Founded in 1990 to honor excellence in Connecticut professional theatre, the awards are determined by critics from various media outlets including print, radio, and the internet.
The Goodspeed Opera House, Long Wharf Theatre and Yale Repertory Company lead the winners, earning four awards each. Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein has also been honored with the Tom Killen Award, a recognition of extraordinary contributions to the Connecticut theatre scene.
The 2007-2008 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards winners follow:
1776 (Goodspeed Musicals)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ivoryton Playhouse)
Patricia Kilgarriff (A Woman of No Importance, Yale Repertory Theatre)
Michael Countryman (Shipwrecked, Long Wharf Theatre)
Jessie Mueller (Carousel, Long Wharf)
Peter Carey (1776, Goodspeed)
Beth Wittig (Blackbird, TheaterWorks)
Boleros for the Disenchanted, Yale Rep; Lucia Brawley, Joe Minoso, Gary Perez, Adriana Sevan, Felix Solis, and Sona Tatoyan.
Michael Wilson (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Hartford Stage)
Rob Ruggiero (1776, Goodspeed)
Michele Lynch (Happy Days, Goodspeed)
Riccardo Hernandez (The Evildoers, Yale Rep)
Tyler Micoleau (Shipwrecked, Long Wharf)
Anya Klepikov (A Woman of No Importance, Yale Rep)
The Drowsy Chaperone, The Bushnell
The Tom Killen Award Recipient Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director, Long Wharf Theatre The 2007-2008 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards will be presented June 29. A venue has not been announced at this time.
For further information visit www.ctcritics.org.