2 D.C. Productions of In the Heights Win Big at 2018 Helen Hayes Awards

Regional News   2 D.C. Productions of In the Heights Win Big at 2018 Helen Hayes Awards
 
GALA Hispanic Theatre's Spanish-language presentation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes musical earned nine awards at the May 14 ceremony.
In_the_Heights_Gala_DC_Production_Photo_2017_From left. Verónica Alvarez, Hector Flores, Luis Ramos, Rafael Beato, Scheherazade Quiroga, Juan Luis Espinal, Felix Marchany. Photo Rose Campiglia_HR.jpg
Verónica Alvarez, Hector Flores, Luis Ramos, Rafael Beato, Scheherazade Quiroga, Juan Luis Espinal, and Felix Marchany in GALA Hisbanic Theatre's In the Heights Rose Campiglia

Hamilton may be heading to Washington, D.C., next month, but for now, the nation's capital is enraptured by Lin-Manuel Miranda's earlier musical, In the Heights.

Two productions of Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Washinton Heights-set collaboration earned top marks at the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards: a presentation by Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre and the Spanish-language production from GALA Hispanic Theatre.

Cast
Erika Henningsen, Ashley Park, Taylor Louderman, Kate Rockwell, and Barrett Wilbert Weed Joan Marcus

The majority of the categories are presented in two categories: "Hayes," which celebrates productions in which the company is comprised of mostly Equity actors) and "Helen," reserved for those with mostly non-Equity performers.

GALA's In the Heights led the pack out of both the Hayes and Helen productions during the May 14 ceremony, earning nine awards in the Helen categories including Outstanding Production of a Musical.

Additional winners included the pre-Broadway premiere of Mean Girls at the National Theatre, which earned the award for Outstanding Visiting Production, and Alessandra Baldacchino and Abby Corrigan, who shared the award for Outstanding Performer in a Visiting Production for their work in the national tour of Fun Home.

See below for the complete list of winners in both the Helen and Hayes categories:

Outstanding Production of a Musical (Hayes)
In the Heights, Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre

Outstanding Production of a Musical (Helen)
In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Production of a Play (Hayes)
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Production of a Play (Helen)
Still Life With Rocket, Theater Alliance

Outstanding Visiting Production
Mean Girls, National Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (Hayes) - TIE
Kevin McAllister, Ragtime, Ford’s Theatre
Blakely Slaybaugh, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (Helen)
Michael Innocenti, Parade, Keegan Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Hayes)
Rayanne Gonzales, In the Heights, Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Helen)
Laura Lebrón, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (Hayes)
Ted van Griethuysen, The Father, Studio Theatre

Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (Helen)
Frank Britton, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, 1st Stage

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (Hayes)
Lizan Mitchell, A Raisin in the Sun, Arena Stage

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (Helen)
Felicia Curry, Lela & Co, Factory 449

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Hayes)
Will Gartshore, A Little Night Music, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Helen)
Félix Marchany, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Hayes)
Tracy Lynn Olivera, A Little Night Music, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Helen)
Kari Ginsburg, The Wild Party, Constellation Theatre Company

James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play (Hayes)
Jim Lichtscheidl, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Theatre Company

James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play (Helen)
Jose Guzman, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, 1st Stage

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play (Hayes)
Erin Weaver, Or, Round House Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play (Helen)
Susan Rome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Theater J

Outstanding Direction in a Musical (Hayes)
Kathryn Chase Bryer, Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure, Imagination Stage

Outstanding Direction in a Musical (Helen)
Luis Salgado, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Direction in a Play (Hayes)
Ethan McSweeney, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Direction in a Play (Helen)
Rick Hammerly, Lela & Co, Factory 449

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical (Hayes) - TIE
Parker Esse, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage
Denis Jones, Crazy for You, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical (Helen)
Luis Salgado, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Choreography in a Play (Hayes)
Robb Hunter, Hir, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Outstanding Choreography in a Play (Helen)
Kelly Maxner and Mollye Maxner, Still Life With Rocket, Theater Alliance

Outstanding Musical Direction (Hayes)
Jon Kalbfleisch, Caroline, or Change, Round House Theatre

Outstanding Musical Direction (Helen)
Walter Bobby McCoy, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design (Hayes)
Kendra Rai, Or, Round House Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design (Helen)
Robert Croghan, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design (Hayes)
Jason Lyons (Lighting Designer), Zachary G. Borovay (Projection Designer), Jesus Christ Superstar, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design (Helen)
Christopher Annas-Lee, In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Set Design (Hayes)
Lee Savage, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Set Design (Helen)
Debra Kim Sivigny, Forgotten Kingdoms, Rorschach Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design (Hayes)
Palmer Hefferan, Baby Screams Miracle, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Outstanding Sound Design (Helen)
Matthew M. Nielson, Mnemonic, Theater Alliance

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical (Hayes)
Ragtime, Ford’s Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical (Helen)
In the Heights, GALA Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play (Hayes)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ford’s Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play (Helen)
Peter and the Starcatcher, Constellation Theatre Company

Outstanding Performer - Visiting Production - TIE
Alessandra Baldacchino, Fun Home, National Theatre
Abby Corrigan, Fun Home, National Theatre

Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation
Karen Zacarías (book) and Deborah Wicks La Puma (music), Ella Enchanted, Adventure Theatre MTV

Outstanding Original New Play or Musical
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies, Mosaic Theater Company

Outstanding Production for Young Audiences
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, Imagination Stage

Outstanding Emerging Theater Company
Monumental Theatre Company

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