindley
Carousel
Court Theatre

Stephen Schellhardt
Little Women
Marriott Theatre


Actress in a Revue

Amber Ruffin
No Country for Old White Men
The Second City

Angela Ingersoll
The Mistress Cycle
Apple Tree Theatre

E. Faye Butler
Ain't Misbehavin'
Goodman Theatre

E. Faye Butler
Ella
Northlight Theatre

Laura Grey
Campaign Supernova! Or How Many Democrats...
The Second City e.t.c.

Actor in a Revue

Brian Crum
Altar Boyz
Drury Lane Water Tower/Altar Boyz Chicago,L,LC

James Rank
The American Dream Songbook
Next Theatre Company

John Steven Crowley
Ain't Misbehavin'
Goodman Theatre



Choreography

Christopher Gattelli
Altar Boyz
Drury Lane Water Tower/Altar Boyz Chicago,L,LC

David H. Bell
Knute Rockne All-American
Theatre at the Center

Marc Robin
The Producers
Marriott Theatre

Mitzi Hamilton
Sweet Charity
Drury Lane Oakbrook

Rudy Hogenmiller
La Cage Aux Folles
Theatre at the Center



Original Incidental Music

Alaric Jans & Lindsay Jones
Cymbeline
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Andrew Hansen
As You Like It
Writers' Theatre

Darrell Leonard
Carter's Way
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

David Pavkovic
Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day
Lookingglass Theatre Co. iaw Museum of Cont. Art

Kevin O'Donnell
Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company



Musical Direction

Brad Haak
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Doug Peck
Carousel
Court Theatre

Eugene Dizon
Nine: The Musical
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago

George Caldwell
Ella
Northlight Theatre

Jimmy Tillman
Sounds So Good Makes You Wanna Holler (Old School
Black Ensemble Theater

Rob Berman
Passion
Chicago Shakespeare Theater



Costume Design - Large

Ana Kuzmanic
The Comedy of Errors
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Nancy Missimi
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Nancy Missimi
The Producers
Marriott Theatre

Nikki Delhomme
La Cage Aux Folles
Theatre at the Center

Tatjana Radisic
Meet Me in St. Louis
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook



Costume Design - Midsize

Bill Morey
Nine: The Musical
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago

Cybele Moon
Suddenly Last Summer
Shattered Globe Theatre

Elsa Hiltner
Driving Miss Daisy
First Folio Shakespeare Festival

Karen Kawa
Fatboy
A Red Orchid Theatre

Rachel Laritz
The Philadelphia Story
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company



Fight Choreography

Kevin Asselin
As You Like It
Writers' Theatre

Nick Sandys
The Defiant Muse
Victory Gardens Theater

Nick Sandys
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre

Robin McFarquhar
Cymbeline
Chicago Shakespeare Theater



Lighting Design - Large

Diane Ferry Williams
Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

J.R. Lederle
Turn of the Screw
Writers Theatre

Jesse Klug
Sweet Charity
Drury Lane Oakbrook

Lee Keenan
Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Philip S. Rosenberg
Cymbeline
Chicago Shakespeare Theater


Lighting Design - Midsize

Christopher Ash
Wedding Play
About Face Theatre

J.R. Lederle
Fiction
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

John Horan
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre

John Horan
W;t
The Gift Theatre

Mike Durst
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre



Production - Play - Large

The Trip to Bountiful
The Goodman Theatre

Superior Donuts
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Passion Play: a cycle in three parts
The Goodman Theatre

The Crucible
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

The Comedy of Errors
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

As You Like It
Writers' Theatre

Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Production Play - Midsize

Cadillac
Chicago Dramatists

Defiance
Next Theatre Company

Juno and the Paycock
The Artistic Home

The Philadelphia Story
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre

A Steady Rain
Chicago Dramatists

W;t
The Gift Theatre

Production-Musical-Large

Carousel
Court Theatre

La Cage Aux Folles
Theatre at the Center

Les Miserables
Marriott Theatre

Passion
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Producers
Marriott Theatre

Sweet Charity
Drury Lane Oakbrook

Production-Musical-Midsize

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre

Nine: The Musical
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago

Projections Design

Marty Higginbotham & Bobby Richards
Speech and Debate
American Theater Company

Mike Tutaj
I Do! I Do!
American Theater Company

Mike Tutaj
Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat
Silk Road Theatre Project

Rupert Bohle
Passion Play: a cycle in three parts
The Goodman Theatre

Scenic Design - Large

Allan Moyer
Passion Play: a cycle in three parts
The Goodman Theatre

Brian Sidney Bembridge
Meet Me in St. Louis
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook

Brian Sidney Bembridge
The Goodbye Girl
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook

E. David Cosier
The Trip to Bountiful
The Goodman Theatre

Keith Pitts
The Defiant Muse
Victory Gardens Theater

Scenic Design - Midsize

Chelsea Myers
Juno and the Paycock
The Artistic Home

Jacqueline & Richard Penrod
The Philadelphia Story
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Kevin Depinet
Cadillac
Chicago Dramatists

Kevin Hagan
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre

Kevin Hagan
Suddenly Last Summer
Shattered Globe Theatre

Solo Performance

Bradley Armacost
C.S. Lewis on Stage
Provision Theater Company

Judith Ivey
The Lady With All The Answers
Northlight Theatre

Michael Joseph Mitchell
Underneath the Lintel
City Lit Theatre iaw Boarshead Theatre & CRM Prod.

Nilaja Sun
No Child
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Thomas J. Cox
Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day
Lookingglass Theatre Co. iaw Museum of Cont. Art

Sound Design - Large

Andre Pluess
Turn of the Screw
Writers Theatre

Andrew Hansen
As You Like It
Writers' Theatre

Barry G. Funderburg
Carter's Way
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Cecil Averett
Passion Play: a cycle in three parts
The Goodman Theatre

Joshua Horvath
Around the World in Eighty Days
Lookingglass Theatre Company

Sound Design - Midsize

Andre Pluess
Much Ado About Nothing
First Folio Shakespeare Festival

Jack Arky
Because They Have No Words
Piven Theatre

Mike Tutaj
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Shattered Globe Theatre

Mike Tutaj
Suddenly Last Summer
Shattered Globe Theatre

Miles Polaski
White People
The Gift Theatre Company

Videography

John Musial
Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day
Lookingglass Theatre Co. iaw Museum of Cont. Art

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