NEXT TO NORMAL, INVISIBLE HAND Top Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nominations

NEXT TO NORMAL, INVISIBLE HAND Top Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nominations
David Garris, Christiane Noll and Maya Keleher
in NEXT TO NORMAL. Photo Lanny Nagler
NEXT TO NORMAL, INVISIBLE HAND Top Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nominations
Eric Bryant and Rajesh Bose
in THE INVISIBLE HAND.
Photo: Carol Rosegg

TheaterWorks' production of the musical NEXT TO NORMAL Westport Country Playhouse's production of the play THE INVISIBLE HAND lead the nominations for this year's Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

The 27th annual event honoring the best of Connecticut's theer season will be held 7:30 pm Monday, June 26 Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield

NEXT TO NORMAL received 10 nominations including Best Musical THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar received seven nominations, including outstanding play

Nominations:

Outstanding Play:

THE INVISIBLE HAND Westport

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Hartford Stage

MARY JANE Yale Repertory

SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Yale Repertory

MIDSUMMER TheaterWorks

Outstanding Musical:

NEXT TO NORMAL TheaterWorks

ASSASSINS Yale Repertory

BYE BYE BIRDIE Goodspeed Opera House

MAN OF LA MANCHA Ivoryton Playhouse

WEST SIDE STORY Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Actor in a Play:

Jordan Lage, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Long Wharf

Tom Pecinka, CLOUD NINE, Hartford Stage

Michael Doherty, PETER THE STARCATCHER, Connecticut Re

Eric Bryant, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse

M Scott McLean, MIDSUMMER, TheaterWorks

Actress in a Play:

Semina DeLaurentis, GEORGE AND GRACIE, Seven Angels

Emily Donahoe, MARY JANE, Yale Repertory

Ashlie Atkinson, IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING, Yale Repertory

Vanessa R Butler, QUEENS FOR A YEAR, Hartford Stage

Rebecca Hart, MIDSUMMER, TheaterWorks

Actor in a Musical:

Robert Sean Leonard, CAMELOT, Westport Playhouse

Riley Costello, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Connecticut Repertory

David Harris, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

David Pittsinger, MAN OF LA MANCHA, Ivoryton Playhouse

Zach Schanne, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Actress in a Musical:

Ruby Rakos, CHASING RAINBOWS, Goodspeed

Christiane Noll, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

Julia Paladino, WEST SIDE STORY

Karen Ziemba, GYPSY, Sharon Playhouse

Talia Thiesfield, MAN OF LA MANCHA, Ivoryton Playhouse

Director of a Play:

Darko Tresnjak, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage

David Kennedy, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport

Marc Bruni, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Long Wharf

Tracy Brigden, MIDSUMMER, TheaterWorks

Gordon Edelstein, METEOR SHOWER, Long Wharf

Director of a Musical:

Rob Ruggiero, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

David Edwards, MAN OF LA MANCHA, Ivoryton Playhouse

Melody Meitrott Liboni, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Jenn Thompson, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed

Kevin Connors, GYPSY, Music Theater of Connecticut

Choreography:

Denis Jones, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Goodspeed

Chris Bailey, CHASING RAINBOWS, Goodspeed

Doug Shankman, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Patricia Wilcox, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed

Darlene Zoller, ROCKIN' THE FOREST, Playhouse on Park

Ensemble:

SMART PEOPLE, Long Wharf

TRAV'LIN': THE 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL, Seven Angels

METEOR SHOWER, Long Wharf

ASSASSINS, Yale Repertory

THE 39 STEPS Ivoryton Playhouse

Debut Performance:

Maya Keleher, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

Dylan Frederick, ASSASSINS, Yale Repertory

Nick Sacks, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

Solo Performance:

Jodi Stevens, I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Music Theater of Connecticut

Jon Peterson, HE WROTE GOOD SONGS, Seven Angels

Featured Actor in a Play:

Jameal Ali, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport

Andre De Shields, SEVEN GUITARs, Yale Repertory

Cleavant Derricks, THE PIANO LESSON, Hartford Stage

Steve Routman, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Long Wharf

Paxton Whitehead, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, Westport Country Playhouse

Featured Actress in a Play:

Miriam Silverman, MARY JANE, Yale Repertory

Rachel Leslie, SEVEN GUITARS, Yale Repertory

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, SEVEN GUITARS, Yale Repertory

Mia Dillon, CLOUD NINE, Hartford Stage

Christina Pumariego, NAPOLI, BROOKLYN, Long Wharf

Featured Actor in a Musical:

Mark Nelson, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK, Long Wharf

Edward Waats, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Goodspeed Opera House

John Cardoza, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

Jonny Wexler, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theater of New Canaan

Rhett Guter, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed

Michael Wartella, CHASING RAINBOWS, Goodspeed Opera House

Featured Actress in a Musical:

Maya Keleher, NEXT TO NORMAL,TheaterWorks

Jodi Stevens, GYPSY, Music Theater of Connecticut

Kie Stewart, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theater of New Canaan

Kristine Zbornik, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed

Ke Simone, GYPSY, Music Theater of Connecticut

Set Design:

Colin McGurk, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, Hartford Stage

Michael Yeargan, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM in New York, Long Wharf

Wilson Chin, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

Adam Rigg, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse

Darko Tresnjak, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage

Costume Design:

Ilona Somogyi, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, Hartford Stage

Marina Draghici, SCENES FROM COURT LIFE, Yale Repertory

Fabio Toblini, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage

Gregory Gale, THOROUGH MODERN MILLIE, Goodspeed

Lisa Steier, ROCKIN' THE FOREST, Playhouse on Park

Lighting Design:

Matthew Richards, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse

Yi Zhao, ASSASSINS, Yale Repertory

John Lasiter, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks

Matthew Richards, COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage

Christopher Bell, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Playhouse on Park, Hartford

Sound Design:

Jane Shaw, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage

Fan Zhang, SEVEN GUITARS, Yale Repertory

Shane Rettig, SCENES FROM COURT LIFE, Yale Repertory

Karen Graybash, THE PIANO LESSON, Hartford Stage

Fitz Patton, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse

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