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RECIPIENTS OF THE 48TH ANNUAL LADCC AWARDS

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 48th Annual LADCC Awards. They are as follows:

Production

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
  • Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company
  • Disgraced, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
  • The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre

McCulloh Award for Revival (plays written between 1920 and 1991)

  • Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Lead Performance

  • Andrew Bongiorno in The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre
  • Ginna Carter in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Pacific Resident Theatre
  • Hari Dhillon in Disgraced, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Featured Performance

  • JD Cullum in Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company
  • Bo Foxworth in Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company
  • Bess Motta in The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre

Ensemble Performance

  • Casa Valentina, The Pasadena Playhouse
  • Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Solo Performance 

  • Deborah Puette, Captain of the Bible Quiz Team, Rogue Machine Theatre

Direction

  • Michael A. Shepperd, The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre
  • Casey Stangl, Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company
  • Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

Writing

  • Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
  • Erik Patterson, One of the Nice Ones, The Echo Theater Company

Musical Score

  • Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

Music Direction

  • Bryan Blaskie, The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre

Choreography

  • Janet Roston, The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre

Set Design

  • Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Center Theatre Group/ Ahmanson Theatre

CGI/Video Design

  • Brad Peterson and David Gallo, Empire the Musical, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Lighting Design

  • Rui Rita and Jake DeGroot, Fly, The Pasadena Playhouse

Costumes

  • Kate Bergh, Casa Valentina, The Pasadena Playhouse
  • A. Jeffrey Schoenberg, Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company

Sound Design

  • Eric Snodgrass, The Boy from Oz, Celebration Theatre

Specialty: Fight Choreography

  • Jen Albert, Punch and Judy, The School of Night, Ruby Theater at the Complex

Specialty: Wigs, Hair and Makeup

  • Rick Geyer, Casa Valentina, The Pasadena Playhouse
  • Jessica Mills, Cloud 9, Antaeus Theatre Company


The following special award winners were previously announced:

2016 Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre

  • Antaeus Theatre Company

2016 Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre

  • Rogue Machine Theatre

2016 Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play

  • Aliza Goldstein for A Singular They, originally produced by the Blank Theatre

2016 Kinetic Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in theatrical design

  • Jared A. Sayeg

2016 Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre

  • Cabrillo Music Theatre

2016 Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction

  • Maria Gobetti

 2016 Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community

  • Pro99

 

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