2019 Jeff Equity Awards Nominees

RECIPIENTS HIGHLIGHTED IN RED

Production-Musical-Large (The Dr. Harlan Haimes Award)

Disney's Beauty and the Best - Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2019) - Drury Lane Productions
The Producers - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Next to Normal - Next to Normal (2019) - Writers Theatre
Six - Six (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
The Wizard of Oz - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre

Production - Play - Large

Downstate - Downstate (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Radio Golf - Radio Golf (2019) - Court Theatre
The Steadfast Tin Soldier - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Photograph 51 - Photograph 51 (2019) - Court Theatre
Indecent - Indecent (2019) - Victory Gardens Theater

Production Play - Midsize

Frankenstein - Frankenstein (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Noises Off - Noises Off (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
The Recommendation - The Recommendation (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
This Bitter Earth - This Bitter Earth (2019) - About Face Theatre
On Clover Road - On Clover Road (2019) - American Blues Theater
Something Clean - Something Clean (2019) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Sideshow Theatre Company

Production-Musical-Midsize

A Chorus Line - A Chorus Line (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Caroline, or Change - Caroline, or Change (2019) - Firebrand Theatre i/a/w TimeLine Theatre Company
Gypsy - Gypsy (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre

Production - Revue

Women of Soul - Women of Soul (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater
Djembel! The Show - Djembe! The Show (2019) - Apollo Theater Chicago
You Can't Fake the Funk: A Journey through Funk Music - You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater

Ensemble - Musical or Revue

Million Dollar Quartet - Million Dollar Quartet (2019) - Marriott Theatre
Queen of the Mist - Queen of the Mist (2019) - Firebrand Theatre
You Can't Fake the Funk: A Journey through Funk Music - You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater
Six - Six (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ensemble - Play

Twilight Bowl - Twilight Bowl (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Noises Off - Noises Off (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
Familiar - Familiar (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf - For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (2019) - Court Theatre
Small Mouth Sounds - Small Mouth Sounds (2019) - A Red Orchid Theatre
Indecent - Indecent (2019) - Victory Gardens Theater

New Work - Musical (The Libby Adler Mages Award)

Michael Mahler and Jason Brett - Miracle (2019) - Miracle Productions Chicago LLC
David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh - We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time (2019) - Goodman Theatre i/a/w The Public Theater
Daniel Zaitchik - Darling Grenadine (2019) - Marriott Theatre

New Work - Play (The Libby Adler Mages Award)

Bruce Norris - Downstate (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Manual Cinema - Frankenstein (2019) - Court Theatre
Ike Holter - Lottery Day (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Jenny Connell Davis - The Scientific Method (2019) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Mary Zimmerman - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
David Catlin - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
David Auburn - The Adventures of Augie March (2019) - Court Theatre
Jen Silverman - Witch (2019) - Writers Theatre

Director - Play - Midsize

Ian Frank - Frankenstein (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Scott Weinstein - Noises Off (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
Jonathan Wilson - The Recommendation (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
Halena Kays - On Clover Road (2019) - American Blues Theater
Jess McLeod - Wolf Play (2019) - The Gift Theatre

Director - Play - Large - (The Michael Maggio Award)

Pam MacKinnon - Downstate (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ron OJ Parson - Radio Golf (2019) - Court Theatre
Mary Zimmerman - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Ron OJ Parson - Too Heavy For Your Pocket (2019) - TimeLine Theatre Company (Wellington)
Vanessa Stalling - Photograph 51 (2019) - Court Theatre
Gary Griffin - Indecent (2019) - Victory Gardens Theater

Director - Musical - Midsize

Stephen Schellhardt - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Lili Anne Brown - Caroline, or Change (2019) - Firebrand Theatre i/a/w TimeLine Theatre Company
Elizabeth Margolius - Queen of the Mist (2019) - Firebrand Theatre
Michael Weber - Gypsy (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Brenda Didier - A Chorus Line (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre

Director - Musical - Large

William Osetek - Mamma Mia! (2019) - Drury Lane Productions
Jim Corti - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage - Six (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
David Cromer - Next to Normal (2019) - Writers Theatre
Amber Mak - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Alan Souza - Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2019) - Drury Lane Productions

Performer in a Principal Role - Musical

Matthew Crowle - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Andres Enriquez - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Rashada Dawan - Caroline, or Change (2019) - Firebrand Theatre i/a/w TimeLine Theatre Company
Jacqueline Jones - The Spitfire Grill (2019) - American Blues Theater
Barbara E. Robertson - Queen of the Mist (2019) - Firebrand Theatre
Blake Hammond - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Sean Fortunato - Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (2019) - Drury Lane Productions
E. Faye Butler - Gypsy (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Jake Morrissy - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Kelly Felthous - Little Shop of Horrors (2019) - Drury Lane Productions

Performer in a Principal Role - Play

Namir Smallwood - True West (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Janet Ulrich Brooks - Master Class (2019) - TimeLine Theatre Company (Belmont)
Emily Berman - A Shayna Maidel (2019) - TimeLine Theatre Company (Wellington)
Bradley Armacost - The Woman in Black (2019) - PW Productions and Pemberley Productions
Meg Thalken - Four Places (2019) - The Den Theatre
Chaon Cross - Photograph 51 (2019) - Court Theatre
David Darlow - The Father (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Lawrence Grimm - Hannah and Martin (2019) - Shattered Globe Theatre
Wendy Robie - Elizabeth Rex (2019) - Oak Park Festival Theatre
Nicole Michelle Haskins - Hopelessly Devoted (2019) - Piven Theatre Workshop

Performer in a Supporting Role - Play

K. Todd Freeman - Downstate (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Janet Ulrich Brooks - Over the Tavern (2019) - Theatre at the Center
James Vincent Meredith - Radio Golf (2019) - Court Theatre
Brian Keys - The Recommendation (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
Alfred H. Wilson - Radio Golf (2019) - Court Theatre
Kirsten Fitzgerald - Sweat (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Sean Fortunato - Twelfth Night (2019) - Writers Theatre
Scott Parkinson - Twelfth Night (2019) - Writers Theatre
Patrick Agada - Something Clean (2019) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Sideshow Theatre Company
Kelvin Roston, Jr. - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2019) - Writers Theatre

Performer in a Supporting Role - Musical

Nat Zegree - Million Dollar Quartet (2019) - Theatre at the Center
Emily Goldberg - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Dara Cameron - The Spitfire Grill (2019) - American Blues Theater
Jose Antonio Garcia - Gypsy (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Catherine Smitko - The Spitfire Grill (2019) - American Blues Theater
Marya Grandy - Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (2019) - Marriott Theatre
Alex Goodrich - Sweet Charity (2019) - Marriott Theatre
Kyrie Courter - Next to Normal (2019) - Writers Theatre
Sawyer Smith - Pippin (2019) - Mercury Theater Chicago
Donica Lynn - Ghost The Musical (2019) - Theatre at the Center

Performer in a Revue

Rhonda Preston - Style and Grace: A Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater
Aerial Williams - Style and Grace: A Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater
Robin DaSilva - Mahalia Jackson: Moving Thru the Light (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater
Rashad a Dawan - Djembe! The Show (2019) - Apollo Theater Chicago

Solo Performance

David Cale - We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time (2019) - Goodman Theatre i/a/w The Public Theater
Ross Lehman - Sentimental Journey (2019) - Citadel Theatre Company
Matthew Crowle - The Santaland Diaries (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Joe Foust - The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (2019) - American Blues Theater
Alexis J. Roston - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (2019) - Congo Square Theatre Company

Scenic Design - Large

William Boles - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Kristen Robinson - Familiar (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Arnel Sancianco - Lottery Day (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Arnel Sancianco - Photograph 51 (2019) - Court Theatre
Todd Rosenthal - How to Catch Creation (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Kevin Depinet and Christopher Rhoton - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Todd Rosenthal - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Scenic Design - Midsize

Jeffrey D. Kmiec - Noises Off (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
Lauren Nigri - The Recommendation (2019) - Windy City Playhouse
Jeffrey D. Kmiec - Gypsy (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Joe Schermoly - This Bitter Earth (2019) - About Face Theatre
Angela Weber Miller - All Childish Things (2019) - First Folio Theatre
Arnel Sancianco - Something Clean (2019) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Sideshow Theatre Company

