San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle: 2010 winners announced at ceremony

Ultimately, the winners are the hard-working folks across the hundreds of theaters -- large and small -- that work tirelessly to enrich our lives, bring smiles, frowns and quizzical expressions to our faces, and enlighten our sense of what it is to live.

Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts San FranciscoBravo! Spread the word: the stage lives. The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) held its 35th annual gala Monday evening in San Francisco.

Over 70 awards were handed out to honor those that bring the stage to life across the Bay Area. According to rumor, just like the Academy Awards, there may have even been one or two Tweets during the show, but alas, no cross-dressing or impromptu iPhone videos were spotted.

Almost 100 local actors, directors, and crew joined the SFBATCC at the Palace of Fine Arts for the ceremony that by all accounts was another smashing success.

Ultimately, the winners are the hard-working folks across the hundreds of theaters — large and small — that work tirelessly to enrich our lives, bring smiles, frowns and quizzical expressions to our faces, and enlighten our sense of what it is to live. Yes – the arts matter. If anything, it makes commuting 101 almost — almost! — bearable.

Awards were presented in the following three categories:

  • Under 99 seat theatres (Drama and Musical)
  • 100-300 seat theatres (Drama and Musical)
  • Over 300 seat theatres (Drama and Musical)

For the official 2010 winners, see the list below. There are a few standouts worth noting:

  • Trouble in Mind by Aurora Theatre Company received 9 awards
  • Actress Margot Hall received 2 awards
  • A.C.T.’s The Tosca Project received 7 awards

The evening was another reminder of the vibrant, stellar theater scene here in the SF Bay Area which has historically ranked third behind only New York and Chicago as the largest and most influential theater and arts market in the U.S. However, second spot may be up for grabs as the Bay Area continues to astonish with its array of talent, diversity and artistry.

Congratulations to all.

SF BAY AREA THEATRE CRITICS CIRCLE

2010
FINAL NOMINEES

* Denotes Actors’ Equity Association membership (provided by AEA).

Winners in bold

TOURING
Dreamgirls SHN’s Best of Broadway *
Piaf: Love Conquers All Tone Poet Productions
Shrek the Musical SHN’s Best of Broadway *
West Side Story SHN’s Best of Broadway *
Young Frankenstein SHN’s Best of Broadway *

THEATRES UNDER 99 SEATS
DRAMA
ENSEMBLE
…and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi The Cutting Ball Theater
1001 Just Theater
Becoming Julia Morgan The Julia Morgan Project
Doubt New Conservatory Theatre Center
Ham for the Holidays 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre *
Humble Boy Ken Bacon and Marin Actors’ Workshop

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Ann Randolph Loveland The Marsh
Dan Hoyle The Real Americans The Marsh
Josh Kornbluth Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? The Jewish Theatre
Marga Gomez Marga Gomez Is Proud and Bothered New Conservatory Theatre Center
Steve North Line Load Fringe of Marin, Dominican University (Note: Circle member Annette Lust recused from Fringe of Marin voting)

ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Ann Randolph Loveland The Marsh
Belinda Taylor Becoming Julia Morgan The Julia Morgan Project
Bill Cain 9 Circles Marin Theatre Company
Jason Grote 1001 Just Theater
Marcus Gardley …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi The Cutting Ball Theater

SPECIALTIES
Bert van Aalsburg (Set Design) How the Other Half Loves Off Broadway West Theatre Company
Christian Mejia (Lighting) A Perfect Ganesh New Conservatory Theatre Center
Cliff Caruthers (Composer, Projections, Sound Design) The Tempest The Cutting Ball Theater
Kimberly Peterson (Original Music) A Woman Grows in Brooklyn Fringe of Marin, Dominican University (Note: Circle member Annette Lust recused from Fringe of Marin voting)
Michael Locher (Set Design) The Tempest The Cutting Ball Theater

DIRECTOR
Amy Mueller …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi The Cutting Ball Theater
Barbara Oliver Becoming Julia Morgan The Julia Morgan Project
Ben Randle Doubt New Conservatory Theatre Center
Joel Mullenix Olive Kitteridge Word for Word Performing Arts Company *
Kent Nicholson 9 Circles Marin Theatre Company *
Terry McGovern Humble Boy Ken Bacon and Marin Actors’ Workshop

PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Aldo Billingslea …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi The Cutting Ball Theater
Andrew Nance Doubt New Conservatory Theatre Center
*Craig Marker 9 Circles Marin Theatre Company *
*Daveed Diggs Red Light Winter Custom Made Theatre Company *
Jerry Motta Twelve Angry Men Diablo Actors’ Ensemble
Matt Lai Penelope’s Odyssey Central Works *
*Shad Willingham Ham for the Holidays 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre *

PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
A.J. Davenport Durang Me! Custom Made Theatre Company
*Dawn Scott Intimate Apparel Alter Theatre *
Jan Zvaifler Penelope’s Odyssey Central Works
*Janis Stevens Becoming Julia Morgan The Julia Morgan Project
Michaela Greeley Master Class New Conservatory Theatre Center
Nan Ayers Humble Boy Ken Bacon and Marin Actors Workshop
*Phoebe Moyer The Breath of Life Spare Stage (Note: Circle member Charles Brousse recused from voting for spouse Moyer)

ENTIRE PRODUCTION
…and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi The Cutting Ball Theater
1001 Just Theater
*9 Circles Marin Theatre Company *
Becoming Julia Morgan The Julia Morgan Project
Master Class New Conservatory Theatre Center
*Olive Kitteridge Word for Word Performing Arts Company *

MUSICALS
ENSEMBLE
*The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre *
Baby: A Musical Ray of Light Theatre
The Man of Rock Climate Theater
Party of 2: The Mating Musical AWAT Productions

SPECIALTIES
Carl Jordan (Choreography) Pirates of Penzance Novato Theater Company
Christine Andrews (Costumes) Pirates of Penzance Novato Theater Company
Gary Gonser (Set Design) Pirates of Penzance Novato Theater Company
Mark Robinson (Fight Choreography) Pirates of Penzance Novato Theater Company
Stephanie Temple (Choreography) Boys Will Be Boys New Conservatory Theatre Center

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Michael Moran The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre
Nina Shuman Emmeline Cinnabar Theater
Rona Siddiqui Baby: A Musical Ray of Light Theatre

DIRECTOR
Dyan McBride Baby: A Musical Ray of Light Theatre
Marilyn Langbehn The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre
Morris Bobrow Party of 2: The Mating Musical AWAT Productions

PERFORMANCE, MALE
Andrew Willis-Woodward Baby: A Musical Ray of Light Theatre
Michael Cabanlit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre *
Nickolas Quintell The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre *
Scott Gessford Party of 2: The Mating Musical AWAT Productions

PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Daniela Innocenti Beem Guys and Dolls Novato Theater Company
Daniela Innocenti Beem Pirates of Penzance Novato Theater Company
Jade Shojaee The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre *
Sarah Kathleen Farrell Baby: A Musical Ray of Light Theatre

ENTIRE PRODUCTION
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee California Conservatory Theatre *
Baby: A Musical Ray of Light Theatre
Emmeline Cinnabar Theater
Guys and Dolls Novato Theater Company
Party of 2: The Mating Musical AWAT Productions

THEATRES 100 – 300 SEATS
(Note: Productions running in public parks/buildings are all listed in 100-300 Seats)
DRAMA
ENSEMBLE
*A Round-Heeled Woman Z Space in assoc. with Brian Eastman and Richmond Theatre Productions *
*Den of Thieves SF Playhouse *
*Equivocation Marin Theatre Company *
God’s Ear Shotgun Players *
*In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 1) Marin Theatre Company *
*Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company *

SOLO PERFORMANCE
*David Cale Palomino Aurora Theatre Company *
*Shannon Koob The Syringa Tree Center Repertory Company *

ORIGINAL SCRIPT
David Cale Palomino Aurora Theatre Company *
Joel Drake Johnson The First Grade Aurora Theatre Company *
Luis Alfaro Oedipus el Rey Magic Theatre *
Tarell Alvin McCraney In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 1) Marin Theatre Company *
Tarell Alvin McCraney The Brothers Size (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 2) Magic Theatre *

SPECIALTIES
Dave Maier (Fight Choreography) Oedipus el Rey Magic Theatre *
Dave Maier (Fight Direction) Of the Earth (The Salt Plays, Part 2) Shotgun Players *
Joe Goode (Choreography) Traveling Light Joe Goode Performance Company
Wesley Cabral (Video Projections) Happy Now? Marin Theatre Company *
The cast and Zane Mark (Musical Interludes) In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 1) Marin Theatre Company *

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna R. Oliver John Gabriel Borkman Aurora Theatre Company *
Callie Floor Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company *
Fumiko Bielefeldt Equivocation Marin Theatre Company *
Prem Lathi Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins New Conservatory Theatre Center
Victoria Livingston-Hall Dracula Center Repertory Company *

LIGHTING DESIGN
Allen Willner God’s Ear Shotgun Players *
Jack Carpenter Traveling Light Joe Goode Performance Company
Kurt Landisman Dracula Center Repertory Company *
Lucas Krech Of the Earth (The Salt Plays, Part 2) Shotgun Players *
York Kennedy In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 1) Marin Theatre Company *

SOUND  DESIGN
Chris Houston In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 1) Marin Theatre Company
Chris Houston Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company
Cliff Caruthers Dracula Center Repertory Company
Jake Rodriquez Oedipus el Rey Magic Theatre
Ted Crimy The First Grade Aurora Theatre Company

SET DESIGN
Bill English Den of Thieves SF Playhouse
Eric Sinkkonen Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company
J.B. Wilson Sunlight Marin Theatre Company
Kim A. Tolman Dracula Center Repertory Company
Kuo-Hao Lo The Sugar Witch New Conservatory Theatre Center

DIRECTOR
George Maguire The New Century New Conservatory Theatre Center
Jasson Minadakis Equivocation Marin Theatre Company
Joy Carlin Table Manners Shotgun Players
Michael Butler A Number Center Repertory Company
Robin Stanton Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Aly Mawji Animals Out of Paper SF Playhouse *
*Craig Marker Equivocation Marin Theatre Company *
*Josiah Polhemus Table Manners Shotgun Players *
*Rhonnie Washington Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company *
Stephen Dietz November Ross Valley Players

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE  FEMALE
Anna Ishida Of the Earth (The Salt Plays, Part 2) Shotgun Players *
Corinne Proctor Den of Thieves SF Playhouse *
Marie O’Donnell Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins New Conservatory Theatre Center
Sarah Mitchell Table Manners Shotgun Players *
*Stacy Ross A Round-Heeled Woman Z Space in assoc. with Brian Eastman and Richmond Theatre Productions *
Susi Damilano Slasher SF Playhouse *

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Charles Dean Sunlight Marin Theatre Company *
Dan Bruno Of the Earth (The Salt Plays, Part 2) Shotgun Players *
*Eugene Brancoveanu Dracula Center Repertory Company *
Joshua Torrez Oedipus el Rey Magic Theatre *
Richard Reinholdt Table Manners Shotgun Players *
*Tim Kniffin Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company *
*Tobie Windham The Brothers Size (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 2) Magic Theatre *

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
*Arwen Anderson An Accident Magic Theatre *
Beth Wilmurt God’s Ear Shotgun Players *
*Julia Brothers The First Grade Aurora Theatre Company *
*Lorri Holt Animals Out of Paper SF Playhouse *
*Maggie Mason Or, Magic Theatre *
*Margo Hall Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company *

ENTIRE PRODUCTION
*A Number Center Repertory Company *
*Equivocation Marin Theatre Company *
*In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 1) Marin Theatre Company *
Table Manners Shotgun Players *
*Trouble in Mind Aurora Theatre Company *

MUSICALS
ENSEMBLE
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 42nd Street Moon *
A Marvelous Party Center Repertory Company *
Avenue Q Willows Theatre Company
The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
Lady, Be Good! 42nd Street Moon *
Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker San Francisco Mime Troupe *

SOLO PERFORMANCE
*Klea Blackhurst Everything the Traffic Will Allow 42nd Street Moon *
Leanne Borghesi Divalicious New Conservatory Theatre Center
*Maureen McVerry Verry McVerry Eureka Theatre

ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Molly Bell and Daya Curley Becoming Britney Center Repertory Company *

SPECIALTIES
David Maier (Fight Choreography) The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
Daya Curley (Projections) Becoming Britney Center Repertory Company *
Pat Moran (Original Score) Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker San Francisco Mime Troupe *
Robert Barry Fleming (Choreography) She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *

COSTUME DESIGN
Jocelyn Leiser Herndon Woody Guthrie’s American Song Marin Theatre Company *
Jorge R. Hernandez Dirty Little Showtunes! New Conservatory Theatre Center
Nina Ball The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
Victoria Livingston-Hall She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *

LIGHTING DESIGN
Christian Mejia Dirty Little Showtunes! New Conservatory Theatre Center
David K.H. Elliott Woody Guthrie’s American Song Marin Theatre Company *
Kurt Landisman She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
Michael Oesch The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *

SOUND DESIGN
Ted Crimy Woody Guthrie’s American Song Marin Theatre Company *

SET DESIGN
Annie Smart She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
Bill Forrester A Marvelous Party Center Repertory Company *
Melpomene Katakalos Woody Guthrie’s American Song Marin Theatre Company *
Nina Ball The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Brandon Adams A Marvelous Party Center Repertory Company *
Brandon Adams She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
Dave Dobrusky Warm for May 42nd Street Moon *
Dave Dobrusky Lady, Be Good! 42nd Street Moon *
Scrumbly Koldewyn Dirty Little Showtunes! New Conservatory Theatre Center

DIRECTOR
Bill English The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
Chris Smith Lady, Be Good! 42nd Street Moon *
F. Allen Sawyer Dirty Little Showtunes! New Conservatory Theatre Center
Peter Glazer Woody Guthrie’s American Song Marin Theatre Company *
Robert Barry Fleming She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, MALE
David Bicha Dirty Little Showtunes! New Conservatory Theatre Center
*Louis Parnell The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
*Noel Anthony She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
*Ray Reinhardt The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
Stephen Perez White Christmas Diablo Theatre Company

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
*Joan Mankin The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
*Maureen McVerry Very Warm for May 42nd Street Moon *
*Molly Bell A Marvelous Party Center Repertory Company *
Rena Wilson Lady, Be Good! 42nd Street Moon *
*Tielle Baker Becoming Britney Center Repertory Company *

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Anil Margsahayam Very Warm for May 42nd Street Moon *
*Jeremy Kahn The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
*Jon Marshall Brimstone Willows Theatre Company
*Ryan Drummond She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
Tom Orr Dirty Little Showtunes! New Conservatory Theatre Center

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Jeanie Tracy Mahalia Lorraine Hansberry Theater
*Kelsey Venter She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
*Molly Bell Becoming Britney Center Repertory Company *
Nancy Sale White Christmas Diablo Theatre Company
Nicole Helfer Brimstone Willows Theatre Company
*Velina Brown Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker San Francisco Mime Troupe *

ENTIRE PRODUCTION
A Marvelous Party Center Repertory Company *
The Fantasticks SF Playhouse *
Lady, Be Good! 42nd Street Moon *
She Loves Me Center Repertory Company *
Very Warm for May 42nd Street Moon *
Woody Guthrie’s American Song Marin Theatre Company *

