Helen Hayes Award Nominees & Recipients

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play

Chris White Rhythms     Horizons Theatre  
John Strand Otabenga    Signature Theatre
Nicky Silver The Food Chain  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Diane Ney Great Hunger  Consenting Adults Theater Company  
Mustapha Matura A Small World    Arena Stage  

The American Express Tribute

Julie Harris  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Mary Tucker Jeffery     Source Theatre Company
Jennifer Mendenhall Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Naomi Jacobson Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment
Tana Hicken The Revengers' Comedies    Arena Stage  
June Hansen Revengers' Comedies  Arena Stage  
Roz Fox Wedding Band  Round House Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical

Megan Lawrence Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Suzanne Genz Wings    Signature Theatre
Loretta Devine Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  
Beth Clark Iolanthe    Interact Theatre Company  
Robin Baxter Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play

Rainn Wilson The Revengers' Comedies    Arena Stage  
David Sabin Henry IV    Shakespeare Theatre  
Jason Kravits All In The Timing  Round House Theatre  
Edward Gero Henry IV    Shakespeare Theatre  
T J Edwards Misalliance  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production

Richard Woodbury Wings    Signature Theatre
David E. Smith The Revengers Comedies  Arena Stage  
Neil McFadden The Swan    Round House Theatre  
Mark K. Anduss Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production

Lou Stancari Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Derek McLane The Doctor's Dilemma     Shakespeare Theatre  
James Kronzer Some Who'll Watch Over Me     Studio Theatre  
James Kronzer The Night of the Iguana    Olney Theatre Center
James Kronzer Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment
Loy Arcenas Misalliance  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production

Daniel MacLean Wagner Someone Who'll Watch Over Me  Studio Theatre  
Nancy Schertler A Small World    Arena Stage  
Martha Mountain Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment
Allen Lee Hughes The Odyssey  Arena Stage  
Howell Binkley Henry IV    Shakespeare Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nancy Robinette Who's Afarid of Virginia Woolf?    Round House Theatre  
Nobu McCarthy The Wash    Studio Theatre  
Ellen Karas The Revengers' Comedies    Arena Stage  
Naomi Jacobson Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Lee Mikeska Gardner Patient A  Freedom Stage   
Ruby Dee Flyin' West  Kennedy Center  
Jane Beard Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical

Barbara McCullough The Sweet Revenge of Louisa May    Olney Theatre Center
Donna Lillard Migliaccio Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Dana Krueger Wings    Signature Theatre
April Harr Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Karen Culliver Sweet Revenge of Louisa May  Olney Theatre Center for the Arts  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Lynn Redgrave Shakespeare for My Father     Ford's Theatre  
Jennifer Paz Miss Saigon  Kennedy Center  
Suzanne Burden Winter's Tale    Kennedy Center  
Eileen Atkins A Room of One's Own  Arena Stage  
Caroline Aaron Sisters Rosensweig    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play

Jerry Whiddon Who's Afraid of Viginia Woolf?  Round House Theatre  
Jon Tindle The Swan    Round House Theatre  
Derek Smith Henry IV    Shakespeare Theatre  
Rob Leo Roy The Food Chain  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Robert Prosky The Price  Arena Stage  
Ramon Melindez Moses Otabenga    Signature Theatre
Wallace Acton Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me  Freedom Stage   

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical

Pedro Porro The Sweet Revenge of Luisa May  Olney Theatre Center
Pedro Porro Iolanthe    Interact Theatre Company  
Ross Lehman Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  
Michael L. Forrest Iolanthe    Interact Theatre Company  
Brion Dinges Capote at Yaddo (A Very Gay Little Musical)     Studio Theatre Secondstage  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Jaston Williams The Foreigner    Ford's Theatre  
Joe Sears The Foreigner    Ford's Theatre  
Steve Isaacs The Who's Tommy     Kennedy Center  
Charles Cioffi Sisters Rosensweig    Kennedy Center  
Raul Aranas Miss Saigon  Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Director, Resident Play

Douglas C. Wager The Revengers Comedies  Arena Stage  
Howard Shalwitz Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Nick Olcott All in the Timing  Round House Theatre  
Heather McDonald Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment
Michael Kahn Henry IV    Shakespeare Theatre  
Lee Mikeska Gardner Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Outstanding Director, Resident Musical

Eric Schaeffer Wings    Signature Theatre
Eric Schaeffer Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Mike Malone God's Trombones     DC ART/WORKS
Catherine Flye Iolanthe    Interact Theatre Company  
David H. Bell Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  

Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production

Paul Tazewell The Revenger's Comedies    Arena Stage  
Paul Tazewell The Odyssey  Arena Stage  
Reggie Ray God's Trombones     DC ART/WORKS
Howard Vincent Kurtz Dream of a Common Language    Theater of the First Amendment
Jess Goldstein Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical

Lawrence Hamilton Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  
Steve Cramer Iolanthe    Interact Theatre Company  
Christopher Flint Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Anthony Bryan God's Trombones     DC ART/WORKS
Wallace Acton Wings    Signature Theatre

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

 Fannie Mae and James A. Johnson

Outstanding Non-Resident Production

A Room of One's Own  Arena Stage
Shakespeare for My Father  Ford's Theatre
Miss Saigon  Kennedy Center
Who's Tommy  Kennedy Center
Winter's Tale  Kennedy Center

Outstanding Resident Musical

God's Trombones  DC ART/WORKS
Hot Mikado  Ford's Theatre
Iolanthe  Interact Theatre Company
Into the Woods  Signature Theatre
Wings  Signature Theatre

Outstanding Resident Play

Price  Arena Stage
Revengers' Comedies  Arena Stage
Henry IV  Shakespeare Theatre
Dream of a Common Language  Theater of the First Amendment
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The Washington Post Award for Distinguished Community Service

 Howard Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company