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2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

Excellence, bred from assurance, has become a constant in Philadelphia theater.

Gone, in particular, is the self-consciousness that plagued the early years when Philadelphia morphed from a touring town to one that boasts several dozen homegrown theaters, a cadre of able actors, and the confidence that puts all of the above to good use.

Artistic directors have the grasp on the classics, the knowledge of the general dramatic literature, and a pipeline to new work that precludes former habits of mounting old plays by writers with current New York hits, mitigating classics with gimmicks, or taking any script that came down the pike to be able to stage something new.

Philadelphia today can compete with any city in the world for theater distinction.

Reviewing my annual and seasonal diaries proves that. Ranking shows is not a cavalier act. A lot of thought is put into gauging not only the quality of a production but its difficulty to stage and its originality.

Of the 100 shows considered for the Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award, more than two thirds could be seen again with pleasure. One regret about theater is it is ephemeral. You have to see it when it’s there to be seen or, poof, it’s part of history and someone else’s conversation.

Of course, that sense of the temporary is also one of the marvels of theater.

You never know what you’re walking into when you enter a playhouse. You never know what will transpire when that music goes down and the lights go up. Each performance carries its own surprise, and each curtain its own feeling of having had a unique experience.

As I said earlier, judging and choosing are not light work.

Sure, they can be. I am particularly careful to let things be as they are. As a critic, I’ve been asked what I look for when I see a play or performance. The answer is “nothing.” I let the production find me and work from there. In most cases, I am happy to have a playwright, director, and cast create an individual experience. I don’t go to the theater to criticize or rate it, or to be edified or informed by it, although it’s fine if the latter happens. I go because I enjoy theater. I go because one of my first conscious realizations, at about age 4, I loved actors and acting. (I collected TV Guide covers like other kids collected baseball cards.) I go because I like being entertained. I go because I get to see different points of view and different ways off staging a script. I go to be exposed to hundreds of minds a year, minds of creators and interpreters. My hope is I can contribute something by stepping forward to take the role of analyst.

In addition to loving actors, I have also had a lifelong affection for awards. I invite anyone to test my boast that I can tell you every actor ever nominated for an Academy Award. I can tell you every actor who’s been given a Tony Award.

It’s not the competition that excites me. It’s the celebration of something that is both art and craft and that gives individuals a chance to shine while asking them to blend into an ensemble. One of the great memories of a recent trip to London, a trip that included the amazing experience of going to the National Theatre and sitting next to a total stranger who happened to be from Philadelphia originally, who happened to live on the next street from where I grew up, and who happened to have a picture of my late sister in his phone, one of the great memories is seeing Patti LuPone, arguably among the most lustrous and adored stars of our time, hoofing in unison with other cast members and, between bravura moments, blending into the ensemble in “Company.”

Actors are troupers. They overcome all kinds of emotions to step on stage and charm us as somebody else. They have to know how to convey behaviors, attitudes, and postures that aren’t theirs. They have to say lines that might at times stick in their throat because of their difficulty, unnaturalness, or nastiness. One “Rigadigadoo” from Frank D. Gilroy’s “The Subject Was Roses” comes to my mind as just a phrase.

Yet performances enchant just as playwright’s stories, ageless or idiosyncratic, beguile in a way that makes one yearn for more.

It is no secret my appetite for stories is endless. I see more than 100 plays a year (100 in Philadelphia alone!), I go to as many movies, I watch countless television shows, and I read an average of 35 books that span a wide range even when it looks as if I’m fixated on non-fiction works dealing with my darling historical periods, the American Revolution and the years leading to, during, and just after World War I.

Stories inform us about humanity in myriad ways through myriad means. Stories lead to our personal points of view and inform in them in ways that, one hopes, avoids us from developing herd mentalities or being populist in a way that puts political or artistic fashion ahead of what the overall sum of our reading is the wise and elemental course of action.

I love stories and the people who tell them. So much, I keep voluminous diaries about what I see and read. And I haven’t mentioned dance programs and the almost constant presence of music around me. (Ah, Mahler and Shostakovich, the rods and the staffs that comfort me! You, too, Comden and Green!)

