DC Helen Hayes Awards Winners Announced

News   DC Helen Hayes Awards Winners Announced Arena Stage's Long Day's Journey Into Night, Woolly Mammoth Theatre's The Pitchfork Disney and Studio Theatre's Bessie's Blues were prominent winners in the 1996 Helen Hayes Awards, announced May 6. Here is a selection of winners in the awards, given for excellence in Washington DC theatre.

Arena Stage's Long Day's Journey Into Night, Woolly Mammoth Theatre's The Pitchfork Disney and Studio Theatre's Bessie's Blues were prominent winners in the 1996 Helen Hayes Awards, announced May 6. Here is a selection of winners in the awards, given for excellence in Washington DC theatre. * Resident Play: The Pitchfork Disney at Woolly Mammoth
* Outstanding Resident Musical: Bessie's Blues at Studio Theatre
* Nonresident Play or Musical: Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches at the Kennedy Center
* Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: The Psychic Life of Savages by Amy Freed at Woolly Mammoth
* Lead Actress, Nonresident Play or Musical: Zoe Caldwell, Master Class at the Kennedy Center
* Lead Actress, Resident Play: Tana Hicken, Long Day's Journey Into Night at Arena Stage
* Lead Actor, Resident Play: Wallace Acton, The Pitchfork Disney
* Lead Actor, Resident Musical: Steven Cupo, Cabaret, Signature Theatre
* Lead Actress, Resident Musical: Dahd Sfeir, Mano a Mano at GALA Hispanic Theatre
* Lead Actor, Nonresident Play or Musical: Jonathan Hadary, Angels in America, Part 1 at the Kennedy Center
* Director, resident play: Douglas C. Wager, Long Day's Journey Into Night at Arena Stage
* Musical Director, Resident Musical: Dave Ferguson, Bessie's Blues at Studio Theatre
* Director, Resident Musical (tie): Thomas W. Jones II, Bessie's Blues at Studio Theatre; James A. Petosa, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Olney Theatre Center
* Choreography, Resident Musical: Patdro Harris, Bessie's Blues Studio Theatre

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