By Kenneth Jones
02 Oct 2012
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
The HHDA committee named honorees in four categories: Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design and Notable Effects. The awards address New York City theatre.
These artists and the previously announced recipients of 2011 Hewes Awards will be celebrated at a "dual presentation" on Oct. 29.
For the 2012 honors, 86 theatre artists were nominated for outstanding artistry in 57 productions presented during the 2011-12 New York theatre season.
Originally known as the Maharam Awards at their inception in 1965, the Hewes Awards were later known as the American Theatre Wing Design Awards in honor of the Wing's sponsorship. They were renamed in 1999 for noted critic Henry Hewes, who created the awards and served as a board member of the American Theatre Wing until his death in 2006 at age 89.
The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee includes theatre critics Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, chair; Dan Bacalzo; David Barbour; David Cote; Glenda Frank; Mario Fratti; Helen Shaw; Michael Sommers; and Joan Ungaro.
2012 HENRY HEWES DESIGN AWARDS HONOREES
Death of a Salesman (Broadway)
Notable Effects: Sound Design
Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre)
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