I like to talk about what I experience, but my life, for many reasons, most intentional, is solitary. So I address the world through writing. I speak my mind as accurately as I can. I don’t pretend to be right. I rarely consider myself wrong. Nor do I worry much, or even care, whether others agree or take offense at something I say. I’m a guy having a good time on my own terms.

And one who likes to make lists and confer honors.

So here those honors are.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, the recipients of the 2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards are:

 

BEST PRODUCTION: PASSING STRANGE by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia

BEST DIRECTOR: TEA ALAGIĆ, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia

BEST ACTOR: DANNY RUTIGLIANO, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.

BEST ACTRESS: KRISSY FRAELICH, Next to Normal, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: GREG WOOD, Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa. The Humans, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa., and Noises Off, Walnut Street Theatre

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: REBECCA ROBBINS, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.

 

And now the TOP 40 rankings in each category.

 

BEST PRODUCTION

 

1. PASSING STRANGE by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia
2. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Alexander Burns after Mary Shelley, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
3. Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori after Alison Bechdel, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
4. Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall after Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa.
5. Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.
6. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
7. Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pa.
8. Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.
9. Something Rotten by Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and John O’Farrell, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
10. The Diary of Anne Frank by Wendy Kesselman after Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
11. Sweat by Lynn Nottage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia
12. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Joseph Addison, and John Masefield as combined by Alexander Burns, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
13. The Producers by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
14. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
15. A Steady Rain by Keith Huff, Walnut Street Theatre Independence Series
16. Oliver! by Lionel Bart, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
17. Holiday Inn by Gordon Greenberg, Chad Hodge, and Irving Berlin, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
18. I Will Not Go Gently by Jennifer Childs, People’s Light & Theatre Compnay, Malvern
19. The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
20. The Humans by Stephen Karam, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
21. Crowns by Regina Taylor, McCarter Theatre Company, Princeton, N.J.
22. The Triumph of Love by James Magruder, Jeffery Stock, and Susan Birkenhead, Bristol Riverside Theatre
23. Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
24. All’s Well That End Well by William Shakespeare, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley
25. Mamma Mia by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Catherine Johnson, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
26. Human Rites by Seth Rozin, InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia
27. The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
28. Medea by Euripides, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, Pa.
29. 42nd Street by Harry Warren, Al Dubin, Johnny Mercer, Michael Stewart, and Mark Bramble, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa.
30. The Age of Innocence by Douglas McGrath after Edith Wharton, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
31. Morning’s at Seven by Paul Osborn, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
32. Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, Media Theatre, Media
33. Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
34. A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
35. The Bluest Eye by Lydia R. Diamond after Toni Morrison, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
36. His Girl Friday by Charles Lederer after Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley
37. Matilda by Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly after Roald Dahl, Walnut Street Theatre
38. I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope
39. Frozen by Bryony Lavery, Isis Productions, Philadelphia
40. The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, Theatre Horizon, Norristown, Pa.

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR

 

