Jones, Redgrave and Fishburne Win L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards

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Cherry Jones, Lynn Redgrave and Laurence Fishburne were among the winners at the March 19 ceremony at the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Honoring excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2006, the 38th annual L.A.D.C.C. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.

Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza — the trio known as Culture Clash (Zorro in Hell, Water & Power) — co-hosted the event with Back Stage West critic Wenzel Jones.

The nominees for the 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (* with winners in bold) follow: (some categories contain multiple winners)

LEAD PERFORMANCE

  • Tony Abatemarco, Bach at Leipzig - South Coast Repertory
  • *Dorie Barton, Lobster Alice - Blank Theatre Company
  • *Jodi Carlisle, A Hole in the Dark - Blank Theatre Company
  • Richard Fancy, Death of a Salesman - Pacific Resident Theatre
  • *Laurence Fishburne, Fences - Pasadena Playhouse
  • Reece Holland, A Man of No Importance - Musical Theatre Guild
  • *Salome Jens, Leipzig - West Coast Jewish Theatre and the Group at Strasberg
  • *Cherry Jones, Doubt - Ahmanson Theatre
  • Marc Kudisch, Zorba - Reprise! Broadway's Best
  • *Dan Mailley, La Bête - Sacred Fools Theater
  • Joel Polis, Pound of Flesh - Odyssey Theatre
  • Erica Tazel, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me By a Young Lady From Rwanda - Colony Theatre

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    FEATURED PERFORMANCE

  • Patrick Bristow, The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical - Hudson Backstage Theatre
  • *Beth Kennedy, Much ADoobie Brothers About Nothing - Troubadour Theater Company
  • Barry Lynch, Dockers - Theatre Banshee
  • *Dakin Matthews, Water & Power - Mark Taper Forum
  • *Camille Saviola, Zorba - Reprise! Broadway's Best ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

  • A Marvelous Party - Laguna Playhouse
  • Beehive - Valley Musical Theatre
  • The Cannibals - California Repertory Company
  • Dockers - Theatre Banshee
  • *The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company
  • *The Marvelous Wonderettes - El Portal Forum Theatre SOLO PERFORMANCE

  • Jim Brochu, Zero Hour - West Coast Jewish Theatre
  • Jay Johnson, Jay Johnson: The Two & Only! - Richmark Entertainment
  • *Lynn Redgrave, Nightingale - Mark Taper Forum PRODUCTION

  • A Man of No Importance - Musical Theatre Guild
  • *A Marvelous Party - Laguna Playhouse
  • Bach at Leipzig - South Coast Repertory
  • *Grace - Furious Theatre Company
  • *The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company T.H. MCCULLOH AWARD FOR REVIVAL

  • *A Touch of the Poet - A Noise Within WRITING AND ADAPTATION

  • *Anthony Clarvoe (adaptation), The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company
  • Wendy Graf, Leipzig - West Coast Jewish Theatre and the Group at Strasberg
  • Jeffrey Hatcher (adaptation), Turn of the Screw - Pacific Resident Theatre
  • *Craig Wright, Grace - Furious Theatre Company DIRECTION

  • Nick DeGruccio, Beehive - Valley Musical Theatre
  • Bart DeLorenzo, The Cherry Orchard - Evidence Room
  • *John Langs, The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company
  • *Art Manke, Bach at Leipzig - South Coast Repertory
  • *Michael Michetti, A Picture of Dorian Gray - Theatre @ Boston Court
  • Sharon Ott, Ridiculous Fraud - South Coast Repertory
  • *Dámaso Rodriguez, Grace - Furious Theatre Company CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Gail Conrad, The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical - Hudson Backstage Theatre
  • Lee Martino, Beehive - Valley Musical Theatre
  • *Janet Miller, The Marvelous Wonderettes - El Portal Forum Theatre MUSICAL DIRECTION

  • Carl Danielsen, A Marvelous Party - Laguna Playhouse
  • Louis Durra, Play It Cool - Celebration Theatre
  • *Steven Smith, A Man of No Importance - Musical Theatre Guild
  • Jim Vukovich, Beehive - Valley Musical Theatre MUSICAL SCORE

  • Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, A Man of No Importance - Musical Theatre Guild
  • *Lori Scarlett, The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical - Hudson Backstage Theatre SCENIC DESIGN

  • *Brian Sidney Bembridge, The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company
  • *Tom Buderwitz, Equinox - Odyssey Theatre
  • Hugh Landwehr, Ridiculous Fraud - South Coast Repertory
  • Donna Marquet, Nighthawks - Kirk Douglas Theatre
  • Jeff McLaughlin, Recent Tragic Events - Theatre Tribe LIGHTING DESIGN

  • *Brian Sidney Bembridge, The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company
  • Rand Ryan, Nighthawks - Kirk Douglas Theatre
  • Clifton Taylor, Jay Johnson: The Two & Only! - Richmark Entertainment
  • *Robert Wilson, The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets - Ahmanson Theatre COSTUME DESIGN, HAIR, WIGS & MAKEUP

  • Ann Closs-Farley (costumes), Route 99: Orange Star Dinner Show! - Evidence Room
  • *Thomas G. Marquez (hair, wigs & makeup), Beehive - Valley Musical Theatre
  • Maggie Morgan (costumes), Bach at Leipzig - South Coast Repertory SOUND DESIGN

  • *Robbin E. Broad, The Brothers Karamazov - Circle X Theatre Company
  • *Jon Gottlieb, iWitness - Mark Taper Forum
  • David B. Marling, Joe Turner's Come and Gone - Fountain Theatre
  • *Robert Oriol, A Picture of Dorian Gray - Theatre @ Boston Court CGI & VIDEO PROJECTIONS

  • *William Dudley, Hitchcock Blonde - South Coast Repertory
  • *Jan Hartley (projection design) and Alice Brooks (cinematography), iWitness - Mark Taper Forum The 2006 special award recipients follow:

    The Margaret Harford Award
    (for sustained excellence in theatre)
    Troubadour Theater Company

    The Ted Schmitt Award
    (for world premiere of an outstanding new play)
    Richard Montoya for Culture Clash's Water and Power

    The Bob Z Award
    (for career achievement in set design)
    Joel Daavid

    The Angstrom Award (for career achievement in lighting design)
    Christian Epps

    The Polly Warfield Award (for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre)
    Chance Theater

    The Joel Hirschhorn Award
    (for outstanding achievement in musical theatre)
    Gerald Sternbach

    The ceremony took place at the El Portal Theatre, located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. For more information, visit the L.A.D.C.C.'s website.

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