Helen Hayes Award Nominees & Recipients

KPMG Award for Distinguished Service to the Washington Theatre Community

Michael Kaiser  

Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production

Ilona Kessell The Jazz Singer     Toby's Dinner Theatre  
Baayork Lee South Pacific    Arena Stage  
Mark Minnick Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat     West End Dinner Theatre   
Kelly Parsley Tales from Ovid     The Theater Alliance
Irina Tsikurishvili Hamlet  Synetic Theater
Irina Tsikurishvili Host and Guest  Synetic Theater
Sam Elmore Tales from Ovid     Theater Alliance  

Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production

Alessandra D'Ovidio La Verdad Sospechosa     GALA Hispanic Theatre  
Mariana Fernandez La Verdad Sospechosa     GALA Hispanic Theatre  
Robert Perdziola The Duchess of Malfi     The Shakespeare Theatre   
Marie Schneggenburger Mississippi Pinocchio    Theater of the First Amendment
Jelena Vukmirovic Mississippi Pinocchio    Theater of the First Amendment
Catherine Zuber Much Ado About Nothing  The Shakespeare Theatre   
Catherine Zuber The Winter's Tale  The Shakespeare Theatre   
Deborah M. Dryden The Misanthrope     Arena Stage  

Outstanding Director, Resident Musical

Toby Orenstein Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical    Toby's Dinner Theatre  
Eric Schaeffer The Gospel According to Fishman    Signature Theatre
Eric Schaeffer Sunday in the Park with George  Kennedy Center  
Molly Smith South Pacific    Arena Stage  
Christopher Ashley Sweeney Todd  Kennedy Center  
Kyle Donnelly Polk County  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Director, Resident Play

Doug Hughes The Little Foxes    The Shakespeare Theatre   
Nick Olcott The Weir    Round House Theatre  
Paata Tsikurishvili Hamlet  Synetic Theater
Paata Tsikurishvili Host and Guest  Synetic Theater
John Vreeke Born Guilty  Theater J
Joy Zinoman Prometheus    Studio Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Judd Hirsch I'm Not Rappaport  Ford's Theatre  
Brian Stokes Mitchell Man of La Mancha    National Theatre  
Justin Bond Kiki & Herb in Pardon Our Appearance    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Len Cariou Copenhagen    Kennedy Center  
John Epperson Lypsinka!  The Boxed Set  Studio Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical

Brian Stokes Mitchell Sweeny Todd  Kennedy Center  
Patrick O'Neill Bat Boy: The Musical     Studio Theatre 2ndstage   
Russell Sunday Jekyll and Hyde The Musical  Toby's Dinner Theatre  
John Barrowman Company     Kennedy Center  
Raul Esparza Sunday in the Park With George  Kennedy Center  
Rick Hammerly Hedwig and the Angry Inch     Signature Theatre

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play

Ted Koch 1 West  Arena Stage  
Christopher Lane The Swan    Rep Stage
Gerry Bamman Shakespeare, Moses, and Joe Papp  Round House Theatre  
Doug Brown Hambone     Studio Theatre  
Jon Cohn Taste of Fire    Charter Theatre
Rick Foucheux Oleanna     Source Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Paulette Ivory Aida  Kennedy Center  
Sarah Jones Surface Transit     Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Alice Ripley Tell Me on a Sunday  Kennedy Center  
Barbara Cook Mostly Sondheim     Kennedy Center  
Mariette Hartley Copenhagen    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical

E. Faye Butler The Gospel According to Fishman    Signature Theatre
Kate Baldwin South Pacific    Arena Stage  
Christine Baranski Sweeney Todd  Kennedy Center  
Melissa Errico Sunday in the Park With George  Kennedy Center  
Harriett D. Foy Polk County  Arena Stage  
Janine Gulisano Jekyll & Hyde The Musical     Toby's Dinner Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Tana Hicken The Belle of Amherst     Rep Stage
Kelly McGillis The Duchess of Malfi     The Shakespeare Theatre   
Holly Twyford Oleanna     Source Theatre Company
Holly Twyford The Shape of Things  Studio Theatre  
Nance Williamson The Misanthrope     Arena Stage  
Kamilah Forbes Chain    African Continuum Theatre Company  
Lee Mikeska Gardner Taste of Fire    Charter Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production

Chris Lee Hedwig and the Angry Inch     Signature Theatre
Daniel MacLean Wagner The Gospel According to Fishman    Signature Theatre
Amy Appleyard Duchess of Malfi    Shakespeare Theatre  
Howell Binkley Sunday in the Park With George  Kennedy Center  
Howell Binkley Sweeney Todd  Kennedy Center  
Jonathan Blandin Weir  Round House Theatre  

Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production

Paul Raiman The Gospel According to Fishman    Signature Theatre
Dan Sticco Bat Boy: The Musical     Studio Theatre Secondstage  
Jonathan Tunick Company     Kennedy Center  
Stephen Wade Polk County  Arena Stage  
Rob Berman Sunday in the Park With George  Kennedy Center  
Larry Blank Sweeney Todd  Kennedy Center  
George Fulginiti-Shakar South Pacific    Arena Stage  

