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The 29th Helen Hayes Awards

By • Apr 9th, 2013 • Category: News, Virginia

theatreWashington announced the winners for the Helen Hayes Awards for 2012 at the National Theatre on April 8th, 2013.

Signature Theatre received the most awards, four, including Outstanding Resident Musical for Dreamgirls. Four companies received three awards, MetroStage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Three prodiuctions received three awards each. They were Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage; Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre; and Invisible Man, The Studio Theatre. There were two ties, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical and Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production.

The full list of nominations is also available.


Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical

  • Bobby Smith, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical

  • Natascia Diaz, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical

  • Cedric Neal, Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical (Tie!)

  • Priscilla Cuellar, Legally Blonde the Musical, Toby’s Dinner Theatre
  • Theresa Cunningham, The Color Purple, Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical

  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Imagination Stage

The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play

  • Steven Epp, The Servant of Two Masters, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

  • Francesca Faridany, Strange Interlude, Shakespeare Theatre Company

The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play

  • Matthew McGee, Taking Steps, Constellation Theatre Company

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

  • Felicia Boswell, Memphis, The Kennedy Center

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

  • Christopher Saul, Hamlet, Folger Theatre

Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production

  • Mary Louise Geiger, Invisible Man, The Studio Theatre

Outstanding Director, Resident Play

  • Christopher McElroen, Invisible Man, The Studio Theatre

Outstanding Director, Resident Musical

  • Serge Seiden, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, MetroStage

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production

  • Matthew Nielson, The Illusion, Forum Theatre

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical

  • Paul Downs Colaizzo, Really Really, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production

  • Joe Isenberg, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Outstanding Production, Theatre For Young Audiences

  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Imagination Stage

Outstanding Non-Resident Production

  • Black Watch, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Resident Play

  • The Taming of the Shrew, Folger Theatre

Outstanding Resident Musical

  • Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play

  • E. Faye Butler, Pullman Porter Blues, Arena Stage

Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

  • David M. Lutken, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, Theater J

Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play

  • Invisible Man, The Studio Theatre

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production (Tie!)

  • Misha Kachman, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
  • Todd Rosenthal, Red, Arena Stage

Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production

  • Frank Labovitz, Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre

Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production

  • Jonathan Tuzman, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

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