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2014 EQUITY Jeff Award
Nominees and Recipients

 

Production - Play - Large
A Raisin in the Sun - TimeLine Theatre Company
Hedda Gabler - Writers' Theatre
Lost in Yonkers - Northlight Theatre
Luna Gale - Goodman Theatre
Seven Guitars - Court Theatre
The Dance of Death - Writers' Theatre

 

Production Play - Midsize
A Raisin in the Sun - TimeLine Theatre Company
King Hedley II - Congo Square Theatre Company
Our Class - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
The Normal Heart - TimeLine Theatre Company
The Seafarer - Seanachai Theatre Company

 

Production-Musical-Large
Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Gypsy - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions
Next to Normal - Drury Lane Theatre
Young Frankenstein - Drury Lane Productions

 

Production-Musical-Midsize
Avenue Q - Mercury Theater Chicago
Hank Williams: Lost Highway - American Blues Theater
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Porchlight Music Theatre
The Color Purple - The Musical - Mercury Theater Chicago

 

Production - Revue
Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre
Depraved New World - The Second City
Old Jews Telling Jokes - Daniel Okrent & Peter Gethers, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh present

 

Director - Play
Henry Wishcamper - The Dance of Death - Writers' Theatre
Matt Miller - The Seafarer - Seanachai Theatre Company
Nick Bowling - The Normal Heart - TimeLine Theatre Company
Nick Sandys - Our Class - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Robert Falls - Luna Gale - Goodman Theatre
Ron OJ Parson - A Raisin in the Sun - TimeLine Theatre Company
Ron OJ Parson - Seven Guitars - Court Theatre

 

Director - Musical
Damon Kiely - Hank Williams: Lost Highway - American Blues Theater
Gary Griffin - Road Show - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rachel Rockwell - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Rachel Rockwell - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions
William Osetek - Next to Normal - Drury Lane Theatre
William Osetek - Young Frankenstein - Drury Lane Productions

 

Director - Revue
Brenda Didier - Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre
Marc Bruni - Old Jews Telling Jokes - Daniel Okrent & Peter Gethers, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh present
Mick Napier - Depraved New World - The Second City

 

Ensemble
Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre
Avenue Q - Mercury Theater Chicago
Our Class - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Seven Guitars - Court Theatre
The Old Man and the Old Moon - Writers' Theatre
The Seafarer - Seanachai Theatre Company

 

Actor in a Principal Role - Play
Brad Armacost - The Seafarer - Seanachai Theatre Company
David Alan Anderson - The Mountaintop - Court Theatre
Harry Groener - Cyrano de Bergerac - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Larry Grimm - Trevor - A Red Orchid Theatre
Larry Marshall - Pullman Porter Blues - Goodman Theatre
Larry Neumann, Jr. - In God's Hat - Profiles Theatre
Larry Yando - The Dance of Death - Writers' Theatre

 

Actor in a Principal Role - Musical
Andrew Rothenberg - Road Show - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Larry Adams - A Christmas Carol - The Musical - Theatre at the Center
Matthew Brumlow - Hank Williams: Lost Highway - American Blues Theater
Michael Aaron Lindner - Road Show - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Quentin Earl Darrington - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actress in a Principal Role - Play
Greta Oglesby - A Raisin in the Sun - TimeLine Theatre Company
Kate Fry - Hedda Gabler - Writers' Theatre
Kirsten Fitzgerald - Appropriate - Victory Gardens Theater
Linsey Page Morton - Lost in Yonkers - Northlight Theatre
Mary Beth Fisher - Luna Gale - Goodman Theatre
Penny Slusher - Chapatti - Northlight Theatre and Galway Arts Festival
Shannon Cochran - The Dance of Death - Writers' Theatre

 

