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Non-Equity Jeff Awards to be Presented June 2:

The Jeff Awards established the Non-Equity Wing in 1973 to celebrate outstanding achievement in non-union theatre.  Save the date for the next Non-Equity awards ceremony to be held on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Park West.    

Watch this site for nomination announcements...coming April 21 at 10:07 p.m.



See the complete roster of recipients and the press release for all the details  

The gala 45th Annual Jeff Equity Awards was held Monday, November 4 at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Top production honors in the large tier category went to Steppenwolf Theatre Company's "Good People" and Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Sunday in the Park with George." TimeLine Theatre Company's "33 Variations" and Porchlight Music Theater's "A Class Act" won the production awards in the midszie theatre tier.  Lyric Opera and The Second City received the Production - Revue Award for "The Second City Guide to the Opera."

Honors for principal actor and actress in a play went to Mariann Mayberry for "Good People" and Michael Shannon, in A Red Orchid's "Simpatico."  Award recipients for principal performances in a musical were: Bill Larkin for his role in "A Class Act" and Christine Sherrill in Drury Lane Productions' "Sunset Boulevard."   

Winner of the coveted Ensemble award was "Othello: The Remix" from Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd. There also was a Special Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Actor Dale Benson, in recognition of his career spanning over half a century of continuous work in Chicagoland theatre.  

The next Jeff Equity Awards will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Drury Lane Oakbrook.

Photos from the 2013 Jeff Equity Awards Ceremony are on Johnny Knight photo on Facebook and click here for the complete gallery of Johnny Knight photos  from the pre-show/ceremony and post show.





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