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2017 EQUITY Jeff Award
Nominees and Recipients

RECIPIENTS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED

 

Production - Play - Large
Blues for an Alabama Sky - Court Theatre
East Texas Hot Links - Writers Theatre
Hand to God - Victory Gardens Theater
Man In The Ring - Court Theatre
Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre

 

Production Play - Midsize
Born Yesterday - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
End of the Rainbow - Porchlight Music Theatre
It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago - American Blues Theater
Silent Sky - First Folio Theatre
The Columnist - American Blues Theater

 

Production-Musical-Large
Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Crazy for You - Drury Lane Productions
Disney's The Little Mermaid - Paramount Theatre
Parade - Writers Theatre
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Paramount Theatre

 

Production-Musical-Midsize
Disney's Mary Poppins - Mercury Theater Chicago
In the Heights - Porchlight Music Theatre
The Scottsboro Boys - Porchlight Music Theatre

 

Production - Revue
Marry Me a Little - Porchlight Music Theatre
Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Spamilton - The Royal George Theatre Cabaret

 

Director - Play
Charles Newell - Man In The Ring - Court Theatre
Chuck Smith - Objects in the Mirror - Goodman Theatre
David Darlow - Born Yesterday - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Gary Griffin - Hand to God - Victory Gardens Theater
Ron OJ Parson - Blues for an Alabama Sky - Court Theatre
Ron OJ Parson - East Texas Hot Links - Writers Theatre

 

Director - Musical
Gary Griffin - Parade - Writers Theatre
Jim Corti - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Paramount Theatre
Marcia Milgrom Dodge - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Matthew Crowle - Crazy for You - Drury Lane Productions
William Osetek - Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions

 

Ensemble
Blizzard '67 - 16th Street Theater
East Texas Hot Links - Writers Theatre
It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago - American Blues Theater
Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Spamilton - The Royal George Theatre Cabaret
The Scottsboro Boys - Porchlight Music Theatre

 

Actor in a Principal Role - Play
Alex Weisman - Hand to God - Victory Gardens Theater
Allen Gilmore - Man In The Ring - Court Theatre
Allen Gilmore - Objects in the Mirror - Goodman Theatre
Daniel Kyri - Objects in the Mirror - Goodman Theatre
Erik Hellman - Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Northlight Theatre
Mike Nussbaum - Relativity - Northlight Theatre

 

Actor in a Principal Role - Musical
Alex Goodrich - She Loves Me - Marriott Theatre
Clyde Alves - Crazy for You - Drury Lane Productions
Nathaniel Stampley - The Bridges of Madison County - Marriott Theatre
Patrick Andrews - Parade - Writers Theatre
Paul-Jordan Jansen - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Paramount Theatre

 

Actress in a Principal Role - Play
Angela Ingersoll - End of the Rainbow - Porchlight Music Theatre
Cassandra Bissell - Silent Sky - First Folio Theatre
Chaon Cross - The Hard Problem - Court Theatre
Eliza Stoughton - Born Yesterday - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Elizabeth Ledo - Bright Half Life - About Face Theatre
Lisa Tejero - Wit - The Hypocrites

 

Actress in a Principal Role - Musical
Aerial "Mon'Aerie" Williams - Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker - Black Ensemble Theater
Bri Sudia - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Paramount Theatre
Bri Sudia - Wonderful Town - Goodman Theatre
Kathy Voytko - The Bridges of Madison County - Marriott Theatre
Kelly Felthous - Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Play
Adam Poss - Queen - Victory Gardens Theater
Keith Kupferer - The Mystery of Love & Sex - Writers Theatre
Marton Csokas - Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre
Tommy Rivera-Vega - Parachute Men - Teatro Vista

 

Actor in a Supporting Role - Musical
Alex Goodrich - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Marriott Theatre
James Earl Jones II - She Loves Me - Marriott Theatre
Jonthan Butler-Duplessis - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Paramount Theatre
Jonthan Butler-Duplessis - Parade - Writers Theatre
Larry Adams - Crazy for You - Drury Lane Productions

 

Actress in a Supporting Role - Play
Caroline Neff - Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre
Kristen Bush - Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre
Kymberly Mellen - The Columnist - American Blues Theater
Lia Mortensen - The Mystery of Love & Sex - Writers Theatre

 

Actress in a Supporting Role - Musical
Angela Ingersoll - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Marriott Theatre
E. Faye Butler - Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Felicia Boswell - Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theatre
Iris Lieberman - Cabaret - Theatre at the Center
Meghan Murphy - Mamma Mia! - Marriott Theatre

 

Actor in a Revue
Austin Cook - Marry Me a Little - Porchlight Music Theatre
Evan Tyrone Martin - I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett - Mercury Theater Chicago
Justin Keyes - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Yando Lopez - Spamilton - The Royal George Theatre Cabaret

 

