Originally titled the Maharam Awards and later known as the American Theatre Wing Design Awards, the awards were renamed in 1999 to honor founder Henry Hewes. Sixty-nine designers were nominated for their work in 51 productions during the 2004-2005 season.
The complete list of award winners follows:
Christopher Akerlind for The Light in the Piazza and Belle Epoque Notable Effects
Basil Twist (production design)
Symphonie Fantastique (Dodger Stages)
Darron L. West (sound)
Hot 'n' Throbbing (Signature Theatre Company)
Winners will be presented with their awards during a luncheon at the famed Sardi's Restaurant on Nov. 11. This year's Awards Committee included theatre critics Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, chair; Tish Dace; Michael Feingold; Glenda Frank; Mario Fratti; Randy Gener; Henry Hewes; and Joan Ungaro.
For more information about the American Theatre Wing, visit www.americantheatrewing.org.