Helen Hayes Award Nominees & Recipients

The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead

Frances Sternhagen  

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical

Mary Hall Surface Lift: Icarus and Me  Theater of the First Amendment
James Sugg A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage  Round House Theatre  
Phoebe Rusch 3/4 of a Mass for St. Vivian    Theater Alliance  
Aaron Posner A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage  Round House Theatre  
David Maddox Lift: Icarus and Me  Theater of the First Amendment
Richard Greenberg Bal Masque    Theater J
Renee   Calarco Short Order Stories  Charter Theatre Company

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

David Turner Monty Pythons Spamalot    National Theatre  
Rick Holmes Monty Pythons Spamalot    National Theatre  
Laura Griffith The Light in the Piazza    Kennedy Center  
Jeff Dumas Monty Pythons Spamalot    National Theatre  
Tom Deckman Monty Python's Spamalot    National Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

Sarah Grace Wilson The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie  Studio Theatre  
Caitlin O'Connell An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Kate Eastwood Norris A Midsummer Night's Dream     Folger Theatre  
Gia Mora A Prayer for Owen Meany    Round House Theatre  
Colleen Delany The Beaux' Stratagem     Shakespeare Theatre Company
Stephanie Burden A Midsummer Night's Dream     Folger Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical

Kelly J. Rucker Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre  
Donna Migliaccio Assassins  Signature Theatre
Nancy Lemenager She Loves Me  Arena Stage  
Trisha Jeffrey Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre  
Sherri L. Edelen Cabaret     Arena Stage  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play

Geraint Wyn Davies Loves Labors Lost  Shakespeare Theatre Company
James Slaughter An Enemy of the People  Olney Theatre Center
Philip Goodwin An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Rick Foucheux An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Ralph Cosham A Midsummer Night's Dream     Folger Theatre  

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical

J. Fred Shiffman Cabaret     Arena Stage  
J. Fred Shiffman She Loves Me  Arena Stage  
Mika Duncan Assassins  Signature Theatre
Jim Corti She Loves Me  Arena Stage  
Andy Brownstein Assassins  Signature Theatre

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production

Paata Tsikurishvili Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival
Michael Roth The Persians  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Matthew M. Nielson A Prayer for Owen Meany    Round House Theatre  
Neil McFadden A Midsummer Night's Dream     Folger Theatre  
Irakli Kavsadze Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival
Martin Desjardins An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production

James Kronzer The Beaux' Stratagem     Shakespeare Theatre Company
James Kronzer The Foreigner    Olney Theatre Center
Antje Ellermann 9 Parts of Desire  Arena Stage  
Daniel Conway Measure for Measure  Folger Theatre  
Daniel Conway Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Daniel Conway The Long Christmas Ride Home  Studio Theatre  
Timian Alsaker An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production

Adam Wernick Loves Labors Lost  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Victor Simonson 3 Mo' Divas  Arena Stage  
Jon Kalbfleisch Assassins  Signature Theatre
Jon Kalbfleisch Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre  
George Fulginiti-Shakar Cabaret     Arena Stage  
Howard Breitbart Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre  

Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production

Charlie Morrison An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Charlie Morrison The Elephant Man    Olney Theatre Center
John Hoey Measure for Measure  Folger Theatre  
Colin K. Bills Dybbuk  Synetic Theater and Theater J  
Colin K. Bills Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Deidra LaWan Starnes A Raisin in the Sun  African Continuum Theatre Company  
Nancy Robinette Frozen  Studio Theatre Secondstage  
Heather Raffo 9 Parts of Desire  Arena Stage  
Kimberly Gilbert Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Johanna Day The Rainmaker    Arena Stage  
Veanne Cox The Beaux' Stratagem     Shakespeare Theatre Company
Helen Carey Noises Off    Arena Stage  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical

