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28TH ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS: 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010, 7:00pm at the newly restored Paramount Theatre

 

Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence: Karen MacDonald

 

OUTSTANDING VISITING PRODUCTION
“Gatz,” Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
 **
“Spring Awakening,” Broadway Across America
“Waiting for Godot,” Classical Theatre of Harlem at Institute of Contemporary Art

 

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
“Adding Machine: A Musical,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
 **
“Best of Both Worlds,” American Repertory Theater
“Phantom of the Oprah,” Gold Dust Orphans

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A LARGE COMPANY
“All My Sons,” Huntington Theatre Company
“Fences,” Huntington Theatre Company
 **
“Stick Fly,” Huntington Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A MIDSIZE COMPANY
“Much Ado About Nothing,” Actors’ Shakespeare Project
“Reckless,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
“The Savannah Disputation,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
 **

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A SMALL COMPANY
“Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” Publick Theatre Boston
 **
“4:48 Psychosis,” Gamm Theatre Company

“The Life of Galileo,” Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT and Underground Railway Theater

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A FRINGE COMPANY
“After the Quake,” Company One
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” Orfeo Group
 **
“The Overwhelming,” Company One

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR, LARGE COMPANY
John Collins, “Gatz,” Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
 **
Kenny Leon, “Stick Fly,” Huntington Theatre Company
Diane Paulus, “The Donkey Show,” American Repertory Theater

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR, MIDSIZE COMPANY
Paul Daigneault, “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
Scott Edmiston, “Reckless,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
Paul Melone, “Adding Machine: A Musical,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
 **

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR, SMALL OR FRINGE COMPANY
Steven Barkhimer, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” Orfeo Group
Larry Coen, “Phantom of the Oprah,” Gold Dust Orphans
 **
Eric C. Engel, “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” Publick Theatre Boston

 

OUTSTANDING DESIGN, LARGE COMPANY
“The Comedy of Errors,” Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Jon Savage (set design), David Israel Reynoso (costume design), Scott Pinkney (lighting design), David Wilson (sound design)
 **
“Gatz,” Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
“Stick Fly,” Huntington Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING DESIGN, MIDSIZE, SMALL, OR FRINGE COMPANY
“Adding Machine: A Musical,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
 **
Susan Zeeman Rogers (set design), Gail Astrid Buckley (costume design), Jeff Adelberg (lighting design), Aaron Mack (sound design)
“Island of Slaves,” Orfeo Group
“Phantom of the Oprah,” Gold Dust Orphans

 

OUTSTANDING NEW SCRIPT
Lydia R. Diamond, “Harriet Jacobs”
John Kuntz, “The Salt Girl”
 **
Ryan Landry, “Phantom of the Oprah”

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, LARGE COMPANY
Seth Fisher, “Becky Shaw,” Huntington Theatre Company
Will Lyman, “All My Sons,” Huntington Theatre Company
Scott Shepherd, “Gatz,” Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
 **

 

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, LARGE COMPANY
Crystal Fox, “Fences,” Huntington Theatre Company
 **
Amber Iman, “Stick Fly,” Huntington Theatre Company
Karen MacDonald, “All My Sons,” Huntington Theatre Company

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, SMALL, MIDSIZE, OR FRINGE COMPANY
Ross Bennett Hurwitz, “The Taming of the Shrew,” Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Jack Cutmore-Scott, “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” Publick Theatre Boston
Nigel Gore, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Publick Theatre Boston
 **

 

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, SMALL, MIDSIZE, OR FRINGE COMPANY
Anne Gottlieb, “Not Enough Air,” Nora Theatre Company
Angie Jepson, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Publick Theatre Boston
Sandra Shipley, “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” Publick Theatre Boston
 **

 

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Luke Grooms, “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
Liz Hayes, “Adding Machine: A Musical,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
Jeffery Roberson, “Phantom of the Oprah,” Gold Dust Orphans
 **

 

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
“The Savannah Disputation,” SpeakEasy Stage Company
 **
“Stick Fly,” Huntington Theatre Company
“Gatz,” Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater

 

OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
“Sleep No More,” Punchdrunk and American Repertory Theater
 **

StageSource presented the 2010 Theatre Hero Award to Michael Maso, Managing Director, Huntington Theatre Company.
Karen MacDonald received 2010 Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence as ”an actress of phenomenal versatility, who for three decades has enriched our stages with indelible characterizations”.
Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams were cited as guests of honor ”who, separately and together, have brought widespread distinction to our country’s stages”.
Gamm Theatre received a Special Citation, ”which, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has firmly established itself as a theatrical jewel in our region”.