Actress in a Principal Role - Musical
Jennie Sophia - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Leah Morrow - Avenue Q - Mercury Theater Chicago
Louise Pitre - Gypsy - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Summer Naomi Smart - Mary Poppins - Marriott Theatre
Susie McMonagle - Next to Normal - Drury Lane Theatre
Trisha Jeffrey - The Color Purple - The Musical - Mercury Theater Chicago

 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Play
Alex Weisman - The Rainmaker - First Folio Theatre
Anthony Irons - King Hedley II - Congo Square Theatre Company
Ira Amyx - The Seafarer - Seanachai Theatre Company
Julian Hester - The Late Henry Moss - The Artistic Home
Mike Nussbaum - Smokefall - Goodman Theatre and South Coast Repertory
Patrick Andrews - The Normal Heart - TimeLine Theatre Company

 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Musical
Jeff Dumas - Young Frankenstein - Drury Lane Productions
Joe Dempsey - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Drury Lane Theatre
John Keating - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Porchlight Music Theatre
Jordan Brown - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Josh Tolle - Next to Normal - Drury Lane Theatre
Mark David Kaplan - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions
Travis Taylor - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actress in a Supporting Role - Play
Ann Whitney - Lost in Yonkers - Northlight Theatre
Cecelia Wingate - Cicada - Route 66 Company and Hear/Tell Productions
E. Faye Butler - Pullman Porter Blues - Goodman Theatre
Mary Beth Fisher - The Normal Heart - TimeLine Theatre Company
Reyna de Courcy - Luna Gale - Goodman Theatre
Sandra Marquez - A View From the Bridge - Teatro Vista

 

Actress in a Supporting Role - Musical
Adrienne Walker - The Color Purple - The Musical - Mercury Theater Chicago
Annabel Armour - Cabaret - Marriott Theatre
Jasondra Johnson - The Color Purple - The Musical - Mercury Theater Chicago
Jessica Rush - Gypsy - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Maggie Portman - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Paula Scrofano - Young Frankenstein - Drury Lane Productions
Sharon Sachs - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actor in a Revue
Donterrio Johnson - Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre
John Hartman - Depraved New World - The Second City
Lorenzo Rush, Jr. - Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre

 

Actress in a Revue
Renee Matthews - Old Jews Telling Jokes - Daniel Okrent & Peter Gethers, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh present
Sharriese Hamilton - Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre
Tawny Newsome - Depraved New World - The Second City

 

Solo Performance
Gwendolyn Whiteside - Grounded - American Blues Theater
Juan Francisco Villa - The Gun Show - 16th Street Theater

 

New Work
Christian O'Reilly - Chapatti - Northlight Theatre and Galway Arts Festival
Joel Drake Johnson - Rasheeda Speaking - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Rebecca Gilman - Luna Gale - Goodman Theatre
Sara Gmitter - In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story - Lookingglass Theatre Company

 

New Adaptation
John Mossman - The Goddess - The Artistic Home
Rick Cummins and John Scoullar - The Little Prince - Loookingglass Theatre Company and in association with The Actors Gymnasium

 

Choreography
Brenda Didier - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Porchlight Music Theatre
Marc Robin - Cats - Marriott Theatre
Rachel Rockwell - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Rachel Rockwell - Hello, Dolly! - Drury Lane Theatre
Tammy Mader - Young Frankenstein - Drury Lane Productions

 

Music Direction
Malcolm Ruhl - Hank Williams: Lost Highway - American Blues Theater
Michael Mahler - Road Show - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rick Fox - Gypsy - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Robert Reddrick - Chicago's Golden Soul - Black Ensemble Theater
Roberta Duchak - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Roberta Duchak - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions

 

Original Music in a Play
Andre Pluess - The White Snake - Goodman Theatre
Jeffrey Levin - In God's Hat - Profiles Theatre
Kevin O'Donnell - The Crownless King - The House Theatre of Chicago
PigPen Theatre Co. - The Old Man and the Old Moon - Writers' Theatre

 

