Recipients of Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 50th Annual Awards

by Stage Directions

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 50th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre at Pasadena Playhouse on April 8th. 

There were four recipients of the 2018 Production award: Cambodian Rock Band (South Coast Repertory), Come From Away (Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre), Cry It Out (Echo Theater Company), and Sell/Buy/Date (Geffen Playhouse/Los Angeles LGBT Center). Awards in 17 other categories celebrated a wide range of Los Angeles theater, with 17 different productions taking home honors. Celebration Theatre’s Cabaret took home the most awards for a single production, with six, including a nod for Revival. Antaeus Theatre Company received the most awards, with three of its productions winning a combined seven trophies. In a competitive category, Tom Hanks received a lead actor award for his performance as Falstaff in The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles production of Henry IV.

The list of design award recipients is as follows:

SET DESIGN
Stephen Gifford, Cabaret, Celebration Theatre
John Iacovelli, The Little Foxes, Antaeus Theatre Company

LIGHTING DESIGN
Matthew Brian Denman, Cabaret, Celebration Theatre
Andrew Schmedake, Native Son, Antaeus Theatre Company

COSTUME DESIGN
Allison Dillard, BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!), Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre
Allison Dillard, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Celebration Theatre

SOUND DESIGN
Jeff Gardner, Native Son, Antaeus Theatre Company
Joshua D. Reid, A Christmas Carol, Geffen Playhouse

CGI/PROJECTION
Kaitlyn Pietras and Jason H. Thompson, Vietgone, East West Players

SPECIALTY
Thomas Isao Morinaka and Aaron Aoki for Fight Choreography, Vietgone, East West Players
Jim Steinmeyer for Illusions, Stagecraft, and Magic Carpet, Aladdin, Hollywood Pantages Theatre

The following special award winner was previously announced:
The Kinetic Lighting Award for distinguished achievement in theatrical design: Robert Oriol, Sound Designer.

The complete list of award recipients can be found here: http://ladramacriticscircle.com/ladcc-announces-recipients-of-its-50th-annual-awards/
Further information from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle: http://ladramacriticscircle.com