Bailiwick and Lifeline Earn Most Jeff Citations Nominations in Chicago

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The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced nominees for the Jeff Citations, honoring Chicago's non-Equity theatrical productions which opened during the April 2005-March 2006 season.

Nominees were announced May 1. The Jeff Awards Ceremony will be held June 5 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL. Doors open at 6 PM. Light supper at 6:30 PM. Presentation at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

For more information, visit www.jeffawards.org.

Nominated productions include new musicals at Lifeline and Bailiwick Theatres, and new plays and adaptations at Prop Thtr and the House Theatre, among others.

Bailiwick Repertory Theatre received the most nominations with 13 for three productions, Kiss of the Spider Woman and A Kiss From Alexander, along with Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, as co-producer with The Hypocrites.

Lifeline Theatre followed with 12 nominations for its productions of Queen Lucia, The Talisman Ring and Johnny Tremain. The new musical Queen Lucia received eight nominations and Kiss of the Spider Woman received seven nominations. The Hypocrites received 11 nominations, including five for Death of a Salesman. Real-life husband and wife Bill McGough and Donna McGough both received nominations as Principal Actors for their portrayals of husband and wife Willy and Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman.

Founded in 1968, the mission of The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee is to honor excellence in theatrical productions in the Chicago theatre community. Originally chartered to recognize Equity productions, the Citations (non-Equity) wing was founded in 1973 to celebrate outstanding achievement in non-union Chicago theatre.

PRODUCTION – PLAY
The Kentucky Cycle Parts 1 & 2, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre
Two Trains Running, Pegasus Players
Dancing at Lughnasa, Raven Theatre Company
Death of a Salesman, The Hypocrites
True West, The Hypocrites
What's Wrong With Angry?, Circle Theatre
Time and the Conways, Griffin Theatre

PRODUCTION – MUSICAL
Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre

NEW WORK – PLAY
All Through the Night, Shirley Lauro, Chicago Jewish Theatre
Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe, Chris Mathews & Jake Minton, The House Theatre of Chicago
Fellow Travellers, Margaret Lewis, Stage Left Theatre
Hizzoner, Neil Giuntoli, Prop Thtr
The Masrayana, William C. Kovacsik, Prop Thtr i/a/w Rasaka Theatre Company

NEW WORK – MUSICAL
A Kiss From Alexander, Stephan deGhelder & Brad Simmons, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Queen Lucia, Christina Calvit & George Howe, Lifeline Theatre
Valentine Victorious, Nathan Allen & Kevin O'Donnell, The House Theatre of Chicago

NEW ADAPTATION
The Coast of Chicago, Laura Eason, Walkabout Theatre Company
Johnny Tremain, John Hildreth, Lifeline Theatre
Stardust, William Massolia Griffin Theatre Company
Three Sisters, Curt Columbus, Strawdog Theatre Company

ENSEMBLE
A Jacques Brel Revue: Songs of Love and War, Theo Ubique Theatre Company i/a/w/ Michael James
Book of Days, Steep Theatre Company
The Kentucky Cycle Parts 1 & 2, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre
Time and the Conways, Griffin Theatre Company
Two Trains Running, Pegasus Players

DIRECTOR – PLAY
Jonathan Berry, Time and the Conways, Griffin Theatre Company
Geoff Button, True West, The Hypocrites
Sean Graney, Death of a Salesman, The Hypocrites
Jason Kae & Genevieve Thompson, The Kentucky Cycle Parts 1 & 2, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre
Michael Matthews, What's Wrong With Angry?, Circle Theatre
Michael Menendian, Dancing at Lughnasa, Raven Theatre Company
Jonathan Wilson, Two Trains Running, Pegasus Players

DIRECTOR – MUSICAL OR REVUE
Fred Anzevino, A Jacques Brel Revue: Songs of Love and War, Theo Ubique Theatre Company i/a/w Michael James
Susan Finque, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Frances Limoncelli, Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre

PRINCIPAL ACTOR – PLAY
Paul D'Addario, Hurlyburly, The Gift Theatre Company
Richard Cotovsky, Buried Child, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.
Brad Harbaugh, True West, The Hypocrites
Jürgen Hooper, What's Wrong With Angry?, Circle Theatre
Bill McGough, Death of a Salesman, The Hypocrites
Paul Noble, True West, The Hypocrites
Alfred H. Wilson, Two Trains Running, Pegasus Players

PRINCIPAL ACTRESS– PLAY
Elizabeth Dowling, The Talisman Ring, Lifeline Theatre
Krista Forster, Book of Days, Steep Theatre Company
Kate Harris, The Gardens of Frau Hess, Pyewacket Theatre Co.
Kat McDonnell, Three Sisters, Strawdog Theatre Company
Donna McGough, Death of a Salesman, The Hypocrites Simone Roos, Design for Living, Circle Theatre
Rebekah Ward-Hays, The Skin of Our Teeth, BackStage Theatre Company

