2014 – 2015 Connecticut Critics Circle Nominations and Winners

Complete list of nominations for the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards with winners in bold.

Outstanding Sound Design

David Budries – Picasso at the Lapin Agile               Long Wharf Theatre

Kate Marvin – Elevada                                               Yale Repertory Theatre

Adam Phalen – Forever                                              Long Wharf Theatre

Jane Shaw – Hamlet                                                  Hartford Stage

Matt Tierney – The Caucasian Chalk Circle              Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Costume Design

Tracy Christensen – Guys & Dolls                              Goodspeed Musicals

Jessica Ford – The Liar                                               Westport Country Playhouse

Fabio Toblini – Hamlet                                               Hartford Stage

Fabio Toblini – Kiss Me, Kate                                     Hartford Stage

Alejo Vietti – Holiday Inn                                         Goodspeed Musicals

Outstanding Lighting Design

David Lander – Ether Dome                                      Hartford Stage

John Lassiter – Fiddler on the Roof                            Goodspeed Musicals

Tyler Micoleau – Elevada                                         Yale Repertory Theatre

Matthew Richards – Hamlet                                       Hartford Stage

Matthew Richards – Reverberation                            Hartford Stage

 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 Repertory Theatre

James Youmans – Ether Dome                                   Hartford Stage

 Special Awards

Shawn Boyle – Projections for Elevada                     Yale Repertory Theatre

Summer Theatre of New Canaan – DramaRama Program

Split Knuckle Theater Group – for Endurance

Outstanding Debut

Curtis J. Cook – Brownsville Song                             Long Wharf Theatre

Carl Lundstedt – Reverberation                               Hartford Stage

Dina Shihabi – Picasso at the Lapin Agile                  Long Wharf Theatre

Brittany Vicars – Hamlet                                            Hartford Stage

 Outstanding Ensemble

Altar Boyz                                                                   Playhouse on Park

Brandon Beaver

Nick Bernardi

Adam Cassel

Greg Laucella

Mark G. Merritt

Brock Putnam

Picasso at the Lapin Agile                                          Long Wharf Theatre

Penny Balfour

Grayson DeJesus

Tom Riis Farrell

Ronald Guttman

David Margulies

Dina Shihabi

Jake Silberman

Jonathan Spivey

Robbie Tann

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

Woody Sez                                                                   TheaterWorks

David Finch

David M. Lutken

Leenya Rideourt

Helen J. Russell

 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Edward James Hyland – Hamlet                             Hartford Stage

Greg Keller – Elevada                                                Yale Repertory Theatre

Andrew Long – Hamlet                                              Hartford Stage

Carl Lundstedt – Reverberation                                 Hartford Stage

Max Gordon Moore – Arcadia                                   Yale Repertory Theatre

 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Scott Cote – Guys & Dolls                                         Goodspeed Musicals

Stephen DeRosa – Sing For Your Shakespeare      Westport Country Playhouse

Noah Marlowe – Holiday Inn                                     Goodspeed Musicals

John Payonk – Fiddler on the Roof                             Goodspeed Musicals

Nick Reynolds – Hairspray                                        Summer Theatre of New Canaan

 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Rebekah Brockman – Arcadia                                 Yale Repertory Theatre

Rebekah Brockman – The Liar                                   Westport Country Playhouse

Kate Forbes – Hamlet                                                 Hartford Stage

Kristin Harlow – Angels in America                           Playhouse on Park

Tonya Pinkins – War                                                   Yale Repertory Theatre

 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Elizabeth DeRosa – Fiddler on the Roof                    Goodspeed Musicals

Barrie Kreinik – Fiddler on the Roof                          Goodspeed Musicals

Sharon Malane – Hairspray                                        Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Susan Mosher – Holiday Inn                                       Goodspeed Musicals