Actress in a Revue
Bethany Thomas - Marry Me a Little - Porchlight Music Theatre
Donica Lynn - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Meghan Murphy - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Michelle Lauto - Spamilton - The Royal George Theatre Cabaret

 

Solo Performance
Gene Weygandt - Uncle Phillip's Coat - Greenhouse Theater Center
Linda Reiter - Rose - The Greenhouse Theater Center
Simon Slater - Bloodshot - The Greenhouse Theater Center and Ingenious Purpose Ltd.
Will Allan - Circumference of a Squirrel - Greenhouse Theater Center

 

New Play
Antoinette Nwandu - Pass Over - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Charles Smith - Objects in the Mirror - Goodman Theatre
Ike Holter - The Wolf at the End of the Block - Teatro Vista
Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon - Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Northlight Theatre
Madhuri Shekar - Queen - Victory Gardens Theater
Michael Cristofer - Man In The Ring - Court Theatre
Selina Fillinger - Faceless - Northlight Theatre

 

Choreography
Alex Sanchez - Wonderful Town - Goodman Theatre
Ericka Mac - Mamma Mia! - Marriott Theatre
Jane Lanier - Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Matthew Crowle - Crazy for You - Drury Lane Productions
Tammy Mader - Singin' in the Rain - Marriott Theatre

 

Music Direction
Austin Cook - Marry Me a Little - Porchlight Music Theatre
Doug Peck - Wonderful Town - Goodman Theatre
Michael Mahler - Parade - Writers Theatre
Roberta Duchak - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Drury Lane Productions
Tom Vendafreddo - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Paramount Theatre

 

Original Music in a Play
Christopher Kriz - Silent Sky - First Folio Theatre
Neil Bartram - Shakespeare in Love - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Orbert Davis - Paradise Blue - TimeLine Theatre Company
Ronnie Malley - Great Expectations - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company (Co-Production with Silk Road Rising)

 

Scenic Design - Large
Courtney O'Neill - Harvey - Court Theatre
Jack Magaw - East Texas Hot Links - Writers Theatre
Jeffrey D. Kmiec - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Paramount Theatre
Linda Buchanan - Blues for an Alabama Sky - Court Theatre
Todd Rosenthal - Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre
William Boles - Native Gardens - Victory Gardens Theater

 

Scenic Design - Midsize
Angela Weber Miller - Captain Blood - First Folio Theatre
Christopher Rhoton - End of the Rainbow - Porchlight Music Theatre
Grant Sabin - Born Yesterday - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Greg Pinsoneault - In the Heights - Porchlight Music Theatre
Joe Schermoly - Naperville - Theater Wit

 

Lighting Design - Large
Bart Cortright - The Hunter and The Bear - Writers Theatre
Greg Hofmann - Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theatre
Jesse Klug - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Paramount Theatre
Lee Fiskness - Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Nick Belley and Jesse Klug - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Paramount Theatre

 

Lighting Design - Midsize
Cat Davis - The River Bride - Halcyon Theatre
Christine Binder - Bright Half Life - About Face Theatre
Erik Barry - Circumference of a Squirrel - Greenhouse Theater Center
John Kelly - I Am My Own Wife - About Face Theatre
Michael Stanfill - Wit - The Hypocrites

 

Costume Design - Large
Rachel Healy - Blues for an Alabama Sky - Court Theatre
Sully Ratke - Chicago The Musical - Drury Lane Productions
Susan E. Mickey - Shakespeare in Love - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Theresa Ham - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Paramount Theatre
Theresa Ham - Mamma Mia! - Marriott Theatre

 

Costume Design - Midsize
Bill Morey - End of the Rainbow - Porchlight Music Theatre
Izumi Inaba - A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch - The House Theatre of Chicago
Kate Setzer Kamphausen - In the Heights - Porchlight Music Theatre
Kristy Leigh Hall - Pygmalion - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Mieka van der Ploeg - The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz - The House Theatre of Chicago

 

Sound Design - Large
André Pluess - Man In The Ring - Court Theatre
Mikhail Fiksel - The Hunter and The Bear - Writers Theatre
Richard Woodbury - Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen - Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theatre

 

Sound Design - Midsize
Grover Hollway - The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz - The House Theatre of Chicago
Heath Hays - The Room - A Red Orchid Theatre
Jeffrey Levin - The River Bride - Halcyon Theatre
Joe Court - 10 Out of 12 - Theater Wit

 

Puppet Design
Blair Thomas - Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Jesse Mooney-Bullock - A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch - The House Theatre of Chicago
Jesse Mooney-Bullock - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Paramount Theatre

 

Projection Design
Christopher Ash - Mamma Mia! - Paramount Theatre
Mike Tutaj - Julius Caesar - Writers Theatre
Mike Tutaj - Objects in the Mirror - Goodman Theatre
Paul Deziel - Beauty's Daughter - American Blues Theater
Stephan Mazurek - The Fundamentals - Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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