Hewitt, Racey, Woodward, Wilson Win 2005 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

By Robert Simonson
29 Jun 2005

The 15th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in Connecticut theatre during the 2004-05 season, have been announced.



The Tom Killen Award for contribution to Connecticut theater was given to Michael Wilson, artistic director of Hartford Stage. A special Award of Recognition was given to Joanne Woodward, departing artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse, for "her role in the preservation and renovation of that historic theatre."

Other winners familiar to New York theatregoers include actors Tom Hewitt and Noah Racey, honored for the work in Travesties and Where's Charley?, respectively.

The winners follow:

Outstanding Production of a Play
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Yale Rep

Outstanding Production of a Musical
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Goodspeed Musicals

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Alyssa Bresnahan in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Long Wharf

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Tom Hewitt in Travesties at Long Wharf

Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie)
Christiane Noll in Mack and Mabel at Goodspeed
Jacquelyn Piro in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Noah Racey in Where's Charley? at Goodspeed

Outstanding Director of a Play
Gregory Boyd for Travesties

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Julie Arenal for Hair at Downtown Cabaret

Outstanding Choreography
Patti Colombo for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Outstanding Set Design
Lee Savage for The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

Outstanding Lighting Design
Jennifer Tipton for A Moon for the Misbegotten

Outstanding Costume Design
Linda Fisher for The School for Husbands at Westport Country Playhouse

Outstanding Sound Design
Hilary Charnas for The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

Outstanding Ensemble
The cast of Hair

Outstanding Roadshow
My Fair Lady at Hartford Stage

Outstanding Debut Performances
Dan McCabe in Kimberly Akimbo at TheaterWorks

Tom Killen Memorial Award
Michael Wilson, artistic director of Hartford Stage

Special Award
Joanne Woodward, artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse