2003 Awards Nominees

LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE  ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR  THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE IN 2023

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Buried Child @ COSTA MESA PLAYHOUSE

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PRODUCTION
Agnes of God, International City Theatre/The Center Theater
Jesus’ Kid Brother, TriOmino Productions in association with Elephant Stageworks/The Hudson Theatres
Orpheus Descending, Choppy Guillotte, Dana Dewes, Joanna Daniels, Ursula Brooks and Tania Getty/Pacific Resident Theatre
Raisin, International City Theatre/The Center Theatre
The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, The Powerhouse Theatre Company/[Inside] the Ford
Toys in the Attic, The Colony Theatre Company/The Colony Theatre
The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, Sharyn Lane/The Zephyr Theatre

DIRECTION
Jules Aaron, Jesus’ Kid Brother
Martin Benson, The Drawer Boy, South Coast Repertory/Segerstrom Stage
Elina de Santos, Orpheus Descending
Jessica Kubzansky, Toys in the Attic/The Colony Theatre Company, The Colony Theatre
Rick Sparks, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange/Greenway Arts Alliance, Greenway Court Theatre

MUSICAL DIRECTION
Darryl Archibald, Anyone Can Whistle, Carole Black, in association with Richard B. Warsk, A Guest Production at The Matrix Theatre
David O, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Gerald Sternbach, She Loves Me!, Reprise! Broadway’s Best/UCLA Freud Playhouse

WRITING
Michael Healey, The Drawer Boy
Geraldine Hughes, Belfast Blues, The Virtual Theatre Project in association with the Black Dahlia Theatre/The Black Dahlia Theatre
August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean, Center Theatre Group/The Mark Taper Forum

ADAPTATION
Bradley Rand Smith, Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun, Arye Gross and Don Boughton/Stages Theatre Center
Tom Szentgyorgyi, Among the Thugs, The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble/The Odyssey Theatre

MUSICAL SCORE
Brian and Mark Karmelich, Jesus’ Kid Brother
Gunnar Madsen (Music) and Joy Gregory (Lyrics), The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Stephen Sondheim, Passion, East West Players/David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for the Arts

LEAD PERFORMANCE
Jack Axelrod, Visiting Mr. Green, International City Theatre/The Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Hedy Burress, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Connie Champagne, Judy’s Scary Little Christmas, David Church/The Court Theatre
Seamus Dever, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Greenway Arts Alliance/Greenway Court Theatre
Madison Dunaway, Agnes of God
Linda Emond, Homebody/Kabul, Center Theatre Group/The Mark Taper Forum
Marilyn Fox, Orpheus Descending
Beth Grant, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife
William Dennis Hurley, Among the Thugs
Jacqueline Kim, Passion
Hal Landon Jr., The Drawer Boy
Phylicia Rashad, Gem of the Ocean

FEATURED PERFORMANCE
John Apicella, The Big Knife, MustardSeed Productions, in association with Farrell Hirsch and Dan Harper/The Lillian Theatre
John Berczeller, The Big Knife
Nancy Linehan Charles, Toys in the Attic
James Farentino, Boy Gets Girl, Geffen Playhouse/Geffen Playhouse
David Holladay, Guys and Dolls, Interact Theatre Company/Interact Theatre
Kecia Lewis, Raisin

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
The cast of Among the Thugs
The cast of As It Is In Heaven, Actors Co-op/The Crossley Theatre
The cast of Chavez Ravine, Center Theatre Group/The Mark Taper Forum

SCENIC DESIGN
Nephelie Andonyadis, Relatively Speaking, South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage
Tom Buderwitz, Agnes of God
Tom Buderwitz, Toys in the Attic
David Gallo, Gem of the Ocean
Victoria Petrovich, Passion

LIGHTING DESIGN
Leigh Allen, Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun
Derrick McDaniel, Among the Thugs
Rand Ryan, Agnes of God

COSTUME DESIGN
Ann Closs-Farley, Sneaux!, Leigh R. Crawford & AnneMerie Donoghue, in association with Debra L. Gainor, Betsy Sullenger, Glenn S. Gainor, Meredith B. Robinson and Wood Chipper Productions/The Matrix Theatre
Elizabeth Huffman, The Big Knife
Shon LeBlanc, The Women, Theatre Neo in association with Hudson Theatricals/The Hudson Theatres

SOUND DESIGN
Erik Bleuer, Among the Thugs
Paul Fabre, Agnes of God
Rick Sparks, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange

CHOREOGRAPHY
Brian Paul Mendoza, Jesus’ Kid Brother
Larry Sousa, Anyone Can Whistle
Susan Stroman, The Producers, Rocco Landesman, Clear Channel Entertainment, The Frankel*Baruch*Viertel*Routh Group, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Rick Steiner, Robert F.X. Sillerman, Mel Brooks in association with James D. Stern, Douglas Meyer/The Pantages Theatre

HAIR, WIGS AND MAKEUP DESIGN
Diane Martinous, The Women
Sugano, Anyone Can Whistle

VIDEO PRODUCTION DESIGN
Belfast Blues