2010 Artios Awards Recognize Casting for American Idiot, Circle Mirror and View From the Bridge

By Adam Hetrick
02 Nov 2010

Casting directors Cindy Tolan, Jim Carnahan and Alaine Alldaffer are among the winners of the Casting Society of America's 2010 Artios Awards, which were presented Nov. 1 in New York and Los Angeles.



The Artios Awards recognize outstanding achievement in casting on stage and film, on the "criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project."

The 26th annual Artios Awards were  held in Manhattan at the American Airlines Theatre and in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

New York presenters included David Duchovny, Carla Gugino, John Benjamin Hickey, Anthony Mackie, Aasif Mandvi, Elizabeth Marvel, Zachary Quinto, Christina Ricci, John Slattery and Lily Taylor.

Lily Tomlin hosted the Los Angeles event. Los Angeles presenters included Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, Victoria Justice, Diane Lane, John Lithgow, Joe Manganiello and Vanessa Williams.

Tony Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright, who earned a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of Angels in America: Perestroika, also presented playwright Tony Kushner with the 2010 New York Apple Award in New York.

Others who received special recognition were Marcy Carsey ("The Cosby Show," "Roseanne"), who received the Career Achievement Award; and Ellen Chenoweth ("Terms of Endearment," "Good Night & Good Luck"), who was honored with the Hoyt Bowers Award.

The 2010 theatrical Artios nominees follow (winners in bold with an asterisk):

Los Angeles Theatre
Forgiveness, Liz Dean
*Guys and Dolls, Margery Simkin & Michael Donovan
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Amy Lieberman
The Pee Wee Herman Show, Bruce H. Newberg
Why Torture is Wrong and The People Who Love Them, Scott David

Broadway Theatre – Drama
*A View From the Bridge, Cindy Tolan
Enron, Bernard Telsey
Fences, Mele Nagler & David Caparelliotis
Next Fall, Howie Cherpakov
Race, Will Cantler & Bernard Telsey
Time Stands Still, Nancy Piccione

NY Broadway Theatre – Comedy
*A Behanding in Spokane, Jim Carnahan
Brighton Beach Memoirs, Jay Binder & Jack Bowdan
The Royal Family, David Caparelliotis
Lend Me A Tenor, David Caparelliotis & Mele Nagler
In The Next Room Or The Vibrator Play, Daniel Swee

NY Broadway Theatre – Musical
A Little Night Music, Tara Rubin, Eric Woodall, Laura Schtuzel & Merri Sugarman
The Addams Family, Bernard Telsey
Fela!, Arnold J. Mugioli
*American Idiot, Jim Carnahan & Carrie Gardner
Promises, Promises, Merri Sugarman, Eric Woodall, Laura Schtuzel, & Tara Rubin

NY Off-Broadway – Comedy/Musical
*Circle Mirror Transformation, Alaine Alldaffer
Clybourne Park, Allaine Alldaffer
The Scottsboro Boys, Jim Carnahan
Graceland, Daniel Swee
Love Loss and What I Wore, Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman, Eric Woodall, & Laura Schtuzel

NY Off-Broadway – Drama
*A Lie of The Mind, Judy Henderson
The Bridge Project, Nancy Piccione
Family Week, Will Cantler & Bernard Telsey
The Pride, Bernard Telsey & Will Cantler
Still Life, Will Cantler & Bernard Telsey

Regional Theatre East
*A Doll’s House, James Calleri
Compulsion, Tara Rubin, Laura Schutzel, Eric Woodall, & Merri Sugarman
Fences, Alaine Alldaffer
Fetch Clay Make Man, Laura Stanczyk
Three Sisters, Will Cantler, Tiffany Little Canfield & Bernard Telsey

Regional Theatre West
The 39 Steps, Jay Binder & Jack Bowdan
Creditors, Will Cantler & Bernard Telsey
Lost in Yonkers, Samantha Barrie
The Night is a Child, Michael Donovan
*Parade, Erika Sellin
The Wake, Bonnie Grisan & Erika Sellin