Full LA Drama Critics Circle Award Winners; A RAISIN IN THE SUN Wins 4
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2011. The 43rd Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony took place Monday, March 19 at A Noise Within in Pasadena, and was co-hosted by Jason Graae and Lesli Margherita.
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969. It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism, and to the encouragement and improvement of theatre in Greater Los Angeles.
The 2011 voting members of the LADCC consisted of: F. Kathleen Foley (L.A. Times), Shirle Gottlieb (Gazette Newspapers, StageHappenings.com), Hoyt Hilsman (Back Stage, The Huffington Post), Mayank Keshaviah (L.A. Weekly), Amy Lyons (Back Stage, L.A. Weekly), Dany Margolies (Back Stage), Terry Morgan (Variety), Steven Leigh Morris (L.A. Weekly), David C. Nichols (L.A. Times, Back Stage), Sharon Perlmutter (TalkinBroadway.com), Melinda Schupmann (Back Stage, ShowMag.com), Madeleine Shaner (Park La Brea News/Beverly Press, Back Stage), Les Spindle (Back Stage), Bob Verini (Variety), and NeAl Weaver (Back Stage). Joining for 2012 is Pauline Adamek (L.A. Weekly).
The award recipients for the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are as follows:
McCulloh Award for Revival
A Raisin in the Sun, Ebony Repertory Theatre, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Cabaret, Reprise Theatre Company, Freud Playhouse
The Crucible, Theatre Banshee
Andrew Block, Small Engine Repair, Rogue Machine at Theatre/Theater
Sean Branney, The Crucible, Theatre Banshee
Bart DeLorenzo, Margo Veil, The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Evidence Room at the Odyssey Theatre
Sam Anderson, Blackbird, Rogue Machine at Theatre/Theater
Anne Gee Byrd, All My Sons, Matrix Theatre
L. Scott Caldwell, A Raisin in the Sun, Ebony Repertory Theatre at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Edi Gathegi, Superior Donuts, Geffen Playhouse
Lisa O’Hare, Cabaret, Reprise Theatre Company at Freud Playhouse
Anne Gee Byrd, I Never Sang for My Father, The New American Theatre at the McCadden Theatre
Dermot Crowley, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Center Theatre Group and Druid and Atlantic Theater Company at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
Deidrie Henry, A Raisin in the Sun, Ebony Repertory Theatre at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Casey Kramer, Dolly West’s Kitchen, Theatre Banshee
Philippe Guillotel, Iris, Cirque du Soleil at Kodak Theatre
Eric Anderson (fight choreography), Gospel According to First Squad, The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble at The Powerhouse Theatre
John Boesche (projection design), Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, Geffen Playhouse
Tony Doublin, John Naulin, John Buechler, Tom Devlin, & Greg McDougall (special effects), Re-Animator: The Musical, Steve Allen Theater
Shana Carroll, Boris Verkhovsky, Pierre Masse (acrobatic performance design), Iris, Cirque du Soleil at Kodak Theatre
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play was awarded to David Wiener for Extraordinary Chambers. The award was accompanied by an offer to publish by Samuel French, Inc.
The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theater was awarded to Rogue Machine. The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by the Nederlander Organization.
The Bob Z award for career achievement in set design was awarded to Kurt Boetcher.
The Angstrom Award for career achievement in lighting design was awarded to Lap Chi Chu. The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by Angstrom Lighting.
The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater was awarded to the Odyssey Theatre. The award was accompanied by an honorarium, funded by contributions from the theatrical community