THEATRES OVER 300 SEATS
DRAMA
ENSEMBLE
Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 3) American Conservatory Theater *
Opus TheatreWorks *
Scapin American Conservatory Theater *
Secret Order San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Travesties Marin Shakespeare Company *

SOLO PERFORMANCE
*Geoff Hoyle Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Rick Miller MacHomer California Shakespeare Theater *

ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Helen Stoltzfus with Albert Greenberg Burning Libraries Alice Presents Productions
Octavio Solis The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *
Rick Miller MacHomer California Shakespeare Theater *
Tarell Alvin McCraney Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 3) American Conservatory Theater *

SPECIALTIES
Emily DeCola, Daniel Fay and Eric Wright (Puppeteers) Compulsion Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko aka Phantom Limb (Puppet Design) Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Matt Acheson (Puppet Design) Compulsion Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Richard Lane (Fight Choreography) Antony and Cleopatra Marin Shakespeare Company *
Julie Wolf (Music Director) The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *

COSTUME DESIGN
Abra  Berman Antony and Cleopatra Marin Shakespeare Company *
Annie Smart Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Beaver Bauer License to Kiss II: A Sweet Conspiracy Teatro ZinZanni
Beaver Bauer Scapin American Conservatory Theater *
Frances Nelson McSherry Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Meg Neville The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *

LIGHTING DESIGN
Alexander V. Nichols Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Chris Studley Opus TheatreWorks *
Daniel Meeker Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *
James F. Ingalls Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 3) American Conservatory Theater *
Nancy Schertler Scapin American Conservatory Theater *

SOUND DESIGN
André Pleuss Macbeth California Shakespeare Theater *
Bray Poor Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West Berkeley Repertory Theater *
Cliff Caruthers Opus TheatreWorks *
Obadiah Eaves The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *
Rick Lombardo Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *

SET DESIGN
Erik Flatmo Opus TheatreWorks *
Erik Flatmo Scapin American Conservatory Theater *
John Iacovelli Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Mimi Lien Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Ralph Funicello Round and Round the Garden American Conservatory Theater *

DIRECTOR
Bill Irwin Scapin American Conservatory Theater *
Jonathan Moscone The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *
Leslie Martinson Superior Donuts TheatreWorks *
Meredith McDonough Opus TheatreWorks *
Oskar Eustis Compulsion Berkeley Repertory Theatre *

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Dan Hiatt Round and Round the Garden American Conservatory Theater *
*Danny Scheie Much Ado About Nothing California Shakespeare Theater *
*Danny Wolohan Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
*Darren Bridgett Travesties Marin Shakespeare Company *
*Jud Williford Scapin American Conservatory Theater *

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
*Deirdre O’Connell In the Wake Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
*Delia MacDougall Macbeth California Shakespeare Theater *
*Margo Hall Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 3) American Conservatory Theater *
*Omoze Idehenre Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (The Brother/Sister Plays, Part 3) American Conservatory Theater *
*René Augesen Round and Round the Garden American Conservatory Theater *

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Bill Irwin Scapin American Conservatory Theater *
Kevin Kent License to Kiss II: A Sweet Conspiracy Teatro ZinZanni
*Mandy Patinkin Compulsion Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
*Marco Barricelli Vigil American Conservatory Theater *
*Rod Gnapp The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
*Hannah Cabell Compulsion Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
*Jannie Jones Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *
*Jessica Wortham Black Pearl Sings! San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Seana McKenna Phèdre American Conservatory Theater *
*Stacy Ross Macbeth California Shakespeare Theater *

ENTIRE PRODUCTION
*Compulsion Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
License to Kiss II: A Sweet Conspiracy Teatro ZinZanni
*Opus TheatreWorks *
*The Pastures of Heaven California Shakespeare Theater *
*Scapin American Conservatory Theater *

MUSICALS
ENSEMBLE
A Chorus Line Contra Costa Musical Theatre
*Backwards in High Heels San Jose Repertory Theatre *
*Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
La Cage Aux Folles Broadway by the Bay
*The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theater *