1. TEA ALAGIĆ, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
2. Terrence J. Nolen, Fun Home, A Doll’s House, Every Brilliant Thing, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
3. Geoffrey Goldberg, Next to Normal, Newsies, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.
4. Alexander Burns, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Julius Caesar, Oliver, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
5. Patrick Mulcahy, Shakespeare in Love, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa.
6. Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten, Aladdin, National Tours, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
7. Fran Prisco, A Steady Rain, Walnut Street Theatre Independence Series, Philadelphia
8. Keith Baker, The Producers, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.
9. Regina Taylor, Crowns, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
10. Harriet Power, I Will Not Go Gentle, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pa. and Human Rites, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia
11. Steven H. Broadnax III, Skeleton Crew, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
12. Charles Abbott, Holiday Inn, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
13. Bartlett Sher, Fiddler on the Roof, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
14. David Bradley, The Diary of Anne Frank, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
15. Hunter Foster, 42nd Street, Million Dollar Quartet, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa.
16. Justin Emeka, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia
17. Jesse Cline, Sweeney Todd, Always…Patsy Cline, Media Theatre, Media
18. Linda Goodrich, Matilda, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
19. Bernard Havard, The Humans, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
20. Rebecca Wright, The Wild Duck, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia and A People, Orbiter 3, Philadelphia
21. Ensemble, All’s Well That Ends Well, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley
22. Kathryn MacMillan, The Revolutionists, Theatre Horizon, Norristown, Pa. and Don’t Dress For Dinner, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
23. Richard Stafford, Mamma Mia, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
24. Matthew Decker, She Loves Me, Villanova Theatre, Villanova, Pa.
25. Michael Dean Morgan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Princeton Festival, Princeton, N.J.
26. Marc Bruni, I Hate Hamlet, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope
27. Neill Hartley, Frozen, Isis Productions, Philadelphia
28. Abigail Adams, Morning’s at Seven, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
29. Damon Bonetti, His Girl Friday, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, Pa.
30. Lindsay Posner, Stones in His Pockets, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
31. Emily Mann, Turning Off the Morning News, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
32. Charles McMahon, The Tempest, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
33. Lane Savadove, Lydie Breeze Trilogy, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Philadelphia
34. Jack Tamburri, Time Remembered, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia
35. Megan Slater, Medea, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley
36. Jerry Mitchell, On Your Feet, National Tour, Academy of Music
37. Blanka Zizka, Passage, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
38. Nico Krell, The Baltimore Waltz, Princeton Summer Theatre, Princeton
39. Susan D. Atkinson, Time Stands Still, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
40. Kristen McLaughlin Mitchell, Bullets Over Broadway, Resident Theatre, West Chester, Pa.

 

 

BEST ACTOR

 

1. DANNY RUTIGLIANO, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.
2. Jamar Williams, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
3. Ben Dibble, Fun Home, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia, Next to Normal, Media Theatre, Media, Pa., and Holiday Inn, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
4. Jake Blouch, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
5. Wallace Acton, Oliver!, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
6. Scott Greer, Every Brilliant Thing, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
7. Michael Brusasco, Julius Caesar, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
8. Rob McClure, Something Rotten, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
9. Michael Zlabinger, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
10. Marc D. Donovan, A Steady Rain, Walnut Street Theatre Independence Series
11. Frank X, Waiting for Godot, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
12. Yehezkel Lazarov, Fiddler on the Roof, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
13. Douglas Ladnier, Sweeney Todd, Media Theatre, Media
14. Peter DeLaurier, The Tempest, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
15. Keith J. Conallen, A Steady Rain, Walnut Street Theatre Independence Series
16. Henry Boshart, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
17. Tom Hewitt, I Hate Hamlet, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa.
18. Matteo Scammell, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia
19. Luigi Sottile, Shakespeare in Love, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa.
20. Charlie DelMarcelle, Lydie Breeze Trilogy, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Philadelphia
21. Aaron Monaghan, Stones in His Pockets, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
22. Ben Fankhauser, I Hate Hamlet, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope
23. Jared Reed, His Girl Friday, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, Pa.
24. Anthony Lawton, Sing the Body Electric, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia
25. Charles McMahon, The Heir Apparent, Copenhagen, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
26. Michael Doherty, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
27. Michael Philip O’Brien, Big Red Sun, 11th Hour Theatre, Philadelphia
28. Joe Guzmán, Human Rites, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia
29. Tony Braithwaite, This Wonderful Life, Act II Playhouse, Ambler, Pa.
30. David Pica, The Wild Duck, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
31. Kyle Segarra, Big Red Sun, 11th Hour Theatre, Philadelphia
32. Bud Martin, Heisenberg, Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, Del.
33. Michael Gross, Love Letters, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope
34, Maurico Martínez, On Your Feet, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
35. Garrett Lombard, Stones in His Pokckets, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
36. Frank Ferrante, An Evening with Groucho, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope
37. Daniel River, The Sum of Us, ActorsNET, Morrisville, Pa.
38. Fenton Li, Salt, Pepper, Ketchup, Passage Theatre, Trenton, NJ
39. John Zak, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia
40. Walter DeShields, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

 