Megan Sikora – Kiss Me, Kate                                  Hartford Stage

 Outstanding Choreography

Richard Amelius – All Shook Up                                Ivoryton Playhouse

Peggy Hickey – Kiss Me, Kate                                   Hartford Stage

Denis Jones – Holiday Inn                                          Goodspeed Musicals

Alex Sanchez – Guys & Dolls                                    Goodspeed Musicals

David Wanstreet – Fingers and Toes                         Ivoryton Playhouse

 Killen Award – Presented by James Bundy

Carmen de Lavallade

Dancer, actor and teacher, Carmen de Lavallade was a key member as teacher and performer in the early days of Yale Repertory Theatre under the tenure of founding Artistic Director Robert Brustein. During that time, she was a powerfully influential teacher to a generation of actors at Yale School of Drama, including Meryl Streep, who has often cited de Lavallade as having a profound influence on the shaping of her talent in those early days. Some of de Lavallade’s performances — including in The Tempest and especially her Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream — are often cited as some of the best ever at the Rep, indeed in Connecticut.

Now 84, de Lavallade is performing her solo autobiographical show, As I See It, which will be playing at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas during the week of the awards ceremony.

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical

David Edwards – La Cage Aux Folles                       Ivoryton Playhouse

Preston Ellis – All Shook Up                                       Ivoryton Playhouse

Michael Damian Fasano – Footloose                          Seven Angels

Adam Heller – Fiddler on the Roof                          Goodspeed Musicals

Noah Racey – Holiday Inn                                         Goodspeed Musicals

 Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical

Nancy Anderson – Guys & Dolls                               Goodspeed Musicals

Danielle Bowen – All Shook Up                               Ivoryton Playhouse

Elissa DeMaria – Little Shop of Horrors                     MTC Mainstage

Patti Murin – Holiday Inn                                           Goodspeed Musicals

Rebecca Spigelman – Hairspray                                 Summer Theatre of New Canaan

 Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play

Zach Appelman – Hamlet                                         Hartford Stage

Aaron Krohn – The Liar                                             Westport Country Playhouse

Luke MacFarlane — Reverberation                             Hartford Stage

Tom Pecinka – Arcadia                                               Yale Repertory Theatre

Steven Skybell – The Caucasian Chalk Circle           Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play

Laurel Casillo – Elevada                                             Yale Repertory Theatre

Margaret Colin – Second Mrs. Wilson                        Long Wharf Theatre

Keilly McQuail – Bad Jews                                       Long Wharf Theatre

Nikki Walker – Intimate Apparel                                Westport Country Playhouse

Shaunette Renée Wilson –

The Caucasian Chalk Circle               Yale Repertory Theatre

 Outstanding Director of a Musical

Richard Amelius – All Shook Up                                Ivoryton Playhouse

Gordon Greenberg – Holiday Inn                               Goodspeed Musicals

Susan Haefner – …Spelling Bee                                 Playhouse on Park

Rob Ruggiero – Fiddler on the Roof                        Goodspeed Musicals

Darko Tresnjak – Kiss Me, Kate                                 Hartford Stage

Outstanding Director of a Play

James Bundy – Arcadia                                              Yale Repertory Theatre

Jackson Gay – Elevada                                               Yale Repertory Theatre

Penny Metropulos – The Liar                                     Westport Country Playhouse

Darko Tresnjak – Hamlet                                         Hartford Stage

Maxwell Williams – Reverberation                             Hartford Stage

Outstanding Production of a Play

Arcadia                                                                       Yale Repertory Theatre

Elevada                                                                       Yale Repertory Theatre

Hamlet                                                                         Hartford Stage

Reverberation                                                              Hartford Stage

The Liar                                                                      Westport Country Playhouse

 Outstanding Production of a Musical

All Shook Up                                                               Ivoryton Playhouse

Fiddler on the Roof                                                     Goodspeed Musicals

Holiday Inn                                                                Goodspeed Musicals

Kiss Me, Kate                                                              Hartford Stage

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee                   Playhouse on Park

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