SOLO PERFORMANCE
No qualifying nominee

ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Duane Poole A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks*
Mario Cossa Sex Tapes for Seniors STFS Productions
Todd Almond Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *

SPECIALTIES
Chris Black (Choreography) Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
Jennifer Perry (Choreography) A Chorus Line Contra Costa Musical Theatre
Patty Colombo (Choreography) Backwards in High Heels San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Renee DeWeese (Choreography Oklahoma Contra Costa Musical Theatre

COSTUME DESIGN
Alejo Vietti Backwards in High Heels San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Fumiko Bielefeldt The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *
Julia Kwitchoff Disney’s Aladdin Berkeley Playhouse *
Margaret Whitaker Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
Robert de la Rose The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theatre *

LIGHTING DESIGN
Dustin Snyder Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
Japhy Weideman Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Pamila Z. Gray The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *
Robert Wierzel The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theater *
Steven B. Mannshardt A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks *

SOUND DESIGN
Carole Davis Hairspray Woodminster Summer Musicals *
Cliff Caruthers The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *
Darron L. West The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theater *
Jake Rodriguez Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *

SET DESIGN
Douglas W. Schmidt The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theater *
J.B. Wilson The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *
Joe Ragey A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks *
Joe Ragey Anything Goes Foothill Music Theatre
Kelly Tighe A Chorus Line Contra Costa Musical Theatre
Nina Ball Disney’s Aladdin Berkeley Playhouse

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Ben Prince Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
Julie Wolf Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Mark Hanson A Chorus Line Contra Costa Musical Theatre
William Liberatore A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks *
William Liberatore The Light In the Piazza TheatreWorks *

DIRECTOR
Carrie Perloff and Val Caniparoli The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theater *
Jennifer King Disney’s Aladdin Berkeley Playhouse
Jennifer Perry A Chorus Line Contra Costa Musical Theatre
Les Waters Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Robert Kelley The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, MALE
*Constantine Germanacos The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *
Jeffrey Draper Oklahoma Contra Costa Musical Theatre
Jonathan Reisfeld Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
Steve Hess Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
*Cathleen Riddley A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks *
*Elise Youssef Oklahoma Contra Costa Musical Theatre
Hannah Dworkin Disney’s Aladdin Berkeley Playhouse
Mary Melnick Anything Goes Foothill Music Theatre
Renee DeWeese A Chorus Line Contra Costa Musical Theatre

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, MALE
Gabriel Hoffman A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks *
*Jason Hite Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
Patrick Michael Dukeman Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
*Ryder Bach Girlfriend Berkeley Repertory Theatre *
*Zachary Franczak Oklahoma Contra Costa Musical Theatre

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
*Anna Aimee White Backwards in High Heels San Jose Repertory Theatre *
Jena Davi Disney’s Aladdin Berkeley Playhouse
Jessica Knudsen Oklahoma Contra Costa Musical Theatre
*Penny Fuller A Christmas Memory TheatreWorks *
*Whitney Bashor The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *

ENTIRE PRODUCTION
Disney’s Aladdin Berkeley Playhouse
Jerry Springer the Opera Ray of Light Theatre
The Light in the Piazza TheatreWorks *
The Tosca Project American Conservatory Theater *

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA THEATRE CRITICS CIRCLE

Kedar Adour
Linda Ayres-Frederick
Charles Brousse
Ken Bullock
David John Chavez
Susan Cohn
Richard Connema
Mario Echevarria
Jerry Friedman
Nicole Gluckstern
Albert Goodwyn
John Angell Grant
Robert Lee Hall
Sally Hogarty
Lily Janiak
Charles Jarrett
Tom W. Kelly
Annette Lust
Joe Marchi
Ben Marks
John A. McMullen II
Cari Lynn Pace
Georgia Rowe
Jeffrey R. Smith
Jeanie K. Smith
Robert Sokol
Clinton Stark
David Templeton
Barry Willis

With Clinton Stark contributing from San Francisco.

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