1. KRISSY FRAELICH, Next to Normal, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.
2. Eleanor Handley, Time Stands Still, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa. and Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa.
3. Jennifer Childs, I Will Not Go Gently, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pa.
4. Melanye Finister, Skeleton Crew, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
5. Katharine Powell, A Doll’s House, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
6. Kristine Nielsen, Turning Off the Morning News, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
7. Mary Tuomanen, Fun Home, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
8. Meghan Picerno, Love Never Dies, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
9. Kimberly S. Fairbanks, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, Human Rites, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, and Sing the Body Electric, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia
10. Kittson O’Neill, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia
11. Desi Oakley, Waitress, National Tour, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
12. Jasmine Ward, The Bluest Eye, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
13. Jennifer Summerfield, Medea, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, Pa., and Marie Antoinette, Curio Theatre
14. Grace Gonglewski, A Doll’s House, Part 2, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
15. Jenny Lee Stern, Sweeney Todd, Always…Patsy Cline, Media Theatre, Media
16. Melanie Julian, Lydie Breeze, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Philadelphia
17. Mina Kawahara, She Loves Me, Villanova Theatre, Villanova, Pa.
18. Kirsten Quinn, Frozen, Isis Productions, Philadelphia
19. Jessica DalCanton, His Girl Friday, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley
20. Lisa VillaMil, Wait Until Dark, Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley
21. Gabrielle Beckford, Crowns, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
22. Tovah Feldshuh, Dancing with Giants, Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia
23. Hanna Gaffney, Oliver!, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
24. Charlotte Northeast, The Revolutionists, Theatre Horizon, Norristown, Pa.
25. Victoria Aaliyah Goins, Maria Marten, or Murder in the Red Barn, Philadelphia Theatre Collective, Philadelphia
26. Autumn Hurlburt, Something Rotten, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
27. Alex Keiper, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
28. Marissa Wolf, Human Error, Pegasus Productions, Princeton, N.J.
29. Brittany Anikka Liu, The Diary of Anne Frank, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
30. Jennie Eisenhower, Bullets Over Broadway, The Repertory Theatre, West Chester, Pa.
31. Meredith Baxter, Love Letters, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa.
32. Tessa Grady, 42nd Street, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope
33. Megan McDevitt, Newsies, Media Theatre, Media
34. Nicolette Lynch, The Bluest Eye, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
35. Christina Prades, On Your Feet, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
36. Karen Peakes, Heisenberg, Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, Del. And Don’t Dress For Dinner, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
37. Abby Melick, The Baltimore Waltz, Princeton Summer Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
38. Katherine Perry, Time Remembered, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia
39. Renee Richman-Weisband, Frozen, Isis Productions, Philadelphia
40. Maggie Johnson, Sensitive Guys, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

1. GREG WOOD, Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa., The Humans, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia and Noises Off, Walnut Street Theatre
2. Josh Grisetti, Something Rotten, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
3. J Hernandez, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, The Tempest, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia, and Waiting for Godot, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
4. Kris Coleman, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
5. Akeem Davis, A Doll’s House, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia and Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley
6. Lee Cortopassi, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
7. Adam Hoyek, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.
8. Boyd Gaines, The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
9. Scott Greer, A Doll’s House, Arden Theatre and Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley
10. Michael Bartkiewicz, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Princeton Festival, Princeton, N.J.
11. Danny Rutigliano, A Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
12. Allan Radway, Frozen, Isis Productions, Philadelphia
13. Christopher Sutton, Matilda and Mamma Mia, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
14. Graham Smith, Morning’s at Seven, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pa.
15. Jeremy Morse, Waitress, National Tour, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
16. Christopher Patrick Mullen, The Diary of Anne Frank, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Shakespeare in Love, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Hapgood, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia, and Richard II, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
17. Ronnie Keller, Next to Normal, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.
18. Peter DeLaurier, Morning’s at Seven, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
19. Fred Inkley, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
20. Joshua E. Nelson, Skeleton Crew, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
21. Michael Gamache, Julius Caesar and The Wild Duck, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
22. Lindsay Smiling, Passing Strange and Passage, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
23. Christopher Infantino, Next to Normal and Sweeney Todd, Media Theatre, Media
24. Brock Vickers, Oliver!, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
25. Nicholas F. Saverine, Sweeney Todd, Media Theatre, Media
26. James Young, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, National Tour, Philadelphia
27. Rich Hebert, Sweat, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia
28. Carl Wallnau, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
29. Dan Hodge, Maria Marten, or Murder in the Red Barn, Philadelphia Actors Collective, Philadelphia
30. Ryne Nardecchia, Fiddler on the Roof, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
31. Robert Sella, Turning Off the Morning News, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
32. Alex Werthauer, She Loves Me, Villanova Theatre, Villanova, Pa.
33. Sky Seals, Million Dollar Quartet, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pa.
34. Christopher Coucill, Shakespeare in Love and Richard II, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley
35. Brad Heberlee, Small Mouth Sounds, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia
36. Alex Bechtel, Twelfth Night, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley
37. Morgan Reynolds, The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
38. Kelly Briggs, Newsies, Media Theatre, Media
39. Peter Reimann, Human Error, Pegasus Productions, Princeton, N.J.
40. Chris Dwan, The Rivals, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

