The Secret Life of Bees, Much Ado About Nothing Lead 2019 AUDELCO’s VIV Award Nominations

Awards   The Secret Life of Bees, Much Ado About Nothing Lead 2019 AUDELCO’s VIV Award Nominations
 
Danielle Brooks and LaChanze are among the performers nominated for a VIV Award.
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Saycon Sengbloh, Nathaniel Stampley, Eisa Davis, Anastacia McCleskey, and LaChanze Ahron R. Foster

Atlantic Theatre Company’s The Secret Life of Bees leads AUDELCO’s 2019 VIV Awards nominations with 13, followed closely by The Public Theater’s Public Works production of Much Ado About Nothing with 11. Lydia Diamond’s Toni Stone and Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Native Son by Richard Wright lead the play category with seven nominations each.

The AUDELCO (Audience Development Committee) VIV Award nominees celebrate and honor Black theatre in New York City mounted by non-profit theatre companies. The 47th Annual Vivian Robinson Audelco Recognition Awards will take place November 18 at Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Danielle Brooks (Much Ado About Nothing), Marchánt Davis (Ain’t No Mo’), Larry Owens (A Strange Loop), and LaChanze (The Secret Life of Bees) are among the performers nominated for their work in the past year.

Check out the full list of nominees below. For more information, visit Audelco.org.

Best Musical
Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater)
The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic Theater Company)

Best Play
Ain’t No Mo’ (The Public Theater)
Behind the Sheet (Ensemble Studio Theatre)
Looking for Leroy (New Federal Theatre/Castillo Theatre)
Native Son (The Acting Company)
The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center Theater)
Toni Stone (Roundabout Theatre)

Lead Actor in a Musical
Jason B. Brown (The Bacchae)
Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing)
Sydney James Harcourt (Girl from the North Country)
Larry Owens (A Strange Loop)
Chris Stack (The Secret Life of Bees)

Lead Actress in a Musical
Jeannette Bayardelle (Girl from the North Country)
Danielle Brooks (Much Ado About Nothing)
LaDonna Burns (Caroline, or Change)
LaChanze (The Secret Life of Bees)
Saycon Sengbloh (The Secret Life of Bees)

Featured Actor in a Musical
Chuck Cooper (Much Ado About Nothing)
R. J. Foster (The Bacchae)
Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (Much Ado About Nothing)
John-Andrew Morrison (A Strange Loop)
Tony Perry (Caroline, or Change)
Nathaniel Stampley (The Secret Life of Bees)

Featured Actress in a Musical
Eisa Davis (The Secret Life of Bees)
Sharae Moultrie (Caroline, or Change)
Margaret Odette (Much Ado About Nothing)
Nattalyee Randall (Caroline, or Change)
Elizabeth Teeter (The Secret Life of Bees)
Olivia Washington (Much Ado About Nothing)

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Lead Actor in a Play
Adrian Baidoo (Separate and Equal)
Jason Bowen (Native Son)
Marchánt Davis (Ain’t No Mo’)
Galen Ryan Kane (Native Son)
Keith Randolph Smith (Lockdown)

Lead Actress in a Play
Pamela Afesi (Separate and Equal)
Cherise Boothe (Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine)
Denise Burse (Dot)
Jessica Frances Dukes (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark)
Naomi Lorrain (Behind the Sheet)
April Matthis (Toni Stone)

Featured Actor in a Play
Harvy Blanks (Toni Stone)
Teagle F. Bougere (Coriolanus)
J. Bernard Calloway (Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine)
Jordan E. Cooper (Ain’t No Mo’)
Robert Turner (The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda)

Featured Actress in a Play
Rosalyn Coleman (Native Son)
Roz Fox (The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda)
Tinashe Kajese-Bolden (Dot)
Cristina Pitter (Behind the Sheet)
Heather Alicia Simms (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark)
Charlayne Woodard (Daddy)

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Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Boesman and Lena (Signature Theatre Company)
Fireflies (Atlantic Theater Company)
Looking for Leroy (New Federal Theatre/Castillo Theatre)
The Key Game (Banana Boat Productions/New Perspective Theatre Co.)
The Light (MCC Theater)
The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center Theater)

Solo Performance
Richarda Abrams (First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune)
Helena D. Lewis (SHEnanigans)
Dierdra McDowell (Down to Eartha)
Bill Posley (The Day I Became Black)
Brenda Pressley (Proof of Love)
Malaika Uwamahoro (Miracle in Rwanda)

Best Revival of a Musical
Caroline, or Change (Astoria Performing Arts Center)
The Bacchae (Classical Theatre of Harlem)

Best Revival of a Play
Boesman and Lena (Signature Theatre Company)
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature Theatre Company)
Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)
Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine (Signature Theatre Company)
Reunion in Bartersville (Black Spectrum Theatre Company)

Director of a Play
Kamilah Forbes (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark)
Petronia Paley (Looking for Leroy)
Colette Robert (Behind the Sheet)
Seret Scott (Native Son)
Stevie Walker-Webb (Ain’t No Mo’)

Director of a Musical
Dev Bondarin (Caroline, or Change)
Carl Cofield (The Bacchae)
Sam Gold (The Secret Life of Bees)
Kenny Leon (Much Ado About Nothing)

Playwright
Jordan E. Cooper (Ain’t No Mo’)
Lydia Diamond (Toni Stone)
Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview)
Nambi E. Kelley (Native Son)
Larry Muhammad (Looking for Leroy)
Charly Evon Simpson (Behind the Sheet)

Outstanding Musical Director
Jason Hart (The Secret Life of Bees)
Gareth Hobbs (The B-Side: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons”)
Frederick Kennedy (The Bacchae)
Rona Siddiqui (A Strange Loop)
Jason Michael Webb (Much Ado About Nothing)

Choreography
Camille A. Brown (Much Ado About Nothing)
Camille A. Brown (Toni Stone)
Lawrence M. Jackson (Separate and Equal)
Tiffany Rea-Fisher (The Bacchae)
Chris Walker (The Secret Life of Bees)

Lighting Design
Andre C. Allen (Dot)
Jane Cox (The Secret Life of Bees)
Allen C. Edwards (Native Son)
Adam Honoré (Ain’t No Mo’)
Allen Lee Hughes (Toni Stone)
Antoinette Tynes (Looking for Leroy)

Set Design
Chris Cumberbatch (Looking for Leroy)
Riccardo Hernandez (Toni Stone)
Kimie Nishikawa (The Light)
Clint Ramos (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark)
Matt Saunders (Daddy)

Costume Design
Carolyn Adams (The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda)
Carolyn Adams (The Savage Queen)
Dede M. Ayite (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark)
Dede M. Ayite (The Secret Life of Bees)
Jarrod Barnes (Dot)
Emilio Sosa (Much Ado About Nothing)

Sound Design
Emily Auciello (Ain’t No Mo’)
Justin Ellington (Fireflies)
Matthew Head (Dot)
Dan Moses Schreier (The Secret Life of Bees)
David Wright (The Savage Queen)

In addition to the nominees, several pre-determined honorees will be presented with lifetime and achievement awards during the ceremy.

Legacy Award
Micki Grant

Rising Star Award
Raif-Henok Kendrick

Outstanding Achievement Award
Kenny Leon
Special Pioneer Award
Front Row Productions co-founders Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey
Director Oz Scott

Board of Directors Award
Ntozake Shange

Lifetime Achievement Award
Barbara Montgomery
Woodie King Jr.

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