HARTFORD, CONN.: The Connecticut Critics Circle Awards held their 26th annual awards ceremony last night, June 13, at Hartford Stage, which cohosted the event with TheaterWorks. The biggest winner of the night was Hartford Stage’s production of the Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty/Terrence McNally musical Anastasia, which won seven awards, including outstanding musical. The show is scheduled for Broadway in the 2016-17 season.
The other big winner of the night was Paula Vogel’s newest play, Indecent, which played at Yale Repertory Theatre; the production is currently running in New York City at the Vineyard Theatre. Indecent won four awards, including best play.
In addition to the competitive awards, Anne Keefe was presented with the Tom Killen Award for lifetime achievement in the theatre. She’s been the stage manager of Long Wharf Theatre and on Broadway for more than 25 years.
Tina Fabrique was the master of ceremonies.
The Connecticut Critics Circle is comprised of theatre critics and writers in the state’s print, radio and on-line media.
The complete winner’s list is below:
Anastasia, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Hartford Stage
Indecent, Paula Vogel, Yale Repertory Theatre
Director of a Musical
Darko Tresnjak, Anastasia
Director of a Play
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Lead Actor in a Musical
Bobby Steggert, My Paris, Long Wharf Theatre
Lead Actress in a Musical
Christy Altomare, Anastasia
Lead Actor in a Play
Rajesh Bose, Disgraced, Long Wharf Theatre
Lead Actress in a Play
Erika Rolfsrud, Good People, TheaterWorks
Featured Actor in a Musical
Teren Carter, Memphis, Ivoryton Playhouse
Featured Actress in a Musical
Mara Davi, My Paris
Featured Actor in a Play
Charles Janasz, Romeo and Juliet, Hartford Stage
Featured Actress in a Play
Birgit Huppuch, The Moors, Yale Repertory Theatre
Peggy Hickey, Anastasia
Alexander Dodge, Rear Window, Hartford Stage
Linda Cho, Anastasia
Paul Tazewell, My Paris
Darron L. West, Boddy of an American, Hartford Stage
Donald Holder, Anastasia
Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia
Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, Indecent
Tom Killen Award for Lifetimes Achievement
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