Costume Design - Midsize

Jeff Hendry - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Bill Morey - Gypsy (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Rachel Boylan - Pippin (2019) - Mercury Theater Chicago

Costume Design - Large

Ana Kuzmanic - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Jordan Ross - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Theresa Ham - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Rueben Echoles - You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater
Ryan Park - Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2019) - Drury Lane Productions
Hugh Durrant - Nell Gwynn (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Sound Design - Midsize

Jeffrey Levin - Small Mouth Sounds (2019) - A Red Orchid Theatre
Matt Reich - The Worst Mother in the World (2019) - Halcyon Theatre
Eric Backus - Wolf Play (2019) - The Gift Theatre
Eric Backus - The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (2019) - American Blues Theater
Christopher Kriz - Frankenstein (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Sound Design - Large

Jeffrey Levin - A Shayna Maidel (2019) - TimeLine Theatre Company (Wellington)
Rick Sims - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Adam Rosenthal - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Mikhail Fiksel - Cambodian Rock Band (2019) - Victory Gardens Theater
Kyle Vegterand Ben Kauffman - Frankenstein (2019) - Court Theatre
Ray Nardelli - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2019) - Writers Theatre

Lighting Design - Large

William C. Kirkham - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Greg Hofmann - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Tim Deiling - Six (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Greg Hofmann and Jesse Klug - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Ryan O'Gara - Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2019) - Drury Lane Productions
Jesse Klug - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre

Lighting Design - Midsize

Alexander Ridgers - Pinocchio (2019) - The House Theatre of Chicago
Cat Wilson - Queen of the Mist (2019) - Firebrand Theatre
John Kelly - This Bitter Earth (2019) - About Face Theatre
Mike Durst - Frankenstein (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Denise Karczewski - A Chorus Line (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre

Choreography

Brenda Didier - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Denis Jones - Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (2019) - Marriott Theatre
Alex Sanchez - Sweet Charity (2019) - Marriott Theatre
Christopher Chase Carter - A Chorus Line (2019) - Porchlight Music Theatre
Brenda Didier - Pippin (2019) - Mercury Theater Chicago

Fight Choreography

Matt Hawkins - Hamlet (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Matt Hawkins - Witch (2019) - Writers Theatre
Jon Beal - Cardboard Piano (2019) - TimeLine Theatre Company (Wellington)
Ned Mochel - True West (2019) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Music Direction

Andra Velis Simon - Caroline, or Change (2019) - Firebrand Theatre i/a/w TimeLine Theatre Company
Tom Vendafreddo - The Producers (2019) - Paramount Theatre
Malcolm Ruhl - The Spitfire Grill (2019) - American Blues Theater
Roberta Duchak and Joe Beighton - Six (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Robert Reddrick - You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) (2019) - Black Ensemble Theater

Original Music in a Play

Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman - Frankenstein (2019) - Court Theatre
Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Rick Sims - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Richard Woodbury - The Winter's Tale (2019) - Goodman Theatre
Christopher Kriz - Frankenstein (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Puppet Design

Phillip Huber - Darling Grenadine (2019) - Marriott Theatre
Liz Breit and Drew Dir - Frankenstein (2019) - Court Theatre
Chicago Puppet Studio - Pinocchio (2019) - The House Theatre of Chicago
Chicago Puppet Studio - The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019) - Lookingglass Theatre Company
Stephanie Diaz - Wolf Play (2019) - The Gift Theatre

Artistic Specialization

Richard Jarvie - Nell Gwynn (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Kristy Leigh Hall - Frankenstein (2019) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Casey Schilio and Wendy A. Huber - All Childish Things (2019) - First Folio Theatre

Projection Design

Rasean Davonte Johnson - Frankenstein (2019) - Court Theatre
Mike Tutaj - Hamlet (2019) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Anthony Churchill - The Scientific Method (2019) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
G. Max Maxin IV - The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (2019) - American Blues Theater
Kevan Loney - The Wizard of Oz (2019) - Paramount Theatre