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The 16th Elliot Norton Awards
Presented by Boston Theater Critics Association, the awards honored the season’s best work in Boston’s theaters (from May 1, 1997 to April 30, 1998).


Guest of Honor: Richard Thomas, actor
Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence: Julie Taymor, director/designer


Outstanding Production, Visiting Company
Cabaret (Barrington Stage/Foxboro) and Chicago (Weissler tour)


Outstanding Production by a Large Resident Company
Game of Love and Chance (Huntington Theatre Company)
Man and Superman (American Repertory Theatre)


Outstanding Production by a Small Resident Company
Faith Healer (Gloucester Stage Company)


Outstanding Production by a Local Fringe Company
Plum Pudding/Freaks! (Raven Theatrical)


Outstanding Director, Large Company
Robert Woodruff, In the Jungle of Cities (American Repertory Theatre)


Outstanding Director, Small Company
Scott Edmiston, Molly Sweeney (Nora Theatre)


Outstanding Designer, Large Company
Thomas Lynch, scenery; Martin Pakledinaz, costumes; Peter Kaczorowski (lighting); Game of Love and Chance (Huntington Theatre Company)


Outstanding Designer, Small Company
Eric Levenson, set, Old Wicked Songs (Jewish Theatre of New England) and Balm in Gilead (SpeakEasy Stage Company)

Outstanding Script, local premiere
Anthony Clarvoe, Ambition Facing West (Trinity Repertory Company)

Outstanding Actress, Large Company
Kristin Flanders, Taming of the Shrew (American Repertory Theatre)


Outstanding Actress, Small Company
Lizbeth Mackay, ‘Night Mother (Foxboro Center)


Outstanding Actor, Large Company
Don Reilly, Man and Superman (American Repertory Theatre)


Outstanding Actor, Small Company
Jonathan Hammond, Cabaret (Barrington Stage/Foxboro)

Special Citation
Paul Schmidt, stage translations from Greek, French, German and Russian


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