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  • Awardsfan1990
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    Gay Men’s Health Crisis will honor Andrew Rannells with the 2019 Howard Ashman Award for his contributions to the LGBTQ community and the fight against HIV/AIDS on April 29. http://www.playbill.com/article/gmhc-will-honor-andrew-rannells-with-2019-howard-ashman-award

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    Several more honors recently announced:

    The Geffen Playhouse will honor Harry Belfonte with the Artistic Impact Award and Lily Tomlin with the Distinction in Theater Award at their gala fundraiser Backstage At The Geffen on May 19. http://www.playbill.com/article/harry-belafonte-and-lily-tomlin-to-be-honored-by-geffen-playhouse

    Goodspeed Musicals will honor Jason Robert Brown with the Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre on June 8. http://www.playbill.com/article/goodspeed-will-honor-tony-winner-jason-robert-brown

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    The Jimmy Awards have announced this year’s recipients of the Inspiring Teacher Award: Matthew Hinson of Charlotte, North Carolina’s Northwest School of the Arts, and Tasha Partee of Woodmere, New York’s Lawrence Woodmere Academy. http://www.playbill.com/article/the-jimmy-awards-announces-2019-inspiring-teacher-award-recipients

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    Four-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe will receive the SDC Director Award at the Chita Rivera Awards. http://www.playbill.com/article/chita-rivera-awards-will-honor-george-c-wolfe

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    Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Urban Stages Benefit Gala on May 15. http://www.playbill.com/article/bernadette-peters-will-present-lifetime-achievement-award-to-donna-murphy-at-urban-stages-gala

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    Red Bull Theater will honor Condola Rashad, Daniel Sullivan and the American Theatre Wing with the 2019 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater during the Running of the Red Bulls gala on June 3. http://www.playbill.com/article/red-bull-theater-to-honor-condola-rashad-daniel-sullivan-and-american-theatre-wing

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    Harvey Fierstein, Rita Moreno, Matthew D. Loeb and John Gore will be honored by the Actors Fund at their annual gala on April 29. http://www.playbill.com/article/harvey-fierstein-rita-moreno-more-will-be-honored-at-2019-actors-fund-gala

    Michael Urie has been announced as host for the event. http://www.playbill.com/article/michael-urie-will-host-2019-actors-fund-gala-honoring-harvey-fierstein-rita-moreno-more

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    The nominations for the Chita Rivera Awards have been announced:

    BROADWAY NOMINATIONS:

    Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show:
    Warren Carlyle-Kiss Me, Kate
    Denis Jones-Tootsie
    David Neumann-Hadestown
    Casey Nicholaw-The Prom
    Sergio Trujillo-Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

    Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show:
    Corbin Bleu-Kiss Me, Kate
    Rick Faugno-Kiss Me, Kate
    James T. Lane-Kiss Me, Kate
    Jeremy Pope-Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations
    Ephraim Sykes-Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

    Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show:
    Ashley Blair Fitzgerald-The Cher Show
    Gabrielle Hamilton-Oklahoma!
    Amber Gray-Hadestown
    Leslie Kritzer-Beetlejuice
    Angie Schworer-The Prom

    Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show:
    Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations
    Hadestown
    King Kong
    Kiss Me Kate
    The Cher Show
    The Prom

    OFF-BROADWAY NOMINATIONS:

    Outstanding Choreography:
    Joshua Bergasse-Smokey Joe’s Cafe
    Raja Feather Kelly-If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka
    Rick and Jeff Kuperman-Alice By Heart
    Lorin Latarro-Merrily We Roll Along
    Shea Sullivan-Neurosis

    Outstanding Male Dancer:
    Brennan Caldwell-Neurosis
    Zachary Downer-Alice By Heart
    Brendan Henderson-Cleopatra
    Jelani Remy-Smokey Joe’s Cafe
    Wesley Taylor-Alice By Heart

    Outstanding Female Dancer:
    Emma Degerstedt-Smokey Joe’s Cafe
    Mia Dilena-Alice By Heart
    Irina Dvorovenko-The Beast in the Jungle
    Dionne D. Figgins-Smokey Joe’s Cafe
    Naomi Kakuk-The Beast in the Jungle

    Outstanding Ensemble:
    Alice By Heart
    Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
    If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka
    Smokey Joe’s Café
    Twelfth Night

    FILM NOMINATIONS:

    Theatrical Release:
    Isn’t It Romantic-Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli; Assistant Choreographer, Jon Rua
    Mary Poppins Returns-Choreographers: Rob Marshall & John DeLuca; Co-Choreographer, Joey Pizzi; Associate Choreographer, Tara Nichole Hughes, Assistant Choreographer: Marlon Pelayo
    Shine-Director of Choreography: Anderson Cruz, Choreographers, Charlie Garcia, Osmar Perrones, Grisselle Ponce
    Swimming with Men-Choreographer: Caroline Pope
    The Nutcracker and The Four Realms-Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

    Documentaries:
    Ballet Now-Director: Steven Cantor
    Bathtubs Over Broadway-Director: Dava Whisenent
    Hot to Trot-Director: Gail Freedman
    If The Dancer Dances-Director: Maia Weschler
    Moving Stories: Lives Transformed By Dance-Director: Rob Fruchtman

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    The nominations for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced on May 22, with a reception taking place on June 18 at Sardi’s Restaurant.

