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‘The Iceman Cometh’ and ‘Follies’ Top Jeff Award Winners

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 ‘The Iceman Cometh’ and ‘Follies’ Top Jeff Award Winners
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Celebrating excellence in Chicago-area Equity theater, the 44th annual Joseph Jefferson Award winners were announced Oct. 15 at a gala event. The evening’s top winners included the Goodman Theatre’s “The Iceman Cometh” (starring Jeff Award winner Brian Dennehy, pictured) and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “Follies.” The Goodman’s production of “Iceman” took home six awards, including production, director and the coveted ensemble award, while “Follies” fared similarly well, racking up six statues. In addition, the Jeff Awards gave a special award to the Actors’ Equity Association in celebration of their service to actors and stage managers in the Chicago-area and across the country.

2012 Equity Jeff Award Recipients

Production – Play – Large

“The Iceman Cometh” – Goodman Theatre 

Production – Play – Midsize

“The Pitmen Painters” – TimeLine Theatre Company

Production – Musical – Large

“Follies” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Production – Musical – Midsize

“The Doyle & Debbie Show” – lonesome road productions in association with 

Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions

Production – Revue

“We’re All in This Room Together” – The Second City e.t.c.

Director – Play

Robert Falls – “The Iceman Cometh” – Goodman Theatre 

Director – Musical

Gary Griffin – “Follies” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Director – Revue

Ryan Bernier – “We’re All in This Room Together” – The Second City e.t.c.

Ensemble

“The Iceman Cometh” – Goodman Theatre 

Actor in a Principal Role – Play

Larry Yando – “Angels in America” – Court Theatre

Actor in a Principal Role – Musical

Bruce Arntson – “The Doyle & Debbie Show” – lonesome road productions 

in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions

Actress in a Principal Role – Play

Diane D’Aquila – “Elizabeth Rex” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Actress in a Principal Role – Musical

Caroline O’Connor – “Follies” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Actor or Actress in a Revue

Edgar Blackmon – “Who Do We Think We Are?” – The Second City

Solo Performance

Timothy Edward Kane – “An Iliad” – Court Theatre

Actor in a Supporting Role – Play

Brian Dennehy – “The Iceman Cometh” – Goodman Theatre

Actor in a Supporting Role – Musical

Alex Goodrich – “HERO the Musical” – Marriott Theatre

Actress in a Supporting Role – Play

Natalie West – “The Butcher of Baraboo” – A Red Orchid Theatre

Actress in a Supporting Role – Musical

Hollis Resnik – “Follies” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

New Work – Play

Ayad Akhtar – “Disgraced” – American Theater Company in special arrangement with

The Araca Group

Sarah Gubbins – “The Kid Thing” – Chicago Dramatists and About Face Theatre

New Work – Musical

Aaron Thielen and Michael Mahler – “HERO the Musical” – Marriott Theatre

New Adaptation – Play

Oren Jacoby – “Invisible Man” – Court Theatre in association with 

Christopher McElroen Productions

Choreography 

Tammy Mader – “Hairspray” – Drury Lane Productions

Original Incidental Music

Lindsay Jones – “Timon of Athens” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Music Direction

Brad Haak – “Follies” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Scenic Design – Large

Kevin Depinet – “The Iceman Cometh” – Goodman Theatre

Scenic Design – Midsize

Brian Prather – “Freud’s Last Session – Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman, 

and Jack Thomas

Lighting Design – Large

Natasha Katz – “The Iceman Cometh” – Goodman Theatre

Lighting Design – Midsize

Michael McNamara – “The Turn of the Screw” – First Folio Theatre

Costume Design – Large

Virgil C. Johnson – “Follies” – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Costume Design – Midsize

Branimira Ivanova – “Cloud 9” – The Gift Theatre

Sound Design – Large

Mikhail Fiksel – “Oedipus el Rey” – Victory Gardens Theater

Sound Design – Midsize

Christopher Kriz – “The Turn of the Screw” – First Folio Theatre

Projections / Media Design

Maya Ciarrocchi – “Crowns” – Goodman Theatre

Artistic Specialization

Dennis Watkins – Magic Design – “Death and Harry Houdini” – 

The House Theatre of Chicago

Special Award

Actors’ Equity Association

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