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2015 EQUITY Jeff Award
Nominees and Recipients

 

Production - Play - Large
Airline Highway - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors' Gymnasium
Native Son - Court Theatre and American Blues Theater
The Diary of Anne Frank - Writers Theatre
The Little Foxes - Goodman Theatre

 

Production Play - Midsize
All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites
The Downpour - Route 66 Theatre Company
The Royale - American Theater Company
The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago
Travesties - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

 

Production-Musical-Large
Billy Elliot, The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
City of Angels - Marriott Theatre
Les Miserables - Paramount Theatre
Mary Poppins - Paramount Theatre
The King and I - Marriott Theatre
The Who's Tommy - Paramount Theatre

 

Production-Musical-Midsize
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Porchlight Music Theatre
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Porchlight Music Theatre
The Addams Family - Mercury Theater Chicago

 

Production - Revue
Men of Soul With A Special Tribute to Bill Withers - Black Ensemble Theater
Panic on Cloud 9 - The Second City
Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash - Mercury Theater Chicago and Theatre at the Center
Sondheim on Sondheim - Porchlight Music Theatre

 

Director - Play
David Catlin - Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors' Gymnasium
Erica Weiss - The Downpour - Route 66 Theatre Company
Henry Wishcamper - The Little Foxes - Goodman Theatre
Jaime Castafieda - The Royale - American Theater Company
Nick Sandys - Travesties - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Sean Graney - All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites

 

Director - Musical
Jim Corti - Les Miserables - Paramount Theatre
Jim Corti - The Who's Tommy - Paramount Theatre
Nick Bowling - City of Angels - Marriott Theatre
Nick Bowling - The King and I - Marriott Theatre
Rachel Rockwell - Billy Elliot, The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Rachel Rockwell - Mary Poppins - Paramount Theatre

 

Director - Revue
Brian Russell - Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash - Mercury Theater Chicago and Theatre at the Center
Daryl Brooks - Men of Soul With A Special Tribute to Bill Withers - Black Ensemble Theater
Nick Bowling - Sondheim on Sondheim - Porchlight Music Theatre

 

Ensemble
A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Airline Highway - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites
Season on the Line - The House Theatre of Chicago
The Apple Family Plays: THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING and SORRY - TimeLine Theatre Company
The Humans - American Theater Company
The Project(s) - American Theater Company
The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago

 

Actor in a Principal Role - Play
Allen Gilmore - Waiting for Godot - Court Theatre
Francis Guinan - The Night Alive - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Francis Guinan - White Guy on the Bus - Northlight Theatre
Jerod Haynes - Native Son - Court Theatre and American Blues Theater
Jerod Haynes - The Royale - American Theater Company
Larry Yando - King Lear - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Mark Montgomery - Outside Mullingar - Northlight Theatre

 

Actor in a Principal Role - Musical
Anthony Crivello - Louis and Keely ''Live'' at the Sahara - HackFeld LLC
Bill Larkin - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Porchlight Music Theatre
Devin DeSantis - The Who's Tommy - Paramount Theatre
Karl Hamilton - The Addams Family - Mercury Theater Chicago
Nicholas Dantes - Billy Elliot, The Musical - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actress in a Principal Role - Play
Brenda Barrie - The Downpour - Route 66 Theatre Company
Caroline Neff - The Downpour - Route 66 Theatre Company
Eileen Niccolai - The Rose Tattoo - Shattered Globe Theatre
Hillary Clemens - Bethany - The Gift Theatre
Janet Ulrich Brooks - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Goodman Theatre
Kate Fry - Outside Mullingar - Northlight Theatre
Lia D. Mortensen - The Other Place - Profiles Theatre
Mariann Mayberry - Grand Concourse - Steppenwolf Theatre Company

 

Actress in a Principal Role - Musical
Heidi Kettenring - The King and I - Marriott Theatre
Megan McGinnis - Sense and Sensibility - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rebecca Finnegan - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Porchlight Music Theatre
Shoshana Bean - Beaches, a new musical - Drury Lane Productions
Susie McMonagle - Billy Elliot, The Musical - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Play
Anthony Fleming III - Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors' Gymnasium
Behzad Dabu - Samsara - Victory Gardens Theater
Greg Matthew Anderson - Travesties - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
K. Todd Freeman - Airline Highway - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Larry Yando - The Little Foxes - Goodman Theatre
Nic Grelli - The Rose Tattoo - Shattered Globe Theatre

 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Musical
Devin DeSantis - Les Miserables - Paramount Theatre
Matthew Crowle - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Porchlight Music Theatre
Ross Lehman - Anything Goes - Marriott Theatre
Sean Allan Krill - Sense and Sensibility - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Travis Taylor - Camelot - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actress in a Supporting Role - Play
Annabel Armour - The Clean House - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Cassidy Slaughter-Mason - Rapture, Blister, Burn - Goodman Theatre
Dana Black - Abraham Lincoln Was A F*gg*t - About Face Theatre
Kate Buddeke - Airline Highway - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Kate Buddeke - Side Man - American Blues Theater
Patrese D. McClain - White Guy on the Bus - Northlight Theatre

 

Actress in a Supporting Role - Musical
Colette Todd - Big Fish - Theatre at the Center
Kristen Choi - The King and I - Marriott Theatre
Marya Grandy - On the Town - Marriott Theatre
Meghan Murphy - City of Angels - Marriott Theatre
Michelle Aravena - West Side Story - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actor or Actress in a Revue
Cory Goodrich - Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash - Mercury Theater Chicago and Theatre at the Center
James Earl Jones II - Sondheim on Sondheim - Porchlight Music Theatre
John Hartman - Panic on Cloud 9 - The Second City
Kent M. Lewis - Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash - Mercury Theater Chicago and Theatre at the Center
Michael Monroe Goodman - Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash - Mercury Theater Chicago and Theatre at the Center

 

Solo Performance
Kelvin Roston, Jr. - Twisted Melodies - Congo Square Theatre Company
Linda Reiter - The Testament of Mary - Victory Gardens Theater
Ronald Keaton - Churchill - SoloChicago Theatre and Greenhouse Theater Center
Steven Strafford - Methtacular! - About Face Theatre i/a/w Justin Brill

 

New Work - Play
Bruce Graham - White Guy on the Bus - Northlight Theatre
Caitlin Parrish - The Downpour - Route 66 Theatre Company
Laura Jacqmin - Look, we are breathing - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Mat Smart - The Royal Society of Antarctica - The Gift Theatre
PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger - The Project(s) - American Theater Company
Rohina Malik - The Mecca Tales - Chicago Dramatists

 

New Work - Musical
GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran, Postell Pringle - A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Jessica Thebus, Andre Pluess, Amanda Dehnert - Shining Lives: A Musical - Northlight Theatre
Paul Gordon - Sense and Sensibility - Chicago Shakespeare Theater

 

New Adaptation
David Catlin - Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors' Gymnasium
Nambi E. Kelley - Native Son - Court Theatre and American Blues Theater
Sean Graney - All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites

 

Choreography
Alex Sanchez - On the Town - Marriott Theatre
Brock Clawson - The Who's Tommy - Paramount Theatre
Danny Herman - All Shook Up - Theatre at the Center
Rachel Rockwell - Billy Elliot, The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Rhett Guter - West Side Story - Drury Lane Productions

 

Fight Choreography
David Blixt - Macbeth - The Artistic Home
John Tovar - Camelot - Drury Lane Productions
Matt Hawkins - West Side Story - Drury Lane Productions
Ryan Borque - All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites

 

Music Direction
Austin Cook - Sondheim on Sondheim - Porchlight Music Theatre
Doug Peck - The Secret Garden - Court Theatre
Malcolm Ruhl - Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash - Mercury Theater Chicago and Theatre at the Center
Paul Litteral - Louis and Keely ''Live'' at the Sahara - HackFeld LLC
Tom Vendafreddo - Les Miserables - Paramount Theatre

 

