Two shows at the Shubert Theatre –“Sunset Boulevard” and “Crazy for You”– captured the lion’s share of awards at the 25th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, taking nine.
Sixteen productions received 30 awards in all, including best production nods to “Crazy for You” (produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams) and to the Equity Waiver production of “The Tavern,” produced by Joe Stern at the Matrix Theatre.
“Sunset Boulevard” was the most honored show, taking five of seven possible awards: a lead performance nod to Glenn Close, scenic design to John Napier, lighting to Andrew Bridge, costume design for Anthony Powell and sound design for Martin Levan.
In addition to its production nod, “Crazy for You” received awards for musical direction to Paul Gemignani, choreography to Susan Stroman and musical orchestration to William D. Brohn.
“The Tavern’s” three awards included best director to Tony Giordano and lead performance to Cotter Smith.
Four shows at South Coast Rep received a total of seven awards while the Center Theatre Group — which includes the Ahmanson-at-the-Doolittle and theMark Taper Forum — received three awards.
The Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble, which captured the Margaret Harford Award for continuous achievement in the small theater arena, also received two awards for its production of “Ondine.” Director Marilyn Fox and composer Tom Gerou were winners.
The only writing award went to Roger Rueff, for his play “So Many Words” (South Coast Rep). The play also won the Ted Schmitt Award for a new play preemed in L.A. or Orange County in ’93.
Another South Coast Rep production, “Great Day in the Morning,” received three awards: scenic design to Gerard Howland, lighting to Peter Maradudin and costume design to Walker Hicklin.
The awards luncheon will be held on April 10 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.
A complete list of winners follows. (Some categories have more than one winner.)
“Crazy for You,” Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams, Shubert Theatre
“The Tavern,” Joseph Stern, Matrix Theatre
Jules Aaron, “Equus,” West Coast Ensemble
Marilyn Fox, “Ondine,” Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble
Tony Giordano, “The Tavern,” Matrix Theatre
Roger Rueff, “So Many Words,” South Coast Repertory
Ron Campbell, “Monsieur Shaherzad,” Grove Shakespeare
Kandis Chappell, “Shadowlands,” South Coast Repertory
Glenn Close, “Sunset Boulevard,” Shubert Theatre
Harold Gould, “Incommunicado,” Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Dakin Matthews, “Shadowlands”
Jack Noseworthy, “Equus”
Cotter Smith, “The Tavern”
Juliet Stevenson, “Scenes From an Execution,” Centre Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
J.D. Daniels, “Conversations With My Father,” Centre Theatre
Tony Maggio, “La Bete,” Stages/John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
John Robert Hoffman, “Northern Lights,” Egyptian Arena Theatre
Anna Deavere Smith, “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992,” Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
Cliff Faulkner, “Hay Fever,” South Coast Repertory
Gerard Howland, “Great Day in the Morning”
John Napier, “Sunset Boulevard”
Andrew Bridge, “Sunset Boulevard”
Peter Maradudin, “Great Day in the Morning”
Walker Hicklin, “Ondine”
Anthony Powell, “Sunset Boulevard”
Martin Levan, “Sunset Boulevard”
Paul Gemignani, “Crazy for You”
Susan Stroman, “Crazy for You”
Tom Gerou, “Ondine”
William D. Brohn, “Crazy for You”