CT Critics Circle Give Multiple Award Nominations to Hamlet, Fiddler on the Roof, Arcadia, Kiss Me Kate and The Liar

Thomasina and Septimus Hodge in "Arcadia" at Yale Rep. Photo by Joan Marcus

Thomasina and Septimus Hodge in “Arcadia” at Yale Rep. Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Photo by T. Charles Erickson

By Karen Isaacs

 The Connecticut Critics Circle has announced nominations for its annual awards which honor outstanding productions, performances and creative work at Connecticut’s professional theaters.

The winners will be honored at an award ceremony, Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Iseman Theater on Chapel Street in New Haven. The event is open to the public but seating is limited.

Holiday Inn. Linda (Patti Murin) and Ted (Noah Racey). Photo by Diane Sobolewski

Holiday Inn. Linda (Patti Murin) and Ted (Noah Racey). Photo by Diane Sobolewski

In the major categories — outstanding production and directing — multiple nominations went to Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed, Ivoryton Playhouse  and Playhouse on Park. The productions represented were Arcadia, Elevada (Yale Rep), Hamlet, Reverberation, Kiss Me, Kate  (Hartford Stage), The Liar (Westport Country Playhouse),  All Shook Up (Ivoryton), Fiddler on the Roof, Holiday Inn (Goodspeed) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Playhouse on Park).

Most of these shows also received nominations for acting and for various features of the productions including sets, costumes, lighting, sound and choreography.

 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards – 2014-2015 Nominations

Outstanding  Production of  a Play

Arcadia, Yale Rep

Reverberation. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Reverberation. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Elevada, Yale Rep

Hamlet , Hartford Stage

Reverberation, Hartford Stage

The Liar, Westport Country Playhouse

Outstanding  Production of  a Musical

All Shook Up, Ivoryton

Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Playhouse on Park

 Outstanding  Actress in a Play

The Second Mrs. Wilson. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

The Second Mrs. Wilson. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Laurel Casillo — Elevada, Yale Rep

Margaret Colin — Second Mrs. Wilson, Long Wharf

Keilly MacQuail — Bad Jews, Long Wharf

Nikki Walker — Intimate Apparel, Westport Country Playhouse

Shaunette Renée Wilson — The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Yale Rep

 Outstanding  Actor in a Play

Zach Appelman — Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Aaron Krohn — The Liar, Westport Country Playhouse

The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Luke Macfarlane — Reverberation, Hartford Stage

Tom Pecinka — Arcadia, Yale Rep

Steven Skybell — The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Yale Rep

 Outstanding  Actress  in a Musical

Nancy Anderson – Guys and Dolls, Goodspeed

Guys and Dolls. Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit. Photo by Diane Sobolewski

Guys and Dolls. Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit. Photo by Diane Sobolewski

Danielle Bowen – All Shook Up, Ivoryton

Elissa DeMaria – Little Shop of Horrors, MTC Mainstage

Patti Murin – Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

Rebecca Spigelman – Hairspray, STONC

 Outstanding  Actor  in a Musical

David Edwards – La Cage Aux Folles, Ivoryton

Preston Ellis – All Shook Up, Ivoryton

Michael Damian Fasano – Footloose, Seven Angels

Adam Heller – Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Noah Racey – Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

 Outstanding  Director  of a Play

James Bundy – Arcadia, Yale Rep

Jackson Gay – Elevada, Yale Rep

Penny Metropulos – The Liar, Westport Country Playhouse

Darko Tresnjak – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Maxwell Williams – Reverberation, Hartford Stage

 Outstanding  Director  of a Musical

Richard Amelius – All Shook Up, Ivoryton

Gordon Greenberg – Holiday Inn, Goodpseed

Susan Haefner – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Playhouse on Park

Rob Ruggiero – Fiddler on the Roof, Goodpseed

Darko Tresnjak – Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

 Outstanding  Featured  Actor in a Play

Edward James Hyland  – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Greg Keller – Elevada, Yale Rep

Andrew Long – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Carl Lundstedt  – Reverberation, Hartford Stage

Max Gordon Moore – Arcadia, Yale Rep

 Outstanding  Featured  Actress in a Play

Rebekah Brockman – Arcadia, Yale Rep

Rebekah Brockman – The Liar, Westport Country Playhouse

Kate Forbes – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Kristin Harlow – Angels in America, Playhouse on Park

Tonya Pinkins – War, Yale Rep

 Outstanding  Featured  Actress in a Musical

Elizabeth DeRosa – Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Barrie Kreinik – Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate

Sharon Malone – Hairspray, STONC

Susan Mosher – Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

Megan Sikora – Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

 Outstanding  Featured  Actor  in a Musical

Scott Cote – Guys and Dolls, Goodspeed

Stephen DeRosa – Sing For Your Shakespeare, Westport Country Playhouse

Fiddler on the Roof. Photos by Diane Sobolewski

Fiddler on the Roof. Photos by Diane Sobolewski

Noah Marlowe – Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

John Payonk – Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Nick Reynolds – Hairspray, STONC

 Outstanding  Choreographer

Richard Amelius – All Shook Up, Ivoryton

All Shook Up

All Shook Up

Peggy Hickey – Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

Denis Jones – Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

Alex Sanchez – Guys and Dolls, Goodspeed

David Wanstreet – Fingers and Toes, Ivoryton

 Outstanding Set  Design

Andromache Chalfant  – Reverberation, Hartford Stage

Alexander Dodge – Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

Alexander Dodge – Private Lives, Hartford Stage

Chika Shimizu – The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Yale Rep

James Youmans – Ether Dome, Hartford Stage

 Outstanding  Lighting  Design

David Lander – Ether Dome, Hartford Stage

John Lassiter – Fiddler on the Roof, Goodspeed

Tyler Micoleau – Elevada, Yale Rep

Matthew Richards – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Matthew Richards – Reverberation, Hartford Stage

 Outstanding  Costume  Design

Tracy Christensen – Guys & Dolls, Goodspeed

Jessica Ford – The Liar, Westport Country Playhouse

Kiss Me, Kate. Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Kiss Me, Kate. Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Fabio Toblini – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Fabio Toblini – Kiss Me, Kate, Hartford Stage

Alejo Vietti – Holiday Inn, Goodspeed

 Outstanding  Sound  Design

David Budries – Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Long Wharf

Kate Marvin – Elevada, Yale Rep

Adam Phalen – Forever, Long Wharf

Jane Shaw – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

Matt Tierney – The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Yale Rep

 Outstanding  Ensemble

Cast of Altar Boyz – Playhouse on Park

Brandon Beaver, Nick Bernardi, Adam Cassel, Greg Laucella. Mark G. Merritt, Brock Putnam

 Cast of Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Long Wharf

Penny Balfour, Grayson DeJesus, Tom Riis Farrell, Ronald Guttman, David Margulies, Dina Shihabi, Jake Silberman, Jonathan Spivey, Robbie Tann

Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee –Playhouse on Park

Kevin Barlowski, Hillary Ekwall, Emily Kron, Steven Mooney, Maya Naff, Joel Newsome, Norman Payne, Natalie Sannes, Scott Scaffidi

 Cast of Woody Sez – TheaterWorks

David Finch, David M. Lutken, Leenya Rideout, Helen J. Russell

Outstanding  Debut

Curtis J. Cook – Brownsville Song, Long Wharf

Carl Lundstedt – Reverberation, Hartford Stage

Dina Shihabi – Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Long Wharf

Brittany Vicars – Hamlet, Hartford Stage

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