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Photo Coverage: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Is Honored With The 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Yesterday, June 19, Actors' Equity Association, the labor union for professional stage actors and stage managers, presented the 2018 Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Award to the chorus of Once on This Island. The award, established in 2007, is given to what the committee votes on as the outstanding Broadway chorus of the season.

Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical.

Actors' Equity Association 2nd Vice President and ACCA Chair Jen Cody made the presentation to the Once on This Island chorus.

The 10 individual recipients of the 2018 ACCA Award - all of whom were part of the Once On This Island chorus on the musical's December 23 Broadway opening night - are Darlesia Cearcy, Rodrick Covington, Alysha Deslorieux, Tyler Hardwick, Cassondra James, David Jennings, Grasan Kingsberry, Loren Lott, T. Oliver Reid and Aurelia Williams.

Past recipients of the ACCA award are the original chorus members of Legally Blonde (2007),In the Heights (2008), West Side Story (2009), Fela! (2010), The Scottsboro Boys (2011),Newsies (2012), Pippin (2013), Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (2014), An American in Paris (2015), Shuffle Along, Or The Making Of The Musical Sensation Of 1921 And All That Followed (2016) and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (2017).

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its Members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. www.actorsequity.org #EquityWorks

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Once On This Island
'Once on This Island' receives the twelfth annual Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus from Actors' Equity at the Actors' Equity Offices on June 19, 2018 in New York City.

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the ACCA Awards

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Jennifer Cody

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Jennifer Cody

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David Westphal

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David Westphal

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Jennifer Cody

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Rebecca Kim Jordan surprised with an ACCA Award

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Rebecca Kim Jordan surprised with an ACCA Award

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Rebecca Kim Jordan surprised with an ACCA Award

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Rebecca Kim Jordan and Jennifer Cody

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Rebecca Kim Jordan

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Rebecca Kim Jordan

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Rebecca Kim Jordan

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Rebecca Kim Jordan

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Rebecca Kim Jordan

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Stephen Bogardus and Rebecca Kim Jordan

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Jennifer Cody

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Mary McColl

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Mary McColl

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Mary McColl

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Mary McColl

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Kate Shindle

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Kate Shindle

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Kate Shindle

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Kate Shindle

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Kate Shindle

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Corey Jenkins

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Corey Jenkins

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Grasan Kingsberry, T. Oliver Reid and Stephen Flaherty with company

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Grasan Kingsberry, T. Oliver Reid and Stephen Flaherty with company

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Rodrick Covington and David Westphal

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Cassondra James and David Westphal

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Grasan Kingsberry and David Westphal

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T. Oliver Reid and David Westphal

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Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, Grasan Kingsberry and T. Oliver Reid

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Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, Grasan Kingsberry and T. Oliver Reid

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Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, Grasan Kingsberry and T. Oliver Reid

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Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, T. Oliver Reid and Grasan Kingsberry

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Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, T. Oliver Reid and Grasan Kingsberry

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Rebecca Kim Jordan and Jennifer Cody

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Rebecca Kim Jordan and Jennifer Cody

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Rebecca Kim Jordan and Jennifer Cody

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Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with company members and winners Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, T. Oliver Reid, and Grasan Kingsberry

Once On This Island
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with company members and winners Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, T. Oliver Reid, and Grasan Kingsberry



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