By David Barbour


Jeff Award Winners Announced The Mariott Lincolnshire production off Miss Saigon won in two design categories at this year’s Joseph Jefferson Awards. The Jeffs, which honor achievement in the Chicago professional theatre, were given out November 4th. Diane Ferry Williams and Duncan Robert Edwards, the lighting and sound designer, respectively, of Miss Saigon, got the nods. Other design winners included James Schuette (set design, The Royal Family, Steppenwolf Theatre) and Mariann Verheyen (costume design, As You Like It, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).

A full list of winners follows:

Production of a Play: The Price, Writers' Theatre

Production of a Musical: Pacific Overtures Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Ensemble:The Laramie Project Next Theatre

New Work: John Green, The Liquid Moon, Chicago Dramatists; Jaime Pachino, Waving Goodbye Naked Eye Theatre Company

New Adaptation: Robin Chaplik, Rosa Lublin Piven Theatre; Terrence McNally, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, The Visit, Goodman Theatre

Director of a Play: David Cromer, The Price

Director, of a Musical: Gary Griffin, Pacific Overtures

Director of a Revue: Joshua Funk, Holy War, Batman! or the Yellow Cab of Courage, The Second City e.t.c.

Actress in a Principal Role in a Play: Lusia Strus, Go Away-Go Away, European Repertory Company

Actor in a Principal Role in Play: John Sierros, Dylan Seanachai Theatre Company

Actress in a Principal Role in Musical: Kate Fry, My Fair Lady, Court Theatre

Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical: Joseph Anthony Foronda, Pacific Overtures; Kevin Gudahl, My Fair Lady

Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play: Peggy Roeder, Indian Ink, Apple Tree Theatre

Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play: Guy Adkins, Misalliance, Writers' Theatre

Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Marilynn Bogetich, My Fair Lady

Actor in a Supporting role in a Musical: Kevin Gudahl, Pacific Overtures

Actor in a Revue: Keegan-Michael Key, Holy War, Batman! or the Yellow Cab of Courage

Scenic Design: James Schuette, The Royal Family, Steppenwolf Theatre

Costume Design: Mariann Verheyen, As You Like It , Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Lighting Design: Diane Ferry WIlliams, Miss Saigon, Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire

Sound Design: Duncan Robert Edwards, Miss Saigon

Choreography: David H. Bell and Lainie Sakakura, Damn Yankees, Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire

Original Music: Alaric Jans, The Tempest, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Musical Direction: Tom Murray, Pacific Overtures

Non-resident Production: The Full Monty

Non-resident in a Principal Role: John Leguizamo, Sexaholix... a love story

Non-resident in a Supporting Role: Bob Stillmann, Dirty Blonde

Special Achievement Awards: Mike Nussbaum, City of Chicago, Lois Weisberg and Maggie Daley

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