May 15, 2007

Awards Season

I was going to write a bit about today's Tony nominations - but our trusty media maven, John Michael Kennedy beat me to it - and did it much more graciously than I could have. So I'll cut and paste from his email today to staff and board members (and add a few photos - please have patience while they download - I'm working on replacing them with smaller files):

It’s that time of year when Huntington productions, artists, and friends are nominated for regional and national awards. And the 2007 awards season has been bountiful! Here are the details of the upcoming 2007 Tony Awards, the upcoming 2007 Elliot Norton Awards, and a recap of this spring's 2007 IRNE Awards.

The Tonys!

At the 2007 Tony Awards announcement this morning, August Wilson’s “Radio Golf,” which Huntington patrons saw first before it hit Broadway, was nominated four times including Best Play, Best Scenic Design and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for Anthony Chisholm (right) and “Gem of the Ocean” alumnus John Earl Jelks.

Brooks Ashmanskas, who stars in our upcoming production of “Present Laughter” and was featured in the Huntington’s “Amphitryon” was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.” (take a look at the video in the previous post).

Nicholas Martin’s Broadway production of “Butley,” seen first at the Huntington, was recognized with a nomination for Dana Ivey (left) as Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

“Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway,” which we present in its first post-New York run June 13-July 1 at the Calderwood Pavilion, was nominated for Best Special Theatrical Event.

“Bad Dates” star Julie White (left) received a nomination Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for “The Little Dog Laughed.” Two other Huntington acting alumnae Debra Monk (“Laughing Wild” - right), and Mary Louise Wilson (“The Rivals” - below left) were nominated for “Curtains” and “Grey Gardens,” respectively.

Director Scott Ellis, nominated for his work on “Curtains,” will helm our fall production of “Streamers.”

Congratulations to all the nominees, and be sure cheer them on during the CBS-TV broadcast on Sun., June 10.

The Nortons!

Three Huntington productions are nominated for seven 2007 Elliot Norton Awards including:

Best Play (Radio Golf and Mauritius);

Best Actor in a Play (Michael Aronov in Mauritius and James A. Williams in Radio Golf);

Best Actress in a Play (Marin Ireland in Mauritius);

Best Director (Nicholas Martin for Love’s Labour’s Lost - photo below);

Best Scenic Design for Mauritius (Eugene Lee, who receives a lifetime honor at the event).

The Boston Theater Critics Association presents the Nortons, which are Boston’s version of the Tony Awards. They take place Mon., May 21 at 7pm at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Tickets are available online here or call 800 233-3123.

Congratulations to all our nominees!

The IRNEs!

The Huntington’s production of Mauritius (photo right and below) was one of the big winners at the 25th annual Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards held March 19, 2007 at the BCA. The world premiere play by

Theresa Rebeck won several times in the large theatre company category including Best New Play, Best Drama or Comedy, Best Set Design (for Eugene Lee) and Best Actress (for Marin Ireland).

Other Huntington winners included Anthony Chisolm (Best Supporting Actor for Radio Golf), Geneva Carr (Best Supporting Actress for Rabbit Hole) and Erin Una Chainani (Best Costume Design for Les Liaisons Dangereuses - photo right).

Congratulations to all our winners!

(photo credits - top to bottom: Anthony Chisholm, Photo -; Dana Ivey, Photo -; Kiki & Herb, Photo by Joe Oppedisano; Julie White in Bad Dates, Photo by T. Charles Erickson; Debra Monk in Laughing Wild, Photo by Carol Rosegg; Mary Louise Wilson in The Rivals, Photo by T. Charles Erickson; The Cast of Love's Labour's Lost, Photo by T. Charles Erickson; Michael Aranov and Marin Ireland in Mauritius, Photo by Eric Antoniou; James Gale and Robert Dorfman in Mauritius, Photo by Eric Antoniou; Michael T. Weiss and Tasha Lawrence in Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Photo by T. Charles Erickson. Whew. Click on the images for a larger version. Please credit photos if you use them elsewhere.)


Todd Williams said...

Norton Results are in.

Best Play - "Mauritius" by Teresa Rebeck. The Manhattan Theatre Club will present a production of "Mauritius" on Broadway next season.

Best Director - Nicholas Martin for Love's Labour's Lost. Nick continues to prove his mastery of directing comedy in the now playing "Present Laughter"

Michael Aranov won Best Actor (also "Mauritius").

Congrats to our winners!

Todd Williams said...

Read Tony Tony Tony for Tony results. You can find it on the sidebar in the June Archive.