PRINCIPAL ACTOR – MUSICAL
Jamie Axtell, Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre
Jason Bowen, A Kiss From Alexander, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Ryan Lanning, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Stan Q. Wash, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre

PRINCIPAL ACTRESS– MUSICAL
Katie Jeep, Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre
Monique Whittington, Josephine Tonight!, Theatre Building Chicago

SUPPORTING ACTOR – PLAY
Stephen Dunn, Cloud Nine, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre
Eric Hoffmann, Loose Knit, The Actors Workshop Theatre
Rian Jairell, The Kentucky Cycle Parts 1 & 2, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre
Tim Rock, What's Wrong With Angry?, Circle Theatre
Aaron Snook, Seascape, Signal Ensemble Theatre
Stephen Taylor, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, The House Theatre of Chicago

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – PLAY
Georgann Charuhas, Seascape, Signal Ensemble Theatre
Isabel Liss, Copenhagen, TimeLine Theatre Company
Isabel Liss, Talley & Son, Eclipse Theatre Company
Mary O'Dowd, All Through the Night, Chicago Jewish Theatre
Melissa Riemer, The Skin of our Teeth, BackStage Theatre Company
Kelly Schumann, What's Wrong With Angry?, Circle Theatre
Millie Hurley Spencer, Dancing at Lughnasa, Raven Theatre Company
Demetria Thomas, Echoes of Another Man, Stage Left Theatre

SUPPORTING ACTOR – MUSICAL
John Cardone, A Kiss From Alexander, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Stephen Feder, I Sing!, White Horse Theatre Company
Todd Schaner, The Bad Seed-The Musical, Corn Productions
Phil Timberlake, Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MUSICAL
Danielle Brothers, A Jacques Brel Revue: Songs of Love and War, Theo Ubique Theatre Company i/a/w Michael James
Carolyn Defrin, Valentine Victorious, The House Theatre of Chicago
Dana Tretta, I Sing!, White Horse Theatre Company

SCENIC DESIGN
Brian Sidney Bembridge, Three Sisters, Strawdog Theatre Company
David Ferguson, The Gardens of Frau Hess, Pyewacket Theatre Co.
Sean Graney & Jim Moore, Death of a Salesman, The Hypocrites
Bob Knuth, Design for Living, Circle Theatre
Jack Magaw, Two Trains Running, Pegasus Players
Michael Menendian & Leif Olsen, Dancing at Lughnasa, Raven Theatre Company

LIGHTING DESIGN
Charles Cooper, The Gardens of Frau Hess, Pyewacket Theatre Co.
Jared Moore, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Jared Moore, Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Hypocrites i/a/w Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Jacqueline Reid, The Oresteia, greasy joan & co.
Ben Spicer, The Coast of Chicago, Walkabout Theatre Company
Ben Wilhelm, Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe, The House Theatre of Chicago

COSTUME DESIGN
Laura M. Dana, Seascape, Signal Ensemble Theatre
Laurie LaMere Klapperich, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, The House Theatre of Chicago
Kimberly G. Morris, Stardust, Griffin Theatre Company
Elizabeth Shaffer, Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre
Alison Siple, Time and the Conways, Griffin Theatre Company

SOUND DESIGN
Michael Griggs & Mikhail Fiksel, Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Hypocrites i/a/w Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Michael Griggs, Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe, The House Theatre of Chicago
Michael Griggs, Valentine Victorious, The House Theatre of Chicago
Andrew Hansen, The Oresteia, greasy joan & co.
Adam Kozlowski, Johnny Tremain, Lifeline Theatre

CHOREOGRAPHY
Brenda Didier, A Kiss From Alexander, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Brenda Didier, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Alka Nayvar, The Masrayana, Prop Thtr i/a/w Rasaka Theatre Co.

ORIGINAL INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Andrew Hansen, The Nose, greasy joan & co.
Leif Olsen, Dancing at Lughnasa, Raven Theatre Company
Nikhil Trivedi, The Masrayana, Prop Thtr i/a/w/ Rasaka Theatre Co.

MUSIC DIRECTION
Ryan Brewster & Ethan Deppe, I Sing!, White Horse Theatre Company
George Howe & Kevin Wood, Queen Lucia, Lifeline Theatre
Michael Miller, A Jacques Brel Revue: Songs of Love and War, Theo Ubique Theatre Company i/a/w Michael James
Robert Ollis, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
Kevin O'Donnell, Valentine Victorious, The House Theatre of Chicago

OTHER CATEGORY
Fight Design: Geoff Coates, The Talisman Ring, Lifeline Theatre
Projections Design: Mike Tutaj, Martin Furey's Shot, TimeLine Theatre

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These nominees represent the season April 1, 2005-March 31, 2006.

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