    Best New Musical:
    Be More Chill
    Girl from the North Country
    The Hello Girls
    Midnight at the Never Get
    Renascence

    Best New Play:
    Do You Feel Anger?
    Teenage Dick
    The Cake
    What the Constitution Means to Me
    White Noise

    Best Musical Revival:
    Carmen Jones
    Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
    Merrily We Roll Along
    Oklahoma!
    The Other Josh Cohen

    Best Play Revival:
    Conflict
    Days to Come
    Our Lady of 121st Street
    Summer and Smoke
    Uncle Vanya

    Best Unique Theatrical Experience:
    Black Light
    Freestyle Love Supreme
    Nassim
    Permission to Speak
    Playing Hot

    Best Solo Performance:
    Accidentally Brave
    My Life on a Diet
    On Beckett
    Red State Blue State
    Sakina’s Restaurant

    Best Family Show:
    Not My Monster!
    Pip’s Island
    The Emperor’s New Clothes
    The Emperor’s Nightingale
    This Is Sadie

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    Michael Urie will receive the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award at their Western New York Dinner in my hometown of Rochester, New York on May 18. http://www.playbill.com/article/torch-songs-michael-urie-will-be-honored-by-human-rights-campaign

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    Next year’s Theatre World Awards have been set for June 3rd (my dad’s birthday), 2019.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Theatre-World-Awards-Announced-for-Monday-June-3rd-2019-20181025

    This year’s Theatre World Award honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2018-2019 season are:

    Gbenga Akinnagbe-To Kill A Mockingbird
    Sophia Anne Caruso-Beetlejuice
    Paddy Considine-The Ferryman
    James Davis-Oklahoma!
    Micaela Diamond-The Cher Show
    Tom Glynn-Carney-The Ferryman
    Bonnie Milligan-Head Over Heels
    Simone Missick-Paradise Blue
    Jeremy Pope-Choir Boy
    Colton Ryan-Girl From The North Country
    Stephanie Styles-Kiss Me, Kate
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge-Fleabag

    Also, Nathan Lane will be receiving the 7th Annual John Willis Award.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Bonnie-Milligan-Stephanie-Styles-and-More-Receive-Theatre-World-Awards-Nathan-Lane-Awarded-Lifetime-Achievement-20190502

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    Very happy to see Tom Glynn-Carney recognized. That was the most disappointing Tony nomination oversight for me.

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    Writer/composer Michael R. Jackson will be honored at Musical Theatre Factory’s five-year anniversary gala on May 13. http://www.playbill.com/article/musical-theatre-factory-gala-to-honor-michael-r-jackson-may-13

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    Andre De Shields and Marylouise Burke Honored with Richard Seff Awards
    by BWW News Desk May. 3, 2019

    Andre De Shields and Marylouise Burke Honored with Richard Seff Awards

    Marylouise Burke (True West) and Andre De Shields (Hdestown) are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation to veteran female and male character actors for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The announcement was made by Judy Rice, president of the Foundation, which administers the award.

    Both Burke and De Shields are veteran stage, screen and TV actors. Burke is awarded for her role as Mom in True West (Roundabout Theatre Company) and De Shields for his role this season as Hermes in the Broadway production of Hadestown.

    Equity member Richard Seff established this award in 2003. Previous recipients include: Tom Aldredge, Reed Birney, Larry Bryggman, Lynn Cohen, Jim Dale, Hallie Foote, Jayne Houdyshell, Dana Ivey, Kristine Nielsen, Patrick Page, Laila Robins, Lewis J. Stadlen and, in 2018, Michael Potts and Margaret Colin.

    The presentation, a check and crystal trophy, will take place at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board meeting at 2pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Equity’s office, 165 West 46th Street.

    The Judges’ Panel includes: Joe Dziemianowicz,; Adam Feldman, Time Out New York; Susan Haskins, Theater Talk; Harry Haun, Broadway World, and David Rosenberg, The Hearst Newspapers.

    The Actors’ Equity Foundation, a philanthropic and humanitarian nonprofit organization, was created in 1962 to aid and assist the members of the acting profession and to promote the theatre arts. It is separate from Actors’ Equity Association and is funded by estate bequests and individual donations.

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    Sarah Stiles, Ephraim Sykes Receive 2019 Clarence Derwent Awards
    by BWW News Desk May. 3, 2019

    The Actors’ Equity Foundation’s 2019 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Sarah Stiles (Tootsie) and Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud:The Life and Times of The Temptations). The announcement was made by Judy Rice, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards.

    Both Stiles and Sykes have also been nominated for the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress and Actor in a Musical. And, they have both been nominated for the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award in the Best Featured category as well.

    Stiles has been nominated for the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. She earned a 2015 Tony nomination for her performance as Jessica in Hand to God. Her other Broadway credits include On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Avenue Q.

    Sykes’ role as David Ruffin in Ain’t Too Proud has earned him the 2019 Derwent Award. He originated the role of George Eackers in Hamilton at the Public in 2015 and he played Otis Williams in the Broadway show Motown the Musical and in 2016 was a critical darling as Seaweed in NBC’s Hairspray Live.

    The award, a check and crystal trophy, will be presented at Equity’s Eastern Regional Board meeting at 2pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street.

    Established in 1945 by Clarence Derwent, distinguished actor and president of Equity from 1946-1952, the award is the oldest on Broadway. Past recipients include Nina Arianda, Annaleigh Ashford, Annette Bening, Kristin Chenoweth, Morgan Freeman, Allison Janney, Frances Sternhagen, Michael Urie, Christopher Walken, Fritz Weaver and in 2018, Sean Carvajal and Ashley Park.

    The Judges’ Panel includes Joe Dziemianowicz; Adam Feldman (Time-Out NY), Susan Haskins (Theater Talk); Harry Haun, (BroadwayWorld), and David Rosenberg, (Hearst Publications).

    The Actors’ Equity Foundation, a philanthropic and humanitarian nonprofit organization, was created in 1962 to aid and assist the members of the acting profession and to promote the theatre arts. It is separate from Actors’ Equity Association and is funded by estate bequests and individual donations.

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