Catered Affair and Cry-Baby Win San Diego Theatre Critics Awards

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The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the sixth annual Craig Noel Awards for Excellence in Theatre Jan. 21.
Faith Prince in A Catered Affair
Faith Prince in A Catered Affair Photo by Craig Schwartz

A Catered Affair, the Broadway-bound musical that played an out-of-town tryout at San Diego's Old Globe, was the big winner of the evening, taking seven awards, including one for Outstanding New Musical. Another imminent arrival on The Great White Way, Cry-Baby — based on the John Waters film of the same name — picked up two awards for its run at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Special awards were presented to Jack O'Brien (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Esther Emery (first Jack O'Brien Excellence in Directing Award). Floyd Gaffney, the San Diego African-American theatre innovator who passed away in 2007, was honored posthumously.

The complete list of award winners follows.

Outstanding New Musical:
A Catered Affair, The Old Globe

Resident musical:
West Side Story, Moonlight Stage Productions
Ragtime, Starlight Theatre Lyrics for a Musical:
David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger, Cry-Baby, La Jolla Playhouse

Score for a Musical:
John Bucchino (Music and Lyrics), A Catered Affair, The Old Globe

Orchestrations for a Musical
Don Sebesky, A Catered Affair, The Old Globe

Direction of a Musical:
John Doyle, A Catered Affair, Old Globe

Music Direction:
Justin Gray, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, Welk Resort Theatre
Don Le Master, The Full Monty, San Diego Musical Theatre

Lead Performance in a Musical, Female:
Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Ragtime, Starlight Musical Theatre
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair, The Old Globe

Lead Performance in a Musical, Male:
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair

Featured Performance in a Musical, Male:
Robert Barry Fleming, Ain’t Misbehavin',?San Diego Repertory Theatre

Featured Performance in a Musical, Female:
Alli Mauzey, Cry-Baby, La Jolla Playhouse

Choreography:
Robin Christ and Kathy Meyer, Sailor's Song, New Village Arts
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby, La Jolla Playhouse

Original Music for a Play:
Andrew Pluess and Benn Sussman, (sound design and original compositions) after the quake, La Jolla Playhouse

Direction of a Play:
Kristianne Kurner, Sailor's Song, New Village Arts

Sound Design:
Paul Peterson, Bell, Book and Candle, Old Globe
Jeremy Siebert, Cowboy Versus Samurai, Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company

Costume Design:
Jessica John, Sailor's Song, New Village Arts
Karen Perry, Two Trains Running, Old Globe

Lighting Design:
Brian MacDevitt, A Catered Affair, The Old Globe

Set Design:
Nick Fouch, body of work in 2007, including Yellowman, Cygnet Theatre; Sailor's Song, New Village Arts; Devil Dog Six, Moxie Theatre

Ensemble:
Sailor's Song, New Village Arts
Measure for Measure, Old Globe Shakespeare Festival 2007

Featured Performance in a Play, Female:
Sandy Campbell, Communicating Doors, Cygnet Theatre

Featured Performance in a Play, Male:
Joshua Everett Johnson, The Adding Machine, La Jolla Playhouse
Luke Marinkovich, Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen, Moxie Theatre
Jonathan McMurtry, body of work, Old Globe Shakespeare Festival 2007

Lead Performance in a Play, Male:
Chuck Cooper, Two Trains Running, Old Globe Theatre
James Sutorius, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Old Globe Theatre
Matthew Weeden, Torch Song Trilogy, Diversionary Theatre

Lead Performance in a Play, Female:
Monique Gaffney, Yellowman, Cygnet Theatre
Rosina Reynolds, Wit, North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solo Performance
Ron Choularton, St. Nicholas, Cygnet Theatre
Adriana Sevan, Taking Flight, San Diego Repertory Theatre

Touring Production:
Jersey Boys, Broadway/San Diego producers

New Play:
Itamar Moses, The Four of Us, Old Globe Theatre
Mary Fengar Gail, Devil Dog Six, Moxie Theatre

Dramatic Production:
Yellowman, Cygnet Theatre

For more information visit www.sdcriticscircle.org.

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