All Things Entertaining and Cultural
2018 was chocked with good productions and fine performances.
Choosing nominees, let alone recipients, required a battery of combinations and permutations until the lists were set.
Here, in each of six categories, are the five productions, performers, and directors nominated for the 2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award.
FUN HOME by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori (after Alison Bechdel), Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN by Alexander Burns (after Mary Shelley), Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
NEXT TO NORMAL by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.
PASSING STRANGE by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE by Lee Hall (after Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa.
TEA ALAGIC, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater
ALEXANDER BURNS, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Oliver, Julius Caesar, Quintessence Theatre Group
GEOFFREY GOLDBERG, Next to Normal, Newsies, Media Theater
PATRICK MULCAHY, Shakespeare in Love, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
TERRENCE J. NOLEN, Fun Home, A Doll’s House, Every Brilliant Thing, Arden Theater
WALLACE ACTON, Oliver, Quintessance Theatre Group
JAKE BLOUCH, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Quintessance Theater Group
BEN DIBBLE, Fun Home, Arden Theatre, Next to Normal, Media Theatre, Holiday Inn, Walnut Street Theatre
DANNY RUTIGLIANO, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre
JAMAR WILLIAMS, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater
JENNIFER CHILDS, I Will Not Go Gently, People’s Light & Theatre Company
MELANYE FINISTER, Skeleton Crew, People’s Light & Theatre Company
KRISSY FRAELICH, Next to Normal, Media Theatre
ELEANOR HANDLEY, Time Stands Still, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
KATHARINE POWELL, A Doll’s House, Arden Theatre
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
KRIS COLEMAN, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater
AKEEM DAVIS, A Doll’s House, Arden Theatre
JOSH GRISETTI, Something Rotten, National Tour, Academy of Music
J HERNANDEZ, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Tempest, Lantern Theater, Waiting for Godot, Quintessence Theatre Group
GREG WOOD, Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Humans, Walnut Street Theatre, Noises Off, Walnut Street Theatre
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
SIERRA BOGGESS, The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theatre
IZZY CASTALDI, Fun Home, Arden Theatre
LAURA GIKNIS, Time Stands Still, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Mamma Mia, Walnut Street Theatre, Matilda, Walnut Street Theatre
REBECCA ROBBINS, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre
JO TWISS, Shakespeare in Love, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Richard II, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre