Helen Hayes Award Nominees & Recipients

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play

Steve Carter Spiele '36 or The Fourth Medal  Theater of the First Amendment
Cheryl L. West Before It Hits Home  Arena Stage  
Christi Stewart-Brown Do Not Use If Seal Is Broken    Consulting Adults Theatre Company  
Ari Roth Born Guilty  Arena Stage  
Nick Olcott Aspern Papers    Washington Stage Guild
Sherry Kramer David's Redhaired Death    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Chandler Burr Exquisite  Consenting Adults Theatre Company  

The American Express Tribute

Jason Robards  

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

Irene Worth Lost In Yonkers     National Theatre  
Rainn Wilson Two Gentlemen of Verona    Arena Stage  
Mark Harelick Heidi Chronicles    Kennedy Center  
Pauline Flanagan Shadow of a Gunman    Kennedy Center  
Roscoe Lee Browne Two Trains Running    Kennedy Center  
Robert Curtis Brown Heidi Chronicles    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Production

Cathy Simpson Spell #7    Studio Theatre  
Sandra Reaves-Phillips Before It Hits Home  Arena Stage  
Jennifer Mendenhall When I Was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout    Studio Theatre  
Jessica May Psycho Beach Party    Source Theatre Company
Desiree Marie Fat Men in Skirts  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Marilyn Coleman Jar the Floor    Arena Stage  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Production

Michael Willis Mud People    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Ted van Griethuysen Saint Joan    Shakespeare Theatre  
Jon Tindle Mrs. Warren's Profession  Washington Stage Guild
Wally Taylor Before It Hits Home  Arena Stage  
Jack Ryland King Lear  Shakespeare Theatre  
Hugh Nees The Illusion  Round House Theatre  

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production

Susan R. White The Seagull  Arena Stage  
Edward Morgan The Illusion  Round House Theatre  
Neil McFadden The Illusion  Round House Theatre  
David Crandall Julius Caesar    Washington Shakespeare Company
David Crandall Hamlet  Washington Shakespeare Company
David Crandall Ardiente Paciencia    GALA Hispanic Theatre  

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production

Lou Stancari Sweeny Todd  Signature Theatre
Russell Metheny The Women  Studio Theatre  
James Kronzer Love and Anger  Round House Theatre  
James Kronzer Apocalyptic Butterflies    Round House Theatre  
F. Hallinan Flood She Stoops to Conquer    Arena Stage  
Hal Crawford Ardiente Paciencia    GALA Hispanic Theatre  

Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production

David R. Zemmels Bloody Poetry    Washington Shakespeare Company
Daniel MacLean Wagner When I Was a Girl I Used Scream and Shout    Studio Theatre  
Nancy Schertler The Time of Your Life    Arena Stage  
Thomas F. Donahue Odd Jobs    Round House Theatre  
John Burchett Sweeney Todd  Signature Theatre
Howell Binkley King Lear  Shakespeare Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Production

Carolyn Swift Love and Anger  Round House Theatre  
Nancy Robinette Fat Men In Skirts  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Robin Morse My Children! My Africa!    Arena Stage  
Sarah Marshall When I was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout    Studio Theatre  
Crystal Laws Green Jar the Floor    Arena Stage  
June Hansen When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout    Studio Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Mercedes Ruehl Lost In Yonkers     National Theatre  
Cynthia Martells Two Trains Running    Kennedy Center  
Julie Harris Lucifer's Child     Kennedy Center  
Teri Bibb Phantom of the Opera     Kennedy Center  
Jodi Benson Crazy for You    National Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Production

James Whitmore Will Rogers' U.S.A.  Ford's Theatre  
Richard Pilcher A Poster of the Cosmos  Potomac Theatre Project   
Hugo Medrano El Protagonista/The Protagonist    GALA Teatro Hispano  
Mphela Makgoba The Island    American Showcase Theatre
Floyd King A Tale of Two Cities     Studio Theatre  
Daniel Escobar Psycho Beach Party    Source Theatre Company
T J Edwards Hamlet  Washington Shakespeare Company
Richard Bauer I'm Not Rappaport  Olney Theatre   

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Robert Morse TRU    Kennedy Center  
Harry Groener Crazy for You    National Theatre  
John Cothran, Jr. Two Trains Running    Kennedy Center  
Niall Buggy Shadow of a Gunman    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Director, Resident Production

Joy Zinoman When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout    Studio Theatre  
Tazewell Thompson Jar the Floor    Arena Stage  
Jim Stone Julius Caeser    Washington Shakespeare Company
Eric Schaeffer Sweeny Todd  Signature Theatre
Stuart Ross Forever Plaid    Ford's Theatre  
Max Mayer My Children! My Africa!    Arena Stage  
Joe Dowling She Stoops to Conquer    Arena Stage  

Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production

Gene Saks Lost In Yonkers     National Theatre  
Lloyd Richards Two Trains Running    Kennedy Center  
Harold Prince The Phantom of the Opera  Kennedy Center  
Mike Ockrent Crazy for You    National Theatre  
Jay Presson Allen Tru    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production

Regula Schmid Amor de Don Perlimplin  GALA Teatro Hispano  
Martin Pakledinaz King Lear  Shakespeare Theatre  
Don Newcomb The Women  Studio Theatre  
Barbra Kravitz Pygmalion  Arena Stage  
Barbra Kravitz Saint Joan    Shakespeare Theatre  

Outstanding Actress, Resident Musical

Donna Lillard Sweeny Todd  Signature Theatre
Gabrielle Dunmyer Damn Yankees  Harlequin Dinner Theatre  
Susan Bender Sweeney Todd  Signature Theatre
Brigid Brady A Wonderful Life    Arena Stage  

Outstanding Actor, Resident Musical

Pedro Porro Sweeney Todd  Signature Theatre
Michael L. Forrest Sweeney Todd  Signature Theatre
Jesse Foreman Damn Yankees  Harlequin Dinner Theatre  
Casey Biggs A Wonderful Life    Arena Stage  
Richard Bauer A Wonderful Life    Arena Stage  

KPMG Peat Marwick Award for Distinguished Service to the Washington Theatre Community

 AT&T

Outstanding Non-Resident Production

Phantom of the Opera  Kennedy Center
Tru  Kennedy Center
Two Trains Running  Kennedy Center
Crazy for You  National Theatre
Lost in Yonkers  National Theatre

Outstanding Resident Musical

A Wonderful Life  Arena Stage
Forever Plaid  Ford's Theatre
Damn Yankees  Harlequin Dinner Theatre
Sweeney Todd  Signature Theatre

Outstanding Resident Production

Jar the Floor  Arena Stage
My Children! My Africa!  Arena Stage
She Stoops to Conquer  Arena Stage
Psycho Beach Party  Source Theatre Company
When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout  Studio Theatre
Fat Men in Skirts  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The Washington Post Award for Distinguished Community Service

 Michael Kahn and Jessica L. Andrews, The Shakespeare Theatre, in recognition of the theatre's bold new programming of Shakespeare! Free For All