Scenic Design - Large
Collette Pollard - In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Kevin Depinet - The Dance of Death - Writers' Theatre
Regina Garcia - Seven Guitars - Court Theatre
Riccardo Hernandez - Pullman Porter Blues - Goodman Theatre
Todd Rosenthal - Luna Gale - Goodman Theatre
Yu Shibagaki - Appropriate - Victory Gardens Theater

 

Scenic Design - Midsize
Andrei Onegin - King Hedley II - Congo Square Theatre Company
Angela Weber Miller - Rough Crossing - First Folio Theatre
Angela Weber Miller - Salvage - First Folio Theatre
Brian Sidney Bembridge - A Raisin in the Sun - TimeLine Theatre Company
Katie-Bell Springmann - Cock - Profiles Theatre
Stephen H. Carmody - Broadwsword - The Gift Theatre

 

Lighting Design - Large
Greg Hofmann - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions
Jesse Klug - Cats - Marriott Theatre
Keith Parham - M. Butterfly - Court Theatre
T. J. Gerckens - The White Snake - Goodman Theatre
William Kirkham - The Little Prince - Loookingglass Theatre Company and in association with The Actors Gymnasium

 

Lighting Design - Midsize
Brian Sidney Bembridge - A Raisin in the Sun - TimeLine Theatre Company
Charlie Cooper - Mill Fire - Shattered Globe Theatre
Lee Keenan - The Crownless King - The House Theatre of Chicago
Mike Durst - Our Class - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Rebecca A. Barrett and Lee Keenan - Dorian - The House Theatre of Chicago

 

Costume Design - Large
Mara Blumenfeld - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Mara Blumenfeld - The White Snake - Goodman Theatre
Mariann S. Verheyen - Henry V - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rachel Anne Healy and Carolyn Cristofani - Tom Jones - Northlight Theatre
Susan E. Mickey - Cyrano de Bergerac - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Susan E. Mickey - The Merry Wives of Windsor - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Theresa Ham - Hello, Dolly! - Drury Lane Theatre

 

Costume Design - Midsize
Alexia Rutherford - Double Trouble - Porchlight Music Theatre
Bill Morey - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Porchlight Music Theatre
Frances Maggio - The Color Purple - The Musical - Mercury Theater Chicago
Lynn Sandberg - The Goddess - The Artistic Home
Rachel Lambert - Northanger Abbey - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

 

Sound Design - Large
Josh Schmidt - The Dance of Death - Writers' Theatre
Kevin O'Donnell - The Wheel - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Lindsay Jones - Henry V - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Mikhail Fiksel - The Old Man and the Old Moon - Writers' Theatre
Rick Sims - The Little Prince - Loookingglass Theatre Company and in association with The Actors Gymnasium

 

Sound Design - Midsize
Christopher Kriz - Cicada - Route 66 Company and Hear/Tell Productions
Christopher Kriz - Mill Fire - Shattered Globe Theatre
Joshua Horvath - The Crownless King - The House Theatre of Chicago
Kevin O'Donnell - Dorian - The House Theatre of Chicago
Lindsay Jones - Grounded - American Blues Theater

 

Projections/Video Design
John Boesche - Our Class - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Michael Stanfill - The Normal Heart - TimeLine Theatre Company
Mike Tutaj - Grounded - American Blues Theater
Sage Marie Carter - Les Miserables - Drury Lane Productions
Shawn Sagady - Brigadoon - Goodman Theatre
Shawn Sagady - The White Snake - Goodman Theatre

 

Artistic Specialization
Piano/Conductor - Austin Cook - Ain't Misbehavin' - Porchlight Music Theatre
Properties Design - Cassy Schillo - Salvage - First Folio Theatre
Portrait Artist - Jeff Klapperich - Dorian - The House Theatre of Chicago
Fight Choreography - Matt Hawkins - Henry V - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Puppet Design - Russ Walko - Avenue Q - Mercury Theater Chicago

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