American Repertory Theater’s Arrabal, The Color Purple Tour Among Boston's 2018 Elliot Norton Award Winners

Awards   American Repertory Theater’s Arrabal, The Color Purple Tour Among Boston's 2018 Elliot Norton Award Winners
 
The 36th annual ceremony honored New England performer Leigh Barrett, who also won for her performances in Souvenir and Gypsy.
Juan Cupini and Micaela Spina
Juan Cupini and Micaela Spina in Arrabal Cylla Von Tiedemann

The 2018 Elliot Norton Awards, celebrating productions and artists in the Greater Boston theatre scene, were presented May 21 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Leigh Barrett in <i>Gypsy </i>at Lyric Stage
Leigh Barrett in Gypsy at Lyric Stage Mark S. Howard

Among the big winners of the night were the American Repertory Theater production of Arrabal, which took home the award for Outstanding Musical Production and Outstanding Director (Large Theater) for Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, as well as the national tour of The Color Purple, winning Outstanding Visiting Production and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Visiting Production for Adrianna Hicks.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 ELLIOT NORTON AWRADS

The 36th annual ceremony also paid tribute to comedian Randy Rainbow as the Guest of Honor and presented Boston stage favorite Leigh Barrett with the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. Barrett also took home the award for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress for her work as both Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir and Rose in Gypsy at Lyric Stage Company.

See below for the full list of winners, as determined by the Boston Theater Critics Association.

Outstanding Visiting Production
The Color Purple (Boch Center Shubert Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Visiting Production
Richard Thomas, The Humans (Boch Center Shubert Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Visiting Production
Adrianna Hicks, The Color Purple (Boch Center Shubert Theatre)

Outstanding Musical Production
Arrabal (American Repertory Theater)

Outstanding Production, Large Theater
Beckett in Brief (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)

Outstanding Production, Midsize Theater
Constellations (Underground Railway Theater)

Outstanding Production, Small Theater
Hype Man: a break beat play (Company One Theatre)

Outstanding Production, Fringe Theater
3/Fifths’ Trapped in a Traveling Minstrel Show (Sleeping Weazel)

Outstanding Design, Large Theater
Home (ArtsEmerson) Scenic design by Steven Dufala, costumes by Karen Young, lighting by Christopher Kuhl, sound by Brandon Wolcott, illusions by Steve Cuiffo

Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small or Fringe Theater
A Dead Man’s Diary: A Theatrical Novel (Arlekin Players Theatre) Stage design by Nikolay Simonov, lighting by Stephen Petrelli, sound by Jakov Jakoulov, video by Svetlana Vakhutinsky and Aleksey Shemyatovsky

Outstanding Actor, Large Theater
McKinley Belcher III, A Guide for the Homesick (Huntington Theatre Company)

Outstanding Actress, Large Theater
Gracyn Mix, Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)

Outstanding Actor, Midsize Theater
Jacob Athyal, Guards at the Taj (Underground Railway Theater)

Outstanding Actress, Midsize Theater
Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, Paradise (Underground Railway Theater)

Outstanding Actor, Small or Fringe Theater
Barlow Adamson, Elemeno Pea (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre)

Outstanding Actress, Small or Fringe Theater
Lindsay Eagle, Fat Pig (Flat Earth Theatre)

Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor
Will McGarrahan, Souvenir (Lyric Stage Company of Boston)

Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress
Leigh Barrett, Souvenir (Lyric Stage Company of Boston) and Gypsy (Lyric Stage Company of Boston)

Outstanding Director, Large Theater
Sergio Trujillo, Arrabal (American Repertory Theater)

Outstanding Director, Midsize Theater
Summer L. Williams, Barbecue (Lyric Stage Company of Boston)

Outstanding Director, Small or Fringe Theater,
Allison Olivia Choat, The 39 Steps (Moonbox Productions)

Outstanding New Script
Idris Goodwin, Hype Man: a break beat play (Company One Theatre)

Outstanding Solo Performance
Keith Hamilton Cobb, American Moor (O.W.I. Bureau of Theatre and Phoenix Theatre Ensemble)

Outstanding Musical Direction
David Reiffel, Man of La Mancha (New Repertory Theatre) and Shakespeare in Love (SpeakEasy Stage Company)

Outstanding Ensemble
In the Heights (Wheelock Family Theatre)

Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence
Leigh Barrett

Guest of Honor
Randy Rainbow

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