Complete List of Nominees & Winners for the 28th Annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

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Outstanding Solo Performance

Elizabeth Stahlmann Grounded -Westport Country Playhouse

Outstanding Debut

Shannon Keegan –The Wolves -TheaterWorks

Megan O’Callaghan –The Bridges of Madison County and Fun Home -Music Theatre of Connecticut

Noah Kierserman –Newsies -Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble

Cast of Avenue Q – Playhouse on Park – Weston Chandler Long, James Fairchild, Ashley Brooke, Peej Mele, E J Zimmerman, Abena Mensah-Bonsu and Colleen Welsh

 Cast of The Wolves -TheaterWorks – Shannon Keegan, Claire Saunders, Dea Julien, Carolyn Cutillo, Emily Murphy, Caitlin Zoz, Rachel Caplan, Olivia Hoffman, Karla Gallegos, Megan Byrne

Cast of The Chosen -Long Wharf Theatre – Ben Edelman, George Guidall, Steven Skybell, Max Wolkowitz,

The Cast of The Game’s Afoot -Ivoryton Playhouse – Erik Bloomquist, Victoria Bundonis, Molly Densmore, Katrina Ferguson, Michael Iannucci, Craig MacDonald, Maggie McGlone-Jennings, Beverly J. Taylor

Outstanding Projections

Yana Birykova –Grounded -Westport Country Playhouse

Luke Cantarella –Rags -Goodspeed Musicals

Lucas Clopton & Darron Alley –A Midsummer Night’s Dream -Hartford Stage

Wladimiro A. Woyno R. –Kiss -Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Sound

Frederick Kennedy –Native Son -Yale Repertory Theatre

Kate Marvin  –Grounded -Westport Country Playhouse

Fitz Patton –Appropriate –Westport Country Playhouse

Jane Shaw  –A Lesson from Aloes -Hartford Stage

Robert Kaplowitz –Office Hour             -Long Wharf Theatre

 Outstanding Costume Design

Linda Cho –Rags         Goodspeed Musicals

Linda Cho –The Age of Innocence -Hartford Stage

Joshua Pearson –A Midsummer Night’s Dream –Hartford Stage

Fabian Fidel Aguilar –Romeo & Juliet -Westport Country Playhouse

Leon Dobkowski –The Legend of Georgia McBride– TheaterWorks

Outstanding Lighting

 Ben Stanton –The Age of Innocence -Hartford Stage

 Michael Chybowski –1776 – Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Stephen Strawbridge –Native Son -Yale Repertory Theatre

Matthew Richards –Appropriate -Westport Country Playhouse

Yi Zhao –Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 -Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Set Design

 Emona Stoykova –An Enemy of the People -Yale Repertory Theatre

Alexander Dodge –A Midsummer Night’s Dream -Hartford Stage

Andrew Boyce –Appropriate -Westport Country Playhouse

David Lewis –The Diary of Anne Frank -Playhouse on Park

Martin Scott Marchitto –The Fantasticks -Ivoryton Playhouse

Outstanding Choreography

Katie Spelman –Oklahoma! Goodspeed Musicals

Christopher d’Amboise –Newsies – Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Kelli Barclay –The Will Rogers Follies -Goodspeed Musicals

Todd L. Underwood –Saturday Night Fever -Ivoryton Playhouse

 Outstanding Featured Actor – Musical

Matt Faucher –Oklahoma! -Goodspeed Musicals (tie)

Joe Callahan –Million Dollar Quartet -Ivoryton Playhouse

Sean MacLaughlin –Rags -Goodspeed Musicals

David Garrison –The Will Rogers Follies -Goodspeed Musicals

Cory Candelet The Fantasticks -Ivoryton Playhouse (tie)

Outstanding Featured Actress – Musical

 Jodi Stevens –Singin’ in the Rain– Summer Theater of New Canaan

Gizel Jimenez –Oklahoma! -Goodspeed Musicals

Nora Fox –Saturday Night Fever -Ivoryton Playhouse

Megan O’Callaghan –Fun Home -Music Theatre of Connecticut

Kimberly Immanuel –The Fantasticks -Ivoryton Playhouse

Outstanding Featured Actress – Play

Judith Ivy –Fireflies -Long Wharf Theatre

Darrie Lawrence –The Age of InnocenceHartford Stage

Carly Polistina –The Crucible -Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Sierra Boggess –The Age of Innocence – Hartford Stage

Helen Cespedes –The Age of Innocence -Hartford Stage
Outstanding Featured Actor – Play

James Cusati-Moyer –Kiss -Yale Repertory Theatre

Peter Francis James –Romeo & Juliet -Westport Country Playhouse

Tom Pecinka –Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 -Yale Repertory Theatre

 David Hiatt –Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 -Yale Repertory Theatre

Jason Bowen –Native Son -Yale Repertory Theatre

Outstanding Director – Musical

Terrence Mann –1776           – Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Jenn Thompson –Oklahoma! – Goodspeed Musicals

Kevin Connors –Fun Home – Music Theatre of Connecticut

Rob Ruggiero –Rags – Goodspeed Musicals

Brian Feehan   –The Fantasticks – Ivoryton Playhouse

Outstanding Director – Play

James Bundy – An Enemy of the People-Yale Repertory Theatre

Seret Scott  – Native Son -Yale Repertory Theatre

Ezra Barnes The Diary of Anne Frank -Playhouse on Park

Eric Ort – The Wolves -TheaterWorks

Doug Hughes – The Age of Innocence -Hartford Stage

Outstanding Actor – Musical

 Jamie LaVerdiere – 1776 -Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Rhett Guter – Oklahoma!-Goodspeed Musicals

Jim Schubin – Newsies -Connecticut Repertory Theatre

David Pittsinger –The Fantasticks -Ivoryton Playhouse

Michael Notardonato –Saturday Night Fever -Ivoryton Playhouse

Outstanding Actress – Musical

Samantha Massell – Rags – Goodspeed Musicals

Mia PineroWest Side Story – Ivoryton  Playhouse

Juliet Lambert Pratt – The Bridges of Madison County – Music Theatre of Connecticut

Samantha Bruce  – Oklahoma! – Goodspeed Musicals

Annabelle Fox  – Singin’ in the Rain – Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Outstanding Actor – Play

 Reg Rogers – An Enemy of the People -Yale Repertory Theatre

Jerod Haynes – Native Son -Yale Repertory Theatre

Jamison Stern –  The Legend of Georgia McBride -TheaterWorks

Boyd Gaines – The Age of Innocence – Hartford Stage

Daniel Chung Office Hour – Long Wharf Theatre

Outstanding Actress – Play

 Jackie Chung Office HourLong Wharf Theatre

Isabelle Barbier The Diary of Anne Frank – Playhouse on Park

Mia Dillon – Seder – Hartford Stage

Jane Alexander Fireflies – Long Wharf Theatre

Cecelia Riddett – The Revisionist – Playhouse on Park

Outstanding Production – Musical

Oklahoma! – Goodspeed Musicals

Million Dollar Quartet – Seven Angels

Rags – Goodspeed Musicals

1776 – Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Fun Home – Music Theatre of Connecticut

Outstanding Production – Play

An Enemy of the People – Yale Repertory Theatre

The Diary of Anne Frank – Playhouse on Park

The Chosen – Long Wharf Theatre

Fireflies – Long Wharf Theatre

Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 – Yale Repertory Theatre

The Age of Innocence            – Hartford Stage

Killen Award (Contriubutions to Connecticut Theater)

Michael O’Flaherty- Musical Director – Goodspeed Musicals

Special Awards

Musical score by Billy Bivona for Constellations at TheaterWorks

Broadway Method Academy, Westport

Flock Theater, New London



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