1. REBECCA ROBBINS, The Triumph of Love, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, Pa.
2. Izzy Castaldi, Fun Home, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
3. Sierra Boggess, The Age of Innocence, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J.
4. Jo Twiss, Shakespeare in Love, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, Pa., Richard II, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Center Valley, and The Producers, Bristol Riverside Theatre
5. Laura Giknis, Time Stands Still, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Matilda and Mamma Mia, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia
6. Jessica Bedford, The Revolutionists, Theatre Horizon, Norristown, Pa. and Don’t Dress For Dinner, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
7. Harriet Harris, The Rivals, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol
8. Mary Martello, Holiday Inn, The Humans, Noises Off, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia and The Heir Apparent, Lantern Theater, Philadelphia
9. Molly Sorenson, Sweeney Todd and Next to Normal, Media Theatre, Media, Pa.
10. Melanye Finister, The Diary of Anne Frank, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, Pa.
11. Maite Uzal, Fiddler on the Roof, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
12. Carla Belver, Morning’s at Seven, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
13. Bi Jean Ngo, The Tempest, Lantern Theater , Philadelphia and Sensitive Guys, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia
14. Claire Inie-Richards, The Revolutionists, Theatre Horizon, Norristown, Pa.
15. Kimberly S. Fairbanks, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
16. Maggie Lakis, Something Rotten, National Tour, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
17. Emily Koch, Waitress, National Tour, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
18. Latice Crawford, Crowns, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
19. Brett Ashley Robinson, The Wild Duck and Julius Caesar, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia and Sensitive Guys, InterAct Theatre
20. Marcia Saunders, Romeo and Juliet: A Requiem and Morning’s at Seven, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern and Oliver!, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
21. Kim Carson, Fun Home, Arden Theatre
22. Kylie Westerbeck, Lydie Breeze: Home, EgoPo Classic Theatre
23. Charity Angél Dawson, Waitress, National Tour, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
24. Jenn Harris, Turning Off the Morning News, McCarter, Princeton
25. Patrese D. McClain, Skeleton Crew, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Malvern
26. Ruthy Froch, Fiddler on the Roof, National Tour, Academy of Music
27. Jackie Soro, Fun Home, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia
28. Hannah Wolff, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia
29. Stephanie Pope, Crowns, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
30. Joilet Harris, A Doll’s House, A Doll’s House, Part II, Arden Theatre
31. Harriett D. Foy, Ella: First Lady of Song, Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, Del.
32. Sharon Alexander, The Humans, Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia
33. Kendra Holloway, Salt Pepper Ketchup, Passage Theatre, Trenton, N.J. and InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia
34. Monah Yancy, CagedPassage Theatre, Trenton, N.J.
35. Nicolette Lynch, Caged, Passage Theatre, Trenton
36. Debra Cordona, On Your Feet, National Tour, Academy of Music
37. Taysha Marie Canales, Passing Strange, Wilma Theater
38. Anita Holland, The Wild Duck, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia and A People, Orbiter 3, Philadelphia
39.           Kishia Nixon, Sing the Body Electric, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia
40. Tina Brock, Time Remembered, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

 

 

 

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