Original Music in a Play
Andrew Hansen - My Name is Asher Lev - TimeLine Theatre Company
Henry Marsh - Pericles - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Richard Woodbury - The Little Foxes - Goodman Theatre
Victoria Delorio - The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago

 

Scenic Design - Large
Jack Magaw - The Diary of Anne Frank - Writers Theatre
Joey Wade - Grand Concourse - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Kevin Depinet - The Game's Afoot - Drury Lane Productions
Kevin Depinet, Jeffrey D. Kmiec - Les Miserables - Paramount Theatre
Linda Buchanan - Two Trains Running - Goodman Theatre
Scott Pask - Airline Highway - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Todd Rosenthal - The Little Foxes - Goodman Theatre

 

Scenic Design - Midsize
Angela Weber Miller - The Gravedigger - First Folio Theatre
Grant Sabin - Yankee Tavern - American Blues Theater
Ira Amyx and Merje Veski - The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago
Jeffrey D. Kmiec - Watch on the Rhine - The Artistic Home
John Holt - Accidentally Like a Martyr - A Red Orchid Theatre
Sarah Ross - The Rose Tattoo - Shattered Globe Theatre

 

Lighting Design - Large
Greg Hofmann - The Who's Tommy - Paramount Theatre
Jesse Klug - Les Miserables - Paramount Theatre
Jesse Klug - Pericles - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Lee Fiskness - Camelot - Drury Lane Productions
Marc Stubblefield - Native Son - Court Theatre and American Blues Theater

 

Lighting Design - Midsize
Brian Sidney Bembridge - The Royale - American Theater Company
Jared Moore - All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites
Julian Pike - The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago
Lee Keenan - The Hammer Trinity, Part 3: The Excelsior King - The House Theatre of Chicago
Maggie Fullilove-Nugent - Endgame - The Hypocrites

 

Costume Design - Large
Dede M. Ayite - Marie Antoinette - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Nancy Missimi - La Cage aux Folles - Marriott Theatre
Nancy Missimi - The King and I - Marriott Theatre
Susan E. Mickey - Sense and Sensibility - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Theresa Ham - Mary Poppins - Paramount Theatre

 

Costume Design - Midsize
Alison Siple - All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites
Bill Morey - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Porchlight Music Theatre
Frances Maggio - The Addams Family - Mercury Theater Chicago
Mara Blumenfeld and Mieka Van Der Ploeg - Mr. Burns: a post-electric play - Theater Wit
Rachel Lambert - Travesties - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

 

Sound Design - Large
Andre Pluess - Iphigenia in Aulis - Court Theatre
Josh Schmidt - The Diary of Anne Frank - Writers Theatre
Joshua Horvath - Native Son - Court Theatre and American Blues Theater
Lindsay Jones - King Lear - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Lindsay Jones - Marie Antoinette - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Rick Sims - Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors' Gymnasium

 

Sound Design - Midsize
John Corkill and Alex Monroe - Macbeth - The Artistic Home
Joshua Horvath - The Hammer Trinity, Part 3: The Excelsior King - The House Theatre of Chicago
Kevin O'Donnell - All Our Tragic - The Hypocrites
Rick Sims - Side Man - American Blues Theater
Rick Sims - Twisted Melodies - Congo Square Theatre Company
Victoria Delorio - The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago

 

Projections/Video Design
Aaron Rhyne - Pericles - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Jeff Sugg - Marie Antoinette - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Mike Tutaj - Mary Poppins - Paramount Theatre
Mike Tutaj - Sondheim on Sondheim - Porchlight Music Theatre
Mike Tutaj - The Who's Tommy - Paramount Theatre
Smooch Medina - The White Road - Irish Theatre of Chicago

 

Artistic Specialization
Hair and Makeup Design - Dave Bova - Marie Antoinette - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Rigging Design - Isaac Schoepp - Moby Dick - Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors' Gymnasium
Puppet Design - Jesse Mooney-Bullock - The Hammer Trinity, Part 3: The Excelsior King - The House Theatre of Chicago
Rhythm and Percussion - Marco Ramirez and Stephanie Paul - The Royale - American Theater Company

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