2014 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Winners Announced!

News   2014 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Winners Announced!
 
Actors Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and Michael Urie are among the winners of the 46th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, which were presented March 16 in Glendale, CA.

Winners also included playwrights Aaron Posner (Stupid Fucking Bird), Marja-Lewis Ryan (One in the Chamber) and Tommy Smith (Firemen). Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman were recognized for their score to Harmony. Also honored in the Musical Score category were Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn & Burglars of Hamm for The Behavior of Broadus.

Broadway's Spencer Liff won for his choreography for the Deaf West staging of Spring Awakening, while Bening (Ruth Draper's Monologues), Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful) and Urie (Buyer & Cellar) took home acting honors.

The 2014 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winners follow:

Production
Firemen, The Echo Theater
Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. at The Theatre @ Boston Court

McCulloh Award for Revival (for plays written between 1920 and 1980)
A Delicate Balance, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at Odyssey Theatre

Direction
Guillermo Cienfuegos, Henry V, Pacific Resident Theatre
Chris Fields, Firemen, The Echo Theater
Michael Michetti, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Writing
Aaron Posner, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. at The Theatre @ Boston Court
Marja-Lewis Ryan, One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre
Tommy Smith, Firemen, The Echo Theater

Music Direction
David O, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Choreography
Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening, Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Cody Lassen, Jarrod Musano at Inner City Arts

Musical Score
Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn & Burglars of Hamm (original songs), The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater
Barry Manilow (music) and Bruce Sussman (lyrics), Harmony, Center Theatre Group and Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, Ahmanson Theatre

Lead Performance
Ian Bamberg in Firemen, The Echo Theater
Patrick Stafford in Cock, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater
Heidi Sulzman in One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre
Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, Center Theatre Group in association with ArtsEmerson at Ahmanson Theatre

Featured Performance
Rebecca Gray in Firemen, The Echo Theater
Tyler Pierce in Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court
Joel Polis in My Name Is Asher Lev, The Fountain Theatre

Ensemble Performance
Cock, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater
Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Set Design
Jeff Cowie, The Trip to Bountiful, Center Theatre Group in association with ArtsEmerson at Ahmanson Theatre

Lighting Design
Jeremy Pivnick, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Costume Design
Jenny Foldenauer, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Sound Design
Doug Newell, Foxfinder, Furious Theatre Company in association with Artists Repertory Theatre of Portland, Oregon at Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre

Solo Performance
Annette Bening in Ruth Draper’s Monologues, Geffen Playhouse
Michael Urie in Buyer & Cellar, Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum

CGI/Video
Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, Kneehigh, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Properties Design
John Burton, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Special Effects
Tony Doublin and Gabe Bartalos, Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions at Sacred Fools Theater

Illusions/Magic Design
Teller, Johnny Thompson, Thom Rubino and Christopher Rose, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory

Special Awards
The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play was presented to Sheila Callaghan for Everything You Touch.
The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theater was presented to the Theatre @ Boston Court.
The Kinetic Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in theatrical design was presented to Cricket S. Myers.
The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater was presented to Independent Shakespeare Company.
The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre was presented to 3D Theatricals.
The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction was presented to Robin Larsen.

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