Vivian Reed 3 Mo' Divas  Arena Stage  
Brynn O'Malley She Loves Me  Arena Stage  
Julia Nixon Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre  
Meg Gillentine Cabaret     Arena Stage  

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Elena Shaddow The Light in the Piazza    Kennedy Center  
Nikkole Salter In the Continuum    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Judith Ivey The Subject Was Roses    Kennedy Center  
Danai Gurira In the Continuum    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Christine Andreas The Light in the Piazza    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play

Mark Zeisler Measure for Measure  Folger Theatre  
Joseph Urla An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Ian Merrill Peakes The Game of Love and Chance  Folger Theatre  
Karl Miller Hamlet  Rep Stage
Andrew Long Frozen  Studio Theatre Secondstage  
Matthew Detmer A Prayer for Owen Meany    Round House Theatre  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical

Matthew Schleigh Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story    Toby's Dinner Theatre  
Brad Oscar Cabaret     Arena Stage  
Will Gartshore Assassins  Signature Theatre
Walter Charles Cabaret     Arena Stage  
Glenn Seven Allen Cabaret     Arena Stage  

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Michael Siberry Monty Pythons Spamalot    National Theatre  
Bill Pullman The Subject Was Roses    Kennedy Center  
Steve Kazee The Subject Was Roses    Kennedy Center  
Mark Hadfield The Canterbury Tales, Part 1    Kennedy Center  
David Burnham The Light in the Piazza    Kennedy Center  

Outstanding Director, Resident Play

John Vreeke Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Paata Tsikurishvili Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival
Blake Robison A Prayer for Owen Meany    Round House Theatre  
Aaron Posner Measure for Measure  Folger Theatre  
Michael Kahn Loves Labors Lost  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Michael Kahn Beaux' Stratagem    Shakespeare Theatre Company
Christopher Gallu The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui  Catalyst Theater Company  
Kjetil Bang-Hansen An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Director, Resident Musical

Molly Smith Cabaret     Arena Stage  
Greg Ganakas Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre  
Kyle Donnelly She Loves Me  Arena Stage  
Joe Calarco Assassins  Signature Theatre
Marion J. Caffey 3 Mo' Divas  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production

Catherine Zuber Loves Labors Lost  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Kate Turner-Walker A Midsummer Night's Dream     Folger Theatre  
Robert Perdziola The Beaux' Stratagem     Shakespeare Theatre Company
Anna R. Oliver Don Juan    Shakespeare Theatre Company
Toni-Leslie James 3 Mo' Divas  Arena Stage  

Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production

Irina Tsikurishvili Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival
Irina Tsikurishvili Dybbuk  Synetic Theater and Theater J  
Irina Tsikurishvili Faust    Synetic Theater
David Neumann Cabaret     Arena Stage  
Marion J. Caffey 3 Mo' Divas  Arena Stage  

KPMG Award for Distinguished Service to the Washington Theatre Community

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Outstanding Non-Resident Production

Canterbury Tales, Part 1  Kennedy Center
In the Continuum  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Light in the Piazza  Kennedy Center
Monty Pythons Spamalot  National Theatre
Twelve Angry Men  Kennedy Center

Outstanding Resident Musical

3 Mo' Divas  Arena Stage
Assassins  Signature Theatre
Cabaret  Arena Stage
Caroline, or Change  Studio Theatre
She Loves Me  Arena Stage

Outstanding Resident Play

A Prayer for Owen Meany  Round House Theatre
An Enemy of the People  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival
Loves Labors Lost  Shakespeare Theatre Company
Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Measure for Measure  Folger Theatre
Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui  Catalyst Theater Company

The Canadian Embassy Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Production

Toni Morrisons The Bluest Eye  Theater Alliance
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead  Studio Theatre Secondstage
Faust  Synetic Theater
Frankenstein  Synetic Theater as part of The Kennedy Centers Prelude Festival
Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui  Catalyst Theater Company
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead  Longacre Lea

The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community

 Cultural Development Corporation