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production

James Kronzer Shakespeare, Moses, and Joe Papp  Round House Theatre  
Hugh Landwehr The Little Foxes    The Shakespeare Theatre   
Joseph B. Musumeci, Jr. The Weir    Round House Theatre  
Walt Spangler The Duchess of Malfi     The Shakespeare Theatre   
Loy Arcenas 1 West  Arena Stage  
Debra Booth Hambone     Studio Theatre  

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production

Mark K. Anduss Tiny Alice    Washington Shakespeare Company
David McKeever The After-Dinner Joke and Scotland Road    Potomac Theatre Project   
Paata Tsikurishvili Host and Guest  Synetic Theater
Adam Wernick The Diaries  Signature Theatre
Scott Burgess Knoyugogh  Little Globe Theater
Scott Burgess Othello     Folger Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical

Ted L. Levy Hot Mikado    Ford's Theatre  
Mark Price Sweeney Todd  Kennedy Center  
Lawrence Redmond South Pacific    Arena Stage  
J. Fred Shiffman Privates on Parade!  Studio Theatre  
Brad Anderson South Pacific    Arena Stage  
Clinton Derricks-Carroll Polk County  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play

Michael Ray Escamilla Recent Tragic Events     Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Robert Hogan A Moon for the Misbegotten    Arena Stage  
Andrew Long The Duchess of Malfi     The Shakespeare Theatre   
Bruce Nelson Faith Healer  Rep Stage
David Sabin The Little Foxes    The Shakespeare Theatre   
Donald Carrier Duchess of Malfi    Shakespeare Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical

Lori Tan Chinn South Pacific    Arena Stage  
Lauri Kraft Bat Boy: The Musical     Studio Theatre Secondstage  
Alice Ripley Company     Kennedy Center  
Ta'Rea Campbell Gospel According to Fishman  Signature Theatre
Mariani Ebert Brasil:  as coisas do samba  Gala Hispanic Theatre  
Perri Gaffney Polk County  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Menchu Esteban La Verdad Sospechosa     GALA Teatro Hispano  
Tana Hicken The Winter's Tale  The Shakespeare Theatre   
Dori Legg Recent Tragic Events     Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Susan Lynskey The Laramie Project  Olney Theatre Center
Nancy Robinette The Little Foxes    The Shakespeare Theatre   
Menchu Esteban La Verdad Sospechosa     Gala Hispanic Theatre  
Catherine Flye She Stoops to Conquer    Folger Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

Mary Ellen Mahoney Mamma Mia!    National Theatre  
Kenny Mellman Kiki & Herb in Pardon Our Appearance    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Carol Woods The Full Monty, The Broadway Musical    National Theatre  
Cleavant Derricks Full Monty, The Broadway Musical  National Theatre  
Kelli Fournier Aida  Kennedy Center  

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Musical

Zora Neale Hurston Polk County  Arena Stage  
Thomas W. Jones, II Harlem Rose, A Love Song to Langston Hughes     MetroStage
Thomas W. Jones, II Three Sistahs    MetroStage
David Maddox Mississippi Pinnochio    Theater of the First Amendment
Richard Oberacker The Gospel According to Fishman    Signature Theatre
Mary Hall Surface Mississippi Pinnochio    Theater of the First Amendment
Stephen Wade Polk Country  Arena Stage  
Dorothy Waring Polk Country  Arena Stage  
Norman Allen Christmas Carol Rag  Signature Theatre

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play

Ernie Joselovitz Shakespeare, Moses, and Joe Papp  Round House Theatre  
John Strand The Diaries  Signature Theatre
Craig Wright Recent Tragic Events     Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Allyson Currin Church of the Open Mind    Charter Theatre
Paul Donnelly Taste of Fire    Charter Theatre
Joshua Ford Miklat  Theater J

Outstanding Non-Resident Production

Copenhagen  Kennedy Center
Full Monty  National Theatre
Lypsinka!  The Boxed Set  Studio Theatre
Mamma Mia!  National Theatre
Man of La Mancha  National Theatre

Outstanding Resident Musical

Gospel According to Fishman  Signature Theatre
Jekyll & Hyde The Musical  Toby's Dinner Theatre
Polk County  Arena Stage
South Pacific  Arena Stage
Sunday in the Park With George  Kennedy Center
Sweeney Todd  Kennedy Center

Outstanding Resident Play

Hamlet  Synetic Theater
Host and Guest  Synetic Theater
Little Foxes  Shakespeare Theatre
She Stoops to Conquer  Folger Theatre
Weir  Round House Theatre
Born Guilty  Theater J

The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community

 Lockheed Martin Corporation

The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead and Gilbert Mead

 Washington Theatre Boards of Directors