The 2014 Equity Jeff Award: Complete List of Nominations [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
The 2014 Equity Jeff Award: Complete List of Nominations [WATCH VIDEO]
Jane Lynch on December 4, 2008./Keraunoscopia

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch announced the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago.  The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony acknowledging excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area.  The ceremony will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Read on to learn more about the  complete list of nominations of the 2014 Equity Jeff Award.

There are 179 nominations in 35 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions. The works receiving Jeff nominations by the Jeff Awards Committee include: Four world premiere plays and two new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences.

For large production plays:

It’s too bad the Jeff Committee pays no heed to the Paramount Theatre because Jim Corti’s staging of “Miss Saigon” was far more impressive than Drury Lane’s production of “Les Miserables.”

Several nominated plays were “The Dance of Death” and “Hedda Gabler” from Writers Theatre, “Lost in Yonkers” — Northlight Theatre, “Luna Gale” — Goodman Theatre and “Seven Guitars” — Court Theatre.

For midsize production plays:

The nominees are “King Hedley II” from Congo Square Theatre Company, “The Normal Heart” from TimeLine Theatre Company, “Our Class” from Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, “A Raisin in the Sun” from TimeLine Theatre Company and “The Seafarer” from Seanachai Theatre Company.

For large musical productions:

The nominees are “Brigadoon” from Goodman Theatre, “Gypsy” from Chicago Shakespeare Theater, “Les Misérables” from Drury Lane Productions, “Next to Normal” from Drury Lane Productions and “Young Frankenstein” from Drury Lane Productions.

For midsize musical productions:

The nominees are “Avenue Q” from Mercury Theater Chicago, “The Color Purple” from Mercury Theater Chicago, “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” from American Blues Theater and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” from Porchlight Music Theatre.

For revue productions:

The nominees are “Ain’t Misbehavin’” from Porchlight Music Theatre, “Depraved New World” from The Second City and “Old Jews Telling Jokes” from Daniel Okrent & Peter Gethers, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Marc Routh

For nominated play directors:

The nominees are Nick Bowling of “The Normal Heart,” Robert Falls of “Luna Gale,” Matt Miller of “The Seafarer,” Ron OJ Parson of “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Seven Guitars,” Nick Sandys of “Our Class,” and Henry Wishcamper of “The Dance of Death.”

For nominated musical directors:

The nominees are Gary Griffin of “Road Show,” Damon Kiely of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” William Osetek of “Young Frankenstein,” William Osetek of “Next to Normal,” and Rachel Rockwell of “Brigadoon” and  “Les Misérables.”

For nominated revue directors:

The nominees are Marc Bruni of “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” Brenda Didier – “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” and Mick Napier of “Depraved New World.”

For nominated ensemble:

The nominees are the casts of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” (Porchlight Music Theatre), “Avenue Q” (Mercury Theater Chicago),
“The Old Man and the Old Moon” (Writers Theatre), “Our Class” (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company), “The Seafarer” (Seanachaí Theatre Company) and “Seven Guitars” (Court Theatre).

For nominated actors in principal roles for  plays:

The  nominees are David Alan Anderson (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) from “The Mountaintop,” Brad Armacost (Richard) from “The Seafarer,” Larry Grimm (Trevor) from “Trevor,” Harry Groener (Cyrano de Bergerac) from “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Larry Marshall (Monroe Sykes) from “Pullman Porter Blues,” Larry Neumann, Jr. (Mitch) from “In God’s Hat” and Larry Yando (Edgar) from The Dance of Death.”

For nominated actors in principal roles for musicals:

The nominees are Larry Adams (Ebenezer Scrooge) from “A Christmas Carol The Musical,” Matthew Brumlow (Hank Williams) from “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” Quentin Earl Darrington (Javert) from “Les Misérables,” Michael Aaron Lindner (Addison Mizner) from “Road Show,” and Andrew Rothenberg (Wilson Mizner) from “Road Show.”

For nominated actresses in principal roles for plays:

The nominees are Shannon Cochran (Alice) from “The Dance of Death,” Mary Beth Fisher (Caroline) from “Luna Gale,” Kirsten Fitzgerald (Toni) from “Appropriate,” Kate Fry (Hedda Gabler) from “Hedda Gabler,” Linsey Page Morton (Bella) from “Lost in Yonkers,” Greta Oglesby (Lena Younger) from “A Raisin in the Sun” and Penny Slusher (Betty) from “Chapatti.”

For nominated actresses in principal roles for musicals:

The nominees are Trisha Jeffrey (Celie) from “The Color Purple – The Musical about Love,” Susie McMonagle (Diana) from “Next to Normal,”
Leah Morrow (Kate Monster) from “Avenue Q,” Louise Pitre (Rose) from “Gypsy,” Summer Naomi Smart (Mary Poppins) –from “Mary Poppins,” and Jennie Sophia (Fiona MacLaren) from “Brigadoon.”

For nominated revue actors:

The nominees are John Hartman  (Ensemble) from “Depraved New World,” Donterrio Johnson and Lorenzo Rush, Jr.  (Ensemble) from  “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ”.

For nominated revue actresses:
Sharriese Hamilton (Ensemble) from “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ”
Renee Matthews (Bunny) from “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Marc Routh
Tawny Newsome (Ensemble) from “Depraved New World.”

For nominated solo performances:
Juan Francisco Villa (Actor) from “The Gun Show” and
Gwendolyn Whiteside (The Pilot) from “Grounded.”

And that’s it for the 2014 Equity Jeff Award nominations update. You can check out the entire list of nominees posted by Chicago Tribune HERE. For more details coming up about the 2014 Equity Jeff Award, including the complete list of winners, best moments and fashion verdict, stay tuned here on HERE. For more details coming up about the 2014 Equity Jeff Award, including the complete list of winners, best moments and fashion verdict, stay tuned here on  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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