- Goodspeed tops Conn. crix honors
'Brigadoon' wins for best
musical prod'n, direction
- June 19, 2001
- By Markland Taylor
- SOUTHBURY, Conn. -- Goodspeed
Musicals nabbed four awards, while the Hartford Stage
Co. and the Long Wharf Theater won three each at the 11th annual
Connecticut Critics Circle Awards.
- Goodspeed's "Brigadoon"
was honored for best musical production as well as direction
(Greg Ganakas) and choreography (Peggy Hickey) of a musical. John Scherer,
of Goodspeed's "George M!," won the nod for actor
in a musical.
- Hartford's three awards were for Anne Dudek as
actress in a play ("The Glass
Menagerie"); Jeremy Shamos, actor in a play (William
Luce's "Baptiste: A Life of
Moliere"); and Toni-Leslie James, costume design ("Baptiste").
- Long Wharf's awards all went to Charles L. Mee's
"Big Love." They were for production of a
play; Lauren Klein, who tied with Dudek as best actress in a play;
and Lee Waters for direction of a play.
- The actress in a musical award went to Kristen Howe
in "Joseph and the Amazing
- Technicolor Dreamcoat'' at Bridgeport's
Downtown Cabaret Theater. "Dreamcoat''
also won for Hugh Hallinan's lighting design.
- Set design went to Adam Huggard for "The
Man Who Could See Through Time'' at Waterbury's Seven
Angels Theater; sound design, David Budries, Yale Rep's "Heaven'';
ensemble performance, Jane Curtin, Sam Freed, Neil Patrick Harris, Fritz
Weaver and Elizabeth Wilson in the Westport Country Playhouse's "Ancestral
Voices"; and for roadshow, the Royal Shakespeare Co.'s
"Macbeth', presented by New Haven's Intl. Festival
of Arts & Ideas.
- The debut award went to M. Neko Parham in "Tamer
of Horses'' at Stamford Theater Works. George C. White,
retired founder of Waterford, Conn.'s Eugene O'Neill Theater
Center, received the Tom Killen Memorial Award.
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