Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Carmen Cusack, Tonya Pinkins Among LADCC Nominees

Los Angeles News   Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Carmen Cusack, Tonya Pinkins Among LADCC Nominees
 
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards ceremony will be held March 19.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County theatre for 2017 (December 1, 2016–November 30, 2017).

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Four productions received five nominations apiece, the most of any work of the season: 33 Variations at the Actors Co-Op, Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre, Rotterdam at the Skylight Theatre Company, and The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena.

The 49th annual LADCC awards ceremony, hosted by Wenzel Jones (a co-host on IMRU, the LGBTQI Radio News Magazine on KPFK 90.7), will take place March 19 at A Noise Within in Pasadena. Click here for ticket information.

The ceremony will begin at 7:30 PM. One or more plaques will be presented in each of 18 categories. One of those achievements has already been voted a plaque: The award for Writing (Adaptation) will be given to Lisa Kron for Fun Home.

Seven special awards, which follow, will also be presented:
The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre will be awarded to Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center.
The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre will be awarded to The Theatre @ Boston Court.
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play goes to Alessandro Camon for Time Alone, originally produced by Belle Rêve Theatre Co. at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
The Kinetic Lighting Award for distinguished achievement in theatrical design goes to set designer Stephanie Kerley Schwartz.
The Joel Hirschhorn Award for distinguished achievement in musical theatre goes to Musical Theatre West’s Reiner Staged Reading Series.
The Milton Katselas Award for distinguished achievement in direction goes to Shirley Jo Finney.
The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community will be presented to Steven Leigh Morris.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A FULL LIST OF ANNOUNCED AND UPCOMING NATIONAL TOURS

The nominees for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for theatrical excellence in 2017 follow:

Production
· 33 Variations, Actors Co-op.
· Ah, Wildnerness!, A Noise Within.
· Caught, Think Tank Gallery.
· Hamilton, Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
· Rotterdam, Skylight Theatre.
· Trouble in Mind, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.
· With Love and a Major Organ, The Theatre @ Boston Court.

McCulloh Award for Revival (plays written between 1920 and 1992)
· Ah, Wilderness!, A Noise Within.
· Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antaeus Theatre Company.
· Rhinoceros, Pacific Resident Theatre.

Lead Performance
· Tim Cummings in The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, The Theatre @ Boston Court.
· Carmen Cusack in Bright Star, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Alex Hernandez in Time Alone, Los Angeles Theatre Center.
· Nan McNamara in 33 Variations, Actors Co-op.
· Joe Morton in Turn Me Loose, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
· Tonya Pinkins in Time Alone, Los Angeles Theatre Center.
· Esau Pritchett in King Hedley II, Matrix Theatre.
· Ashley Romans in Rotterdam, Skylight Theatre.
· Debra Jo Rupp in The Cake, The Echo Theater Company.
· Miranda Wynne in Rotterdam, Skylight Theatre.

Featured Performance
· Dawn Didawick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antaeus Theatre Company.
· Sandra Mae Frank and Sharon Pierre-Louis in Our Town, The Pasadena Playhouse.
· Harry Groener in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Antaeus Theatre Company.
· Ella Joyce in King Hedley II, Matrix Theatre.
· Frances Jue in King of the Yees, Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre.
· Matt McGrath in The Legend of Georgia McBride, Geffen Playhouse.
· Larry Powell in The Legend of Georgia McBride, Geffen Playhouse.

Ensemble Performance
· Into the Woods, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· King Hedley II, Matrix Theatre.
· Rotterdam, Skylight Theatre.

Solo Performance
· Giovanni Adams, Love Is a Dirty Word, VS. Theatre.
· Alex Alpharaoh, WET: A DACAmented Journey, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles.
· Arye Gross, Underneath the Lintel – An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, Geffen Playhouse.

Direction
· Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, Into the Woods, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· David Catlin, Moby Dick, South Coast Repertory.
· Thomas Kail, Hamilton, Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
· Michael Michetti, The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, The Theatre @ Boston Court.
· Thomas James O’Leary, 33 Variations, Actors Co-op.
· Jaime Robledo, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Broadwater.

Writing
· Jon Brittain, Rotterdam, Skylight Theatre.
· Christopher Chen, Caught, Think Tank Gallery.
· Alice Childress, Trouble in Mind, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.
· Dan O’Brien, The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Writing (Adaptation)
· Lisa Kron, Fun Home, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.

Musical Score
· Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten!, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton, Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
· Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, Fun Home, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.

Music Direction
· Rob Berman, Bright Star, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· David Lamoureux, Monty Python’s Spamalot, 3-D Theatricals.
· Julian Reeve, Hamilton, Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

Choreography
· Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton, Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
· Matthew Bourne, The Red Shoes, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Keith Young, Five Guys Named Moe, Ebony Repertory Theatre.
· Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris, Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

Set Design
· Nicholas Acciani, 33 Variations, Actors Co-op.
· François-Pierre Couture, With Love and a Major Organ, The Theatre @ Boston Court.
· Joel Daavid, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Broadwater.
· John Iacovelli, King Hedley II, Matrix Theatre.

Lighting Design
· Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Paule Constable, The Red Shoes, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Elizabeth Harper, The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Costume Design
· E.B. Brooks, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Geffen Playhouse.
· Lez Brotherston, The Red Shoes, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Jenny Foldenauer, A Tale of Two Cities, A Noise Within.
· Linda Muggeridge with Aviva Pressman (masks), Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Broadwater.
· Sully Ratke, Moby Dick, South Coast Repertory.

Sound Design
· Ian Dickinson (for Autograph), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.
· Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, The Encounter, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
· Christopher Moscatiello, Rhinoceros, Pacific Resident Theatre.
· John Nobori, With Love and a Major Organ, The Theatre @ Boston Court.

CGI/Video
· Nicholas Acciani, 33 Variations, Actors Co-op.
· Hana Sooyeon Kim, With Love and a Major Organ, The Theatre @ Boston Court.
· Tom Ontiveros, The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, The Theatre @ Boston Court.
· Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.

Specialty
· Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi for Aerial/Acrobatic Choreography, Moby Dick, South Coast Repertory.
· Lyndie Wright and Sarah Wright for Puppets, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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